Behold your #Binibini36 Vickie Marie Rushton of Negros Occidental in her Bb. Pilipinas National Costume created by Jomar Peralta of House of Victoria:
Magellan Birdwing Butterfly
(Notes from tue designer)
Vickie’s costume pays tribute to her country and heritage by drawing inspiration from The Magellan Birdwing butterfly, named after Ferdinand Magellan.
This butterfly is one of the largest in its species in the world and it that can be found in the Philippines. Vickie is always fascinated with butterflies that symbolizes resiliency, change and new beginnings and it is a perfect representation of her life and pageant journey.
And the base of the costume is hand painted with intricate patterns, vectors and vibrant colors that best represents to the one of the most celebrated festival in Negros Occidental the “Minuluan Festival” a celebration of the bravery, heroism and glorious life of peace-loving Taliseños. Carefully embellished with thousands of Swarovski crystals, rhinestones and gems. With painstaking procedure of combining more than 20 colors of crystals by hand, it became a challenge because of its scale.
This colorful and festive national costume wants to show the beauty of our culture and country and in the amidst of what is happening right now in the world, there still hope and we will emerge as a better person just like a beautiful butterfly.
Photography: Raymond Saldaña
Set: Henry Reyes HGR Events and Sabrosas