E! Bloggers Ball 2018: The Highlights | Clozette


It was that time of the year again when the biggest and brightest stars in the Philippine blogosphere gathered for a night of fun, glitz and glam. As has been observed for the third year in a row, the 2018 E! Bloggers Ball was filled with good music, good food and celebration. Here are just some of the highlights.


Pre-ceremony happenings


Bloggers pose for the different photobooths available at the ball.


After walking the red carpet at Shangri-la The Fort's Grand Ballroom, guests were given a smorgasbord of activities to do — from a touch-up session with the event's partner, Ever Bilena Cosmetics, to the many photo booths to get their OOTNs immortalised.


Musical moment


Performers at the 2018 E! Bloggers ball pose on the red carpet.

The pre-show performers with Hannah Pangilinan and Janina Vela, who performed during the program


Before the ceremony started, guests were serenaded by Universal Records artists Kyle Juliano, Fern Tan, Mark Oblea, Tala, and Paolo Sandejas. 


To the nines


Two couples who won the Best Dressed trophy pose for the camera

This year's Best Dressed winners together with last year's


Given the theme "High Shine," guests delivered with their sparkly outfits. But these two stood out from the crowd and were named Best Dressed of the night: Gela Munoz and Mike Miguel.


Winners


Winners in the 2018 E! Bloggers Ball pose while receiving their awards.

Left: Alex Gonzaga; Right: Yuki Tansengco


The ceremony to award the best in the digital world — who were judged based on their content, style factor and buzz online — was hosted by Nicole Andersson and Raymond Gutierrez. Awarded as Breakthrough Blogger of the Year was Aryanna Epperson. Alex Gonzaga took home the Look Who's Trending Award. The icons for different categories were also lauded. For beauty, Anna Cay took the award home. For travel, Tia Lacson was given the honour. Yuki Tansengco took home the award for the fashion category. 



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Cool-toned spaghetti cami


Woman wearing a cool-toned spaghetti cami

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Zesty power suit


Woman wearing a yellow and green striped jumpsuit

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Our “I Am Her” series features the female movers and shakers of the industry to learn how femininity and power coincide beautifully and seamlessly together.


Fashion designers, like other artists, have a different way of seeing the world. Their lenses are calibrated in such a way that details are magnified. And for Minju Kim, an award-winning South Korean designer, it's all about zeroing on the ideal silhouette and utilising an array of textures. The goal? To make women who wear the clothes “joyful.”


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Designer Minju Kim


Kim's resume is nothing short of impressive, with an H&M Design Award and a stint at the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers under her belt, and many more accomplishments. What are the items an accomplished designer who's set out to do more amazing things — more on that below — can't live without? And what does it take to become successful at your craft? Ahead, a peek into the mind of Kim and what's in store for her and her namesake brand, which is available at SocietyA.

Fill in the blank: I am a woman, a fashion designer and _______.

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In three words, how would you define your style as a designer?

Whimsical, Feminine, Wonderous


Woman wearing a sheer floral embroidered shirt


What’s your personal relationship with fashion like? What made you pursue a career in fashion design?

Fashion is a language that I speak about myself in so many ways.

You’ve done quite a number of shows and have won awards. What’s the most memorable show you’ve done so far and why?

I guess Seoul Fashion Week Show last season FW18 because it was the first show I've ever done in my own country.


Woman wearing a gliterry green and black ensemble


What's it like designing for K-Pop superstars BTS? How did the partnership come about? Can you give us a little hint as to what style you're going for?

When we design for celebrities, we design by their needs and concept. Therefore, a long meeting with their art team is a must. Sorry, we cannot give you anything about style because the signed contract says so.



For you, what are the qualities a fashion designer should have?


Wild imagination and brave enough to try new things all the time.

You are the definition of looking good while doing what you do. What keeps you inspired and empowered?


Woman wearing a printed green dress


I don't think I am the definition of looking good. Haha. I think of myself more on how to express myself honestly in my way when I do things. Everything around me inspires me especially my dreams while I am in bed.

Share with us your five Clozette essentials.

Shirts dress, sports shoes, hat, Lipstick and good steam iron.

What’s next for you and your brand?

To design more wearable and comfortable clothes but still speaks MINJUKIM.



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