ELEVATE at LEVEL EI8HT: The Soft Launch Party

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Over the course of the weekend, while our American friends toasted and barbequed away in traditional 4th of July funfare (how spaztastic of me--yes, belated Happy Independence Day to you loves!), I had my senses heightened, literally, by a refreshingly novel party experience. It was definitely an honour to have been invited to the private sneak peek of Level Ei8ht, Cebu's newest addition to its already bustling nightlife scene.

Being the solo business endeavor of my high school friend Beatriz Amanda Borja, and with the PR efforts led by fashion maven Dino Lloren, I KNOW that I wouldn't waste a second thinking twice about it. Decked out in black as per the dress code, I trooped over with friends Kristine and Yves, excited to be taken away to new heights.

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The place was visually arresting and the ambiance superb- it easily surpassed all expectations. Boasting a spacious and well-lit 8th-floor roofdeck overlooking the city, huge canopy lounges and luxe furnishings, larger-than-life sound systems and major light installations, Level Ei8ht is truly perfect for partyphiles who prefer a more cosmopolitan and upscale flair in their weekend haunts. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
Yves taking a fill of a huge expanse of the Cebu skyline, clearly visible from Level Ei8ht's rooftop deck

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Me and Yves with dibs on the canopy lounge chair-as Dino proudly stated, "only about 3 other establishments in the country has this". yep, me loves this!

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And being an exclusive event, the place was certainly awash with smartly dressed men and women that putting them all here would practically take forever-here are some shots, though:
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Cebuana fashion designer Mary Ty in a chic black sheath, layered baroque-inspired necklaces from Dianne Espera, and Aldo shoes
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me and Kristine with one of the region's exclusive Havaianas distributor, the lovely Leanne Florendo in a geometric-patterned maxi. Incidentally Tine and I both brought our vintage quilted Chanel purses at the same time. (jinx!)

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The evening's hostess with the most-est, gorgeous Level Ei8ht proprietress Beatriz Borja (in a bespoke Dino Lloren), flanked by Yves and Tine

Dino Lloren also organized a sartorial feast featuring two of the city's bright young designers, JP Cabigon and Mary Ty. I appreciated Mary's sensual and interesting take on the bodycon, while JP knew how to manipulate current trends very well (power shoulders, cut-outs) and seamlessly incorporated them in his creations. I wasn't able to take too many shots (yeah I know, it's time to invest in a DSLR), but hope these ones give you a good view of the creations:

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AD Model's Aiko in a pleather JP Cabigon number, while AD Model Sharon dons a Mary Ty black bodycon mini with circle interest

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Designer Mary Ty flanking the lovely AD Models all decked out in her figure-flaunting creations

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AD Models Olga, Chai and Gwen en vogue in JP Cabigon's structural pieces

Level Ei8ht has all the elements for unbridled success, and is quite obviously poised to become one of the city's hottest establishments. So go ahead and mark the 18th of July on your planners and PDAs, and prepare to elevate yourself to a new level with the Grand Launching of Level Ei8ht, one event which just isn't worth missing. See you there!

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  1. Hi Eden!!

    Haha, guess what? My sister is having a baby and if it's a girl, she's going to name it Eden...I totally thought of you when she told me that!

    Anyway, love these pics :) Love the black dresses, and the pants you're wearing. So cool, as always.

    xox, mavi

  2. i love your lace top! totally rocker chic! You look lovelier with every post, your makeup is amazing.

  3. HELLLLO gorgeous, I swear every post of yours just gets better and better. Your hair is perfect. I loves it and wants it. Lol.

    Thanks for the lovely comment, from Stuart too :)

    What do you have planning for this weekend, miss social butterfly (I love it :)

  4. This party looks so hot and fabulous! Loving your hair color, btw. :)


  5. You look gorge, babe!

    And is that DJ Martz Ballesca from Curv? I love it, theyre pretty awesome.


  6. nice post u have
    and u look great,,,,

  7. Great photos. It looks like a fantastic place. I hope you did have a wonderful time. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it. I hope you will visit again soon. I love hearing from people. You've got a really cool blog. Take care. Cheers!

  8. the party time looks so gorge...

    Thanks for Ur lovely comment on my blog. Checkout if U have a mood. I'll hope...


  9. How simply fabulous! It looks like you were having the time of your life. You looked so great!!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me such lovely comments! I greatly appreciate it!

    Have a wonderful day!

  10. Seems like some fabulous time!


  11. Ooo, you go to so many fabulous parties, jealous!

  12. wow, i never knew about mary ty, but she seems like a great designer! and her models are so gorgeous and her pieces are really original.

  13. So fun, darling! You all look so fabulously glamorous!


  14. Wow the black dress on the model wearing the Mary Ty dress with the circle details is amazing.

    Looks like such a good night, glad you all had a fabulous time, looking gorgeous too!

    Also, I'm so glad you like my header! Thank you!

  15. wow the place looks awesome:) where in cebu is it exactly?:) p.s. glad the nasties aren't bugging you one bit;) keep on posting!:)

  16. very nice pictures looks super fun for sure =]
    when do i get an invite haha just kidding =]

    The Fashion Inquisitor

  17. Gorgeous! I love the designs - both the bodycon pieces and the more structural dresses. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of the fabulous night out you had. As usual, you look stunning :)

  18. Just love this woman's designs! Especially the black circle mini!

    Have a great weekend dear!

  19. I've always fantasized about living in Cebu. You guys are so stylish and fashion forward. And your underground bands - amazing!

    hey thanks for visiting my blog!


  20. the bags are quilted, hun.. not pleated..

  21. mique! thanks ma.. i was in such a rush when i made this nga wa ko ka proofread.. i was like im sure i had a mistake there... thanks for pinpointing!

    much love


  22. Hey, is this beside Parkmall? :)


  23. So many gorgeous people! You look amazing in your leggings and your lace shirt! xxoxoxoxo

  24. Eden, maggie emailed me she's asking for your email address.. Please send your email ad na lang to me and I'll relay it to maggie..


    ps.. still loving your vintage lace blazer!

  25. darling, that's a cute photo of you on the chair!

    and i adore Mary Ty's creations!

  26. cuuute outfit :) everyone looks amazzing!


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