The #kayumanggi skin glistens. And with the face of Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Finalist Katrina Jayne Dimaranan of Taguig City as canvas, the results are both striking and #phenomenal.
Photo: @sevenbarretto of @studio7manila
Creative director: @erwnbotin of @botinstudios
Photo Team: @claudevillahrmsa
Styling: @styledbypatrickhenry @mackycombe
Silk Top: @martinmbautista
This time, Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo glows in an orange Carl Arcusa number.
Orange is a color of freedom, expression, and fascination – qualities that apply to our Queen.
Photo & Creative Direction: @sevenbarretto of @studio7manila
Art Direction: @erwnbotin of @botinstudios
Shoes: Jefferson Si Custom Designer Shoes
Photography team: @claudevillahrmsa @darielmiraflorphotography
Special thanks to Bessie Besana, Aces & Queens, Mega Magazine
#MissUniverse #MissUniverse2020 #MissUniversePhilippines #RabiyaMateo
In this blog entry are the different photos of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo for her editorial shoot with Seven Barretto for Mega Magazine. Below is the inspiration and the credits.
The term maharlika is a loanword from Sanskrit
maharddhika (महर्द्धिक), a title meaning “man of wealth, knowledge, or ability”. Contrary to modern definitions, it did not refer to the ruling class, but rather to a warrior class (which were minor nobility) of the Tagalog people, directly equivalent to Visayan timawa. Like timawa, the term also has connotations of “FREEMAN” or “freed slave” in both Filipino and Malay languages.
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Photo & Creative Direction • @sevenbarretto of @studio7manila
Art Direction • @erwnbotin of @botinstudios
Styling • @mikeeandrei
Makeup • @carissacielomedved
Hair • @ariesmanal_hair
Gown Designer • @francislibiran8 @victorharryhartman
Accessories • Christopher Munar
Photography team • @claudevillahrmsa @darielmiraflorphotography
Special thanks to @themissuniverseph @bessiebesana @peeweeisidro
Behind the photos:
Inspiration- Maharlika- “free men”
The brave and strong composed of warrior class
Set- inspired by the ancestral houses that are mostly found in Iloilo City
Fashion & Beauty Direction- Maharlika
Old meets new. (Representing modern Filipina women) &
Inspired by the beautiful works of @lenaberishaofficial
“For a country whose pre-colonial ancestry has left meagre evidence—no grand monuments or architectural structures and very few original manuscripts— these beautifully crafted solid gold pieces are a direct link to our heritage. “The pre-colonial gold bears witness to an advanced society with cultural ties to other, better-known cultures in Asia such as India & Java. It demonstrates that we had the technical skills and resources to produce these wonderful objects. It also suggests familiarity with Hindu-Buddhist ideas that have largely been erased from our cultural memory.”
Seasoned collector, Jomari Treñas, is fascinated by this intermingling of societies and how they are clearly translated in the designs. “You see the different cultures in the gold-making, such as the gold heads or earrings with figures that have very Indian influences.”
Sources: google, the Boxer Codex (1590) and Fr. Alcina’s Historia de Las Islas e Indios Visayas (1668), Philippines Tatler
Makeup by Carissa Cielo Medved
It won’t be long till Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo flies to Fort Lauderdale before heading to the host city and venue of the 69th Miss Universe.
The “bubble” awaits!
In the meantime, let’s give her time to enjoy the remaining days in Los Angeles. According to my reliable source, she (along with the team) will take the red-eye Delta flight (22:00 hrs) from LAX that will arrive in FLL around 5:30am (ET) of Monday, April 19.
In just a couple of days from now, Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo will set foot in Hollywood, Florida to start the initial stages of her actual journey to the 69th Miss Universe crown.
For now, here are her latest studio shots taken shortly before leaving the country.
Photo & Creative Direction Seven Barretto of Studio Seven
Photography team: @claudevillahrmsa
Art Direction: Erwin Botin of @botinstudios
Styling: Mikee Andrei
Metal Accessories: @danviajegue
Makeup: Carissa Cielo Medved
#MissUniverse2020 #MissUniversePhilippines #MissUniverse #RabiyaMateo
How do you like your Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo with simple yet classy (or soft glam if you will) makeup courtesy of Carissa Cielo Medved?
Styling • @rainierdagala @emmillan
Photo & Hair • @florenz_hair
MakeUp • Carissa Cielo Medved
Using @patricktabeauty @patrickta Powderblush as eyecolour in: Do we know her, Microblade Brow PenPerfector & Velvet ClickStick Lipstick all from: @strokesbeautylab @momoisupe, White Radiance Niacimide super serum from @olayphilippines
Miss Universe Philippines National Director gives an ethereal presence in her latest editorial shoot captured by Seven Barretto. The long Rapunzel-like hair and the look that spells an almost sacred aura make her float in dreamy clouds amidst a dusky atmosphere. Beautiful❣️
Accessories: Christopher E Munar
Styling: Michael Ruiz
Hair: Florenz John Cervantes Torrontegui
Makeup: Carissa Cielo Medved
When you start the year right, the results are fresh – and with an almost tingling sensation – just by looking at these new photos of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 3rd Runner-Up Pauline Amelinckx. Caressed in pink and half-submerged in water, she is a sight to behold!
Photo & Creative Direction • Seven Barretto of @studio7manila
Art Direction • Erwin Botin of @botinstudios
Styling • Mikee Andrei
Makeup • Carissa Cielo Medved Elektra
Hair • Florenz John Cervantes Torrontegui
Photography team • Claude Villahermosa
#BoholanaBelgian #MikeeAndreiDoll #AcesandQueens #MissUniverse #MissUniversePhilippines #MUP #MissUniversePH #STUDIO7MNL
Your #Binibini36 Vickie Marie Rushton welcomes 2021 with a different kind of flowery freshness under the hands of Carissa Cielo Medved.
Photos by Josh Tolentino
Flowers by Michael Ruiz Event Styling
Hair by Florenz John Cervantes Torrontegui
“I think the sexiest thing on anybody is intelligence. I respect somebody who has a brain and wants to use it more than a pretty face and status.” – Sophia Bush
Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidate Pauline Amelinckx of Bohol is definitely endowed with the natural beauty and glow that compliment her innate smarts and gift of gab.
Photography Seven Barretto
Makeup Elektra Carissa Cielo Medved
Hair Florenz John Cervantes Torrontegui
Styling Mikee Andrei
Location Studio Seven