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#ABSCBNBall2019 Diaries: Nadine Lustre's Gown Had Some Last Minute Changes—But It Worked!

#ABSCBNBall2019 Diaries: Nadine Lustre's Gown Had Some Last Minute Changes—But It Worked!

It takes very little effort for Nadine Lustre to stand out from the crowd. With a Filipina beauty, confidence, and fierce attitude like hers, she can easily turn a red carpet into a fashion shoot.

The Indak star recently gave fans yet another look to fawn over when she showed up to the ABS-CBN Ball with her date James Reid last Saturday night. She entered in a red thigh-high slit modern terno gown by Michael Leyva.

[related: In Focus: Meet Nadine Lustre 2.0, The Fiercest Youth Idol To Live In Filipino Showbiz]

"Her gown is actually inspired by one of the colors of the Philippine flag. Red is a very distinct Filipino color, and (it signifies) a fiesty and strong independent woman," shared her stylist Joanna Garcia to ABS-CBN Lifestyle.

For Nadine's look, Joanna wanted something straightforward, but still reflected Nadine's sultry personality.

"This was actually an unexpected twist from her edgy looks, but this year, she wanted something very classic but still very her. Hence, we contacted Michael Leyva, known for his clean lines and strong Filipiñana designs. For the silhouette, she really wanted a super fit corset with the classic Filipiniana butterfly sleeves," explained Joanna. But take this, Joanna revealed that the slit was actually a last minute decision! "We cut it before the red carpet!"

Her beauty look was equally as fierce, donning shiny, straight hair by Paul Nebres, and peachy cheeks and brown lips by makeup artist Jelly Eugenio.

To see more of Nadine (and James!) click through our gallery above.

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Photos by Vyn Radovan. Edited by Kang Garcia and Lui Jimenez

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