The ABS-CBN Ball is back in full swing, and for this 2023 soiree, all eyes are glued to the happenings inside Makati Shangri-La's Rizal Ballroom as everyone waited with bated breath to see their favorite Kapamilya celebs all glammed up.
Needless to say, Belle Mariano was one of the stars who stole the spotlight. The 21-year-old has entered her leading lady era, and there's nothing quite like a red carpet moment in a jaw-dropping ballgown to celebrate it in style.
LOOK: Belle Mariano's Exquisite Michael Leyva Outfit at the ABS-CBN Ball 2023
Styled by Adrianne Concepcion, Belle collaborated with fashion designer Michael Leyva in coming up with an elegant ensemble worthy of any silverscreen siren. Done in a luxe champagne color, the eye-catching frock with a full skirt and fitted bodice boasted six different kinds of hand-sewns crystals and a strategically positioned cut-out. It's a masterclass on perfectly balancing glamorous and sexy.
Collaborating with her go-to makeup artist Jake Galvez and hairstylist RJ Dela Cruz, she went for a beauty look that's soft and lady-like, highlighting her youth and the glitzy showbiz era she is in. For the first time since working together, Jake opted for rose gold hues for Belle's glam, while RJ went for an effortless "messy sexy" 'do.
This momentous occasion—and her stunning look—was commemorated with a photoshoot held the day before, lensed by Dookie Ducay under the creative direction of Eugene David at the Balara Content House.
Her outfit was then completed with jewelry from Bvlgari's Divas' Dream collection, custom six-inch nude platform heels from MX Studio, and a white Cabebe shell minaudière from Neil Felipp. "We hope that the look that we worked on gave Belle her movie moment grand entrance that she deserves" Belle's stylist Adrianne said.
SHOP: The Exacts Pieces Featured in Belle Mariano's ABS-CBN Ball 2023 Look
Divas' Dream Earrings in 18 Karat Rose Gold, €13,400 (approximately P803,638) BVLGARI, bvlgari.com
Divas' Dream Necklace in 18 Karat Rose Gold, €17,800 (approximately P1,067,520) BVLGARI, bvlgari.com
Suzy Wong Minaudière in White, P39,895, NEIL FELIPP, neilfelipp.com
You look great, Belle!