Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wearing Your Heart On Your Terno Sleeve

Last night, at the charming Peninsula Manila, lovers and patrons of culture gathered for the launching of Fashionable Filipinas, a book about the evolution of the Philippine terno. Published by Suyen Corporation Inc. and Slim's Legacy Project Inc., the book is beautifully essayed by Gino Gonzales and Mark Lewis Higgins and features stunning photographs from 1860 to 1960.
Events like this ignite patriotism, and nurtures love for heritage. An army of ladies wore their hearts on their terno sleeves.

The book is available at Bench stores nationwide in hard cover and paperback.

Reminiscent of Manila in the '50s, The Peninsula Manila's Rigodon Ballroom festooned with capiz lamps and tropical trees.

Capiz lamps added a very '50s vibe.

Suyen Lim-Yap in Joey Samson

Liz Uy in Hannah Adrias

Lucy Torres-Gomez in vintage Joe Salazar

Valerie Ty in a Gino Gonzales design

Candy Dizon in a heather grey jersey terno

Karylle Tatlonghari-Yuzon in Yvonne Tabanao

Tessa Prieto-Valdes in Pablo Mendes III

Rinby Chan-Lao

Shera Chan-Tiu in Ivarluski Aseron

Lilybeth Romero in vintage Patis Tesoro

Cris Villongco