Gen Z star Francine Diaz *finally* commemorated her 18th birthday with a grand debut celebration! Francine held her 18th birthday party on February 26 at the Apogee Manila, almost a month after her real birthday (FYI, her birthday is actually on January 27).
The place was embellished with ethereal decor that included tons of dreamy floral arrangements, done by event designer Gideon Hermosa. To match the grandeur of the venue, the debutante showed up in two elegant Michael Leyva-designed ball gowns, making her look like a princess on her special day. She also donned a feathery cocktail dress for the afterparty, also designed by Michael Leyva. Check out her looks below:
It's also hard not to notice Francine's equally luxurious accessories—a pair of beautiful drop earrings and a fancy headband-like headpiece, both of which completed a birthday look fit for royalty. And if you didn't know, both pieces of jewelry are actually made of *real* diamonds. Whoa!
The diamond drop earrings and the diamond headpiece are both custom-made for Francine's debut by local jewelry manufacturer Tessera Jewelry. The headpiece looks like a headband made with three rows of sparkling diamonds, which went perfectly well with her Swarovski ball gowns. Here's a closer look from the brand's Instagram Stories:
Another Instagram Story reposted by Francine even said that the tiara reportedly costs a whopping $250,000. Truly fit for a princess!
Francine's look was completed with the help of stylist Drew Lacia, makeup artist Denise Go Ochoa, and hairstylist Jay Wee. Photos from the night were shot by Nice Print Photo. It sure looks like Francine had a blast with her closest friends and family members during her party!
ICYDK, Francine is Candy's February 2022 cover star! Check out her cover story here.