Romantic dresses that spark the imagination highlight a woman’s beauty and grace.

 White aesthetic

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Ball gown made with embroidered Art Deco-inspired fabric cutouts, Francis Libiran

Well-thought-out details and meticulous, artisanal craftsmanship add to the grandeur of haute couture

Coming up roses

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Printed dress with asymmetrical ruffled neckline, Randy Ortiz; golden South Sea pearl earrings and cuff set in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, all Jewelmer

Floral-themed creations embody femininity. Throw in some frills and flounce for added fun and dimension—the bigger, the better! 

Every inch a lady

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Ball gown with embroidered lace overlay and appliqués, Randy Ortiz; ‘La Mer’ golden South Sea pearl earrings and ring set with blue sapphires and diamonds in 18k white gold, all Jewelmer

Saccharine lace and fancy embroidery become contemporary with a clever and tasteful show of skin 

Divine inspiration

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Tiered dress with ruffles and appliqués, Francis Libiran; golden South Sea pearl drop earrings set in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, Jewelmer

Regal and sophisticated references make for couture pieces fit for a queen

New romantic

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Ruffled dress with re-embroidered appliqués, Francis Libiran; golden South Sea pearl earrings and bangle set in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, all Jewelmer

Stand out in a conversation piece that draws the eye at all angles

A piece of heaven

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Fully beaded jacket with ostrich feathers, and pants, both Dennis Lustico; golden South Sea pearl earrings and ring set in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, all Jewelmer

Feathers and luster are the stuff of ethereal dreams

Great lengths

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Fringed dress with hand-painted back train, Rhett Eala; golden South Sea peal earrings set in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, Jewelmer

Reimagined classics take on new shapes, frills, and fabrication

Sheer beauty

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Tulle ball gown with sheer bodice and floral accent, Joey Samson; golden South Sea pearl earrings set in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, Jewelmer

Ingenious designs that celebrate the female form are today’s pièce de résistance

Bright things to come

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Tulle dress with asymmetric neckline, Joey Samson; golden South Sea pearl earrings and ring set in 18k white gold with diamonds, all Jewelmer

Sometimes, you don’t need much. Vivid colors and volume on unornamented frocks provide maximum impact

Photographs by Dookie Ducay of New Monarq Creativx

Styling by Luis Espiritu Jr.  with associate stylists Vanessa Martinez and Grace Caison

Makeup by Ria Aquino, M.A.C Affiliate Artist

Hairstyle by Patty Inojales

Model Lyndsay Boszko of IM Agency

Shot on location at San Ignacio Church, Intramuros, Manila featuring the ‘Kwentong Kutsero’ exhibit by Ged Merino, curated by The Drawing Room Contemporary Art

Special thanks to Atty. Guiller Asido, Intramuros administrator; ArCH. Ramil Tibayan, officer-in-charge, Intramuros Administration Cultural Properties Conservation Division; and Mr. Dino Santos

Where to buy

Dennis Lustico mobile no. (0926) 756-0494, d_lustico@yahoo.com

Francis Libiran tel. nos. 8925-5495 (Quezon City), 8823-1003 (Makati), libiran.francis@gmail.com

Jewelmer Peninsula Manila, Shangri-La at the Fort, TriNoma, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta, Greenbelt 5, Rustan’s Makati, Edsa Shangri-La, www.jewelmer.com

Joey Samson mobile no. (0918) 959-2541

Randy Ortiz tel. no. 8922-8375, www.randyortiz.com

Rhett Eala 316 Lirio St., Palm Village, Makati; mobile no. (0917) 529-3933

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