The British came, and they had a most wondrous ball.
The British Embassy held the UK-Philippine Friendship Ball, an elegant evening to top off their week-long holiday known as British Friendship Week.
British Friendship Week is the celebration of Great Britain’s presence in—and alliance with—the Philippines, turning what used to be a one-day holiday to a week-long event filled with camaraderie and culture.
The ball was centered around strengthening the ties between our two countries with an emphasis on the vital function of culture in this goal. Thus, the night became an experience in food, song and dance, and, most importantly, fashion.
We were served a four course meal, letting the attendees experience some of English cuisine’s best and finest.
The entertainment for the night was none other than 4th Impact, a Filipino girl group that found fame in the UK through winning first runner up in Britain’s X factor.
Then, it was time for the fashion show. The lights dimmed, the music blared, and the stage was suddenly filled with blindingly beautiful people.
The fashion presentation featured the latest and trendiest from Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Hackett, and French Sole. And the background music that these beautiful ladies and gents were the classic hits of none other David Bowie. There were even graphics to go along with the beat of the music, all paying tribute to one of the most iconic legends of both fashion and music.
Indeed, it was an evening filled with beauty, delicacy, and camaraderie. And, most importantly, some ill-advised English accent imitations.