A photo my grandmother's friend gave to her...possibly from the 40s? I have a few photos like this: Filipina women wearing traditional dress and posing for a portrait. I just love this!
Trixie Cruz-Angeles: Don't Call It a Costume
Don't Call It a Costume by Rose Beatrix C. Angeles. I wondered before why we insist on calling the baro't saya or the terno a national "costume." Is it because we are only really impersonating Filipinos, and that deep inside we feel we're actually Americans or Europeans or Chinese who just so happen to find themselves miraculously transported to this backwoods country where nothing seems to work, and thus we spend so much of this lifetime trying to escape this place?
Álbum de Filipinas Publicación: , [ca. 1870] Descripción física: 1 álbum (60 fotografías) : papel albúmina Contenido: 17 retratos y 43 vistas de Manila y alrededores Fecha/lugar de un acontecimiento: Fecha derivada del rótulo de una de las fotografías en la que aparecen unos edificios restaurados tras el terremoto de 1863 Nota tit. y men. res: En los retratos aparece un rótulo con el tit. en español y en las vistas el tit. en inglés y español en una tira pegada en el borde inferior del…
During my recent trip to The Block in SM City North, I chanced upon an exhibit of Maria Clara gowns as interpreted by young Filipino designers—the mall's way of commemorating the Philippines' Independence Day, which is today. Maria Clara is the heroine in the novel "Noli Me Tangere" written by Philippine national hero Jose Rizal. She epitomizes the traditional Filipina: meek, obedient, loving and God-fearing. The name has also come to refer to the type of clothes worn by Filipinas during the…
Since I mentioned Spanish colonial era clothes yesterday, here is another modern interpretation of the Maria Clara—a style of women's dress now considered formalwear named after the fiancé of the main protagonist of Jose Rizal's novel "Noli Me Tangere." Maria Clara would have loved the elaborate lace and pattern, but I doubt if she would have been comfortable with Eddie Castro's slim fit and starkly graphic colors.
24 Charming Photo Postcards of Philippine Girls in Traditional Dresses from between 1910s-20s
Here is a collection of photo postcards showing the beauty of Philippine girls in traditional dresses from between 1910s-20s.