Above is how it should look on Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo with the headpiece from Manny Halasan and the Rocky Gathercole creation.
Photo credit: Mark Anthony Mombay
Now here’s a reminder: Set your alarm tonight
The 69th Miss Universe Preliminary Competition will promptly start at 7pm EST or 7am in the morning tomorrow (Philippine time). Watch it on the Lazada PH app.
Be there to cheer for Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo!
Photo & Creative Direction @sevenbarretto of @studio7manila
Photography team @claudevillahrmsa @darielmiraflorphotography
Art Direction @erwnbotin of @botinstudios
Special thanks to @jonasempire.ph @bessiebesana @acesandqueens
#MissUniverse2020 #MissUniverse #MissUniversePhilippines2020 #RabiyaMateo
I love the way our new and/or upcoming Fashion Designers are being given the spotlight in the wardrobe pieces of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo from the time she left the Philippines for the US last April 9.
Together with the styling duo of Rain Dagala and Em Millan, they are working hard to give our Queen the best looks for every important public appearance. There may still be points for improvement along the way, but they are on the right track.
Only one candidate will win The MISS GLOBE Beauty Pageant 2019 tomorrow in Ulcinj, Montenegro. And the entire country is pinning its hopes on Miss Philippines Leren Mae M. Bautista to be the second Filipina to bring the honor to us all. She is always on fire!
Photography | Mark Neto Diaz
Creative Direction | Vhee Co
MakeUp | Ayen Carmona
Hair | Rozel Serrato
Designer | Renee Salud
Shoes| Jojo Bragais
Earrings | Christopher E Munar
StyledBy | StyleItPh
AsstdBy | Aura Nicole de Jesus
Up to now, I have constantly teetered between #Binibini26 Emma Tiglao and #Binibini12 Gazini Ganados on who deserves to win a good crown more than the other. They appear to be almost in the same mold and impact.
For now, let’s discuss about the Kapampangan beauty Emma and her chances of finally realizing a lifelong pageant dream in Bb. Pilipinas 2019.
Here are more shots taken by Borj Meneses assisted by Christence Mallari at the Where?House! Studio
MakeUp: Mariah Santos
Hair: Arvin Santos
Feather : Rocky Gathercole
Earrings : Christopher E Munar
StyledBy : Vhee Co and Francis Chee of StyleItPh
Here are the latest shots of Binibinis 1-40 for Bb. Pilipinas 2018 as photographed by Owen Suan Reyes, with styling by Patrick Henry Mergano and accessories by Christopher E Munar. Swimwear by DR SWIM.
See all of them in today’s Grand Parade of Beauties!
Tonight, six (6) of you will bring home the Bb. Pilipinas 2017 crowns, with two (2) runners-up separately flanking both sides. My fervent wish is – to whoever among you will be destined to win – please remain just the way you are. As Confucius says, “Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues”. Use this as the core value of your reign so that you won’t change. Value every individual along the way to success and embrace the victory with kindness in your hearts. Ralph W. Sockman puts it very clearly:
True humility is intelligent self-respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be.
Congratulations in advance to the new Queens!
Below are the latest photos of the Binibinis in Sunfish Swimwear as photographed by Owen Reyes.
Additional credits for the shoot above:
Assisted by Red Sebastian
Makeup by David’s Salon
Styling by Yves Marcelo, Kelvin Quibael, Olive
Accessories by Christopher E Munar, BJ Chavez
Shoes by Jojo Bragais
Click above for the gofund.me page for Miss Sierra Leone Universe 2016
Here is a gofund.me
cause that should interest you, dear readers, especially the ones who can spare some amount to help Miss Sierra Leone Universe 2016 Hawawa Awa Hawa Kamara compete in The 65th Miss Universe in Manila. She will greatly appreciate the financial support to raise the US$2500 needed to cover for her trip to Manila and all. Read the quoted message below from my friend, Designer Jian Lasala, who will also dress her up for the Evening Gown Competition.
CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Miss Sierra Leone needs your help!
Hi everyone! Let’s help spread the word for Miss Sierra Leone Hawawa Awa Hawa Kamara GoFundMe for Miss Universe 2016 here in Manila and if you have something to share, you may also DONATE. Their country will debut on this year’s Miss Universe and it will come in no surprise right now who would dress her up in the evening gown competition because it will be sponsored by LASALA. Furthermore, accessory designer Christopher E Munar and streetwear designer Yves Camingue will be providing her with clothes and accessories as well. Let us show our Filipino hospitality by helping her. Thank you!
CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Miss Sierra Leone Universe asks for your support
An All-Pinoy Triumvirate: Bragais, Pegarro Swim and Christopher Munar
Call it feel-good. I am so pleased that Bb. Pilipinas 2016 used the All-Filipino troika of Bragais™ by Jojo Bragais, Pegarro Swim by Julius Jaguio & Domz Ramos and Accessories by Christopher E Munar. And I really need to thank BPCI for entrusting these talented and creative individuals, alongside the use of local fashion designers for the National Costumes and Evening Gowns.
What makes it extra special is that I started blogging about them here and look where they are now. Hard work, commitment and good attitude are valuable in any work industry. I am extremely happy that they are getting the recognition they deserve.
You can see all three here – from earrings to swimsuit to heels – as presented by Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2016 Nichole Manalo (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
Group shot (left to right): Jojo Bragais, Gines Enriquez of BPCI, Domz Ramos, Christopher E Munar and Julius Jaguio (foreground with face partly hidden)
Read my very first blog feature about Jojo Bragais and Bragais™ last November 2, 2014 HERE
Read my very first blog feature about Christopher E Munar and his fab accessories last November 9, 2014 HERE.
Read about my very first blog feature about Pegarro Swim by Julius Jaguio and Domz Ramos just last March 29, 2016 HERE.
One of the special segments of Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 is the collaboration with Vatican Fashion Museum
When the Grand Coronation Night of Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 takes place on November 4 at the Theater at Solaire, one of the most awaited segments will be witnessed by everyone as the Philippine Terno collaboration with the designers of Vatican Fashion Museum will usher in a regal display of elegance and sophistication combined with tradition. All of the group’s fashion geniuses and accessories specialists will be on hand to dress up the candidates in their best efforts yet.
Names like Fanny Serrano, Nardie Presa, Eric Delos Santos, Edwin Uy, Yako Reyes, Dexter Alazas, Ulysses King, Roland Lirio, Simon Ariel Vasquez, Jontie Martinez, Nickky Martinez, Edgar San Diego, Ramon Esteban, Christopher E Munar, Jerome Navarro and more will take to the task of transforming the ladies into fine representations of the true global Filipina.
You don’t want to miss this one! 🙂
Click above to read more about the Vatican Fashion Museum