The 18-year-old racing driver fought off her jetlag to work on her makeup and ensemble.
Fresh off the plane and coming from a race about 24 hours ago, Bianca Bustamante’s summer break from the F1 Academy has been packed to say the least.
While waiting for the all-women series to resume, Bianca competed in the final three races of the USF Juniors which took place at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Right after, she hopped on a plane headed straight to Manila for a four day break before going back abroad to continue her training.
Her first agenda in this quick visit? Attend the Vogue Philippines Anniversary Gala.
“It was a bit crazy, you know I just came off from a race nearly 24 hours ago. I landed at 5 AM and I was so focused on the race, but the minute I went to Prada this afternoon, I knew what I wanted,” she says. “As soon as I saw this skirt, I really fell in love with it and with the matching blazer as well. I think it shows a really fierce look and I think Prada is doing a really good job with resonating with the younger audience, especially me—I’m just 18 years old, so to be attending such an event like this is kind of crazy but at the same time I get to feel confident wearing what I am wearing now.”
Bianca walked the carpet with a black skirt from Prada’s Re-Nylon project. This is one of Prada’s efforts toward sustainability wherein they used plastic waste from the ocean as well as fishing nets to create the nylon skirt.
Bianca also took note of how the edgy style made her feel more confident and that her outfit’s black and white color scheme echoed racing’s motifs.
The entire look was finished off with a Prada purse, a slicked-back, high ponytail, and light makeup (she did her own brows and lips!).