Just as I blogged about the standout creations during the Miss Philippines-Earth 2010 Cultural Competition, I felt the need to make a separate post on the ones which left much to be desired. Reasons I have for including the following in my less-than-desirable list of designs are poor execution and/or below average styling and/or mediocre aesthetics and/or lack of fluidity. Let me just say that I am not in any way stating any negative remark on the wearer but the outfit themselves. I also opted not to be too cruel with my remarks anymore because that would be adding insult to injury. At any rate, if you find my quick comments harsh, then just imagine what’s going on inside my mind while looking at them.
Miss San Jose del Monte City Lorraine Asis - OMG, I can't see even an iota of creativity in this design!
Miss Antipolo City Pamela Bianca de Leon - OMG, the styling makes her look like an alien! And what's with the flower girl basket with pitiful yellow ribbon hanging?
Miss Municipality of Bongabong Abbygale Rey - OMG, very amateurish and crude in execution! And a Big Bird headdress? Double OMG!
Miss Municipality of Kawit Pauline Dollaga - OMG, she looked heavily pregnant and heavily-weighed down!
Miss Tagaytay City Nadine Karla de Roxas - OMG, another amateurish creation that falls short of polish in execution!
Miss Cebu City Sian Elizabeth Maynard - OMG, I expected a lot more from the designer but this one makes the upper and lower parts created by two separate designers who did not collaborate at all!
Miss Municipality of Angono Alyssa Angelaine Tolentino - OMG, the silhouette is right, but the execution and aesthetics are less than average.
Miss Municipality of Gumaca Kris Ortiz - OMG, I can't help it...this costume could've been saved if not for the overly-busy design and odd placement of accents which look like oysters.
Miss Municipality of Imus Christine Weizel Guzman - OMG, what's with the obsession with tassles this year? This is one of the poorly-tassled pieces.
Miss Municipality of Romblon Ma. Rizel Macasa - OMG, I wanted to like the concept but it just doesn't do it for me!
I hope I didn’t offend anyone, but if I did…my apologies. I was expecting more from the participating designers. And please don’t start me with budget constraints because good taste, genuine creativity and resourcefulness do not necessitate exorbitant amounts to make all the time.