Senator Nancy Binay said she has apologized to designer Randy Ortiz for her fashion faux pas and the bashing that they received because of her outfit during the opening of the Senate session on Monday morning.
The recent calamity—supertyphoon “Yolanda”—continues to move the fashion community to look at the industry in a slightly different context. It’s not just about the latest looks and must-haves, but also about reminding our fellow Filipinos that the holiday season is about sharing one’s blessings.
Black was the starless sky from which raindrops fell like tiny diamonds, reflected in the headlights of the steady procession of SUVs turning onto the driveway of the Manila Peninsula Hotel. Out of these vehicles alighted a best-dressed crowd of movie stars, fashion icons, beauty queens, TV celebrities and private clients, all to attend a gala event.
When it comes to mobile phones, Randy Ortiz is a practical user. The fashion designer, who recently marked his 25th year in fashion with the stunning gala “Randy O Silver: Heaven on Earth” at the Rigodon Ballroom of the Peninsula Manila, describes himself as “the type of person who would use a phone basically for its intended purpose, which is to text and call.”