One of the reasons we look forward to the country's annual State of the Nation Address is simple: Filipino fashion designers get a chance to shine, too! An example? Heart Evangelista is absolutely ethereal in this pristine white Jo Rubio custom creation.
The dress is elegant and understated, but that's the fun of it: if you lean in closer, you'll note Jo's masterful use of draping at the waist and the sweetness of the frock's tea length. Now you know who to dial for exquisite, unique Filipiniana!
Heart finishes the whole ensemble off with a delicately-petaled Ulyana Sergeenko minaudiere and cream-colored peeptoe Christian Louboutin pumps.
Looks like getting up at half past six in the morning was worth it! Heart shared a snap of her makeup chair sitch waaay before any of us had even rolled out of bed, but we totally understand—perfection takes time. See what we mean?
For her beauty look, celebrity favorites Albert Kurniawan and Jerry Javier were the dream team of the day. Albert dusted a subtle, smoky brown on Heart's eyes, pairing it with a dewy peach flush on her cheeks and a matching pink-toned nude lippie.
Meanwhile, Jerry parted Heart's dark mane down the middle, letting it flow sleek and straight behind her shoulders. Simple, sophisticated, and totally appropriate!
Need a lesson on acing that strict dress code? Stylist Katrina Cruz all but says it: look no further than Heart, girls.
After the morning session, Heart changed out of her ivory outfit and into a beautifully intricate Boom Sason ensemble for the SONA proper. Love!