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Is it real or not?

LARGE reproduction earrings

You’ve probably seen them in museums, in antique shops, or in your lola’s baul—they’re tamborins, or traditional long Filipino necklaces that are usually part of a woman’s Filipiniana costume. Patterned after the rosary, tamborins are made out of gold or silver beads, and come with a small, religious reliquary as its pendant.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Bohemian Filipiniana–Patis goes with the times

PATIS Tesoro, exponent of modern day Filipiniana fashion goes boho.

In an afternoon show last week at Rustan’s Makati, designer Patis Tesoro presented close to 60 ensembles that attested to how her interpretation of Filipiniana has evolved through the decades.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Patis Tesoro redefines Filipiniana for younger market

TESORO calls her collection “recycled fashion,” now a global trend. This one a bolero pieced together from retaso or fabric scraps

Patis Pamintuan Tesoro has regular clients from as far as Singapore and the United States. Strangely, the one designer known for championing Filipiniana wear said nobody goes to her during the annual President’s State of the Nation Address, the one occasion politicians and their spouses embrace and splurge on traditional formal wear.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Women stylize Filipiniana to suit the times

REP. LENI Robredo and Secretary Leila de Lima tweak Filipiniana: Robredo with off shoulder top; De Lima with Maria Clara top

Today’s Filipino women are learning how to tweak the terno or the Maria Clara and baro’t saya to their own taste, needs, budget, indeed an entire integrated lifestyle. This has been evident in recent important occasions.   They try different colors, plus black, different ornamentations, fabric treatments, lengths, even silhouette.   Ornamentations are not limited […]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The lost medal

“THIS LAND Is Mine” ART BY GCF (2013)

THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines was following up previous awardees of Gawad CCP for the Arts, reminding us to wear Filipiniana, please, please, and your medals, please, please, please!

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »