Miss Universe 1973 Margarita “Margie” Moran is currently the President of Ballet Philippines. And since the dance company is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and 50th Season this year, a collaboration with world-renowned Fashionable Designer Michael Cinco was set in motion.
In this blog entry are two of her photos taken inside the CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines) where she is so elegantly dressed in a black creation of the said designer. She still looks as gloriously beautiful as the day she won our country’s second Miss Universe crown in Athens, Greece.
Do watch the video below which promotes the 50th Season of Ballet Philippines.
Super proud of these #Top12 Filipino Designers who dressed up a dozen of the delegates for Miss Universe 2018 during last night’s Preliminary Competition:
Joey Galon for Belize
Rian Fernandez for Cambodia
Michael Cinco for Canada
Mark Bumgarner for Ecuador
Paolo Blanco for Guam
Joel Escober for Japan
Jian Lasala for Kenya
Ivanka Hipolito for Malta
Bea Bianca for Nepal
Sidney Eculla for New Zealand
Benj Leguiab IV for Nicaragua
Mak Tumang for the Philippines
Applause for all of them!
I don’t normally recommend movies to watch, but this one is just too good to pass up on.
Was able to catch “Crazy Rich Asians” yesterday and boy, am I glad I did because this is the kind of feel-good film I crave for. All.The.Time.
Constance Wu and Henry Golding make a delightful couple onscreen, but it is the role of Gemma Chan I aspire to identify with the most. Don’t ask me why just yet. I just love her “Astrid” character.
And the part of Kris Aquino? She is definitely not an extra. It was more like a special appearance that made her look like the definitive #CrazyRichAsian royalty as Princess Intan. I love it that Michael Cinco dressed her up in that fabulous yellow gown – a true “color of joy” in a movie so pleasurable to spend 2 hours and 10 minutes in. And there’s nothing to feel guilty about it either.
P.S. Don’t leave your seats immediately after the end credits start rolling in. ‘Nuff said haha
Listen now to the opening track of the movie based on the bestselling Kevin Kwan novel that sets the tone to an altogether wonderful movie experience!
When Miss World 1994 Aishwarya Rai walked the red carpet during the 71st Festival du Cannes in an original butterfly gown by Michael Cinco, the camera flashes and all did not stop – literally every step of the way. The 3-meter train alone can leave any spectator breatless.
And mind you, this is not the first time that the Indian beauty icon proudly wore a creation of Cinco. The two of them have created a perfect team-up, I reckon.
Watch the video below.
Michael Cinco in Iceland
You want something juicy to talk about? Now this one is a safe blind item because – after all – negotiations did not prosper so it’s just something to make wild guesses about.
Who is this Binibini among the present forty (40) who was originally scheduled to be dressed up by the Impalpable Michael Cinco in the competition? At first, the mere thought of this lady wearing his creation/s would be so intimidating to other designers or even the other candidates as it will give that kind of advantage that can be considerably hard to match in terms of media mileage and popularity. Somehow, the lit-fire was doused just at the right moment. Perhaps, the risk on both wearer and the Designer can be weighty – more on the latter in my opinion.
Do not ask me clues on who the Binibini is because my lips are permanently sealed on this one. Just enjoy the discussions.
Now since we are in the subject of Michael Cinco, do watch out for the fashion show that will be this year’s most anticipated as he will be joined by Francis Libiran, Amato Furne, Ezra Santos and Cary Santiago in a grand event aptly titled “World Class” in celebration of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel’s 20th Anniversary. It will be held at the Pacific Grand Ballroom on October 6. 😉
Is that really Maxine Medina on the left wearing a Michael Cinco? Look again , and gaze on the right photo.
You have to hand it to some pageant fans overflowing with love and adoration for Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina. Whoever did the head-switching photos above came up with a really seamless transfer.
For the information of many, the original photo (see below) was taken from the Couturissimo Fashion Show of Dubai-based Filipino Designer Michael Cinco held in Paris just recently. And with the divinely inspiring gown, a fee nips and tucks here and there did the trick of making it look like Maxine was the one who walked the runway. Clever? I got fooled initially. But my contact in the fashion industry immediately furnished me the right image.
No harm done. Just having fun, I guess. At least, we know what’s real and what’s reel. 🙂
Maxine’s head superimposed on the model’s body above
The original photo taken from the Couturrisimo Show of Michael Cinco
Bench Body held an underwear show that highlighted its latest lines, including the Michael Cinco Collection
Mr. World Philippines 2014 John Spainhour during the show
In this, the latest fashion show of Bench Body (with crisp images from our reliable lens man Bruce Casanova
), the popular underwear company unveiled its Michael Cinco Collection alongside the newest designs of its regular line. While this event does not measure up to the big ones staged at the MOA Arena every two years, it still bears watching given the new contours in undergarments that keep the interest of consumers – like myself
– always alive and in the mood for buying.
Bench Body endorser Mr. World Philippines 2014 John Spainhour helps boost the sales, for sure. But with the name of Michael Cinco attached to some of the inner wearables, there is an added premium. Except for that one with the winged unicorn emblazoned all over the front, I have all his pieces here. 😉
There's only so much you can do for underwears, but Bench Body always makes sure it keeps the trend fresh and exciting (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)
Blue in an off shade gives a time-stop of divine elegance to this pair
A wave of light purple transforms this pair into full strokes of couture genius
Different shades of white resonate into a heady mix of purity and light-as-a-feather imperfection.
A throwback to touches in classic M5
In the fashion album of Michael Cinco’s Spring/Summer 2015 Collection – as uploaded online by Senatus
– the Dubai-based Filipino Fashion Designer brings us back once more to a world of modern elegance interlocked with mild and scattered touches of avant garde that give the creations a world appeal that is at once ethereal and forward-thinking the next. Colors veer away from the traditional, with less commercial shades of blue, soft purples, and more off than off-whites grabbing your eyes in a divine collection that has never lost the trademark M5 touches in all of his latest outputs.
M5, as he is more popularly known, has dressed up both Valerie Weigmann and Queenie Rehman during their respective Miss World missions. Prior to the two, he also provided Sandra Seifert’s gown during Miss Earth 2009.
Who could be his next muse for 2015? 😉
Overflowing laces and structurally-placed cut-offs give these designs powerful visions of modern femininity.
If you want to see more, click HERE.
Just a sneak peek of Valerie's wardrobe for London (Photo credit: Jonas Gaffud)
Of course, Val can't bring her beloved cat, Chobi, to London. But that blue Bing Cristobal number she is wearing just might make the trip!
At least eight (8) Designer evening gowns. Tons of cocktail dresses, casual wears and assorted heels. Boxes of make-up. And a treasure chest full of heart and commitment.
Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann will be flying direct to London via Philippine Airlines on November 20 (that’s Thursday next week). But not before she gets a proper send-off tomorrow evening at the Nest.
Last-minute preparations are going crazy. And Jonas Gaffud is personally supervising her wardrobe. Meticulously, I must add. A quick rundown of the designers she will be wearing in the English capital include Randy Ortiz, Lulu Tan-Gan, Bing Cristobal plus a few creative minds from Vatican Fashion Museum such as Eric delos Santos and possibly the guy who dressed her up for the nationals, Yako Reyes. You all know by now who is being talked about as doing her competition gown for the finals. Go munch on your MCdonald fries first before saying his name out loud. In addition, fab shoes by Jojo Bragais will definitely be inside one of the huge luggages. Excess baggage weight in the making, but who cares?
That’s pretty much what I can report for now. But rest assured, there’s more to anticipate and watch out for.
Are you all excited? 😀