Text messages containing invites to the highly anticipated Louis Vuitton event in Cebu have reportedly been circulating the past few days. “I would like to make it clear that this text is a hoax,” says A~List Events, PR & Advertising Director of Possibilities, Cybill Gayatin.
Earlier today, Gayatin updated her Facebook status, warning the public about the bogus text messages that have apparently been sent by an Aliza Mejia who is claiming to be working in Stores Specialists Incorporated (SSI). Mejia’s text message read:
Gud aftrnun. In behalf of store specialist inc. We would like to invite you for the louis vuitton event at the marquee of shangrila mactan on tuesday aug5 6pm. A fashionable gathering of the cebu society. Drescode is evening formal. Hope to see u there- aliza mejia ssi.inc.
In defense of LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton S.A. group of companies (LVMH) and A~List, Gayatin underscored the following points in her status update:
Firstly, the invitation to the Louis Vuitton event could have only come from Louis Vuitton itself or from me and Kaye. Secondly, Louis Vuitton Philippines is not owned by SSI nor by any Philippine distributor. It is owned and operated by LVMH. Thirdly, if Louis Vuitton were to send a text invite, I’m sure it would not be rife with grammatical errors like the text above.
A~List is an Events, PR and Advertising firm founded in Cebu that offers marketing communications services for both established companies and up-and-coming brands. It is the official handler for the PR and event management for the Louis Vuitton event.