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Bedtime Stories

Bea Valdes' first art exhibit.
Bedtime Stories Bea Valdes' first art exhibit.

According to Slab gallery owner Isa Lorenzo, it took designer Bea Valdes some time to say yes to this exhibit. Hesitation may have come in a moment of uncertainty but the final output can only be called extraordinary.

The mythical creatures of storybooks were brought to (highly-embellished) life by the designer who is already well-known for her opulent purses and decadent neckpieces. It's stuff the Brothers Grimm could never have dreamed—coiled Prince pythons ready to pounce, dressed seductively in metal and crystal mesh; a Fawn whose every muscular slope is caressed by meticulous beadwork; and The Tower darkly looming over tiny jewel-encrusted animals.

Click on to preview the exhibit but truly, these pieces are a must-see in person to really experience their magic.

Click here to see the stylish guests who dropped by the opening night.

Bedtime Stories by Bea Valdes is on exhibit at Slab, 2/f YMC Building 2, 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City. T: (632) 816-0044. It will run until January 3, 2009.

—Isha Andaya, Managing Editor