The biggest names of digital media came together last Thursday, October 3, at Club Haze in the Fort Strip, BGC—as the first ever Virtual Style Awards by Style Bible, the online home of Preview Magazine, was conducted to give recognition to the most creative and influential movers, shakers and trendsetters of the online style community.
StyleBible.PH: Virtual Style Awards 2013 and #IMAPreviewGirl Short Films
Style Bible Managing Editor, Nikki Santiago
Nikka Peralta and Nicole Cruz of Summit Media
With Jieneb Kho, Nikka Peralta and Nicole Cruz of Summit Media
With Kim Jones
Wearing a closet staple Forever 21 dress
Jericho Rosales, Preview Editor-in-Chief Pauline Suaco-Juan, and Kim Jones
Kim Jones with Divine Lee
Hosted by Vicky Herrera, the following individuals with an outstanding digital presence were recognized and awarded (based on 50% online voting, and 50% editors’ votes):
- Best Wardrobe Blogger: Tricia Gosingtian
- Best Online Reporter: Jenni Epperson
- Best Beauty Blogger: Nikki Tiu
- Best Photographer: Your Evil Twin
- Best Online Portfolio: Thursday Room
- Best Instagram Microblogger: Kim Jones
- Best Twitter Microblogger: KC Concepcion
- Best Celebrity Site: Divine Lee
- Best Fashion Film Maker: Fold Canela
- Editors’ Choice: Everywhere We Shoot
Aside from the awards, Preview Magazine also highlighted its #IMAPreviewGirl campaign, which was introduced in their September 2013 issue featuring “It” girl, Georgina Wilson as she was transformed into four different personas. Using the hasthag, netizens are able to express their various interpretations on what it means to be a Preview girl. Because of this, the Preview Editorial Team invited a few of their director friends to create short films of what #IMAPreviewGirl means to them and presented these throughout the evening:
In Defense of Fashion, starring Preview Editor-in-Chief: Pauline Suaco-Juan.
I really love how this was done. I’ve always admired Pauline Suaco-Juan and what she does for Preview Magazine.
This just made me fall in love with her even more.
Hide and Seek, created by Fashion Filmmaker Nominee, Samantha Lee.
I think this was a really great interpretation.
Fabulous Forever by Joel Limchoc
For the Love of Labels featuring Ruffa Mae Quinto, presented by Ian Galsim.
This comical concept was my favorite!
How Not to Instagram by Joel Limchoc, which I think gave almost everyone at Club Haze a heart attack (me included!)