That’s the question that went inside my head (aside from HOW MUCH DID YOU PAY TO LOOK LIKE THAT?) while looking at the photos of the guests at yesterday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by current Philippine President Benigno Aquino Jr.
Filipinos, from all walks of life, tune in to their television sets, if not online, to see what the President has to say about the state of the nation. It’s a gargantuan affair attended by the country’s politicians, their wives, their minions and cronies, celebrities, and such. These are the very few people whose job is to legitimately (they were mostly elected, after all) represent their constituents.
I think it’s disappointing that Philippine presidential candidate Gibo Teodoro lost the election but the question on my mind right now is…. is that a Comme des Garcons Play t-shirt on his wife, Nikki Teodoro? I can’t tell from this photo.
It's election day in the Philippines. I thought about making a blog entry about the wives of male presidential candidates (potential first ladies) and then I realized, none of them are stylish. Some are pretty, yes, but pretty doesn't cut it. Pretty is too easy.
Can you imagine Nikki Teodoro in Peter Pilotto? Cynthia Villar in Alaia? Loi Estrada in Christian Dior Haute Couture?
Who do you see competing being photographed side-by-side along the likes of the iconic Michelle Obama and the stunning Carla Bruni?
All I can say is, win or lose, them politican wives will shop. See you at Gucci! See you at Hermes! See you at Louis Vuitton!
The burning question of the moment perhaps is, who did you vote for today?
Michelle Obama’s Inauguration Day Ball Gown by Jason Wu
American First Lady Michelle Obama wore a one-off white dress designed by 26-year old Taiwanese-American designer Jason Wu to the Inauguration Ball last night. Phenomenal woman is dat chu? Good god gracious, I officially love Michelle! You have to hand it out to her. I’m 104% sure she received many, many, many proposals from fashion’s big guns but no, she went out of her way to support young talent. Isabel Toledo recently said she’s levitating when she heard the news that Mrs. Obama wore her yellow dress at the swearing-in ceremony. Well, now that the Inauguration ball is over, Jason Wu must be on cloud nine!
More photos of Michelle Obama’s Jason Wu Inauguration Ball dress after the jump. Click click click!
I’m telling you guys… bloggers keep on getting younger and younger these days. Remember a few months ago when Tavi, the twelve-year old fashion blogger who took the world by storm? Well, wait till you meet Stanislaw “Stas” Gunkel, the seven-year old political blogger who blogs at Planet Stas. Stas received a letter from President-elect Barack Obama recently.
This is exactly why I love the wonderful world of blogging. Blogs provide anyone in the world, regardless of their age, race, gender, sexuality, background or what have you, with a platform to be heard.
As most of you already know, gay marriage is now banned in the state of California thanks to the people who voted YES to Proposition 8. According to MSNBC, an overwhelming 70% of Black voters and 53% of Hispanics voted to ban same-sex marriages.
“When any society says that I cannot marry a certain person, that society has cut off a segment of my freedom.“ - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Perhaps some of you can shed some light on this because I’m confused. Don’t you find it interesting how both of these minority groups (especially African Americans) are extremely vocal in the fight for “equality” yet a large number of voters decided to take away civil rights away from another minority group which are the gays?
Just wondering, that’s all.
Meanwhile, isn’t it amazing there are Mayors like Gavin Newsom fighting tooth and nail for gay rights? I wonder if there’s someone like that in the third world…