Back when I was a young apprentice to fashion designer Cesar Gaupo, when Christian Lacroix and Gianfranco Ferre ruled the runways with poetic creations pinned with the most delicate silk flowers on a cinched waist or on a fichu collar - I frequented El Arte Filipino in Cubao to have fabric blooms especially made to match pouf cocktail dresses and bridal gowns.
Today, I still go to their little quaint looking store for pretty Camelias or Orchids that I so love using for my pantsuits and day dresses.
|El Arte Filipino, house of flowers|
|Peonies made from Silk Gazar|
|Cabbage Roses in Organza and Taffeta|
|Orchids in Silk Gazar|
|Black orchids add whimsy to a sedate pantsuit!|
|Gingham Camelia for a jeunne fille look!|
El Arte Filipino is located at 24 Banahaw St., Cubao, Quezon City. Telephone 3922903