This Is What It’s Like Being Part Of Nadine Lustre’s Glam Team, According To Her Stylist
It's 2018, and Nadine Lustre still reigns as one of the coolest girls on the block.
Known for her undeniable talent, edgy looks, her ultra curated Instagram feed, and most of all, for her unapologetic authenticity—a breath of fresh air in the world of glitz and glamour—there's no taking the spotlight away from the 24-year-old singer-actress.
Whether it be on television, on big screens, on red carpet events, or even on social media, fans and fashion enthusiasts have their eyes wide open, awaiting Nadine's big entrance with one question in mind—What trend is she going to pull off today?
Nadine's signature look is anything but sweet and girly. It's casual cool, always new, and always exciting—and for that, Nadine has her stylist, 27-year-old Joanna Garcia, to thank. The stylish duo first met in 2015 for MTV Pinoy, and has been inseparable ever since. "Ate Joanna is very updated. She knows what trends are in, and what I like about her is that she knows what I want. Kunwari, sasabihin ko, 'Ate Joanna', gusto ko ganito', she knows the exact clothes I want to wear," shares the award-winning actress.
Photo: Ria Regino for Star Studio Magazine
In an interview with Star Studio Magazine, Joanna Garcia shares what it’s like working with the actress, host, makeup maven, and the Metro Magazine April 2018 cover girl. Keep scrolling!
1. Nadine and Joanna share the same fashion style!
"We have the same style," Nadine quips. And of course, that works to their advantage, making their process a whole lot easier. "Nadine is very stylish—she can actually style herself! She has an eye, so sometimes, I just help her," shares Joanna. "But sometimes, hindi ko rin kaya mag-isa," the actress adds. "Ate Joanna is always there. Whenever she brings clothes, I choose from them—it's really a collaboration."
2. Nadine’s style evolved from cosplay chic to modern and trendy.
Nadine's fashion style was heavily influenced by the Japanese culture, especially when she started reading Vivi magazines in 2012. "[My style before was] very playful. Hindi naman colorful, pero yung mga pieces na sinusuot ko ay pullover and pleated skirts. Very Japanese talaga. But now, I'm more into trendy pieces," shares Nadine. "Mahilig siya mag-cosplay before, but now, it's streamlined na rin!" adds Joanne. "There are neutrals and blacks, but [her outfits] still look feminine and sexy."
Nadine Lustre in 2014
Nadine Lustre in 2017
3. Her wardrobe is organized by color.
"She has a lot of clothes. She likes to shop!" shares Joanna. The actress agrees, adding that she personally organizes her clothes by color. "Ako talaga yung nag-aayos. Tapos for example, for my looks on 'It's Showtime', doon kami sa bahay, and we choose the clothes."
4. These are some of the duo's favorite Nadine x Joanna looks:
ABS-CBN Christmas 2016 special
"This was something different and something new. It was definitely a fashion risk!" shares Nadine. "We were thinking whether it was too trendy or too sexy because of the slit and the fur. But velvet was the hottest trend that season!" adds Joanna.
'This Time' press conference
This iconic Nadine Lustre look easily makes it to Joanna's list of favorites. Donning a blush pink gown created by Mak Tumang and designed by the actress herself, she walked the red carpet in thigh-high gladiator heels—an unconventional yet classy pairing. "We love coming up with new styles and ideas. Iba din yung ma-express mo yung sarili mo through the clothes you're wearing." shares the celebrity stylist. "Nadine is a very visual person. She likes to draw, and she likes to look through pegs."
Logo dressing for 'It's Showtime'
Lastly, another look that made a mark for Joanna was when the actress sported a Tommy Hilfiger outfit for 'It's Showtime'. "Nung time na yun, wala pang celebrities na nag lo-logo shirts," shares the stylist.
5. Keeping up with today's trends
Nadine mentions that her favorite trends are denim pieces, ankle boots, and streetwear. Her top wardrobe picks are: a denim jacket, a pair of high waist shorts, an oversized shirt, sneakers, and of course, boots.
6. The secret to an amazing client-stylist relationship?
It's simple: Communication! Since Joanna and Nadine are good friends (they even hang out together outside of work!), they can talk to and collaborate with each other clearly.
7. Style Mantra
According to Joanna, her celebrity client's style is ever-evolving. "Nadine is not stuck with just one style. Ang dami niyang tina-try na trends, and she knows what works for her and what doesn't." But despite the celebrity's ever-changing looks, their goal as a duo is to consistently create double tap-worthy looks every single time Nadine makes an appearance.
Senyorita ?????? hot hot @nadzlustre killing it in a simple oversized white tee + waistrainer. This goes to show that you can be sexy without showing too much skin and with the simplest basic pieces in your wardrobe + a statement piece, like this belt. ? #fusion2017 #styledbyjoannagarcia assisted by @bettinabanez thank you @vivaartistsagency
Lead photo and interview courtesy of Star Studio Magazine
Photos via @joannagee