Saturday, March 06, 2010

Perfect Prom Topping (The Philippine Star feature Written by: Rebecca C. Rodriguez)

"The Perfect Topping for Prom" Written by: Rebecca C. Rodriguez
March 5, 2010 The Philippines Start Y-Style Section
Model: Linn Oeyemo 

MANILA, Philippines - Ooh, the prom fever is here. And your memory lane of this coming-of-age high school event reeks of a fashion faux pas, too-orangey lipstick and a painful foot crunch from your date’s dancing mishap.

But then, don’t we chicks all dream of that Pretty in Pink moment when Molly Ringwald makes Andrew McCarthy’s jaw drop? Or even better, have Edward Cullen make walls tumble down à la Twilight just to make Bella Swan happy?

Victorian romance: Play with a bright pink gloss  
and a flawless complexion  and top it off  with 
a Cherry Blossom tiara from 

Oriental Overtures
 by Tracy Dizon
To stand out in the prom, dig the tiaras by Tracy Dizon. This Project Runway Philippines 2 contestant and representative for the 47th Japan Fashion Design Contest describes herself as eclectic, quirky, playful, bubbly and kawaii (the Japanese term for cuteness) and lives by the mantra that fashion is an art, a form of expression by making something beautiful; a masterpiece of sorts. 

“Ever since I played with Barbie dolls and paper dolls, I have been fascinated with dressing up, fashion and clothing. I grew up having a fascination for era clothing, says Dizon. “I truly believe I have this vow of commitment to remain true to my playful and quirky vision in spite of being part of an industry known for its fickleness.”

So here are four looks to suit your ever-changing prom needs: imagine channeling the classic vibe of Audrey Hepburn with a flawless face and toned-down hues that are almost muted with a soft matte pink lipstick. Like a character from Jane Austen’s novels, go for darker eye shadows and a very sweet pink gloss. To be the center of attention in a J-Pop Gothic Lolita way, opt for bold lipstick with dark lip liner like Dita Von Teese or Katy Perry. For a funkier and more playful look, pair smoky eyes with a pale lip and you’re ready to go.

For sure, you won’t have that Drew Barrymore Never Been Kissed moment but surely a star-bright one.

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