Kris Aquino went all out in coming up with the perfect gown for her brother President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s final State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.
The top—and often controversial—TV and movie celebrity gets The Manila Times’ thumbs up for best dressed at SONA 2015 in her pastel blue Filipiniana ensemble—an off-shoulder trumpet piña callado, whose fabric is from Lumban, Laguna and sewn in Antipolo City.
Her life ever an open book via her Instagram account (@withlovekrisaquino), the actress and host was the first to post her SONA attire from her very own living room. Patronizing local artisans, Aquino’s designer of choice for this year is the 22-year-old Michael Leyva, whose designs have been worn by A-List celebrity Anne Curtis.
With Kris in her Instagram post were her sons Joshua and Bimby who attended their uncle’s SONA in matching barong Tagalog, also made from Lucban, Quezon embroidered piña.
And as if she were attending a showbiz event, Kris and her sons were done up by stylists as she listed the crew who dressed them up. “Make up by @juansarte… styling for my sons by @bangpineda & @giancarlodavid… styling for me by @booyap and @kimmyyap.”
In her postscript, Kris wrote, “My brooch holding the pañuelo in place was my Mom’s.”