Butz Fuentes: BEST DRESSED dubai 2009
There were lots of power dressing and fashion make overs…glam chic and …. fashion victims
INDIVIDUALITY was the main core in boosting their images and cloth senses. Daring and unique in their sartorial philosophy and taking pride to look best possible, they came out unique and interesting.Accesories were the must buy to compliment the look like bags of different sizes and brands.
Here are the top ten personalities that created and shared the fabulousness of 2009..on the RED CARPET NOW!!….
1. EZRA SANTOS
Atelier OWNER-EZRA HAUTE COUTURE DUBAI
Low key elegance is Ezra Santos’ dress sense,classic with a twist, he knows what looks good on him and build pieces around it.Where expensive they say doesn’t mean good taste…Ezra Santos’ good taste is really expensive, HERMES for one is his sartorial soulmate.He loves Roberto Cavalli’s animal prints shirts, pairing it with Zara jeans, totally in control of the look…not outlandish but beaming with effortless luxury.Ezra Santos is undauntedly a poise perfectionista and this year’s numero uno.
2. WILFREDO “BONG” MA GUERRERO
CEO brag DUBAI
Getting it right is Guerrero’s edge….where conspicuous stares take just seconds to evaluate the clothes and overall appearance.He is a perfect gentleman in black classic suit complimenting parties and events, crisp and nicely fit, he loves Dior classics paired with Yves Saint Laurent white shirts and neckties.He is professional man in his business meetings in light colored cardigans and blazers either in board rooms or cafes.He is modern and hot in white cotton shirt and cargo pants in summer PHUKET beach…Thailand…later spending the rest of the evening in light tee and linen pants denoting relax elegance.
3. FRANCIS IZHCK ZETA
CREATIVE STYLIST-JCK COUTURE
Daring and extremely oozing with edgy-punkish-rock glam, Zeta’s appearances in every event is an explosion of diva-isque and dramatic entrances.A rabid LOUIS VUITTON ADDICT..he mixes expensive collections and downtown blings and accessories in complete mix match but in perfect euphoria…only an IZHK ZETA can pull it off.Where wearing three or more brands will make you a fashion victim,my style barometer exploded from his head to toe brands all over.The REASON?..all of it are not screaming billboards but as a whole conspiracy set up….a total look…an izhkisque fantabulous look.
4. ANGELO ESTERA
FASHION DESIGNER-LA TROUSSEAU
Estera’s coming back to Dubai circuit after a decade hiatus in Manila was easy…blending well with the A-llist and the high echelon of fashion gurus and fashionists where the creed is a top secret and must be notoriously followed or else……..
His style mix of cosmopolitan glam and rock chic cornocupia sync with the ever changing mantra, anything is the next black.He loves Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton as arm candies…D&G ,YHOJI YAMAMOTO for shoes and goes YSL for suits.Morphing into a fashionist..ANGELO ESTERA is one hell of a power dresser.
5. BANDOIX FLORES
STYLIST/ CREATIVE DESIGNER
WARDA FASHION DUBAI
Classic with edge is Bandoix’s timeless expression in art-fashion-design aspects.Asserting his own kind of identity-look…his less elaborate,minimalist bohemian ways are strikingly conjuring deep knowledge in sense and style.Fuzz-free and uber cool classicist, his holistic eye of not so easily identifiable -kind-of brands reassured his “arrived “attitude of personal styling.His love affair with HERMES put him above the rests of fashion indulgence.
6. CHRISTINA BARRIENTOS
Fusion of classic and casual chic came in full circle with Barrientos’ flawless and elegant nuance –from gypsy to classic and from ultra contemporary to vintage Tibetan aesthetics.With flawless skin, her forever young image blends well with any outfit….she’s elegant in sleek Donna Karan’s shapely light suit and pants,glamorous in faux fur Yves Saint Laurent leopard print coat and casual chic in cotton long sleeves match with washed jeans. Christina Barrientos transforms different look in every occasion.
7. LALAINE CHU BENITEZ
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF- ILLUSTRADO MAGAZINE
Petite but perfectly proportioned, Miss Lalaine whizzes in palazzos for its comfortable corporate versatility.In between insane working hours ,she redefines the concept of makeshift dressing aesthetics …of a working woman.Her Carolina Herrera’s muted luxe chic blends well with her workloads as editor -in-chief tension filled deadlines. Wearing a pure silk knee length bubble dress at the Swarovski Show, she glowed in a strapless top nicely fit and uncluttered.She mixes ARMANI two piecer with exotic blings from a Boracay designer and adores CELESTINA’s higly crafted and elegant purses and bags.
8. JIMI BUENCONSEJO
LA DONNA DUBAI
There is more to a JIMMI BUENCONSEJO than just meets the eye. He loves fashion…and simply just loving it.His rock glam kind of style denotes his perky persona, steadily youthful and unstoppable.Buenconsejo loves jeans..from ARMANI, MACQUEEN and dSQUARED to diesel, zara and h&m.His blings are his style security beads as his bags.
FASHION DESIGNER-LA DONNA DUBAI
CREATIVE STAFF JCK COUTURE DUBAI
Crossing preppy chic and satorial glam is hard to play up…this year VICENCIO’s untamed taste run amuck with ADDIDAS GOLD complete with wings in judphor pants…a simple smart white crispy shirt with jeans and LOUIS VUITTON CLASSIC as armor kit,then missed at new year with all -colours -are- not totally- benetton look…and came up again poised hot and clean at the IGNACIO V PARTY.Still overall it was some hit than missed ……..
10. RENE SANTOS
MEN’S LINE DESIGNER
Urban and contemporary is Rene Santos kind of sartorial , blending well with his boyish smile and high octane personality.Santos’ black Zara suit and pants matched well with dark blue YSL shirt. For afternoon events, Ralph Laurent meet Dolce Gabbana is his look…is the last to joint the elusive personalities on top ten.
Dressing up needs a lot of effort and work.
….every month we will have hot finds…pamper yourself….nobody else will love you better than yourself…return the favor….image building and respect”s bottom line?…look good and feel good!!!