From the time she was an actress up until now when she has become the most influential woman in Philippine media, ABS-CBN President and CEO Charo Santos-Concio has always been the epitome of substance and style, in their truest sense. This month, Metro marks a very special milestone in the power woman’s life—her 60th birthday—with a stunning cover that beautifully showcases her unparalleled beauty, style, and strength. Even better, she is joined by her chosen women of style and substance, all superstars in their own right: Anne Curtis, Bea Alonzo, Charlene Gonzales-Muhlach, Dawn Zulueta-Lagdameo, and Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo.
“In this day and age of flash in the pan fame, there is something massively disarming about a woman that can truly hold her own, unflinching in the midst of hype and chaos,” says Metro Editor-In-Chief Sarah Meier. And how massively disarming this tribute is—CSC’s elegance shining splendidly in an exquisite Cary Santiago creation, who likewise passes the Metrowear torch to the featured designers in this year’s show—Maureen Disini, Rosanna Ocampo, Charina Sarte, Sassa Jimenez, and Vania Romoff—worn by Dawn, Charlene, Anne, Bea, and Judy Ann, respectively.
Get to know CSC more through the eyes of her chosen new generation power women:
“She is always elegant, someone who is beautifully turned out. In almost everything that she wears, in everything that she does, she is always so graceful. And I think that grace and elegance stem from her beautiful personality.” –Dawn Zulueta-Lagdameo
“She’s very elegant, she’s very classy. I really look up to her. How you see her doesn’t go far from how she is as a person. She’s very soft-spoken, very kind, and I like how she carries herself.” –Bea Alonzo
“You see that overflowing confidence whenever she walks down the hallway. Her best accessory is her smile. She’s always the woman of the hour because of how she carries herself.” – Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo
“She’s a beautiful woman, not just physically beautiful, but a beautiful person as well. I think I share the same sentiment as everyone that there’s general admiration for her. She’s just a fascinating woman and a big part of the industry.” – Charlene Gonzales-Muhlach
“Her style is of class and elegance. She’s always well put-together in her outfits, may it be an evening gown, when she’s speaking to us, or when it comes to a formal event.” –Anne Curtis
Photograph Mark Nicdao / Creative Director Rex Atienza / Fashion Editor Eldzs Mejia / Beauty Editor Charmagne Garcia-Laconico / Set Design Justine Arcega-Bumanlag / Digital Imaging Carlos Sardes of Moo Digital. Charo Santos-Concio in Cary Santiago / Styling Eric Pe Benito / Makeup RB Chanco / Hair Jay Wee. Judy Ann Santos in Vania Romoff / Makeup Juan Sarte III / Hair Jing Monis. Anne Curtis in Charina Sarte / Makeup Gela Laurel / Hair RJ Dela Cruz. Bea Alonzo in Sassa Jimenez / Makeup Juan Sarte III / Hair Bren Sales. Dawn Zulueta in Maureen Disini / Makeup Krist Bansuelo / Hair Bren Sales. Charlene Gonzales in Rosanna Ocampo/ Makeup Ting Duque / Hair Bren Sales. Shot on location at Aruga by Rockwell and EDSA Shangri-La Manila.
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