There's no doubt that the annual Preview Ball is where celebs are encouraged to pull out all the style stops. Case in point: Shakers and movers of the fashion industry graced the event last Friday dressed to the nines, offering winning ensembles committed to the "clean slate" theme. Topping the list of the stylish gents we spotted was none other than James Reid, who was also honored as one of the Preview Best Dressed this year.
In a chat with Pep.ph, the hosts asked his date and real-life sweetheart Issa Pressman about her reaction upon learning about her beau's award. She had a candid yet proud response: "Well, I got happy too because I wanna take a little bit of credit because I've been styling him a lot, too."
James echoed his girlfriend's claim, telling everyone how helpful she is when it comes to putting his ~*dope*~ outfits together. "I do give her a lot of credit because she's a lot of inspiration behind my fashion sense," he said, also expressing his gratitude to fashion director John Lozano and stylist Peter Lyle.
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Further, the ball also marked the lovebirds' first interview appearance together. Asked whether she gets nervous, Issa replied, "For me it's different. Because I'm very private, whenever I make kwento, it's always with my friends and all that. It's a different experience, but I feel like he makes me feel very safe. I get nervous and stuff, but then he’s so calm."
Issa also spoke up about how James helped her recover from a recent health operation. "Every single relationship, you go through challenges. It's never a bad thing. If any, it really tests your relationship and you see what kind of partner you have. And he proved how much he could really care for me. He was really making sure that I was healing, that I was healing in the right way. It was great."
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