Getting Ready For The 2018 Philippine Tatler Ball With Kathy Yap-Huang

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November 12, 2018 | BY Philippine Tatler

Kathy Yap-Huang has consistently made it to Tatler Ball’s most stylish list. Now, she takes us through her preparations for Manila’s biggest society event

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8AM | GET PHYSICAL

“I start my day with a good workout. It clears my head and gives me energy for a long night of dancing—also, practising how to walk in heels never hurt anybody!”

Kathy wears a black mini dress with zipper details from Alexander Wang, shoes by Gianvitto Rossi, earrings from Balenciaga, and ring by Alexander McQueen

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10:15AM | SKIN DEEP

“Getting a luxurious skin treatment is a must before the ball. I love a good moisturising mask, it gives my skin that extra dewy glow.”

Kathy wears a turquoise off-shoulder dress by Cushnie and jewellery by Yvel of Rustan’s

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11:45AM | COFFEE BREAK

“I always need a cup to pick me up. I load up on caffeine until the evening of the ball.”

Kathy wears a beaded top by Alice + Olivia, a diamond necklace by Bulgari, and cuff bracelets by John Hardy of Rustan’s

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1:15pm | TIPS AND TOES

“I like to box, so I rarely get my nails done. I look forward to special occasions when I can give my nails some much needed TLC.” 

Kathy wears a dress by Sid Neigum, shoes by Tom Ford, and ring by Marni

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3PM | PRETTY PAMPERED

“Luxury is in the details, and I indulge in me-time through a long warm bath and my beauty regimen.”

Kathy wears a sequined dress by Zara, shoes by Christian Louboutin, and jewellery by John Hardy of Rustan’s

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430PM | PLAYING DRESS UP

“I usually have a good idea of what I’m going to wear that evening, but sometimes I change my mind last minute and switch up my accessories!”

Kathy wears a vintage white dress by Tom Ford for Gucci and shoes by Christian Louboutin from Rustan’s

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6:30PM | A GRAND ENTRANCE

“My husband Mike and I are always very excited when we arrive at the Tatler Ball. We try to come early so we have enough time to mingle and see friends before the event.”

Kathy wears a red dress by Alexander Wang, shoes by Christian Louboutin and jewellery by Marco Bicego from Rustan’s

 

Photography by Patrick Diokno | Creative Direction and Styling by Monique Madsen | Location: Shangri-La Residences at the Fort