“I had a baguette I my fridge that came free with a sourdough loaf I bought. My costume pretty much revolved around that,” Bela Padilla told Preview when we asked about her adorable costume choice for Halloween. A plaid coat and miniskirt topped off with a beret (and long wavy hair, to boot!)—she channeled the “Emily in Paris” lead’s style to a T, and captured it all while doing Emily’s typical selfie stance.
Here’s the story: Her BFF Dani Barretto-Panlilio messaged the day before the actual party about getting together for Halloween. And while Bela initially thought of dressing up a la Harry Styles (so much to love about his style, after all!), all thoughts shifted to Emily when she saw the loaf of French bread.
She shared, “I actually liked the series!” Inspite of all the talk online, she said that she just took the show as the entertaining watch that it is. “Sometimes, that’s the best thing to do to really enjoy,” she adds.
So choosing to dress as Emily Cooper for an impromptu party was also made easy by the fact that she had all the outfit elements already in her closet. Bela said that she could have dressed up as Sylvie, too, but quipped that the baguette wouldn’t have worked as well with a nice LBD.
The year’s popular pop culture characters always have a way of filtering into Halloween costume choices, and we love that Bela chose one from a feel-good series. When we asked about how this October 31st fares in her books she said, “I honestly don’t celebrate anything—birthdays, Halloween. But everything is definitely memorable this year. Nothing ringarde!”>