Society doyennes model fabulous Filipiniana


ADO ESCUDERO, Rep. Imelda Marcos, Patis Tesoro

Ado Escudero recently staged the year-end extravaganza “Requerdos de Ayer” at the Makati Shangri-La’s Rizal Ballroom, which took Manila’s 400 back in time for a turn-of-the-century traditional Christmas fiesta.

Presented were beloved kundiman, Filipiniana  fashion  by Patis Tesoro and a cast of high society doyennes and matriarchs as fashion models.

It was a fun fund-raising merienda cena to restore the patio of San Pablo’s Cathedral of St. Paul the Hermit, proclaimed a World Heritage site by Unesco. As a climax to the holidays, it was an afternoon of patriotic, civic-minded generosity while watching a fashion show on and off the ramp.

Ado’s signature dessert, malagkit with latik, which his Villa Escudero baked for this occasion, was a personal touch, and was taken home by the bejeweled and coiffed fashion plates who gave their time and effort.

Glittering cast

MAYOR Arlene Arcillas, Mayor Girlie Maita Javier Ejercito, Gov. ER Ejercito, Mayor Len Alonte

The first part of the show featured iconic love songs and kundiman, with a glittering cast that included George Yang, Cris Villonco with her dad Opap, the legendary Dulce, Raul Sunico and Rachelle Gerodias, who sang a most haunting “Mutya ng Pasig.” A group of excellent tenors came to our table and coaxed Madame Imelda Marcos to sing her signature “Dahil Sa Yo.”

Shown here are the women of substance and stature wearing Patis Tesoro’s ever-evolving native fashion. From her baro’t saya to her modern ternos, they proved that Patis has reclaimed her title as best in creating masterpiece Filipiniana.

Her colors reflect the traditions and inspirations of our many islands. Perfectly executed, whether in contrasting colors or subdued pastels, here are Tesoro’s modern Maria Claras, kimonas, balintawaks with labor-intensive beadwork, embroidery and appliqués. These were all show-stoppers.


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  • bakitkailangan

    What a shame!!!

  • maypakialamako

    kitang kita ang ebidensya sa katawan ng 2 magnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan! parehong nananaba sina escudero at imelda! mukhang tiba tiba talaga sila nuong good ol’days! ang 2 ito ang dapat ambushin ng mga komunista at npa o kaya’y mag-disaparesidos courtesy of the military! hinhintay na ang mga ito nina sat anas at ferdie sa impyerno!

    • Ornbort Vortingeresdemesus

      people who love the things of the world are rewarded in this world…but only in this world…

  • Gilmore Santiago

    hoy bakitkailangan at maypakialamako….ingit lang kayo!

    ano after 30+ years, the Marcoses are back and growing stronger, yung mga so-called human rights victims, nasaan na sila, pinupulot pa rin sa kangkungan…hahaha

    • Antonio

      sana mangyari sa yo or sino man sa kamag-anak mo ang mga nangyari sa human rights victims noong panahon ng mga Marcoses… ewan ko lang kung matuwa ka kagaya ng ginagawa mo ngayon… naaawa ako sa yo dahil MANGMANG ka pa rin hanggang ngayon..

    • Ornbort Vortingeresdemesus

      have you ever been in a cell and raped? then shut up please. the victims may not always have been on the right side of the fence, but there is no excusing brutality. watch zero dark thirty and see the difference between american interrogation and our own…

    • maypakialamako

      for the sake of arguements, at least sa kangkungan pupulutin e ang mga marcoses for sure sa dagat-dagatang apoy ng impyerno itatapon!

  • EdgarEdgar

    When it comes to Filipiniana elegance, no one comes close to Imelda Marcos.

    We love you Mr. and Mrs. Marcos.

    • Ornbort Vortingeresdemesus

      do you really believe that or do you just like antagonizing people? the funny thing is, behind your trolling i’m sure you’re a normal, well adjusted person who, oddly enough is on an extended lunch break or between classes. 

      • EdgarEdgar

        Yes, I completely believe what I posted. The Marcoses have done more for this country that 26 years of Aquino-Cojuangco and their influence.

      • maypakialamako

        the marcoses have done more allright! more corruption, stealling, killing, name it, they’ve done it! the marcoses have been listed in the guiness world record as having stole the most, and imelda listed among the world’s greediest people. hail the marcoses! hail the marcoses my a$$!

      • JK1000

        NO SHAME AT ALL !  Get sober, youuuuuuu puppet.

      • Ornbort Vortingeresdemesus

        then don’t speak for everyone else. just say “I”…don’t assume everyone  believes the same way. 

      • EdgarEdgar

        keep the advise to yourself. we love Mr. and Mrs. Marcos. we brought them back to power. you and your hatred are in the minority.

  • JK1000

    Nagsama-sama na naman ang mga buwayang magnanakaw ng bayan, dapat sa mga iyan ay nakakulong na dahil sa kanilang ginawang pagpapahiharap sa bayan noon sila ay nasa puwesto.

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