The ‘Criselda outlook’ in life–that style stamina

  Attending a Criselda Lontok fashion show is a veritable education on the who's who among Manila's women: the social set, the stylish set, the moguls' wives, and some moguls, ages 50-70. One can expect this of a Criselda show, whose clientele has matured with this design icon over the decades. Ninety percent of the crowd are her friends; the rest want to be her friend. All of them shop in her store on the second floor of Rustan's Makati's. Her store has become an institution of sorts for women of a certain age who want to look a certain way. That, at least, was what Criselda's brand was traditionally about. In the last couple of years, however, she has begun designing ...

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