With today’s start of the Photo Exhibit of the Bb. Pilipinas 2020 candidates in their National Costumes and the Finals Night set for April 17, allow me to share my favorites among them. I picked this eight (8) for various reasons as briefly described below:
Paolo Ballesteros for #Binibini29 Honey Cartasano: Very inventive, larger than life and with the best cultural inspiration used for a NatCos;
Macoy Elipane for #Binibini26 Czarina Guiao and the duo of Jun-g Bayona Candelario and Brent Naranja for #Binibini21 Thea Cenarosa: Pageant-theatrical with the wow factor that would make them stand out onstage and even in a parade;
Nick Guarino with Festivali Designs and Concepts for #Binibini12 Maureen Montagne: Meticulously crafted like a complex jigsaw puzzle assembled face down with the finished product showing a highly professional artisan feel;
Jomar Peralta for #Binibini36 Vickie Marie Rushton: Dreamy and magical like a character straight out of a fairy tale coming to life;
Ken Adrienne Batino and Jevin Salaysay for #Binibini23 Gabrielle Basiano: Whimsical without going overload; the focus is balanced equally between the wearer and the elements of the kalesa;
Edwin Uy for #Binibini14 Hazel Ortiz: simple lines that are both elegant and refined like a throwback to pageant Filipinianas of yesteryears given a modern twist;
Basha Subijano for #Binibini34 Mercedes Pair: Like a celebratory cake that is baked and decorated right, this flowery creation is executed with the right amount of ambition and creativity.
Behold your #Binibini26 Czarina Guiao in her Bb. Pilipinas National Costume created by Ferdinand Macoy Elipane and Mr. Oplong Mejia Paras
The costume is entitled “DASE” which means banig in Tagalog and it is the main fabric material of my costume, this dase was meticulously handcrafted by the hardworking and creative hands of our Aeta brothers in Nabuclod Floridablanca, Pampanga.
Dase is also the main source of income and livelihood of our Aeta brothers that leads to my advocacy, welfare for indigenous people. The palay grains represent Pampanga’s fertile soil and our hardworking farmers which makes Pampanga an agriculture destination. The crown symbolizes the devotion and high spirituality of Pampanga’s patron saint, the miraculous Virgen De Los Remedios.
The red flowers are the usual offering of the Kapampangans to the patron’s guidance and abundance. This costume is dedicated to our Aeta brothers primarily living in Nabuclod Floridablanca, Pampanga. DASE… Developing Aetas Strength through Empowerment.
Photography: Raymond Saldaña
Set: Henry Reyes HGR Photography
Below are the #IAMBINIBINI introduction videos of the second half of the Bb. Pilipinas 2020 candidates. You will notice that there is still one missing (or skipped) Binibini. I am simply relying on what the organizers are uploading in their YouTube channel. Hence, the efforts of 39 Bellatrix Tan is still not here.
#Binibini21 Hannah Arnold
#Binibini22 Ruth Quin
#Binibini23 Gabrielle Basiano
#Binibini24 Lovely Mercado
#Binibini25 Carina Cariño
#Binibini26 Czarina Guiao
#Binibini27 Jashmin Dimaculangan
#Binibini28 Francesca Taruc
#Binibini29 Honey Cartasano
#Binibini30 Noriza Valerio
#Binibini31 Graciella Lehmann
#Binibini32 Danica Acuña
#Binibini33 Alexandra Faith Garcia
#Binibini34 Mercedes Pair
#Binibini35 Micca Rosal
#Binibini36 Vickie Rushton
#Binibini37 Alexangela Salvador
#Binibini38 Lesley Anne Ticaro
#Binibini40 Honey Be Parreñas
Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world. Behold these strong, independent women with the signature BRAGAIS™️ Queens Collection… proof that real beauty transcends time and circumstance.
Here are Binibinis 21-30 of Bb. Pilipinas 2020.
Project Manager: Bessie Besana
Creative Director: Jed Velasco
Photographer: Mark Neto Diaz
Head Fashion Stylist: Vhee Co
Head Make-Up Artist: Arnel Palmera
Set Designer: Mykefrancis Mayores
Cherry blossoms in June!
Here are Binibinis 21-30 in their official swimwear photos for Bb. Pilipinas 2020.
The next group of ten will follow in a day or two so you can appreciate this second batch for now.
Photography: Raymond Saldaña
Team : Arnie Vergara
Swimwear: Domz Ramos
Stylist: Vhee Co
Aura Nicole de Jesus
Accessories : Adam Rico de Guzman
Set design: Henry Reyes of HGR Event