THE ANNUAL TATLER BALL WAS HELD AT SHANGRI-LA GRAND BALLROOM ON 6 OCTOBER FOR 520 FORTUNATE GUESTS.
Puteri Lela Wangsa Pahang Tengku Tan Srti Hajjah Meriam, daughter of Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang and her husband Datuk Seri Sheikh Taufik Ozier Mohammad
The Shangri-La Grand Ballroom was transformed into a garden of earthly delights with spectacular floral arrangements by Razak Ahmad of Flora Etc and decorations by Shangri-La
Towering floral displays by Razak Ahmad of Flora Etc added glam and drama
Dashing Dance Instructors from Manila opened Tatler Ball 2012
Debonair Dance Instructors were on hand all night to dance with the ladies if required as their hubbies smoked cigars from FWC Connoisseurs
Professional dance duo Angelina and Belman heating up the dance floor
Belman and Angelina (not Jolie) demonstrating their art
Terrific trio of Audi, Angelina and Belman!
Voila and then it was the turn of Shangri-La as dinner was served!
SAID BARRIE GOODRIDGE, CEO OF EDIPRESSE ASIA, "IT IS A PITY OUR SPECIAL ADVISOR TUNKU DARA TUNKU NAQUIAH TUANKU JAAFAR IS UNABLE TO BE WITH IS TONIGHT AS SHE IS OVERSEAS. WE WISH TO THANK EVERYONE TONIGHT FOR MAKING TATLER MALAYSIA THE SUCCESS IT IS TODAY.
"It has been 23 great years since Tatler Malaysia was launched in 1989. Of course looking back some may balk at what they wore at that time but remember...we have all your photos in our archives!
"I wish to thank our friends and sponsors like Mrs Rosemarie Wee, regional PR director of Shangri-La hotels and resorts, Razak of Flora Etc, Lancome, L'Oreal, Lalique and Moet for the fine champagne."
Other sponsors were Samsung, Jimmy Choo, Mulberry, Noritake, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Salvatore Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton and Hublot.
Goodridge promised a fabulous evening with exciting dance pair Angelina and Belman who heated up the dancefloor in addition to the annual awards which are the most sought after and prestigious titles in Malaysia's high society. Music was provided by the band Skyhigh which reminded me of the new James Bond movie Skyfall.
The evening started with DI (Dance Instructors) from Philippines as many Datins and Puan Sris enjoy dancing and their spouses prefer cigars from FWC Connoisseurs so the DIs are a godsend.
The Couple of the Year are HH Princess Tengku Zatashah, daughter of the Sultan of Selangor and her French husband Aubry Rahim Mennesson. Said the princess in her acceptance speech, "My husband are I are not only life partners but business partners. We are together practically 24/7. To many, this is insanity but being together always makes for better partners."
The Most Stylish Woman of the Year was Marion Caunter who received a gown abd accessories from Salvatore Ferragamo who was Guest of Honour at the opening of the new Ferragamo store at Isetan The Gardens. No wonder Ferragamo was all over her at the opening as they must have known she was going to win the coveted Most Stylish Woman of the Year which means Ferragamo will benefit too as this classy and elegant label is beloved by sophisticated women the world over.
Looking ravishing and slim despite having given birth recently, Marion Caunter said, "I am so lucky as my husband is the sort of guy who can walk into boutiques here in KL and overseas and says, "Hey I think this will look good on my wife"! He not only buys me clothes but shoes, bags and accessories."
Doubtless a Cartier diamond or Van Cleef & Arpels bling as hubby is SM Nasaruddin, Chairman of Naza Group of Companies. No wonder Marion is permanently clad in designer couture and toting limited edition bags and gleaming in jewels.
Said Ruben Gnanalingam, winner of Entrepreneur Par Excellence Award, "I think I am just following the family tradition as my wife Shirieene Hajamaideen was Tatler's Most Stylish Woman of the Year 2011 and my father Tan Sri Gnanalingam was Tatler's 18 Years at the Top in 2007 so I am just following in their footsteps and keeping up with the family's achievements."
His mother Puan Sri Siew Yong Gnanalingam is known for her kindness and chraitable works and is a Tibetan Buddhist with her good friend Lillian Too, the world's greatest English speaking feng shui author and master.
Michael Mantz, Princess Dr Becky Leogardo and Kee Hua Chee in Lord's Tailor suit.
Radiant in red is June Wong, Managing Editor of The Star and radiant in blue is Lim Su Ching of American Express Maybank
June Wong in scarlet like Scarlett O'Hara and Lim Su Ching in blue like a bluebell
In a league of their own
Jenny and Kenny Loh of Lord's Tailor are expecting their third child in December 2012
Kee Hua Chee looking super highclass in Lord's Tailor
The Best Dressed Men all wear Lord's Tailor as proven by Kenny Loh and Michael Mantz
The Best Dressed Women prefer Michael Ong or Keith Kee
Princess Dr Becky Leogardo in Michael Ong
Dishy, dashing and delightfully delicious Daryl Foong, product executive of Consumer Products Division at L'oreal
Dato Simon Foong of Aquaria, Malaysia's fantastic aquarium at KLCC, wifey Datin Mina Foong of The Body Shop and handsome son Daryl Foong
Barrie Goodridge CEO of Edipresse Asia and Florence Fanfg, MD of Tatler Malaysia welcoming guests at the entrance of Shangri-La Ballroom
A leading contributor to Tatler Malaysia's successful balls through the decades----Mrs Rosemarie Wee, Regional Public Relations Director of Shangri-La
Who is this with the sexy bare back?
Omigod, it's Puan Sri Datin Sylvia Marican!
Datuk Seri Syed Ibrahim Saad and Datuk Zainab
Elizabeth, Raymond Choong, C.S Fan of Salvatore Ferragamo and guest
Sexy, sultry and smouldering sex siren Jasiminne Yip
Jasimminne Yip is a six footer and looks like a supermodel but this Chinese Malaysian works as graphic designer in London
Vivienne Cheng with her sister Jasiminne Yip...OK with her daughter Jasiminne and now we know where the stunner got her looks from!
Datuk Rahmajan Khan of Sabah and publisher of WW
Ravishing beauties and a Datuk
Lim Ai San and her lover
Bright lights, bling and beauties
Tan Sri and Puan Sri Ariffin Yusuff
Yon, Bernard Yong, Tan Kuen Kuen, Joseph Boudville and Tay Liam Koon
Tengku Tan Sri Hajjah Meriam Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang and husband Datuk Seri Sheikh Taufik Ozier of Lebanon
Rashid Abu Bakar, Kee Hua Chee, Roslan Bakar and Khalid Ahmad
Razak Ahmad, Rashid Bakar, Roslan Bakar and Khalid Ahmad. All 4 not related to each other despite same father's names!
Mrs and Mr Andrea Ambra the Italian Trade Commissioner
Tudung-ed beauties; Datin Nora Shariff, alysha Mohd Zaid and Datin Suliana Shamsuddin Alias of Yayasan Orang Kurang Upaya Kelantan
Dato Sri Ang Lai Soon of Kuching, Sarawak
I love Datin Jennifer Hon's pearls and diamond necklace that plunged into her cleavage! Sexy!