Everyone can say anything they want about Miss Universe, but one thing for sure is I Love to Look at the photos of NationaL Costume Show. It’s an aLmost-obsession, I guess.
Let’s start by pLaying anaLysis about Indonesian nationaL costume:
I HATE IT. I know it represents Garuda, Indonesian mythicaL symboL, it’s coLored in Indonesian nationaL coLors, it incorporated contemporary batik design, but.. imho it’s ugLy. Previous Indonesian costumes had aLways -somewhat- been succesfuL in representing our tradition and Looked eLegant at the same time, but this one feeLs too Latin/Southern American carnivaL-ish. Figures, it was designed by the mastermind of SoLo Batik CarnivaL. FaiL 😐
On with the rest of the Likes, in aLphabeticaL order:
Ming vase couture — Love how it uses non-traditionaL Chinese siLhouettes but stiLL screams “CHINA!” at first gLance.
I seem to have a thing for miLitary-themed costumes this year.. SimiLar to this one are:
SwitzerLand – RoyaL Swiss Guard, PLayboy edition
and Ukraine — thank the force above they finaLLy ditched agricuLture-themed costumes!
I aLso seem to have a thing for cute white minis.. Like Croatia, and
Now this is one pretty bird.
Ethiopia — simpLy pretty
Kosovo — their costumes has aLways remind me of Mutsumi Inomata‘s character design.. Maybe that’s why I aLways Like Kosovo’s costumes :p
And this is my favorite.. From the country that brings you ELie Saab and Zuhair Murad: LEBANON
I practicaLLy drooLed my screen.. SeriousLy I couLd stare at it aLL day and night.
Peru is EPIC
PhiLippines is so pretty
Trinidad & Tobago
This is more Victoria’s Secret show materiaL, but I just Love the coLors.
Honorary mention for cheeky originaLity:
GET BACK TO THE WATER NOW, MERMAID! 😀
Honorary mention for WTF-ness:
To quote a comment from ontd: She Looks Like a reject Spice GirLs.
pictures (and the rest of the worLd) snagged from here