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In Praise Of The White Blouse, As Seen On Metro.Style X Bb. Pilipinas

 

COVER QUEENS. The Binibining Pilipinas 2018 titleholders are featured on the cover of Metro.Style. Here's a sneak peek on what went on behind the scenes of our shoot with Miss Universe Philippines 2018 #CatrionaGray (@catriona_gray), Bb. Pilipinas International 2018 #AhtisaManalo (@ahtisa), Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2018 #JehzaHuelar (@jehzahuelar), Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2018 #EvaPatalinjug (@evapatalinjug), Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018 #KarenGallman (@karen_gallman ), and Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2018 #MicheleGumabao @gumabaomichele. • . • . Produced by @gracelibero Photography by @rxandy Creative direction by @theonlychookiecruz Styling by @stylizedstudio – Danae Dizon, Patrick Perez, Joy Bernardo, Steven Coralde, Aina Ampil, and Aia Tabuzo . Makeup by @jellyeugenio for Catriona Gray, @justinenavato for Ahtisa Manalo, @antheabueno for Karen Gallman, @hmuashonezendon for Eva Patalinjug, @mhoyvistan_mua for Jehza Huelar, and @carissacielomedved for Michele Gumabao . Hairstyling by @jaymarlahaylahay for #CatrionaGray (@catriona_gray) and #AhtisaManalo (@ahtisa), @donaldlapez for @revlonphl for #MicheleGumabao (@gumabaomichele) (assisted by Sam Guerrero) and #KarenGallman @karen_gallman), @iamolisara for #EvaPatalinjug (@evapatalinjug) and #JehzaHuelar (@jehzahuelar) . . Writers: @gracelibero, @saraloopdeloop, @akosiboyjorge, and @marielabanes Shoot assistant: James Mangile Special thanks to Gines Enriquez, Ivan de Lara, @terry_dy of Café Amazon (@cafeamazonph), and @stephencapuchino Catriona Gray’s gown: @robortegastudio Dresses of Ahtisa Manalo, Karen Gallman, Eva Patalinhug, Jheza Huelar and Michele Gumabao: @stephtancouture Shot on location at @zoomburst . . #BbPilipinas2018 #BbPilipinasonMetroStyle #Queens #wellstyledlife #lifestyled #lifegoals #inspiredliving @bbpilipinasofficial

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Earlier this week, Metro.Style’s digital exclusive of Bb. Pilipinas was unveiled, with pageant fans swooning over the gorgeous looks and fashion. All 6 of the queens took part in a shoot, complete with matching ensembles, but all unique in their personal stories. The editorials themselves is an ode to the warmer, blooming seasons. Diaphanous dresses, cool pastel tones, the wind in your hair, the easy no-makeup look—but most especially for us, the power of the white blouse.

 

 

FRESH CROP. The newly-crowned Binibining Pilipinas beauty queens take the spotlight on Metro.Style's cover, clad in clean, classic and chic white ensembles. Despite the utter simplicity of their looks, their regal appeal is apparent in their grace and poise, making them truly deserving of their respective crowns. • . Produced by @gracelibero Photography by @rxandy Creative direction by @theonlychookiecruz Styling by @stylizedstudio – Danae Dizon, Patrick Perez, Joy Bernardo, Steven Coralde, Aina Ampil, and Aia Tabuzo . Makeup by @jellyeugenio for Catriona Gray, @justinenavato for Ahtisa Manalo, @antheabueno for Karen Gallman, @hmuashonezendon for Eva Patalinjug, @mhoyvistan_mua for Jehza Huelar, and @carissacielomedved for Michele Gumabao . Hairstyling by @jaymarlahaylahay for #CatrionaGray (@catriona_gray) and #AhtisaManalo (@ahtisa), @donaldlapez for @revlonphl for #MicheleGumabao (@gumabaomichele) (assisted by Sam Guerrero) and #KarenGallman (@karen_gallman), @iamolisara for #EvaPatalinjug (@evapatalinjug) and #JehzaHuelar (@jehzahuelar) . . Writers: @gracelibero, @saraloopdeloop, @akosiboyjorge, and @marielabanes Shoot assistant: James Mangile Special thanks to Gines Enriquez, Ivan de Lara, @terry_dy of Café Amazon (@cafeamazonph), and @stephencapuchino Shot on location at @zoomburst . . #BbPilipinas2018 #BbPilipinasonMetroStyle #Queens #wellstyledlife #lifestyled #lifegoals #inspiredliving @bbpilipinasofficial

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READ: EXCLUSIVE: The Reigning Queens—The Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Titleholders On The Cover Of Metro.Style

 

Like the little black dress, nude pumps and red lipstick, the white blouse is another tried-and-true style icon. Although it doesn’t get much romantic renditions like the little black dress, the white blouse arguably permeates through more aspects of our lives. From school uniforms, street style, to corporate aesthetics, the white blouse is a wardrobe essential. Allow us to count the ways—and not just because it’s beauty queen approved:

 

 

1. Universally Clean And Chic

            You could go all white, like the Bb. Pilipinas beauty queens, or pair it with dark bottoms and you’re good to go. It’s easy and will work for any casual, day-to-day occasion; the ideal look for anyone into minimalism, and for anyone who wants their natural beauty to dominate the look. 

 

 

THE STAR ATHLETE-TURNED-BEAUTY QUEEN • . As one of the most popular Filipino volleybelles, Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2018 Michele Gumabao joined the pageant because she wanted to add another title to follow her name. She shares, "#MicheleGumabao (@gumabaomichele)—host, celebrity volleyball player, businesswoman. I wanted a beauty queen right in there (laughs). It may sound vain, but I’ve always wanted to be so many things... I wanted to influence others, I wanted to create an impact." . . Produced by @gracelibero Photography by @rxandy Creative direction by @theonlychookiecruz Styling by @stylizedstudio Makeup by @carissacielomedved Hairstyling by @donaldlapez for @revlonphl Writer: @akosiboyjorge Shoot assistant: James Mangile . Special thanks to Gines Enriquez, Ivan de Lara, Terry Dy of @cafeamazonph, and Stephen Capuchino . Shot on location at @zoomburst . #BbPilipinas2018 #BbPilipinasonMetroStyle #Queens #wellstyledlife #lifestyled #lifegoals #inspiredliving @bbpilipinasofficial

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2.  Accessories Galore

            One of the great things about the white blouse (and denim jeans combo), is its perfect set-up to let the accessories do the talking. ‘Got a new bag, scarf or jewelry you want to show-off? Wear it with your white-and-denim look!

 

 

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3. Balances Statement Looks

            Fashionistas love to push the boundaries with out-of-this-world pieces, like giant coats, deconstructed tops, textured skirts, feathers and bold accessories. But with all the wild cards, sometimes you just need something to ground, and unify your look. The white blouse does just that, allowing for a basic foothold while you experiment with other components of your look.

 

 

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4. Work And Play In One

            In the office, you can never, ever, ever go wrong with a white blouse. It’s stylish enough to give you that professional air; but in a quick moment’s notice, you can easily transition to a night-out look with a tousle of the hair, a touch of lipstick, and a switch of shoes! We’d start stocking up on white blouses now, for sure!

 

 

Your Monday-morning alarm never looked so good. #BeMoreKaren

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Lead photos by Rxandy Capinpin for Metro.Style. Read more about the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 titleholders here.