The Most Royal Dress at 65th Miss Universe Pageant, and it's Elegant AF

The Jewel of Thailand - National Costume for Chalita Suansane

Just days prior, I've shared to you my little secret behavior of watching beauty pageants and this year's Miss Universe is a must, or should I say a must important event for me not only because I like the industry, but because it is hosted by my country Philippines, and I feel uber proud of it.


Just last night, I have an opportunity to attend the VIP Viewing Party with fellow fanatics at Nectar Bar, and it was exciting!

But I admit that it would be more exciting if my bestfriend Mrs. Fong is with me (Miss you babe!)


Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane


But weeks before the competition have started, I could help but noticed the unique beauty of Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane. Thanks for my love on social media, I've got the chance to snoop with Chalita's beauty (and yes even followed her personal IG account for this matter!) and I can't deny she got the huge chance to get into Top Five (5).

And even last night during her swimsuit and long gown presentation, she's owning the stage!


But what makes me soo amazed is about her presentation of her national costume.


The Jewel of Thailand - National Costume for Chalita Suansane

The Jewel of Thailand - National Costume for Chalita Suansane

Her very supportive designer and fellow Thai people, called it Jewel of Thailand and I think this dress deserve a big bang!


The Jewel of Thailand - National Costume for Chalita Suansane

The Jewel of Thailand - National Costume for Chalita Suansane

The Jewel of Thailand - National Costume for Chalita Suansane

The Jewel of Thailand - National Costume for Chalita Suansane

A dress that is very exquisite and designed by  Hirankrit Paipibulkul along with over hundred of collaborators of craftsmen and artists in Thailand, the dress that adorned with traditional intricate Thai embroidery, plus 300,000 Swarovski crystals. This dress is indeed a jewel and not an ordinary national costume.


The Jewel of Thailand - National Costume for Chalita Suansane

The Jewel of Thailand - National Costume for Chalita Suansane

The Jewel of Thailand - National Costume for Chalita Suansane

The Jewel of Thailand set the Thai record for costume with the highest nominal value and is a creation by the collaboration of more than a hundred artisans with various Haute Couture craftsmanship. This elegant gown is delicately adorned with more than 300,000 dazzling crystals.
The exquisite costume is a meticulous interweave of modern techniques and traditional crafts, combined with Thai contemporary ornaments and material combination such as Swarovski crystals with Thai traditional embroidery. The designer Hirankrit Paipibulkul was inspired by the reflective light from "Siwalai dress" , a modernized and westernized type of Thai royal dress in which Queen Sirikit worn in 1960. All intricate lines and patterns were influenced by Thai architecture of the spectacular Grand Palace and then redesigned in the Art Deco style.

The glittering light you behold today not only portrays the prosperity and richness of Thailand's arts and culture, but also represents Her majesty Queen Sirikit's royal grace for originating a Thai traditional dress to be the Thai national costume and bestowing on all Thai women. Moreover, it's the embodiment of love and solidarity of all Thais who unite and of those poured their hearts into the making of this year's national costume.

The Jewel of Thailand is a pure representation of Thailand's pride and is especially designed for Chalita Suansane, who is a bright shining jewel that inspires women all around the world.


The Jewel of Thailand - National Costume for Chalita Suansane

The Jewel of Thailand - National Costume for Chalita Suansane


The Jewel of Thailand - National Costume for Chalita Suansane


So tell me why I should turn a blind eye for this dress?


xoxo, Blair



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  1. The designer of this dress is good. Making it a point of attraction for everyone to spot the contestant with this dress

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    1. I know right! It was created with so much details and art.

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  2. While it looks beautiful and luxurious, I think it is too over the top with gold. Having said that, it could possibly bag Best Costume. At least, it is way pleasing to the eye than Miss Malaysia's costume.

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    1. Hello Emily,

      Though for some her national costume is over the top, wearing gold in Thailand is part of their culture. When you visit Thailand, it is normal to see gold everywhere - some gold in shrines, dresses, etc.

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  3. Her national costume looks stunning and I love the bead-work that has gone into it too. Must have taken a lot of effort to complete the entire outfit as well.

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    1. Yeah and I pay huge respect for the designers and collaborators for her costume.

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  4. One of the rare pieces i actually like and it doesnt look like a college arts and craft assignment

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    1. So true! This kind of creation should be in the museum after the coronation.

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  5. I couldnt agree more! her dress indeed looks stunning. The moment i saw her dress on tv, it was just jaw dropping.

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    1. I agree Aliza, and I think it is also heavy. If I will wear this dress I need three times extra careful not to damage it.

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  6. OMG! i do agree with you. When I looked at her dress I also cried so beautiful and refined.

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    1. It was so precious it deserves to be displayed to the world.

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  7. Lucky you get invited for the viewing party! And yes undeniably, Miss Thailand is gorgeous!

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    1. She looks like a Filipina, except when she speak :) I love her long hair!

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  8. ok... now it makes sense why she had to travel to Phillipines with so many luggages.... huhuhu.........

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    1. Hahaha yeah,

      Oops I just saw this morning a photo of luggages she's bringing back home, and it increases! Because of many gifts that she got from many sponsors :)

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  9. Oh my. So beautiful. I really loves the detail. It was so particular yet so elegant.

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    1. Yes and I believe this belongs to a museum, soo precious! She is lucky :)

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  10. Look at thosee is so shiny and extravaganza. And looks wonderful too.

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    1. I know right? I think I might stay away under the sun if I wear this gown, lol

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  11. I agree with you - the most royal dress and deserve an honour as it is in a class by itself - I love the detailed works and most of all, the love of the nation is with her! Go Thailand

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    1. She might not bring home the crown, but in the hearts of the many and for the Thai people, she is the Queen!

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  12. OMG I am so gonna gone blind with the details of this outfit!! I bet the dress is heavy to wear it too! But the details and design is really preetty AF!

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    1. Absolutely right Sharon, they fully prepared and support Miss Thailand :)

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  13. Wow! Every single piece into.this dress is detailed and amazing!

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    1. I admire the designer. He should be awarded!

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  14. Wow this dress is very elegant and I love that is golden. The details are everything and I only imagine the hard work behind it. It's not my type of dress but I'd love to try it :) - A.

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  15. Wow this is incredible. I love how you give some insights on the dress. I love what it portrays and what it stands for. 300000 swarovski crystals is so impressing! Beautiful.

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  16. Thailand costume is nice and I love how they custom made it in detail. Impress with the cloth.

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    1. I agree.. I would be so blessed to wear this kind of costume.. maybe I will cry of happiness.

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  17. wow that national costume is amazing! the craftmanship is really impressive, and i love how the lady flaunts the beauty of it there

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  18. 300,000 crystals, wow, that must have taken some serious determination and patience. Fashion really can be a work of art!

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    1. Yeah and that made the dress quite heavy and so precious :)

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    1. Yeah, I wouldn't say no, if someone will ask me to try it and me as mannequin, hahaha

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  20. Sounds like such a fun event, glad you enjoyed it! That piece is so stunning.

    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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    1. Yeah she's really a Queen! I wish to see her again :)

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  21. Oh wow, what a dress!! Reminds me of our stunning carnival queen's outfits on the Canary islands year for year. As well all hand made, I am just wondering how heavy those dresses are. But the beauty and the feeling when wearing such a majestic outfit will probably make you forget about :) Beautiful !!!

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    1. Thank you Klaudia, actually the Thai people thinks this dress is royalty :) Inspired by the Queen's dresses :)

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  22. It must demand so many work hours and so much patience to create such a gorgeous dress! I'm stunned!

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    1. Yeah, and that's why this dress deserves to be shown to the whole world. The Thai people is very proud of their creation.

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  23. Wow! Wow! Am truly impressed with all beautiful items by this designer. Just so so beautiful & can really tell the patience, effort & passionate of this designer in every piece done :) cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

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    1. Yes and I think this national costume should be treasured well. It is truly amazing to see the creativeness of the Thai people, and how much they are passionate with their works.

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  24. turn a blind eye for this dress please :P
    **bling bling**

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    1. HAHAHA pray that this wouldn't be an eye for thieves.

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  25. Indeed the most royal and delicate dress for Miss Universe. So impressed with the workmanship.

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    1. I agree... now this is my agenda when I visit Thailand. To at least some local artists and admire their works.

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