IN PHOTOS : Julia Barretto preps for grand debut

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IN PHOTOS : Julia Barretto preps for grand debut
See the messages for Julia from her mom Marjorie and aunt Claudine
SISTERS. Julia and Dani Barretto. Screengrab from Instagram

MANILA, Philippines – Julia celebrated her 18th birthday Tuesday, March 10 at Makati Shangri-La, via a lavish party attended by A-list celebrity friends and family. (READ: All eyes on Julia, Barretto family for grand debut)

Michael Cinco made Julia’s gown, while John Valle and Lala Flores did her hair and makeup, respectively. 

Let’s take a look at some of the photos shared on Instagram:

Robert Blancaflor shared photos of the set up.


“Nothing but the best for #JustJulia using all #mirroredtables and only best imported flowers available this season #FloralDesigns #EventStyling #RobertBlancaflorGroup”


 “Took 15 hours to complete, our 25ft x 25ft Fresh (Yes all Fresh Flowers) Floral Drapes for #JustJulia #FloralDesigns #RobertBlancaflorGroup,” he wrote.

Julia posted a photo of her getting ready.


“Time to get ready! It’s happening! #JustJulia,”she wrote.

Photographer Pat Dy shared a glimpse of the invitation.


Dani posted a photo her and sister Claudia being made up.


“Being #RBeautified for tonight! #justjulia,” Dani wrote.

Julia’s aunt Claudine posted her greeting as well.


“Happy Happy 18th Birthday to u Julia. u wer about 7or 8years old when u asked me to have ur hair dyed with Red Streaks!!! ten years later u are still d Julia who I so luv.may all great & wonderful things come to u as u turn 18 today.u have so many gifts to share with all of us who adore & luv u.U r a Blessing to all whose hearts u have touched! SHINE ANAK! @juliabarretto mama has ur back.u r A Star go & conquer ur Dreams starting today!”

Hours before the her actual party, she posted this:


“THANK YOU GUYS!!! I’M 18!!!!!” followed by 3 balloon emoticons.

Julia also shared this video teaser taken by Jason Magbanua


Sister Dani Barretto shared this: 


“Happy 18th birthday my baby girl! Saving the cheesy message for tomorrow. I love you so much. @juliabarretto” Dani wrote.

Mother Marjorie gave her message as well. 


“Exactly 18 years ago today a little girl who was as white as snow, with the deepest dimples I have ever seen came into my life. And she has been my best friend ever since. I love you and the way that you love me… Thank you Lord for giving her to me… And thank you to all those who love her, and to everyone who is working so hard to give Julia only the best tonight. Happiest Birthday my Julia. You are one tough lady… You are ready,” Marjorie wrote.

Prior to her actual birthday, Julia’s fan club JBeauties treated her to an advance birthday party at Fernbrook Gardens.


“Thank you so much @officialjbeauties for organizing such a beautiful party for me! I’m still so speechless. Know that I am thankful for all of you,” Julia wrote. –

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