Saturday, November 30, 2013

SASHES AND TIARAS.....Miss Earth 2013 "Evening Gown Final Competition" Review Part Two: The "Uh Oh/Oh No She Didn't!" Gowns!

 GURL!!!! Evening Gown NOT--Miss Sierra Leone Mariatu Dukuray and Miss Chinese Taipei Lyu Ying Li wore some Evening Gown "Uh Oh's!"--Miss Earth 2013 Evening Gown Final Competition

All Photos Courtesy of Miss Earth Pageant Facebook

As you read in my last post, the 2013 Miss Earth beauty pageant is happening and last night was the Evening Gown Final Competition--one of the important preliminary contests in the calendar for the finals coming up on December 7th...

 Looks Like Someone Already Has a Crown--Miss Chile, Miss Chinese Taipei and Miss Colombia compete in the 2013 Miss Earth Evening Gown Final Competition

 I've already discussed the Best Gowns HERE so now, it's time to talk about the "Uh Oh!"/What Were You Thinking" group...

Miss Colombia Diana Ortegon--Oh No!! What Downtown L.A. dress shop did Diana get this from? I think she is so beautiful, why did she go there with this Cray-Cray gown? There's just too mucheey and too tacky-licious. Scheherazade Reno Vegas Casino Review Called...and they want their costume back.

Miss Germany Caroline Noeding--On the opposite end of Too Mucheey is this: Miss Germany. Caroline looks like a very pristine and precious Paris Hilton; before the fame and craziness. She could have done much better but somehow, she went the 1986 Prom Dress route. This, simply, is a NO.

Miss Israel Maria Abboud--Maria's evening gown choice was perplexing to me; it looks more like a negligee--or a maxi dress to be worn at a Cabo vaca dinner at "Señor Frog's" with strappy sandals.  I just don't get it.

Miss South Africa Gloria Karsis--Gloria wore a pink strapless gown with a high side opening/slit, uneven tulle gathering at the torso and shredded organza and feathers (I think) at the skirt. It's messy, a bit cheap-looking, and too much like something that should be at the top of a cheesy wedding cake.

Miss Bahamas Vandia Sands--This gown choice would have been fine didn't have all the exposed cut-outs and the slit and the straps galore...and if she would not have worn it with those Lucite gold "Stripper" platform heels. I love the multicolored sequin work, but that's about it.

Miss Wales Angharad James--Angharad (love her name!) wore a white gown with nude illusion torso section with silver "Christmas-like" icicle accents. let me repeat: Christmas Icicles. Uh Oh!

Miss Ecuador Ana Maria Weir--Ana Maria wore a coral colored hi-lo strapless gown that was all things (slightly) cheap and (slightly) tacky. The "hi" part was too high, the fabric looks like polyester and she styles it with those silver "Stripper" platform heels. Two words: No Mija!

Miss Sierra Leone Mariatu Dukuray--Oh Mariatu, I really want to like you...however, this gown choice is one of the most tasteless things I have ever seen. The style, the cheap red lace, the white lace, the exposed body...the crystal-encrusted platform heels. Imagine an actress at the Academy awards wearing this. Yep, that's right, it would not be a good day. On a good note: that hair is so "Princess Amidala Star Wars" Fab!

Miss Chinese Taipei Lyu Ying Li--God Bless Lyu Ying Li for A) Wearing a tiara crown even though she hasn't been crowned the winner of anything yet; B) Wearing a teal strapless Prom Dress from 1989; C) Featuring black platform heels that do not go with this dress; and D) Smiling thought it all.

Miss Indonesia Nita Sofiani--Nita gets the prize for most "unique" evening gown--her look featured a sequined-and-chiffon overdress with one long sleeve, sculptured shoulder and high neck. Oh and yes, then there were stretch sequined leggings. With CAMELTOE. And finally, those too-high golden platform shoes. Where do I begin? On a good note, she's so pretty. And on a similar note: why did she need to wear this mess?

Benjie Nuevaespana Wins Mister Global Tourism Philippines 2013!

Candidate number 11 Benjie Nuevaespana won the first ever title of Mister Global Tourism Philippines 2013 after receiving four special awards, including Mister Photogenic and Best in Swimwear. The bedimpled winner will represent the Philippines in the upcoming Mister Global Tourism finals on December 5 to 14 in Johannesburg, South Africa.


First Runner Up: #12
Second Runner Up: #7 Myles Palisoc
Third Runner Up: #6
Fourth Runner Up: #9

Top 10:
#7 (Myles Palisoc)
#11 (Benjie)
#15 (Allen Molina)

Best in Formal Wear: #7 (Myles Palisoc of Pangasinan)
Best in Swimwear: #11 (Benjie Nuevaespana of Laguna)
Mister Dickies: #13
Mister Photogenic: #11 (Benjie Nuevaespana of Laguna)
Best in Talent: #1 (Matt Darantinao of Pila, Laguna)
Mister Informatics: #6
Mister FX Exchange: #7 (Myles Palisoc of Pangasinan)
Mister Sundance: #11 #11 (Benjie Nuevaespana of Laguna)
People's Choice: #23
Best in Costume: #11 #11 (Benjie Nuevaespana of Laguna)


Hi Everyone! Hope you all had an amazing weekend so far! My boo and I are took full advantage of the sunny weather we are enjoying in LA today by hitting a few of our favorite spots in West Hollywood. Knowing we are going to be walking around quite a bit, I wanted to wear something cute, yet comfortable. So, I figured today was the perfect opportunity to take my new Sole Society cobalt blue pumps for a walk.
I realize that high-heel pumps may not be everyone's idea of a comfortable shoe, but I am not much of a flats person, so I am always on a quest to find comfortable heels. And these are definitely comfortable! And they are cobalt!  I am sure you know how I feel about this particular shade of blue:) Basically, when it comes to shoes, comfortable and cobalt is always a winning combination in my book! 

To make cobalt the focal point of this look, I layered a chunky cobalt blue knit over a black and white polka dot shirt, paired together with black leather pants and simple cross body bag. Finally, I added just a bit of sparkle with a few bracelets and the cutest crystal rings. Lately, I've been completely obsessed with thin knuckle rings... To me, they are just a perfect combination of pretty and edgy! 

Karenza pumps via Sole Society { also love these bow pumps| Current/Elliot ankle skinny leather pants { also here } | TOPSHOP sweater { in pink here, similar option here & here } | Gucci Soho bag Equipment Signature slim white dot print blouseVita Fede jewelry: mini titan crystal bracelet, original titan bracelet, ultra eclipse crystal midi ring, ultra mini titan crystal ring | Linear crystal ringcrystal midi ring set & tiger stud earrings via Sole Society { also love this bracelet & this ring } | Clinique nail polish in "Call My Bluff"

Thank you for reading
& Keep On Smiling,

Mister Sexy Body Gen Trias 2013

Mister Sexy Body Gen Trias 2013 is packed with veterans in the bikini pageant world. First, here is Paolo San Miguel who was a major upset this year for his non-inclusion in the Ginoong Filipinas 2013. Then, there is also Richard Carlos whose facebook status seems to envy some of Bembem Kho’s other talents, (or is only a case of paglalambing)? Another in this pageant is controversial talent John Miguel Abuzo who won the SHOBI 2012. Ginoong Filipinas 2013 runner up Louise Perez and Bathala Bikini Open 2013 winner Richard Solano also competed in this pageant.

Lakan ng San Pablo 2014 Heats Up!

It’s still 2013 but male pageants are unstoppable, some of them are even preparing already for the next year. One of these pageants is the Lakan ng San Pablo 2014. Screenings were already done, and we heard these two guys were among the front runners – Miguel Mari Belda (#11) and Nico Ryan Fang (#17). Good luck to you guys!