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Style + Purpose: How Fashion Empowered This Young Lady With Big Dreams

Style + Purpose: How Fashion Empowered This Young Lady With Big Dreams

Besides treating the well-heeled crowd who trooped to City of Dreams to a wonderful showcase of the stunning looks for the new season, Metro Society, in cooperation with Stores Specialists Inc. and Brooks Brothers, made a young lady’s wish come true—in the process, inspiring everyone to make a difference in their own way.

Make-A-Wish Foundation's wish kid Mary Rose Bermejo, who’s battling leukemia, strutted down the catwalk along with the Metro Society Benefit’s roster of professional models, decked in the latest collection of Brooks Brothers. While the guests were impressed with the brand’s fashion-forward pieces, the admiration that shone in their eyes when Mary Rose came out on stage was unparalleled. The young lady looked tres chic and carried herself with confidence truly worthy of the standing ovation she got.

The event was also graced by Metro Society cover personalities past and present, as well as society’s finest:

Dr. Aivee Teo, who was on the May cover with her husband Dr. Z Teo, was in an elegant jumpsuit by Phillip Lim.


Style icon Dawn Zulueta-Lagdameo, and husband Rep. Anton Lagdameo, Metro Society’s September cover stars, with July cover stars Crickette and Donnie Tantoco.


Life of the party Tessa Prieto-Valdes in another fab ensemble, with Metro Society editor-in-chief Raul Manzano, and interior design expert Tessa Alindogan.


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