One of Manila’s most well known ready-to-wear designers has just launched her summer collection. And even if said designer is one of my closest friends, I say this without any biases – it’s gorgeous. Fun, flirty, and exuding femininity, Rosanna Ocampo – Rodriguez’ personal style is definitely on display with each piece.

To celebrate the launch, Rosanna decided to invite a few of he girlfriends to an intimate brunch to showcase her lovely summer dresses and separates over Italian tapas and Aperol Spritzes.

Cicchetti’s Aperol Spritz

Cheers Bellas!

‘Ciao Bella’ was the theme for both the collection and the boozy brunch. Set in newly opened BGC hotspot Cicchetti, the girls caught up and clinked glasses to tunes reminiscent of a morning drive up the Amalfi Coast.

Bellas in their Studio Rosanna Ocampo Summer Frocks; Standing: Kelly Misa Fernandez, Maggie Wilson Consunji, & Nicole Jacinto Gonzalez; Seated: Xandra Rocha Araneta, Bianca Roque Brander, designer Rosanna Ocampo Rodriguez, Nicole Hernandez delos Angeles, Mikaela Lagdameo Martinez, and I, Georgia Schulze del Rosario

Back Details

Here is a photo diary of the meal amongst friends, and a get together to remember.

Beautiful Arrangement of Lemons & Greens c/o Zenas Pineda

Personal Touches on the Table

Warm Welcome

A Quick Pic Before the Meal

Cicchetti’s Burrata

Cicchetti’s Calamari Ready for Service

Sangria and Starters

Cicchetti’s Frittata

Cicchetti’s Crab and Ricci Pasta

Cicchetti’s Pollo alla Sostanza

Ladies and Laughter

Cicchetti’s Panna Cotta

Cicchetti’s Cannoli

Favorable Favors

All these pieces are available at Studio Rosanna Ocampo in Power Plant Mall. Ciao Bella!

The Kelly Coords

The Consunji Coords

The Xandrita

The Jacinta

The Georgia (My favorite, and this is where some biases come in)

The Mikaela

The Cole

The Brander

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS BY LUTHER ABCEDE