Above is how it should look on Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo with the headpiece from Manny Halasan and the Rocky Gathercole creation.
Photo credit: Mark Anthony Mombay
Now here’s a reminder: Set your alarm tonight
The 69th Miss Universe Preliminary Competition will promptly start at 7pm EST or 7am in the morning tomorrow (Philippine time). Watch it on the Lazada PH app.
Be there to cheer for Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo!
Photo & Creative Direction @sevenbarretto of @studio7manila
Photography team @claudevillahrmsa @darielmiraflorphotography
Art Direction @erwnbotin of @botinstudios
Special thanks to @jonasempire.ph @bessiebesana @acesandqueens
#MissUniverse2020 #MissUniverse #MissUniversePhilippines2020 #RabiyaMateo
Watch my exclusive interview with Fashion Designer and Jewelry Maker Manny Halasan where he carefully talks about his contribution to Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo’s (Rocky Gathercole) National Costume for the 69th Miss Universe.
I can already envision the final ensemble to be out-of-this-Universe! Knowing Rocky’s aesthetics, it should be. And with the inputs of Manny, it will provide the pageant side of the design I reckon.
So the cat is out of the bag.
Dubai-based Furne One will do the competition gowns of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo in the 69th Miss Universe, while the late Rocky Gathercole will make a posthumous debut on the Miss Universe stage for her National Costume.
Such a sad, sad news.
World-Class Designer Rocky Gathercole passed away just earlier tonight.
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.
Rest in peace. 😔
P.S. According to reports, his death was not caused by any sickness. More of an accident inside the house, I was told.
Above is the official photo of Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas Katrina Llegado for Reina Hispanoamericana. Please click on the image to like and share so we can continue supporting our representative in Sta. Cruz, Bolivia.
In the meantime, below are photos from the National Costume presentation at the Carnaval Boulevard where Katrina made it as one of the Top 5 Finalists. She wore a Rocky Gathercole creation.
Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas Katrina S. Llegado was a finalist in the National Costume Competition of Reina Hispanoamericana where she wore an Ibong Adarna ensemble by Designer Rocky Gathercole with heels by Jojo Bragais and the assistance of Pablo Galicia Mendez III and Moderna Filipinas Fabrica.
Our Reina is indeed a colorful vision in this costume!
Before Christmas this year, someone will soar higher than ever before. And I hope it’s going to be Miss Philippines Emma Tiglao in Miss Intercontinental 2019!
Our Queen is ready to take flight in these photos where she is wearing Rocky Gathercole.
Creative Direction | Georgette Garrido
Styling| Vhee Co
Associate Stylist | @missauranicole
MakeUp | @ayen_carmona
Designer | @veryGathercole
Shoes | Jojo Bragais
Up to now, I have constantly teetered between #Binibini26 Emma Tiglao and #Binibini12 Gazini Ganados on who deserves to win a good crown more than the other. They appear to be almost in the same mold and impact.
For now, let’s discuss about the Kapampangan beauty Emma and her chances of finally realizing a lifelong pageant dream in Bb. Pilipinas 2019.
Here are more shots taken by Borj Meneses assisted by Christence Mallari at the Where?House! Studio
MakeUp: Mariah Santos
Hair: Arvin Santos
Feather : Rocky Gathercole
Earrings : Christopher E Munar
StyledBy : Vhee Co and Francis Chee of StyleItPh
Best of luck to Miss Intercontinental Philippines 2018 Karen Gallman in tonight’s finals of the 47th Miss Intercontinental. The competitiom has gotten harder with the presence of strong favorites Gabriela Soley of Paraguay and Olivia Möller of Germany. But knowing our bet’s fierce determination to do the country proud, I’m pretty sure she will do well when the going gets tough.
Photography Raymond Saldaña
Styling Patrick Henry Mergano
Associate Stylist Sonnyboy Tuazon Romeo Roxas Esguerra Jr.
Designer Rocky Gathercole
Set Design Fj Sionson
Location Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Check out Samantha Lo, the former Binibining Cebu Tourism 2017 who was recently named Best Model of the World-Philippines 2018. She will travel to Istanbul, Turkey to represent the country (along with male winner Aaron Davis, left photo) in BEST MODEL of the WORLD 2018 from December 2-8, 2018.
In the photoshoot above held at the Empire Studios, Sam is wearing Rocky Gathercole courtesy of Victor Felarca. Styling: STYLE BY O. Photo by Henrique Soriano