Mister Universal Ambassador 2017 Luong Gia Huy is quite an in-demand model in his home country of Vietnam. He got hist break from the Vietnam Supermodel contest in 2015. The 22 year old model, who stands at 5’11”, was initially compared to KPop superstar Choi Siwon for his looks.
I have talked a couple of weeks ago about preparing your pageant wardrobe. And today’s #FashionFridays post will be about my take on a pageant wardrobe for Miss Universe Philippines Rachel Peters. Rachel has a fun loving free spirited vibe to her. But there is a kind of feminine sensuality in her that isn’t overtly seen. Rachel shines best when she wears clothes without too much frills…no fussy details, no laces, no florals, just clean lines. So I imagined that she would be perfect in a wardrobe that is a shout-out to designers like Balmain, Lanvin and Versace. The Silhouettes: linear silhouettes to emphasize Rachel’s height and proportions, boned corseted bodices that act like armour, pinched waists The Colors: Gold, Mango and Canary (only for the key pieces of the collection) The Fabrics: silk gazaar, silk back crepe, mid-weight coated twill, The Design Elements: huge flirty flounces, zipper back details on pencil skirts, suede finish crocodile tone-on-tone prints, Swarovski crystals in different shapes & sizes mirroring shattered glass, printed paillettes with matte gold back…
The first set of clothes is a group of separates that comprises of a corset and cigarette pants that has printed sequins with matte gold back (which changes colors depending on how one pats down the sequins), a pencil skirt with suede croc print and a zip back detail, a loose square blazer with tone-on-tone gold-thread embroidery, a double breasted sleeveless blazer with corseted bodice and slim leg pants both with suede croc print. This set conveys strong empowered young woman.
The second group of clothes are dressier outfits that can cross from day to nighttime events. Huge flounces, printed sequins, suede finish crocodile prints and back zip details adds coherence in this group. This has a more decidedly sexy vibe to it but adds some flirty fun into it.
The last set has a haute couture feel to it that is gonna have people look twice on the wearer. A play on symmetry and pattern manipulation is made on these outfits to have more of an Alber Elbaz’ Lanvin feel to them. Nude tulle detail with embroidery or polymorphic crystal detail ties the gowns together. Bling is dialed down to a minimum but the exaggerated flounces and swags adds enough drama to the entire collection.
This collection is a simple wishlist and an exercise in creativity. Hopefully Rachel would be given a great wardrobe for Miss Universe this year.
Maureen Wroblewitz is featured on StarStyle.Ph… The German-Filipina, fresh from her win has just been shot by Miguel Almajan and styled by Ryuji Shiomitsu.
Here are snippets of her interview with Starstyle.Ph: Did you ever feel insecure to live with some of the most beautiful girls in Asia? Oh I already prepared myself before going there. I was like, “I’m going to feel insecure especially because of my height, my age, and my modeling experience.” It was not even them being beautiful, it was mostly about their modeling experience and their height because I was the shortest. That was what made me really insecure. Especially when they were telling me that I’m “just a pretty face.” That was hard because that was something I always wanted to prove wrong. Was there ever a time you wanted to give up because of the bullying you experienced? Oh yeah. There were plenty of times I felt like, “Why am I like still here? Just eliminate me.” There were times of frustration but I always thought to myself—especially when I was the last Filipina left, I knew that this was no time for giving up and it was something I always wanted to prove to myself, that I don’t give up and that I am strong and I can fight haters.
What was your biggest motivation? My biggest motivation was actually the Philippines. A Filipina has never won the competition so that was one of the biggest motivations. But also my mom because she’s always believed in me and I always wanted to prove to everyone and to myself that I am as strong as she was. What are you looking forward to the most this year? I’m looking forward to really living my dream, to really do what I love to do and always waited to do. I’m looking forward to meeting a lot of my supporters and to hopefully travel outside of the Philippines.
It seems that the gorgeous Mister Universal Ambassador Aleksa Gavrilovic is fast becoming a Dolce & Gabbana favorite model.
Today’s #FashionFridays post is on Serbian Aleksa Gavrilovic. The 6’1″ hunk with chiseled jaws is highly visible at the Dolce & Gabbana online store wearing the latest Capri collection from the designer duo. The Capri collection features “the traditional Sicilian majolica ceramics are linked to the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea in the prints of this collection” (as described in the website. Aleksa is featured wearing 7 looks from the collection.
But that is not the only thing going for him as he is also to walk once again for the designer duo’s Alta Sartoria collection (men’s haute couture collection) this coming July 8th.
Mister Universal Ambassador Aleksa Gavrilovic is turning out to be one of the busiest and most fashionably booked winner among last year’s bevy of winners. Aleksa is featured in the recent Men’s Health Magazine with a 7 page fashion editorial entitled “Let’s Go to the Beach”. The 6’1″ is on the June 2017 edition of the magazine with pictures shot by fashion photographer Milos Nadazdin.
It is Friday so it must be time for another #FashionFridays post.
It’s Menswear Fashion Week in Milan and we see reigning Mister Universal Ambassador Aleksa Gavrilovic walking the secret fashion show of Dolce & Gabbana Sartoria show for Spring-Summer 2018. The show happened the evening before the unveiling of the designer duo’s SS 2018 collection. The Sartoria collection is a much different affair as a handfull journalists were invited to the more intimate show without their knowledge that they will be witnessing the tailoring collection of the Milan-based fashion house.
Aleksa walked the runway at Dolce & Gabbana’s perma-buzzy Martini Bar on Corso Venezia. He was one of the models joining with other Dolce & Gabbana male model favorites like Adam Senn, Sam Webb, Evandro Soldati and Arthur Kulkov.