18 March 2011
Winnie Sin's Golden Gala at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
Before I go any further, photos speak a thousand words and no photos speak more brilliantly than those featuring beautiful stars decked in Rafflesia's brilliant bling!
Here is proof positive as I show you the human dazzlers in Winnie Sin's dazzlers!
Host Sin Cheang Loong with Dato' Jimmy Choo and wife Winnie Sin
The theme for Rafflesia's pre-Anugerah party was 'Gold' but it might as well have been 'Black', 'Boring' or 'Come As You Are' as not all subscribed to the colour code. I as usual was the only one who adhered to instructions and spent time, effort and much money to come entirely clad in gold; gold shirt, gold pants, gold shoes, even gold bag! I wore gold underwear too but you have to take my word for it as I could not prove it since this was a highclass event.
I could have sworn Winnie Sin wore bronze instead of gold but she assured me her theme code of GOLD was not written in stone so as long as you had something goldish, you qualified. Look at Dato Jimmy Choo in his customary black suit and he wore a mustard shirt as did Winnie Sin's husband Sin Cheang Loong who also wore the same coloured shirt by Lord's Tailor. Winnie's glam dress is by Elie Tahari. So many local designers insisted on doing her dress and she could not accept one without mortally offending the rest so she was forced to go for a foreign designer to avoid the sniping of scissors! I advised her to change her baju in the course of the night, going to the toilet or some function room to change every 15 minutes! But you know la, not all fashionistas are as hard working and dedicated as me! As it was, those who wore black matched the black tablecloth so perfectly all I could see were their faces bobbing up and down!
This Golden Gala was in honour of the stars who were nominated for the 24th Anugerah Bintang Popular to be held on 3 April at Arena of Stars in Genting Highlands and this was a pre-Anugerah party. "The stars are not only worth their weight in gold but also have hearts of gold as they are always ready to help my fund-raising efforts so I chose gold as the colour theme," explained Winnie Sin who looked and was always mistaken for a Hong Kong movie star herself!
Winnie Sin is using her fabulous jewellery brand Rafflesia to sponsor a whopping RM 650,000 worth of jewels for the winners of the 13 categories in the forthcoming Anugerah Bintang Popular at Genting Highlans on 3 April. Each winner from the 13 categories also get a pearl necklace worth RM 5,000. For occasions of this nature, naturally there must be a Best Dressed winner who will also get a RM 5,000 pearl necklace from Winnie Sin. And ditto for the Most Popular Designer who need not be the one who crafted the gown for Best Dressed winner.
All eyes will be on the winner of the most coveted title Bintang Paling Popular who will get an astonishing RM 180,000 worth of Rafflesia pearls and diamonds. The winner is gender-free but a male winner can presumably give the bling to his mother, wife, lover, mistress or, like me, wear the jewels himself. Winnie Sin can revamp the jewels to make them more manly and swop the earrings for something more suitable. I dont know what the top gems look like but Winnie is always so accomodating. A secret of her success as Malaysia's top jade and pearl dealer!
As usual, Winnie Sin managed the near impossible by getting not one star but six to sing on stage while her 180 guests tucked into crab tartar, braised tenderloin with prawn percik sauce and banana brownies. The six singers were Diana Danielle, Ir Radzi, Deja Moss and Maulana while duet couple Hazig and Kilafairy sang a hit Hindi number!
It would have cost a bomb just to get one singer to perform but to cajole six was an amazing feat but trust Winnie Sin to exceed expectations!
Finally came the lucky draws of 10 scrumptious boxes of Rafflesia chocolates, each the size of a side table (Honest Injun, is true!) and retails at RM 1,500. A pricey treat but once you eat these magnificent morsels, nothing else compares. I have gone through 3 boxes and speak from experience and authority so I know what I am talking about. So I sent petitions to Buddha and Jesus in high heaven to grant me a box and get Dato Jimmy Choo and Dato Meor Kamarul Shahid of Berita Harian to pick my card. Alas, my prayers fell on deaf ears and no chocolates were forthcoming. So I consoled myself the gods would let me win one of 2 pearl necklaces worth RM 5,000 each. Again, my name was not mentioned and I pray this would not start a pattern!
OK, now start drooling over these beauties in beautiful Rafflesia and Mandalay Jade & Ruby bling!
Three beauties made more beautiful in Rafflesia bling!
Actress Diana Johol
Sheila and Sheera
Actress Fathiah in Rafflesia black jade
Said to be one of the prettiest Malay actresses, Memey will soon be married to top star Norman Hakim sometime in November.
Oh what a gorgeous couple! Memey and soon to be husband Norman Hakim
Amber Chia, Adelya Mussayeba from Kazakstan, Carmen Soo, Winnie Sin and Elaine Daly
Tall as triple towers..I had to go down on my knees to take this picture as this trio tower over most men!
Even beautiful women can do with some adornment!
So nice to be able to rest my weary head on someone's chest when the need arises...
Intan Ladyana in Rafflesia black jade
Pretty celebrity Natasha Hudson looking pharoahnic with huge pearl earrings fit for Cleopatrak
Leggy Zahnita, model and actress in Rafflesia green butterfly jade pendant and eye catching loop earrings
Carmen Soo, actress, in gold and black Rafflesia pearls
Exotic dusky beauty in Winnie Sin's jungle green jade
Elfira, the pretty actress looking outstanding in jade and diamonds
Elaine Daly, former Miss Malaysia, lawyer, actress, emcee and all rounder of the smart kind!Her richly embellished bodice is teamed with Rafflesia earrings
In virginal white is top model Fazlun with pearl and diamond earrings from Rafflesia
I took supermodel Amber Chia from this angle to show this mother who delivered her baby just 8 months ago is rake thin as ever!Strands of gold and white pearls from Rafflesia
Supermodel Amber Chia shows how to wear Rafflesia pearls with stunning gown
I am not a midget but supermodel Amber Chia appears taller with super high heels!
See I was wearing flatties!
Sexy Rozita Che Wan and I were the best dressed and best matched couple since we were the only ones glittering top to toe in gold! Even my banana was golden yellow! And notice my ring pointing at her!
Me and Rozita Che Wan were truly the Golden Couple of the Night!
Indian actress BKay and Kee Hua Chee (me lah!) and pretty teenage star Diana Danielle looking frothy in a flirty frock!
Me out-goldening BKay and Diana Danielle
This Rozita Che Wan looks like a doll whereas I look like voodoo doll! Damn!
Rozita Che Wan likes me cos she resting her hands on my broad manly shoulders!
Rozita Che Wan really looks like a doll, with or without the million ringgit strands of pearls
Trust naughty Nasha to show her Jennifer Lopez ass...
Pretty maidens in a row decked in Rafflesia jewels designed by Winnie Sin. Notice Nasha Aziz is still at it, preening in the mirror so she will appear in my photo too!
Exotic beauty BKay in Rafflesia jade
Actress Juliana Evans in Rafflesia jewels
I think top model Tinie is too thin or am I being jealous of her frame?
Pretty teenage star Diana Daniels applying Rafflesia bling
When you are young, sweet and lovely as a flower like Diana Danielle, all you need are some small bling to bring out your youthful beauty!
Pretty as a picture is Diana Danielle
Hostess with the Mostest Winnie Sin is as tall as stop model Nasha Aziz or is she even taller?
Supermodel Raja Azura is mother of 4 but still looks 25 max!