On exhibit at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza is the Francis Libiran Universe Collection which was opened last Wednesday night. It features all the creations that the Designer made for Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez. Most of them were worn during the 70th Miss Universe in Eilat, Israel.
The exhibit will run until next week.
It is definitely the time for Miss World Philippines Tracy Maureen Perez to bloom even more.
The 70th Miss World Finale will be happening March 16 in San Juan, Puerto Rico (or March 17, 8am Philippine time). The country is hopeful that she has made more than a solid mark in the mind and heart of the organization to win the crown.
I am truly proud of this Filipina!
Gown by Francis Libiran
Earrings by @ladykaratph
Stylists Francis Chee and Vhee Co @styleit.ph
MUA Japeth Mike Purog
Hair MJ Rone
Photo Ryan Agustin
Video Jorel Valmores
And to our Miss Universe Philippines Beatrice Luigi Gomez, thank you so much for bringing honor to the country. Making it to the Top 5 means that you continued with our placement streak and upped the ante even higher.
I guess the feeling of vindication is in order, after proving all the naysayers wrong.
A #phenomenalwoman you are indeed!
Bea in the Francis Libiran gown
The minute she lands in Jerusalem for Miss Universe, the challenge of a lifetime begins for Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez. Let us wish her the best in representing the country with pride and honor.
Wardrobe by @francislibiran8
Photography by @dookieducay
Makeup by @theleiponce
Hair by @hairbyvaleriecorpuz
Shoes by @shoepatosph
Styled by @teamryujishiomitsu @ryujishiomitsu @beaguerrero__ @daquilangmiguel
Set Design by #StyledbyGinger @mattfilart @Ginger_eventstyling @flowersbyginger
Studio located at @beyondconceptsstudio
Special thanks to @bogasy @usoneinaaa @mau_s_deleon @airxmnz @darricckk @jonasempire.ph
#MissUniversePhilippines #MissUniverse #BeatriceGomez
In this entry are some photos from last night’s private dinner hosted by my friend Louie Heredia for Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez at the Summer Palace – Edsa Shangrila Hotel.
The attendees include Jonas A. Gaffud, Shamcey S. Lee, Albert Andrada, Voltaire Tayag, Lloyd Lee, Francis Libiran, Nat Manilag, Mikee Andrei, Rick Sotelo, Arsi Baltazar and Dyan Castillejo.
Only National Director Shamcey Supsup-Lee (with husband Lloyd), Creative Director Jonas Gaffud, Style Council Head Albert Andrada and Director for Communications Voltaire Tayag will accompany Bea to Israel.
Bea’s send off is scheduled for November 17.
More details as they are made available.
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.
Miss Universe Philippines
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
Today, December 14, is when the new Miss World will be crowned at ExCel London. And our Miss World Philippines 2019 Michelle Marquez Dee is ready to fight till the very end. She has come this far and there simply is no letting up in the fight for a second blue crown for the Philippines.
Watch the video of our bet in her Francis Libiran National Costume. It should inspire you even more to root for her.
And do watch out for the very elegant evening gown that she will wear from the same designer. It should be a very special creation that will merit your absolute approval.
Step up to the plate.
The time to shine at your brightest is NOW!
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You always see Miss World Philippines Michelle Dee in those unsmiling, modelesque shots. For a change, here’s our Miss World 2019 bet making us feel her joy at how things are slowly coming up roses in London – in this, the homestretch of the competition.
The Francis Libiran gown above is inspired by the Philippine Seas.
Shot by Mike Gella
Makeup by Dave Quiambao
Hair by July Vito
Below is the promotional teaser for the airing of the Miss World 2019 Finals this coming Saturday on GMA-7.
Miss World Philippines Michelle Dee presents to us her National Costume for Miss World 2019. Designer Francis Libiran is the creator.
Please keep on voting and supporting her in the competition by visiting missworld.com.
You can also follow all her activities on the MobStar app.