When it comes to fashion, Filipino couturiers have long been making waves in the UAE, making fabulous creations for celebrities around the world. Just recently, they were joined by a celebrity known for her beauty, wit, and amazing fashion sense… Anne Curtis-Smith!
The Filipina-Australian actress was in the country to promote her latest film. She also took the opportunity to catch up with some of Dubai’s most famous fashion designers… all of whom come from the Philippines! Talk about Pinoy talent, indeed!
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With THE Impalpable, Amato, Couture Madame’s of Dubai! 3 proudly pinoy designers Ezra, Michael and Furne, whom I have been given the honor to wear their creations throughout my career. So happy to finally hangout and just make chika. Had the most lovely time. Thank you for last night!!! See you in Manila my loves! ❤️ PAK! POWER! @ezracouture @michael5inco @furneamato
Filipina Celebrity Meets Dubai-based Fashion Designers
This weekend, Curtis-Smith was in the UAE for the screenings of Just a Stranger, The National reported. The film stars the actress opposite Filipino actors Marco Gumabao and Edu Manzano. It follows the story of Mae (Curtis-Smith) a married woman who gets into an affair with Jericho (Gumabao), a young man who is half her age.
In between her press tour and screenings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Curtis-Smith spent some time with designers Ezra Santos (of Ezra Couture), Michael Cinco, and Furne One (of Amato Couture), as shown in a photo shared by the actress on Instagram.
“With the impalpable… couture madames of Dubai,” she posted. “Three proudly Pinoy designers Ezra, Michael, and Furne, whom I have been given the honor to wear their creations throughout my career. So happy to finally hangout and just make chika.”
As of this writing, the post — featuring the actress and designers clad in black — has more than 161,000 likes on Instagram. Wow!
Earlier this year, Curtis-Smith has been spotted donning a Michael Cinco gown for a pageant held in the Philippines:
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The super stunning ANNE CURTIS @annecurtissmith wears a couture fully embellished blue Michael Cinco gown with a dramatic tiered train as she hosts the Bb. Pilipinas pageant at the ARANETA Coliseum…Great styling by Liz Uy @lizzzuy of @stylizedstudio…Beautiful make-up by @robbiepinera…Hair by @santiagoraymond… @sayed5inco @bbpilipinasofficial @asiancouturefederation #couture #M5Celebrities #AnneCurtis #BbPilipinas2019 #Philippines #Dubai #MyDubai #MadeinDubai #MichaelCinco…
Aside from the movie screenings, the actress hasn’t shared much about her latest visit to the UAE. Nevertheless, she did post this short video, which was taken at the Palace Downtown:
“I love you Dubai!” she happily declared. “Three sold-out screenings today for Just a Stranger. Maraming salamat sa pagmamahal and the warm smiles I received today.”
Seeing the beautiful actress, along with Dubai’s talented designers, really brings out the Pinoy pride in all of us! Speaking of which, did you know that there’s another up-and-coming young Filipina designer here in the city? Check out our OFW interview with Zyleeka, a bank officer and freelance fashion designer, right here in Dubai.