|MGR in red ball dress by Renan Pacson|
Awit ng Ibong Adarna necklace by Palamuti by PJ Valenciano
Makeup by Chuchie Ledesma for Creations by Lourd Ramos
Hair by Jay-Ar for Creations by Lourd Ramos
Last November 17, 2012, I had the privilege of being part of Manila's most anticipated charity ball of the year - the 11th Philippine Tatler Ball - held at the Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangri-la Hotel. Just like in the past years, the well-heeled society congregated to the opulent venue in their most alluring evening gowns and suits.
The night before the ball, we already had our hair colored and trimmed at Creations by Lourd Ramos in Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City. I was so happy with my new hair color (base: mocha brown, low lights: dark ash brown). Trimming my locks also gave it more volume and subtle, sexy waves, which I actually love.
|The night before the ball|
On the day of the ball, I had to go back to Creations to have my hair and makeup done. I was actually planning to do my own hair and makeup but decided last minute to have it done professionally at a salon. Chuchie, the makeup artist did a neutral smokey eye look for me complemented by pale nude lips. She had also put some falsies (a first time for me) which really made my eyes look dramatic. I hope I can replicate it on my own! For my hair, Jay-ar rolled my locks into big velcro rollers for some big sexy curls. Nice!
|Subtle smokey eyes and pale lips plus sexy curls!|
My friend , Renan Pacson, made me a bustier dress with full bias skirt in metallicized silk tafetta, while PJ Valenciano had created a red and black Awit ng Ibong Adarna necklace and earrings to complement my gown.
|Awit ng Ibong Adarna by Palamuti|
The design is inspired by a mythical bird from Philippine literature “Ibong Adarna” by Francisco Balagtas. It has simple swirling patterns perfect for the ball's Chinoiserie theme. The necklace can actually be worn to add flair to a plain white or black shirt.
The night was full of gastronomic masterpieces, overflowing wine and champagne, entertainment, and of course, a charity auction for the benefit of Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation.
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