The Star Magic Ball is always an exciting event. I always feel like the fairy god mother in events like these as I am able to experiment and play with what ideas I have in my head. The ball is pretty much a showbiz insiders event however the magnitude is amplified by the mega wattage of stars that attend the ball.
Bea Alonso only fitted her gown 2 days before the event. She was in the midst of finishing her new film and her schedule was booked rock solid!
I was fortunate enough to dress up 7 celebrities for the event. I wish I could have cloned myself and got to visit all of them but I did end up visiting 4 out of the 7 so that was pretty much a good batting average. Because celebrities have the most difficult work schedules it was really quite challenging to pin them down for a fitting. Fitting these dresses are extremely vital because everyone is going to be looking at the stars and what they will be wearing. The pressure for us designers in really strong. So fittings are really important.
Because everyone looks up to these celebrities as templates of style and fashion. It is the designers responsibility to push the envelope and develop directional ideas on how one should be dressing up for big events like this. I for one was in a very dark dramatic mood. I wanted to create gowns that had these romantic goth to the spirit. I also wanted to experiment with new materials. Starting out with my fascination with feathers. Then it became leather and silk thread that would look like hair. I also wanted to use metals and and lucite. My goal was to create evening dresses that would move away from the standard crystals and that preverbal bling. In other words something new!
Good thing we found time. This was around 830am and she had zero sleep. She still managed to look extremely beautiful and so flawless.
I wanted to experiment with the idea of a modern flapper for Ms. Kaye Abad.
Detail! It was like creating a weave! LOL!
This was the leather and tulle starting point for Ms. Nikki Valdes. I had to guess her measurements as it was not given to me.
Nikki and I decided to tweak the neckline a bit and made it dangerous! LOL!
I thought it really worked!
My girls worked non stop to get my Black swan gown to the ball in time.
Love the iridescent quality of these feathers.
Kaye Abad’s back detail.
The finished product! I really loved the result.
This new flapper dress is going to be quite the winner.
Bea’s black swan bodice.
Nikki’s leather neckline.
I went to Bea’s room to help her change. I loved the fresh floral arrangements.
I was happy the I had Ms. Liz Uy beside me the whole time while preparing for the ball. I love working with her!
The Genius that is Juan Sarte III did Bea’s luminous make up!
Behind the scenes!
Bea Alonso as my BLACK SWAN!
Liz does her thing!
Happy to see Be a really happy with her gown!
I love the excitement of dressing up for the big parties! It’s almost as fun as coming to the ball.
Bea is is so FIERCE!
Getting ready for the ball.
Shaina is a really gorgeous Amir Sali gown.
Were all set!
WOW! Look at how many likes Bea got!
One of my favourite couples!
Loving Guji’s Leather Tux! Kaye is so sexy!
So as promised I am providing all of you a photo essay on my own personal Star Magic ball experience. Thank you for the opportunity and it was really such an honour and a pleasure!