BEST-DRESSED – There are a number of best-dressed lists, one of which is chosen by socialite Margarita “Tingting” de los Reyes-Cojuangco. She speaks with authority being best-dressed herself, a woman of elegance.
Showbiz folk perhaps know her best as the mother of Mikee C. Jaworski and China C. Gonzalez, who used to appear on screen and stage.
In a Manila Bulletin news story, Alex Y. Vergara quotes Tingting on elegance: “It’s about wearing the right dress, being groomed for the right occasion, and speaking softly with ‘a mother’s strict vocabulary’.
She says further: “Whatever a woman’s height and shape are – long and lean, or petite and curvy – she should stand confidently with her ‘shoulders squared and a tilt of a humble chin’.”
ELEGANT FILIPINAS – Who made it this year to Tingting’s list, the 10 elegant Filipinas.
They include actress Dawn Zulueta, broadcast journalist Karen Davila, and Felicia Atienza (wife of TV’s Kuya Kim).
Completing the list are:
Marilu Batchelor, Marissa Concepcion, Stephanie Kienie-Gonzalez, Pamela Huang-Hernandez, Michelle Tan, Mariquita Yeung, and Vanessa Suantengco.
Last year’s list included Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez.
ICONIC – On the international scene, Tingting named such iconic women as Wallis Simpson, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, and Grace Kelly.
Their Filipino counterparts include Priscilla de la Fuentes-Sison, Margarita Fores, Imelda Marcos, Imelda Cojuangco, and Aleta Suarez (wife of Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez and herself a former congresswoman).