Julia Barretto chooses style over comfort: "Feeling ko, style. I think you have to take a risk din, sometimes."

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Rising Star Style Celebrity Julia Barretto admits that she considers wearing heels a "tiis-ganda" moment. "Siguro when we have to wear heels. Pag may event and you have to wear it the whole night.Yun talaga, tiis ka lang, you have to look good, kailangan matangkad ka rin."

Julia Barretto won her first award as Rising Style Star Celebrity at the Candy Style Awards last May 10, at the Rockwell Tent, Makati City. Indeed, she has lived with the saying, 'less is more', when the Star Magic star pulled off a white organza mini dress paired with her nude peep-toe shoes.

Julia was very happy and thankful to be recognized as a rising fashion icon of girls her age. She said, “Sobrang, sobrang happy ako kasi yun nga, wala pa akong show right now pero ito na yung klaseng atensyon na nabibigay sa ‘kin.

“So, I’m very very happy and very blessed.”

Does she like attending events such as awards nights and parties?

The fashionable teen star answered, “Oo, kasi gusto ko yung nagme-makeup, naghe-hair, maganda yung mga gowns.

“I like dressing up, so, gusto ko yung mga award shows, mga ganun.

THE JULIA BARRETTO STYLE. Carrying the last name Barretto, Julia is expected to be seen in events, television and other social gatherings all glammed up, wearing stylish and elegant outfits. Where does she get her style?

The young star revealed that she is always up for simplicity, “Yung look ko lagi, very simple pero dapat may edge pa rin.

“Kasi ako, my outfit, it really depends sa ano yung nafi-feel ko, ano yung mood ko that day.

“Kaya, it depends talaga sa mood ko, so iba-iba every day.

Does she get tips from her mom or aunts?

Julia shared that she admires her Tita Gretchen for being fashionable and for owning designer bags that never go out of style.


“Pero siguro sa Tita Gretchen ko, kasi she’s very… siya yung pinaka-fashionista, di ba?

“Magaganda yung bags niya.

“So, siguro madami akong nalalaman na designers, madami akong nakikitang mga bags.

“Gusto ko rin ganun, madaming bags na magaganda.”

Does she borrow clothes, bags, and accessories from her mom and aunts?

“Nung bata kami, humihiram kami sa Tita Claudine namin kasi same shoe size lang kami.

“Tapos mga bags from her din.

“Yung Tita Claudine ko yung pinaka-madami kaming nashe-share-an na things.

Julia openly shared her beauty regimen in keeping her skin beautiful. She revealed that she is currently using Proactiv in maintaining her skin youthful and free from harsh chemicals of everyday makeup.

“I don’t really have a secret.

“I’m like every teenager lang.

“So, at at the end of the day, make sure na you wash your face.

“I use Proactiv lately, so if you have acne problems, di ko alam kung magwo-work sa inyo pero sa ‘kin nagwo-work siya.

“So that’s what I use.

“So, when you have time, hugasan niyo lang yung face and, you know, get all the sleep you can.

“Just make sure you are clean and fresh all the time.”

BEAUTY TIPS FROM JULIA. The 16-year old gives beauty tips to girls her age and considers sleep as number one on her list.

“Siguro, like now, you have makeup on, pag hindi na naman kailangan, wash it na right away.

“Tapos, like my mom, she always tell me, ‘Julia, always wash your face.’


“Especially pag tapos na yung day parang i-cleanse lang.

“Tapos, sleep.

“Basta kailangan talaga, sleep.”

JULIA’S STAPLE OUTFITS. Julia said that she will always have a dress in her closet and she is always up for a sweet and fresh look that suits her age.

“Dress. I will always have the dress.

“Sweet and fresh and very simple pero very edgy, parang ganun.”

She also consider some foreign stars as her fashion icons. “I like how Vanessa Hudgens dresses up. Miley Cyrus, Olivia the blogger.”

Julia gives advice to teens who do not dress their age, “You know what, don’t rush.

“You’re only young once.

“So, yung mga outfits niyo, if you’re young, stay young.”

But Julia respects each and everyone’s style for as long as they’re happy. “Pero if that’s what you’re comfortable in, and if that’s what makes you happy, e di dun ka na lang.

“We all have our style.”

COMFORT OR STYLE. Julia is up for style and is game in taking risks in fashion.

She said, “Feeling ko, style.

“I think you have to take a risk din, sometimes.

“But as much as possible kasi, mag-purchase kayo ng comfortable pero stylish na outfits, di ba?

Did she ever have a “tiis-ganda” moment?

She considers wearing heels as her “tiis-ganda” moment. “Of course! Siguro when we have to wear heels.

“Pag may event and you have to wear it the whole night.

“Yun talaga, tiis ka lang, you have to look good, kailangan matangkad ka rin.


“So, those are the moments. Yun lang naman.

How does Julia describe her style?

“I can’t really tell, kasi iba-iba talaga yung outfits ko everyday, kasi yung mood ko rin, di ba, nagche-change siya.

“It depends on what I’m feeling about a certain day.

“I can’t really tell.”

She continued, “Sometimes I wear dark [colors], like brown, black [and] gray.

“There are times when I feel young and colorful, so that’s when I use summer colors.

“So, right now it’s summer, I don’t wear anything dark na.

“Summer, e, di bagay sa weather. “





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