Friday, June 14, 2013

The Independence Day Dinner

Every year, the Filipino Community Leaders of Guangzhou are invited to attend the Philippine Independence Day dinner sponsored by the Philippine Consulate here.  I have been attending this event ever since I became the president of  FILKAM(FLCOM GZ Camera Club)  except for last year because I had to deal with my new work and deadlines first.   This year's celebration was a blast as well...good food, good people, good performances and great patriotic spirit.

I dubbed this look La Femme because it seems so womanly with just the right touch of glitter and sophistication.  I was actually torn between this mullet chiffon dress and a long gown. In the end I opted for this since the weather nowadays is really unforgiving and I had the inkling feeling that most of the women will be wearing long skirts (yeah, that is the nonconformist in me speaking *wink*)

champagne colored beaded mullet cocktail chiffon dress from 2B by BEBE
rockstud shoes from Valentino
pearl necklace is a gift from a good friend of mine
pearl bracelet is from my mom
woven beige clutch with black accent from Grade Tide Bagshop (I got this bag for about 6 dollars only!)
 I went for a sparkling dewy look for this event.  I actually had about ten minutes to do this stuff since most of my time was spent on some dress fitting dilemma.  To cut the time short, I skipped the foundation entirely and just relied on the bb cream and the Benefit sheer coverage. I chose some neutral earth colors and then highlighted with lots of gold and sparkly stuffs.  Yes, I believe in the power of highlighters especially when you want to look good in pictures and you don't have the time to do picture perfect makeup. A highlighter instantly brightens the face when placed in correct locations.
PRIMER:Maybelline BB cream
FACE:Benefit girl meets pearl (I opted for a sheer glimmering look)
EYESHADOW:Urban Decay Naked palette in halfbaked,toasted and sin
EYELINERS:Makeup 4ever aqua eyeshadow in brown and MAC superslick liquid eyeliner in Gold
BLUSH:Dior blush
HIGHLIGHTER:Benefit High beam
LIPGLOSS:Clinique chubby stick in Melon and Dior Addict Lipgloss LA collection

below are some highlights of the said event...

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