…and thank you to Marlo Javier for my gown…


Dressing up for Bb. Pilipinas’ coronation night is always a major production for me! And to me, that means hard work, tiis ganda and a whole lot of FUN!

The very first thing was to find a designer – Marlo Javier was my pick and he had this gorgeous Fuschia gown for me. It had a small train, elegant beadwork and pleats. Scroll down to see it. I am not sure what the tela is called but Marlo says he can no longer find the cloth which is stretchy, satiny and somewhat shiny.

Champagne-colored earrings... by Christopher Munar

Champagne-colored earrings… by Christopher Munar. The cute cap I’m wearing that says ‘high maintenance’ is courtesy of my friend Sal…

My next step was to find earrings that would complement my gown. I remembered this earring designer – Christopher Munar – whom I met during my stint as mentor in Pinay Beauty Queen Academy. He has beautifully hand-crafted felt-backed earrings and I picked a champagne colored pair from his collection. Do you like them?

Next: choosing a make-up artist. I decided on Sanny Deleva who first fixed me up for Mrs Globe Philippines 2014 when I hosted it last year.

That's Sanny Deleva, one of my favorite make-up artists...

That’s Sanny Deleva, one of my favorite make-up artists…

Then my shoes – I remembered that I had a champagne-colored pair of open toe heels that had stones that matched my earrings. I got them a year ago and decided that they would be perfect for my look. Sorry, don’t have a photo of it…

Apart from my make-up Sanny also helped me choose my hair style – a soft bun on the side with a gentle wave going down one of my temples.

My hair and make-up by Sanny Deleva...

My hair and make-up by Sanny Deleva…

And now, it’s time to put everything together…

Marlo Javier and Sanny Deleva doing some last minute fussing over me. I feel so mothered!

Marlo Javier and Sanny Deleva doing some last minute fussing over me. I feel so mothered!

Marlo and Sanny often work together, specially with brides-to-be. If you are looking for a designer for your wedding gown and a make-up artist who can make you look flawless, then consider these two – they are AWESOME and a lot of fun!

Voila! I am pageant-ready...!!!

Voila! I am pageant-ready…!!!

This collage was made by Marlo Javier... I look suspiciously skinnier here... LOL!

This collage was made by Marlo Javier… I look suspiciously skinnier here… LOL!

Now it’s time to go to Bb. Pilipinas 2015 coronation night and see how my Marlo Javier gown stacks up against the outfits of my darling beauty queen friends…

Marlo Javier's gown is wonderful - it doesn't steal attention and yet it is fabulous!

Marlo Javier’s gown is wonderful – it doesn’t steal attention and yet it is fabulous!

Can you name the beauties in the photos from left to right? I’m the third from the left and as you can see we all look so lovely in our solid colors!

Here are more photos…  Enjoy!

Lovely queens in Fuschia and Sea Green

Lovely queens in Fuschia and Sea Green

With Patti Betita and Desiree Verdaro...  my favorite beauty queen friends!

With Patti Betita and Desiree Verdaro… my favorite beauty queen friends!

Pamela Bianca Manalo (white) is special to me... I started my blog right before she won Bb. Pilipinas Universe...

Pamela Bianca Manalo (white) is special to me… I started my blog right before she won Bb. Pilipinas Universe…

Partying with 2nd Runner up Kimverlyn Suiza and Sash Factor blogger Raymond Golez!

Partying with 2nd Runner up Kimverlyn Suiza and Sash Factor blogger Raymond Golez! Dang Cecilio on the far left and Sharon Hughes on the far right

Loving Christi McGarry... look at how she towers over me!

Loving Christi McGarry… look at how she towers over me!

With Janicel Lubina, BB. Pilipinas International 2015!

With Janicel Lubina, BB. Pilipinas International 2015!

With the brand new Miss Philippines Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach!

With the brand new Miss Philippines Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach!

To Rogelie Catacutan fans… I’m sorry but I missed out on getting a solo shot with our new Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2015 but at the next Binibini event, I’ll make up for it. I am dying to get to know her better! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my ‘kwentong gown’…

MABUHAY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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