• Ambassadors’ wives love all things Filipino


    Gracious ladies from the diplomatic corps, Mme. Gracita Sieber of Switzerland, Mme. Isabell Garachon of France, Mme. Wha Soo Won of Korea and Mme. Toni Patchett of Chile, were guests of honor at the 10th year anniversary of Kultura Filipino at the SMX Convention Center in SM Aura Premier.

    Showcasing uniquely Filipino fashion, the event hosted by beauty queen Bea Santiago, highlighted the fact that the popular destination for all things local is not just a handicraft store, but also a lifestyle hub with collections of beautiful, elegant, and detailed pieces.

    Filipino supermodel Ria Bolivar starred in the show that featured the brand’s five world-class collections: hand-painted barong and Filipiniana blouses; embroidered jusi barong and dresses; a tailored ethnic fabric line; a black and white abaca line; and traditional formal barongs and ternos.

    Also spotted among the guests were Monaco Consul Fortune Ledesma; French School of Manila Professor Myriam Carcy; Weng Domingo, wife of the DTI Secretary; cultural advocate Irene Marcos-Araneta; Museum Foundation of the Philippines president Marites Pineda; and Ilocos Sur Vice Gov. D.V. Savellano together with wife Dina Bonnevie.


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