From classic to edgy, the stars share more details about their chosen outfits for the night.
With styles ranging from glamorous to sexy, classic to ultra modern, your favorite Kapamilya stars sizzled on the ABS-CBN Ball 2018 red carpet with their different takes on formal wear.
“The lip ring is actually my makeup artist’s idea. It’s not a piercing, fake lang siya (laughs). Actually my look we all put it together, me and my glam team and stylist also, and it’s all a bunch of our ideas put together.”
“I always go for the classic style and for this third year in a row we’re staying local, being suited up by Randy Ortiz who happens to be celebrating his 30th year so I’m just really excited kasi back in the ‘90s lagi akong naka-Randy Ortiz kasi. So it’s a blessing to be suited up by him. And of course I always entrust my styling to my stylist Ton Lao.”
Jodi Sta. Maria
"Wala namang inspirasyon. Wala naman. It's always the same. Every year I come to the ball na I just want to look classic na nag-insert lang ako ng little modernity sa look, so ganun. And before ako gumawa ng bagong proyekto, masarap paglaruan ng konti yung look ko just to look different, that's all."
“Actually parang this dress is a Versace-inspired gown. We wanted it to become very modern, sleek, fresh, new, and sharp also. We didn’t want it to be like the past gowns that I’ve worn. So this is a more mature Gretchen.”
“I actually just really trusted my stylist. It’s the first time I’m trying something very different. Usually I wear something really plain, black or white. Since there’s no theme this year I kind of wanted to go a little more fun and really outgoing and it turned out to be really, really nice naman and I’m happy.”
“Binigay ko lang yung complete trust ko sa aking glam team. Kilala naman nila ako na I always want my look to be edgy. I always want it to represent who I am as an artist and as a performer.”
“My gown is by Popo Go and isang concern niya is colors. Combination of metal colors and makikita mong may copper, may gold, tapos konting black for drama. Ang suwerte ko lang na merong nag-aalaga sa akin. It takes a village ika nga. Hinayaan ko lang yung team ko mag-decide for me. Very last minute na rin kasi ako nag-decide kung a-attend ako dito or hindi but siyempre hindi naman natin puwede i-miss yung pagkakataon na it kasi first time nga ito na mag-sa-sama-sama at magandang opportunity para makasama ko mga friends from the industry and siyempre tonight is about giving back so magandang dahilan yun para mag-ayos tayong lahat.”
“My designer is Patricia Santos and then ang sabi ko lang sa kanya I wanted a dress that would make me feel good as well as looking good so siya na bahala nag-isip ng everything. So I let her do the whole concept and design.”
"The suit is by Bessie Besana who I also wore last year. I like it because it's so chic and very Daniela, very power dressing."
“I really wanted something simple lang and comfortable the whole night. Pero at the same time may elegance and classy. Yun nagawa naman ng stylist ko, ng glam team ko, and ni Steph Tan.”
“Yung stylist ko si Perry Tabora siya yung nag-style sa akin so nag-ko-collaborate kami minsan kung ano yung gusto naming look for the year. So ngayon medyo pang-12 ko na ‘to so relaxed na. Hindi na siguro masyadong effort.”
“I worked with Oliver Tolentino on this dress. Filipino pride. So we collaborated on that and he had some suggestions and we decided and agreed on this one.”
“I’m wearing Francis Libiran as always. I went to their place and we talked and then he just made the design right away.”
"I wanted a halter type and something that was just really elegant, regal but simple because I always opt for simple gowns. I wanted this kind of color and the intricate beading, the patterns si Mac Tumang ang gumawa."
"I think my gown is dainty, yun kasi yung pagkaka-describe ni Francis (Libiran) damit na 'to. And I think it's powerful kasi I have so much respect for those people na gumawa nito. Mabigat siya pero ang sarap at ang gaan gaan sa pakiramdam."
“I wanted to try something different, play around with textures. And for some reason I wanted to wear green. This was made by Francis Libiran.”
“First time ko mag-attend. This is a Erwin Flores classic cross-breasted design. Alam mo na, medyo dinidikit natin sa edad (laughs).”
"Si Rajo Laurel ang nag-design tapos in-approve ko lang. Classy yung style."
“For the first time ngayon lang ako nag-ball na very subtle lang yung suot ko. Hindi ako super ball gown. So this year, more on sophisticated yung look na binuo ng team ko.”
Sharlene San Pedro
“For my look parang sinunod lang nila yung personality ko so hindi sila masyadong nahirapan. Masaya lang, ganun.”
Igi Boy Flores
"I'm wearing Jovan dela Cruz and ang pinili kong style yung medyo floral na subtle lang. Kasi yung family namin Flores which is Spanish for 'flower.' So gusto kong i-represent yung family name ko through my suit."
“Nakipag-usap talaga ako sa stylist ko every step of the way nag-u-update ako and nag-se-share kami ng ideas kung ano gusto namin. Goddess-like yung suot ko.”