Bling and embellishments in various forms—jewelry and accessories, clutches, footwear—reigned supreme at the 9th Star Magic Ball because after all, the most star-studded annual event in the country will, of course, be a showcase of the glitziest styles. A refreshing break from all the sparkle are these one-of-a-kind accessories we spotted on (and with!) some of our favorite Kapamilya stars:
Unembellished Clutches. While most ladies opted for clutches teeming with beads and crystals, there were those who went for less flashy ones that made their own special statement. Iza Calzado and Maricar Reyes-Poon carried capiz (from Aranaz) and snakeskin (by Nicole Whisenhunt) clutches respectively, that lent a quirky yet still elegant feel to their light-colored outfits. The ever daring Ellen Adarna, on the other hand, took things a step further with Neil Felipp’s Medusa and Midas Minaudiere.
Lapel Pins and Printed Bowties. Though the guys wouldn’t get caught dead in anything sparkly, that doesn’t mean they didn’t find a way to personalize their looks. Teen King Daniel Padilla’s white Joey Samson suit was anything but plain with a black flower-esque pin (bottom left), Zaijan Jaranilla (top left) jazzed up his look with a black lapel pin as well, while Dominic Roque (bottom right) and Arjo Atayde (top right) accessorized with printed bowties, both in perfect preppy form.
Cute, living, breathing arm candy. Trumping whatever everyone else had with them as they strutted down the red carpet are Jodi Sta. Maria and Gerald Anderson’s adorable dates. Jodi brought her son Thirdy with her—he was too cute for words in a Ulysses King suit, complete with hat and vintage eyewear.
The little one who made so many girls green eyed with envy as she enjoyed the ball with Gerald is Lyra, the actor’s niece who flew in from General Santos for the occasion.
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Photographs Vyn Radovan and courtesy of Star Magic