What's Inside A Ball Emergency Kit? A Celebrity Stylist Spills
It involves things like Leukoplast, Band-Aids, and diamond studs!
Excitement surrounding the ABS-CBN Ball has gone fever pitch, and we have to admit—a lot of it is because we're wondering what our favorite celebrities will turn up in on the red carpet. Who's going to wear a Terno? Who will go the Maria Clara route? Whatever it is they decide, we know it'll be a fashion extravaganza—a feast for the eyes!
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The 2019 ABS-CBN Ball is celebrating the network's 65 years in the service of the Filipino with Modern Filipiniana as its dress code. As we come together in nationalism for the benefit of Bantay Bata 163’s Bantay Edukasyon Program, nothing is more apt than to honor Filipino culture with the outfits inspired by our heritage. Find out more about this year’s ABS-CBN dress code at the link in our bio! . . . #WellStyledLife #RoadToABSCBNBall #BantayBata163 #BantayEdukasyon #FilipinoPride #ABSCBNBall2019 #METROxABSCBNBall2019
Behind every carefully curated style statement on the red carpet is an army better known as the glam team, consisting of a makeup artist, hair stylist, and a fashion stylist. This team must work in harmony in order to achieve a stellar look worthy of getting on the coveted Best Dressed list. These highly talented individuals spend hours poring over every little detail of the celebrity's look—should she wear red lips? Updo or soft waves? Ball gown or sleek and sexy? The options are endless. But the time arrives when they must decide on the look, give it their best shot, and hope for the best!
As for fashion stylists, their work involves a little more dedication and physical work, as they have to make sure every inch of the outfit fits, and works to the celebrity's advantage. Any slight discomfort can affect how the star carries the outfit, so they make sure everything is A-OK! And to help them avoid these fashion emergencies AKA wardrobe malfunctions, they carry with them a styling kit or an emergency fashion kit even YOU should consider stocking up on for your special dressy occasions.
We spoke to Celebrity Fashion Stylist Myrrh Lao To, and asked him what usually goes into the styling kit of a member of Team Mesmyrrhized. A veteran at dressing some of the brightest stars like Ylona Garcia, KZ Tandingan, Barbie Imperial, and Mariel Padilla, Myrrh knows to be prepared for whatever may come. Here's what's inside his kit:
Inside Myrrh Lao To's Styling Kit
- Inside Myrrh Lao To's Styling Kit
An alternative to regular thread, this stronger string can be used to hold stronger fabrics together
Although this rarely happens, even the finest gowns need to be altered last minute, and you can't always be sure that the designer will be around to personally do the fixes. A sewing kit will surely come in handy!
Loose threads, a too-long hemline, you name it! You can't be caught dead without a pair.
Use this to secure risky necklines, or keep fabrics that need to be stuck together. It's cheap, it's efficient, so stock up!
This is usually the go-to for protecting the soles of shoes that have been borrowed, but in this case, masking tape can be used as a remedy for lighter sticky situations.
For TV shows and live guestings, celebrities usually have Leukoplast stuck to their lapel microphones so that it stays in place without having to be seen. For dressy occasions, it can be used to stick unruly straps and the like so they stay secure.
No one likes lint or "himulmol" as we know it on our dressy clothes, do we? This thing does the trick!
No one likes getting blisters or any of that stuff most especially on a big night, so band aids must be kept in your bag all. the. time.
Because no one likes getting poked by needles while sewing!
Bigger emergencies call for heavier duty sticking! Accessory mishap? A glue gun may be your best bet!
Your celebrity may not have any time to think about these things anymore, so be a savior and stuff your kit with some of these!
If you or your celebrity is experiencing her red day during the big event, it's best to be ready with tampons incase traditional pads seem too bulky for her outfit.
Shoe Gel Protectors
While some shoes look really pretty, they're oftentimes not so comfortable to wear. Protect those feet with gel protectors for every corner of your feet, to make sure dancing is a possibility!
Slinky dress that can't afford a real bra? Opt for nipple tape and dare to bare it all!
Strapless bra but free of a back strap, these stick-ons allow for more movement and freedom!
No one likes to be touched with crummy fingers. Clean up!
This classic pair is a sure fit for anything at all—even fake ones do the trick pretty well!
Simple dangling earrings
If studs are a tad bit too simple for your outfit, simple drop or dangling earrings may turn things up. Have one in silver or gold just to see what fits your dress, and your makeup better!
Photo Credit: Jacatel