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ICON magazine to mark 11th anniversary with whimsical-themed ball

· First and exclusive preview of Damiani’s new Romanov high jewellery collection  
· ICON partners socialite and photography enthusiast Rosalynn Tay to capture highlights and moments during the Ball    

Singapore, 13 April 2016 – ICON, the leading Chinese luxury lifestyle magazine published by SPH Magazines for today’s affluent and bilingual women, celebrates its 11th anniversary this year.


Over 300 guests comprising A-listers from Singapore’s high society and the ultra well-heeled are set to attend this high-profile and prestigious by-invitation-only event on Thursday, 14 April at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore. 


The annual ICON Ball is one of the most anticipated events on Singapore’s social calendar. 

Every year, guests look forward to, and wait in anticipation and excitement for ICON’s defined theme for its annual ball.  This year, the theme “An Evening of Wonder and Whimsy” and a call to “Dress in the dress of your dreams” has raised the ante and what is expected is a stunning show of absolutely gorgeous and beautiful gowns.  

Twenty ladies will be crowned Best Dressed 2016 by ICON magazine.  

ICON, an award-winning luxury lifestyle magazine, features the most coveted in fashion and jewellery and reports on the latest beauty trends. The monthly magazine also profiles international celebrities and Singapore’s most influential and powerful figures. 

The ICON ball is held annually to mark each successful year since the magazine was established, together with a yearly special April anniversary edition. Top Chinese actress Sun Li graces the cover of its April issue and an annual curated ICON List spotlights eight influential and well connected women - a timely reminder of the great strides women have achieved in various industries and their continuing contributions to society. Online, a series of stories relating to beauty tips, the latest dresses with whimsical flair and looking glamorous in preparation for the ICON ball have also been freshly generated. 

Elsie Yah, Managing Editor of ICON, said: "ICON has always strived to raise the creative bar in content and design. This 11th year, we are proud to have made significant impact on multiple platforms and engaged even further with readers on intimate and insightful levels."  

In line with the whimsical theme of the ICON ball, guests can expect to be transported to a magical fairytale – with surprising décor features. 

ICON has partnered with socialite Rosalynn Tay who is also a photography enthusiast. Ms Tay has been given an all-access pass in covering the ICON ball. With her behind the lens and as a guest to the ball, she will bring interesting perspectives on moments captured throughout the night. Her photos will be available onwww.iconsingapore.com after the event. 

There will be the first and exclusive preview of Damiani’s new Romanov high jewellery collection that was just launched last month at Baselworld. Singapore is the first Asia pit-stop to present the full Romanov collection – Fiocco and Flori d’Arancio. This collection represents the collaboration with Nicoletta Romanoff, Italian actress and the last descendent from Tsar, Russian Royal Imperial Family. 

ICON Singapore magazine continues to engage highly affluent ladies on all fronts via print, online, digital and social media, as well as through exclusive and intimate events. Dennis Pua, Managing Director of SPH Magazines, said: “We are extremely grateful for the loyal support ICON has gained over the last 11 years from both readers and advertisers.”

ICON Ball 2016 is supported by Bentley, Damiani, The History of Whoo and Hibiki by Beam Suntory. 
 


ISSUED BY SPH MAGAZINES PTE LTD. 
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For more information, please contact: 

Kelly See 

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

Vanni Cheong

Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR  
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
Tel: 6319 1553
Email: cvanni@sph.com.sg

About ICON

Launched in March 2005, ICON is Singapore’s first and most-established Chinese fashion and lifestyle magazine for highly affluent and successful women leaders. It brings the world of luxury to its readers, reporting on exclusive parties here and abroad, the most exquisite and coveted fashion and beauty products, and the glamorous lifestyles of the uber-high-fliers. 
Compelling reads and beautiful award-winning spreads set ICON apart, with insights into high fashion, features on beauty trends, and profiles of the rich and famous. The definitive guide for the affluent and famous, ICON is the voice of Singapore’s bilingual elite. 

It also publishes an annual watch and jewellery guide, ICON Moments, and an annual wedding guide, ICON Weddings. ICON has been rated 2nd in the Chinese Magazine of the Year by Marketing Magazine in 2015 and won several awards, including Excellence award for best cover design for ICON June 2014 in the Asian Publishing Awards 2014 and received a bronze for Best Magazine in Overall Design at the WAN-IFRA Asian Media Awards 2013 and won Best Cover Design at the Asian Publishing Awards 2014. It also has an edition in Malaysia. 

Most recently, ICON Moments won a Gold Award for best use of design, layout and presentation in the Asian Publishing Awards 2014 and a Bronze award for Watch Magazine of the Year at the MPAS Awards 2010 and won the Silver Award for Best in Magazine Cover category in the IFRA Asia Media Awards 2007 and Excellence Award in Design and Layout category in the Asian Publishing Awards 2008. 

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 together with its subsidiaries, Blu Inc Holdings (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited and Blu Inc Media China, raise 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, ICON, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque, Asia-Pacific Boating, AsiaSpa and LP Luxury Properties are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.

In addition, websites such as herworldPLUS.com, HardwareZone.com and Luxury-Insider.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. 

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.