When I got to the entrance, I begin to figure out how big the place is. This shot captures just 1/15 of the lobby.
I got there a bit late already as I came from the office, so this is why the front row seats are jam packed already.
This is the whole ballroom proper. You just really have to be there to see how big it really is because I know it looks to grand here, but still looks even grander in real life…
It’s nice to have seen Hyewon Jang and Chelsea Robato in lovely Randy Ortiz bridal gowns. I love the details on his outputs.
His muse for the night is Rissa Mananquil-Trillo who is so unfair because this is most definitely not the body of someone who has had three kids.
The second designer is no other than the great Rhett Eala. It’s amusing how you can immediately tell that those creations are his because of how structured his creations are. Like you know it’s him when it’s satin, when it’s all about geometry and draping, and not much to do with lace and beading.
The best part is his muse, Catriona Gray!!! I have loved Catriona for the longest time and seeing her in real life is really a priceless experience for me.
And can I just say how much she should pursue this modeling thing I mean she looks good in every single angle she is shot in.
|Catriona Gray at Marry Me At Marriott|
Third to show his creations is Jun Escario. It’s my first time to see his creations even if I hear his name often, and I’m again amused at how Western his dresses (and models hee hee hee) are.
In an archipelago dominated by Veluz gowns (I am laughing as I write this because I know that even just by reading this sentence you are already thinking of a woman in a corset dress and a mesh cover up with 10000000 beads and a puffy skirt to go with it, now that’s a signature dress), this is what I’d call rare. I haven’t seen a lot of weddings here in the Philippines wherein the bride’s dress isn’t heavily beaded.
This collection is so refreshing to me because of all the draping, plus the use of a lot of nice rosy tones in the color scheme. I really see myself walking down the aisle in something like these.
After Jun’s show, pro ballet dancers entertain the audience.
I now admire the people who are able to capture ballerinas while dancing because I realize how hard it is to catch their jumps perfectly while they’re in motion.
It’s now time for Rajo Laurel’s show. Hi there Kylie Verzosa!!
The amusing part for his show, or perhaps for the whole evening for most audience members, is Alex Gonzaga walking down the runway in one of Rajo’s creations.
After his show, all the models come back onto the runway, and the designers also appear quickly to take a bow and receive flowers from audience members.
Here’s Randy Ortiz and Rissa Mananquil.
Rhett Eala with Catriona Gray
|Catriona Gray and Rhett Eala|
Jun Escario and Angel Jacob.
Rhett Eala with Jessica Kienle and Alex Gonzaga.
Frederick Peralta and Rima Ostwani.
And of course, the after-show empty auditorium photo.