Category Archives: Designers

MJ Lastimosa’s Evening Gown Portrait For The 63rd Miss Universe Pageant [2014]

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Here’s Miss Universe Philippines Mary Jean Lastimosa donning a sheath beaded red gown “allegedly” designed by Cebu-based designer Kim Gan. Red totally works for MJ here – red, pink, purple and its variations are MJ’s color.

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This is a vast improvement in terms of evening gown worn by our representatives from the past years in this pageant. I sure hope that this is a good sign that we’ll be seeing a Filipino-made Evening Gown come finals night for MJ – or better yet, the whole duration of the Miss Universe pageant.

MJ EG1

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MJ in Red Evening Gown

via missuniverse.org

via missuniverse.org

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The Royal Bride: Marian Rivera’s Wedding Gown!

Everyone’s been buzzing about the most anticipated wedding of the year in the country since GMA 7’s Primetime King Dingdong Dantes proposal to then girlfriend Marian Rivera. Today, December 30, 2014 Marian Rivera is now officially Mrs. Marian Rivera-Dantes. Aside from the couple being the focus of the event, guests and fans alike were in awe after finally getting a glimpse of Rivera’s Michael Cinco alleged P2 Million gown.

via inquirer.net

via inquirer.net

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Marian’s looking so good!!!!! Congratulations!!!!

credit to the owners of the pictures.

Prepping For Miss Universe 2014 – MJ Lastimosa Is The Girl On Fire!

via Leo Almodal's IG account

via Leo Almodal’s IG account

Just recently, Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean Lastimosa donned a Leo Almodal number in a photoshoot posted via Almodal’s instagram which garnered tremendous positive feedbacks from pageants fans netizens who are all hoping for Lastimosa to do well in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant in Miami January of next year. The fiery evening gown silhouetted Lastimosa’s enviable figure and accented her beautiful bone structure.

Lastimosa is considered a favorite for the crown this early on and a lot of Filipino pageant pundits are hoping that she’d actually be donning a Filipino designer-made ensemble come Miss Universe season. And personally, her dress and styling here spells WINNER. Well, hope springs eternal guys… let’s just really hope for the best O_o

Valerie Weigmann For Miss World 2014 Top Model Event

Val during the Top Model Event

Val during the Top Model Event

via The Emerald

Here’s what Miss Philippines Valerie Weigmann wore during the Top Model fast track event of the on-going Miss World 2014 in London.

via missworld.com

Val for the World Designer Award representing a creation from Michael Cinco via missworld.com

This yellow ball gown was designed by Michael Cinco. Reigning Miss World Megan Young won this fast track event last year in Bali.

Trivia: Back in 2012, Michael Cinco’s creation for Queenerich Rehman won the World Designer Award.

Update: Unfortunately, Val was not part of the Top 20 finalists for the Top Model Event. Based on recent Miss World trends, making an impression in this fast track event is a good indication of making it very far in the competition but I think it’s too early to tell that this would prevent Val from getting ahead since there are still fast track events in store for the girls plus the all-important judges one-on-one interview. Let’s just keep supporting Valerie and pray that she’d do all throughout the competition 🙂

Miss World 2014 Journey: Philippines’ bet Valerie Weigmann in London…So Far

Miss World 2014 ProfileMiss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann left for London last November 20 to compete for this year’s edition of Miss World where fellow Filipina Megan Young is the current title holder. Valerie knows that there’s pressure for her to continue the winning streak of the country in the said pageant and it looks like she’s up for the challenge to make it a back-to-back win for the Philippines.

So here’s what she is up to so far in London – the host city this year and also the home base of the Miss World Organization.

Valerie during the MW arrival dinner with fellow delegates

Valerie during the MW arrival dinner with fellow delegates

Upon arrival… she’s looking mighty pretty here.

With Miss GermanyShe’s roommate with Miss Germany Egzonita Ala – with Valerie being half-German, I’m sure they would really hit it off big time.

Here’s one of her #OOTD (Outfit Of The Day) post

Valerie's OOTDSilk Floral Dress by Eric Delos Santos and Shoes by Jojo Bragais

Valerie's DOTW Costume

Valerie’s DOTW Costume

And here’s Valerie’s costume for Dances Of The World segment of the pageant. I’m hoping she’d be chosen to perform during the said segment.

And here’s one of the gowns she’ll be wearing for the Formal Evening Gown competition (this maybe for Top Model segment or the World Fashion Designer segment they used to have)

Valerie's Gown from Michael Cinco

Valerie’s Gown from Michael Cinco

Ooh, she just had her 25th birthday yesterday so Happy Birthday Val!!! Here’s to hoping that you’d win the crown again!!!

photos via Miss World Philippines FB Page / Michael Cinco / missworld.com

The Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2014 Schedule

For those of you guys who would like to check out the Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2014 – here’s the schedule of the shows lined up. I actually missed to post this a little bit early but better late than never right 🙂 If you didn’t get any invites, you can still see some of the shows which will be held in MOA Atrium as stated below or check out the collections at the official website of the Philippine Fashion Week HERE.

via philippinefashionweeklive.com

via philippinefashionweeklive.com

Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 2 Episode 10 – The Island Girl

After a couple of weeks off the air * Asia’s Next Top Model is back and this time, a rather sad elimination was bound to happen. With six girls running towards winning the coveted title, it was really hard for the judges to eliminate anyone – but really, this is still a competition.

A back to back first call out from our homegirls isn’t so bad, no? I loved the fact that Team Philippines were at number one and two. Now it is with great sadness to let ya know guys that one of the most consistent girls this cycle faltered and eventually got booted out.  Last night episode, we see the girls discussing with the Storm Model Management who will eventually and hopefully manage them after Top Model.

Marie

Marie

I didn’t like Marie’s shot. I thought it was weak facially. She’s got that same scary face from last episode. I thought her body movement’s great but it’s still a weak picture.

Jodilly

Jodilly

This isn’t exactly Jodilly’s best shot but it’s far better than the rest of the girls. I love the composition of this shot and the way she displayed an Alex Perry – kudos to you girl!

Josephine

Josephine

I thought Josephine looked great in this dress. My only problem is that it looked so catalogue-ish.

Katarina

Katarina

Alex Perry and the gang just loved how beautiful Katja was and I’ve to agree with them wholeheartedly. A beautiful face could really get you so far and I think Katarina’s out to prove that she’s not only just a face. Good job girl!

Nicole

Nicole

I am inlove with this girl and I thought that she’s got tons of potential! I just hate the fact that this photo is just boring. What just happened?

Sheena

Sheena

Are you guys getting tired of Sheena’s blonde hair? I’ve to admit that it’s getting kinda old now but you can’t fault a girl who really knows how to model. Her face looks boring but it’s still a strong shot altogether.

Call Out Order
First Call Out: Jodilly
Katarina
Sheena
Marie
Bottom Two: Josephine and Nicole
Eliminated: Josephine

via Asia’s Next Top Model
**(in consideration to the tragic incident involving the Malaysia Airlines – my prayers to the victims and their loved ones) 

Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Specials: The 10 Best National Costumes!

BBP Logo for PaddylastIn another display of culture and creativity, the 40 ladies of this year’s Binibining Pilipinas strut the runway with their national costumes representing the diversed Philippine culture. These 10 for me represents the best from the pool of 40 talented designers.

Binibini #4 Parul Shah

Binibini #4 Parul Shah

Designer: Edwin Uy

Binibini #7 Aiza Faeldonia

Binibini #7 Aiza Faeldonia

Binibini #8 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

Binibini #8 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

Binibini #13 Kris Tiffany Janson

Binibini #13 Kris Tiffany Janson

Designer: Cary Santiago

Binibini #15 Kimverlyn Suiza

Binibini #15 Kimverlyn Suiza

Binibini #24 Ednornance Agustin

Binibini #24 Ednornance Agustin

Designer: Jun Lee

Binibini #25 Mary Jean Lastimosa

Binibini #25 Mary Jean Lastimosa

Designer: Kim Gan

Binibini #30 Joy Marie Gangan

Binibini #30 Joy Marie Gangan

Binibini #35 Yvette Marie Santiago

Binibini #35 Yvette Marie Santiago

Binibini #37 Vanessa Saliba

Binibini #37 Vanessa Saliba

pictures via binibining pilipinas
*please help me name the designers. thanks!

Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 2 Episode 8 – The Girl Who Makes a Splash

Eight girls remains with the competition getting in the nerves of most of the girls. Who’s that one girl who will keep her cool and rise on top this episode?

So far, three girls are getting consistent remarks from the judges for “always bringing it” in every shoot. Marie for one is having an impressive run with the most FCO’s this series thus far, followed by Nicole and Josephine whose pictures are getting rave reviews! Are the judges setting them up to be the finals three?

The challenge winner this episode was Tia (her second this cycle) winning a lunch date with no less than THE Jimmy Choo and they had their photoshoot at the beautiful and luxurious  Pangkor Laut resort with Chiun-Kai Shih as their photographer. (which somehow reminds me of the first cycle’s French Riviera‘s episode) The panel was joined by Andrea Fonseka, a former Miss Malaysia.

Jodilly

Jodilly

I love how Jodilly’s using her body here but her facial expression seemed disconnected somehow. I still like it though.

Josephine

Josephine

JoJo is back! A very strong shot from the most consistent girl this season! I love how she’s using her whole body to get a great shot!

Katarina

Katarina

Whilst I’m not a fan of this shot, I thought her profile looks absolutely divine! You cannot deny a beauty like Katarina. She’d do really well in beauty campaigns!

Marie

Marie

Well, what can I say? Marie’s totally bringing it! This shot is so dynamic and so powerful I could totally see it in any fashion magazine! Well done girl!

Natalie

Natalie

I really love this shot of Natalie. Unlike Marie, this shot does not require ferocity but softness and some intensity in the eyes. I see softness but not intensity! Still a great shot though!

Nicole

Nicole

Now, this has got to be Nicole’s worst photo to date. Her body look distorted and her face is unrecognizable. It’s fierce all right but I feel that it’s a bit forced.

Sheena

Sheena

Mighty Sheena is back! Thank you girl for bringing back the old you! This is smashing and you look like a tree nymph here! This is my favorite shot from the bunch! Amazing!

Tia

Tia

Being the shortest in the bunch, she really does look short here and her profile isn’t really that good. It’s time to pack your bag girl, it was a great run though.

Call Out Order
Marie
Josephine
Nicole
Sheena
Katarina
Natalie
Bottom 2: Jodilly and Tia
Eliminated: Tia

Best Photo Week 8 Marie

pictures via Asia’s Next Top Model

My Favorites From London Menswear Fall Winter 2014 Shows

I’ve been checking out some of the Menswear collection this season and I just can’t help but gasp at some of the pieces from each collection! Man’ If I could just get my ass right there and just be mesmerize and buy ’em all. Okay – I need to stop now. Let me just show you some of my faves from the London shows.

Christopher Shannon

Christopher Shannon

Margaret Howell

Margaret Howell

Pringle Of Scotland by Massimo Nicosia

Pringle Of Scotland by Massimo Nicosia

Richard Nicoll

Richard Nicoll

via style.com