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 #Binibini34 Mercedes Pair in her Bb. Pilipinas National Costume created by Basha “Poi” Subijano:
The Queen of Philippine Folk Dance – “Bulaklakan”
On Mercedes is a costume inspired by the famous Filipino folk dance “Bulaklakan”.
“Bulaklakan” or the dance of flowers is usually held during the month of May in the Philippines as this is the month known when flowers bloom at its best.
We hold a garland of leaves and flowers attached to a wire, bamboo or rattan so that the garland will arch when held overhead and we usually gently sway these arcs of garlands to gracefully give honor to Virgin Mary.
The designer of this national costume, Ms Poi Subijano, came up with the idea using vibrant colors to represent the joyful culture of the Philippines.
The bodice of this costume is a Filipiniana Butterfly Sleeves adorned with precious pearls from south sea. Spanish lace were used for the top fabric and the flamboyant skirt is filled with flowers to signify festivity and glamour.
Photography: Raymond Saldaña
Set: Henry Reyes HGR Events and Sabrosas
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
Reclaim the summer feels and bask in the tropics with these queens as they showcase their modeling prowess in the new BRAGAIS™️ Cruise Collection.
Here are Binibinis 31-40 of Bb. Pilipinas 2020.
Project Manager: Bessie Besana
Creative Director: Jed Velasco
Photographer: Ari Simangan
Head Fashion Stylist: Vhee Co
Head Make-Up Artist: Arnel Palmera
Set Designer: Mykefrancis Mayores
Cherry blossoms in June!
Here are Binibinis 31-40 in their official swimwear photos for Bb. Pilipinas 2020.
This batch completes all the #Binibinis.
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