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ART + HIGH GLAMOUR + FASHION

SINGAPORE’S ELITE ALL SET TO ATTEND GLITZY ICON BALL 2014

  • Find out who will make it onto ICON magazine’s highly anticipated list of The 20 Best Dressed.
  • A remarkable showcase of Chopard’s high jewellery pieces exclusively flown in from Geneva for the ICON Ball. These pieces have been carefully curated from Chopard’s Cannes Film Festival red carpet collection spanning 60 years.
  • CH Carolina Herrera unveils its Spring/Summer 2014 collection in its first fashion show in Singapore

Singapore, 28 April 2014 – Singapore’s high society and ultra well-heeled are set to attend one of the most high profile and prestigious events in this country’s social calendar - the ICON Ball 2014 - on 29 April at the Shangri-La Hotel.

ICON Ball, held annually by the award-winning Chinese luxury lifestyle magazine, attracts the most influential and elite names in Singapore. Some 300 guests comprising A-listers in the social and business circles are expected to attend the glitzy event that also celebrates the magazine’s ninth birthday this year. 

ICON, a leading Chinese luxury lifestyle magazine for the bilingual elite, is well regarded for putting the spotlight on the lifestyles of highly affluent and successful women and reputed for its beautiful and stunning visual spreads. 

At this year's ICON Ball, art takes centre stage as guests look forward to pulling out all the stops in outfitting themselves in their most glamorous carpet-ready gowns. 


Noteworthy highlights include The 20 Best Dressed – awarded to 20 ladies who epitomise glamour and inimitable style. 

There will also be an outstanding showcase of Chopard’s high jewellery pieces exclusively flown in from Geneva for the ICON Ball. These pieces have been carefully curated from Chopard’s Cannes Film Festival red carpet collection spanning 60 years. 

New in Singapore, CH Carolina Herrera will unveil its Spring/Summer 2014 collection in its very first fashion show here.  

Managing director of SPH Magazines, Mr Dennis Pua, said: “The annual ICON Ball is a significant event that brings together top names in Singapore’s high society, names of whom form ICON’s premium readership which we have built over the years and will continue to grow strategically. As ICON magazine comes closer to the next milestone, its 10th year, in 2015, the goal is to continue delivering an even more enriching, engaging and experiential product across all print and digital platforms.” 

ICON Ball 2014 is supported by L’Queen, Chopard, CH Carolina Herrera, Galeries Bartoux, TWG Tea Company, Moet & Chandon and Rainbowly. 

Media Invitation 
We would like to cordially invite you and your photographer/videographer to cover the ICON Ball on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Please RSVP to Adrian Cheong at 6319-2261 or cheongcy@sph.com.sg

Event details:  
ICON Ball 2014
A Beautiful Ode to Art  

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 7pm till late 
Venue: Island Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel 
(22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350) 

Programme: 
7.00pm Guests' arrival 
Cocktail reception 
7.30pm Guests to take their seats
7.55pm Welcome speech by Ms Elsie Yah, Managing Editor of ICON 
8.00pm Popping of champagne
8.15pm Dinner commences (Appetisers served) 

Be enthralled by the world of contortionists  
8.30pm Soup Served 
CH Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2014
9.00pm Main Course 1 Served 
Be entertained by our aerialists Main Course 2 Served 
9.30pm Announcement of “20 Best Dressed” & flower presentation followed by dessert buffet
10.45pm End 

ISSUED BY SPH MAGAZINES PTE LTD. 
Co. Regn No.: 196900476M 

For more information, please contact: 

Kelly See 

Assistant Marketing Manager 
Marketing 
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd 
DID: 6319 6187
HP: 9721 1082
E-mail: skelly@sph.com.sg 

Adrian Cheong 

Manager 
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
DID: 6319 2261 
HP: 9798 6097 
E-mail: cheongcy@sph.com.sg 

About ICON
Launched in March 2005, ICON is the leading Chinese luxury title for affluent and bilingual women. ICON is Singapore’s first and most established Chinese fashion and lifestyle magazine for the well heeled. Unique coverage on the high life from an Asian perspective provides insightful and compelling reads that are complemented by boldly creative spreads on the most coveted fashion, beauty and lifestyle choices.

Awards won by the team

ICON

· Best Magazine in Overall Design, Bronze (2013 WAN-IFRA Asia Media Awards) 
· Chinese Magazine of the Year, 2nd (2012 Magazine of the Year survey by trade magazine, Marketing) 
· Chinese Magazine of the Year, 1st (2011 Magazine of the Year survey by trade magazine, Marketing) 
· Gold Award, Chinese Language Magazine of the Year, MPAS Magazine Awards 2010 
· Chinese Magazine of the Year (2009 MPAS Magazine Awards) 
· Best Magazine in Overall Design, Gold (2008 IFRA Asia Media Awards)ICON Moments· Bronze Award, Watch Magazine of the Year, MPAS Magazine Awards 2010
· Excellence Award in Design and Layout (2008 Asian Publishing Awards) 
· Best in Magazine Cover, Silver (2007 IFRA Asia Media Awards)

About SPH Magazines
A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.

In addition, websites such as 
herworldPLUS.com and HardwareZone.com have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print. 

SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation. 

With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam. 

In line with this vision, SPH Magazines acquired 34% of WhiteWave Media Group (formally known as Antarctica Interactive Private Limited). It is an integrated luxury media company which owns online publications
 Luxury-Insider.com,Inluxe.cn, as well as the luxury print BACCARAT Magazine in Hong Kong. Other titles include LP-Luxury Properties, Action Asia, Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia Pacific and AsiaSpa published through wholly owned subsidiary, Blu Inc Media, in China and Hong Kong.

As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.


Visit www.sphmagazines.com.sg for more information.