But whether she likes it or not, Loren has become a new fashion icon — for fashionalism, that is. Loren’s brand of nationalism — her heart for everything Pinoy — is something she wears on her sleeve, literally.You can see her fashionalism in the details of her attire — be it a neckpiece of beads painstakingly stringed together by a tribal woman, or a coat of many colors fashioned by a Mindanao weaver. One of her current favorite bags is a Bagobo Tagabawa beaded bag from Tudaya, Sta. Cruz in Davao del Sur, looking so hip yet so Pinoy as she matches it with her usual white long-sleeved blouse and denim jeans.
– Millet M. Mananquil, Philstar
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