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A Funky Asian Party in Bur Dubai? Illustrado Got It SceneZoned at Miss Wáng
Jul18

A Funky Asian Party in Bur Dubai? Illustrado Got It SceneZoned at Miss Wáng

A Funky Asian Party in Bur Dubai? Illustrado Got It SceneZoned at Miss Wáng.   We found a totally unexpected new funky hangout spot just in the middle of Bur Dubai and it was amazing!   When you think about the Mankhool area, the first thing that probably goes to your head is “Old Dubai” where residents sit down until the wee hours to sip a milk heavy cup of karak chai and smoke shisha. But the place has a lot more to offer!...

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ILLUSTRADO STUFF: Christmas Wishlist
Dec22

ILLUSTRADO STUFF: Christmas Wishlist

  ILLUSTRADO STUFF: Christmas Wishlist Of course we at Team Illustrado desire world peace – that is, in addition to THESE!   LALAINE CHU-BENITEZ, Editor-In-Chief Advanced concert tickets and a Paris trip in June 2017 to watch the international premiere of Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki.  An extravagant gift fit for a music/Studio Ghibli nerd! The music of iconic Studio...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: The Filipino Advertising Mafia
Nov10

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: The Filipino Advertising Mafia

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: The Filipino Advertising Mafia If Filipino talents are a big thing in the many multinational, regional and local advertising agencies in the UAE right now, it’s because they were given a great head start by several creative geniuses who were the pioneers of the virtual “Filipino ad mafia” – a group exerting a huge influence on the industry, albeit not a sinister one, paving the way for the...

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From the Red Carpet and Beyond – Shots from Illustrado’s WOS 2012 Event

Photos by Donald Rosales.  Additional images from Marlon Bautista and James Tasarra At the Anlene section Photographer Harry Cruz with wife Desiree Illustrado EIC Lalaine Chu-Benitez with contemporary artist and WOS 2010 Honoree Tini Meyer (L-R) Agnes Pedrosa Marelid, Lalaine Chu-Benitez and Philippine Commercial Attache Jose Dinsay and wife Jinggay Dinsay (L-R) Lilian Lee Bautista and WOS 2009 Honoree Engr Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi...

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Illustrado Magazine Launch – 20th September 2006

It was in the year 2006 when Dubai witnessed the birth of Illustrado, the first and only Filipino lifestyle magazine in the Middle East. Glamorous attendees from the advertising, retail, fashion industries and more were spotted at the event at the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai. To recall this momentous social event, here are some of the images taken from Illustrado Magazine’s launch party. Team Illustrado Publisher &...

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