Formally presenting ladies-of-age to society, debutante balls have been a tradition for many cultures in the world. While this is typically held collectively in some countries, in the Philippines, it's usually celebrated when a girl turns 18—and what a celebration it usually is!
Case in point: Francine Diaz's recent grand debut. The Gen-Z actress fully embraced the occasion's royal roots and went all-out with her glam. Held in Apogee Manila, she threw the fairytale debut of our dreams and looked every bit like a princess!
All of Francine Diaz's Debutante Gowns
For Francine's special day, makeup artist Denise Ochoa opted for a natural, barely-there look with rosy cheeks and glossy coral lips. Hairstylist Jay Wee on the other hand, went for soft waves, adorned by a diamond hairpiece from Tessera Jewelry that matched her drop earrings. These flaterring choices not only complemented the doe-eyed beauty's features, but it went well with all her outfit changes, too!
For her grand entrance, Chin made jaws drop in a pink Michael Leyva ball gown. Held by delicate straps that gently flows into wispy balloon skirt, the Swarovski-embellished gown was a sight to behold. We can just imagine how enchanting its glimmering pattern must be up close!
As the evening progressed, she changed into another breathtaking Michael Leyva creation. This time donning tiffany blue, the top of her lavish frock was a form-fitting bustier that was adorned with more sparkles. Whereas her first dress made her look like a modern-day Aurora, this dress would give Cinderella a run for her money.
And of course, no coming-of-age fête would be complete without a smashing afterparty. For the latter part of the night, Francine traded in her regal ballgowns for a fresh and dainty pastel pink mini dress. Shimmering with a bespeckled bodice, feather details were spread throughout the dress, giving it both volume and even more wow factor.
The flirty length also showcased her toned gams, and every fairytale princess' must have: glass slippers. We love her pair from Jefferson Si!
With her hair gathered into pink bow for an easy ponytail, her cascading earrings brought extra pizzazz in finishing off this bubbly look.
Happy birthday again, Francine!
Preview is now on Quento! Click here to download the app for iOS and Android and enjoy more articles and videos from Preview and your favorite websites!