Gov. Marcos’ Ilocano-French tutorial video, where she tries to teach proper pronunciation of tricky words, caught the internet by surprise.
Last Nov. 25, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos threw a mega-wedding party for the marriage of her son, lawyer Michael Ferdinand Marcos Manotoc, to Carina Amelia Gamboa Manglapus, held in Saint Augustine Church, a Unesco World Heritage Site in Paoay. This was followed by a wedding reception at the Paoay Church Plaza.
Simon Porte Jacquemus is a game changing French fashion designer obsessed with exaggerated proportion and striking silhouettes. His geometric proportions of bold shoulders with statement sleeves paired with wide-leg pants reminded me of Thierry Mugler, Claude Montana, even Ernest Santiago when he did the jaw-dropping evening wear of Imee Marcos.
When we were younger, we would spend Christmas and the summer holidays in my mother’s hometown of Laoag, Ilocos Norte. The trip—always by bus and often at night—took over 10
Ageless, surgeried, or heavily photoshopped?
It was 1972 when I first met Bobby Caballero. Martial law was only a few months old, and I was barely 15, on a Christmas school break from La Salle Green Hills. Auggie Cordero took me to Nayong Pilipino that cool December night to assist him for a dress rehearsal for “Bagong Anyo,” Imelda Marcos’ fashion show meant to end all fashion shows.