Heart Evangelista, Love Marie rather, just ticked off another milestone in her career.
Last night, the Mayuree Ballroom of Dusit Thani, Manila was filled to the brim with family, friends, and the A-list clientele of the newest design duo, Mark Bumgarner and Love Marie. Treating the guests to a delightful 40-piece Fashion Dresses with a Soul collection, the women left the ballroom grinning with the fact that there was a little something for every age and personality.
MBXLM was filled with a gamut of plunging necklines, ruffled bell sleeves, wearable ensembles, dresses with pockets, and of course, the signature Bumgarner corsets. The exclusive designs all sashayed down the runway ready to be devoured by Manila's crème de la crème. As for Love Marie’s masterpieces, they were stategically spread out and worn by chosen models and celebrities.
Julia Barretto was the first model to come out in one of Heart’s hand-painted pieces.
Heart’s BFF, Lovi Poe, sizzled on the catwalk in this body fitting sparkly Serenity-hued gown.
One of Mark’s muses, Ariella Arida.
Hillarie Parungao worked that frock fit for a royal.
Host Bianca Valerio showed everyone that she can work the runway, too.
Gabbi Garcia brought a dash of youthfulness to the stage.
The stunning Maggie Wilson dramatically closed the show wearing Heart’s favorite piece.
Congrats, Mark and Heart!
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Photos by Yayay de Castro