It's Skin City at the Preview Best Dressed Ball 2014

IMAGE Noel B. Orsal

(Left) Asia's Next Top Model Season 2 runner-up Katarina Rodriguez in aTina Daniac long dress and (right) Saab Magalona in a Michale Leyva creation.


To celebrate its 19th anniversary and launched its annual best-dressed issue, Preview magazine hosted a party on Friday night, June 27, at Hyve Superclub in Bonifacio Global City. The theme of the party: Skin City.

Manila’s stylecentric personalities and celebrities went all out in their skin-baring outfits with thigh-high slits, low necklines, backless, and cut-out dresses.

VIEW GALLERY: Preview Best Dressed Ball 2014: Skin City Elegance (Part 1)

Leading the georgous pack was June 2014 covergirl Elle Adarna. The other celebrities who took the Skin City theme by heart were Preview’s editor-at-large and celebrity stylist Liz Uy, Phoemela Barrada, Laureen Uy, Maggie Wilson, Tim Yap, Vina Morales, Dominique Cojuangco, and Antoionette Taus.


Photo by Noel Orsal. (Right) Preview’s Editor-at-Large and celebrity stylist Liz Uy wearing Rajo Laurel's sheer gown; (Left) Chanel Olivia Thomas flaunts her Charian Sarte dress.

Models Chanel Olivia Thomas and Asia’s Next Top Model Season 2 runner-up Katarina Rodriguez were among the stand-outs in their skin-baring, custom-made long dresses.

Katarina revealed how she pulled together her sexy wrapped dress: double-sided tapes and confidence.

The 21-year-old model said, “You have to be confident in your own skin... I think that’s a big part of it.

"If you’re not comfortable and you’re not feeling confident about it, you’re gonna be moving around a lot, fixing yourself.

“Confidence is a big part of it.”

Jake Cuenca’s girlfriend, Chanel, said she likes to dress up sexy but she makes sure her dress choices are tasteful.

She related, “I think I’m like 50-50.

"My mom’s really conservative so I always have her at the back of my mind going: ‘Anak, ay naku!’

“At the same time I like a bit of skin... as long as like it’s so respectful.”

Actress-singer Saab Magalona admitted she’s not used to baring her skin but at the Preview ball, she seemed comfortable in her body-hugging Michale Leyva dress.

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The Kapuso actress seconded Katarina’s advice on confidence and added another tip to budding fashionistas: “Just wear whatever you’re comfortable with and be happy in your own skin.”

VIEW GALLERY: Preview Best Dressed Ball 2014: Skin City Elegance (Part 2)

It girls Georgina Wilson and Celine Lopez led the gorgeous style mavens at the ball in their trendy normcore.

Grab a copy of Preview’s Best Dressed Issue now available in your favorite bookstores nationwide.


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