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Business as usual for Sona ‘fashionistas’

July 28, 2015

Except for Sen. Loren Legarda’s “no expense” look, it was again business as usual for many of the women in the two red carpet venues—the north and south wings of the Batasang Pambansa complex in Quezon City.

As in Sonas past, Legarda followed her instincts by fashioning a look that combined locally made products like black platforms from Marikina and crocheted bag from Bauang, La Union province, with heirloom pieces from her late mother Bessie, such as an embroidered piña top by designer Marina Antonio and indigenous earrings from Abra province and a hammered bracelet from Kalinga province.

— Alex Y. Vergara and Cathy C. Yamsuan, Inquirer

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