“Something old, something new…”

A senior and respected couturier showed his “newest” collection at the recently concluded ASEAN Summit in Cebu City.

A dear and mordant friend described it as “The Baul Collection” [ “Baul” = Chest; meaning the dresses were old and had been dragged out of a chest ].  *lolsz!*

That is why His Nemesis calls him “The Scar of Fashion in Asia”!!! [ instead of “The Czar of Fashion in Asia” ]



  1. zippo said,

    April 20, 2007 at 1:05 am


    BP married a daughter of a former Senator who claims to have fathered more than 70 children.

    Of course the “cocktail fork incident” happened when P*toy and Te*et, the “mam-ba-bagoong,” were still the best of friends (wasn’t that the same time Te*et was with an actor named Or*stes Oj*da [any relation to Mar*len? 🙂 ]?).

    The BIG QUESTION is, whatever happened to the friendship between P*toy and Te*et? They were sooooooo inseparable. If memory serves me right, they were a three-some: P*toy, Te*et, and Dr. Tony Pr*tacio until Dr. Pr*tacio dropped out of the group and immersed himself with philanthropic causes. But what really happened to P*toy and Te*et?


  2. Garganta Inflamada said,

    April 19, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    OK, OK. I just read ‘cara y cruz’s #15 comment.

    It comes back to me now — him of the Polish-sounding name. I met him once. He was actually muy simpatico.

    Is he still around?


  3. Garganta Inflamada said,

    April 19, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Re: Zippo’s Basketball Player (BP)….

    I think I know who that is. It’s on the tip of my….tongue. The thing is, if I have my time chronology correct; not only was BP involved with the 2 said renowned artistes, but I know for a fact that in-between his basketball days and liaisoning with P*toy and/or Zal*meda, he also shacked up with a lesser known mestizo who was on the fringes of the dance/’theater’ world of the 60s. (Said mestizo was an early exponent of ‘flamenco,’ or what passed for the Manila version of it.)

    I know so because Mr. Dancer-BP’s cottage was across from our house in the little town of the 4 Presidents — and not far from the Abel*o, V*ldes, Gaskel* compounds.

    So who did Mr. BP ‘marry’ to attain some ‘legitimacy’ and a son? 🙂


  4. cara y cruz said,

    April 19, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    Well, the son of # 7 has had his share of horsing around. He likes “taking it” down on his knees… if you know what i mean?!

  5. taitai said,

    April 19, 2007 at 5:58 am

    Big J – #7!

  6. zippo said,

    April 18, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    Basketball Player eventually became a nationally-known politician. Clue: his daughter-in-law is very pedigreed although she is known to “horse around”…… 🙂

  7. zippo said,

    April 18, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    He used to make my mom’s clothes in the 1960s up to the early 1980s. I think they were in the same fraternity-sorority at UP (he was an Upsilonian, mom was a Sigma Deltan).

    Mom had this wicked tale about him and painter Oscar de Zal*meda. Apparently, sometime in the mid-1970s, Oscar (or was it P*toy), stabbed the other with, of all things, a cocktail fork!!! Scene of the crime was at the old SOLANA Restaurant in Ermita. Reason for the crime? What else, a dangerous liaison. Apparently P*toy had a dangerous liaison with a then-popular basketball player who was actually the steady boyfriend of Oscar. Oscar, upon seeing P*toy, confronted P*toy. The discussion became so heated that one party stabbed another in the arm with a cocktail fork.

  8. rgvstfgvsz said,

    February 23, 2007 at 2:11 am

    ugh. i can’t believe some regard p*toy as a bane these days. naku, without him naman there would be no stella araneta. there would be no ultra glam junkets to the 70s. it’s true that his era has passed. but in his time estaba el rey. he was king.

    can we call in*o a king? ra*o a king?

    probably not a king. probably little princes.

    the filipino is indeed so fast to forget.

  9. cousin paz said,

    February 8, 2007 at 7:38 am

    Heard it was the president’s idea to have the fashion show featuring the “scar.” He still makes some of her gowns…

    Cousin Paz

  10. Garganta Inflamada said,

    February 6, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    Who is actually designing the Clueless *melda line? And where is it being launched?

  11. February 6, 2007 at 5:25 pm


    I agree.

    We have several spectacular talents these days: Monique Lhuillier, Jojie Lloren, et. al.. There is sooooo much to show The World!!!

    Toto Gonzalez

  12. Adrian Lizares said,

    February 6, 2007 at 12:52 am

    Hay naku, fashion is but a state of being, hence if that is what they showed, then that is the state of being of the presentor, nothing more, nothing less. Well, there you go! But with so much talent to be had these days?!

  13. February 4, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    Garganta Inflamada:

    You know… you’re absolutely right!!! The ASEAN Summit planners should have requested ubersuccessful and uberpopular Monique Lhuillier — currently The Success of the Fashion World — to show her dresses!!!

    I seriously wonder if those planners were thinking at all… perhaps that is The Reason why The Philippines isn’t going anywhere…???!!!

    Toto Gonzalez

  14. February 4, 2007 at 4:05 pm

    So, they got this Manila designer to show off in Cebu — but not the Cebu designer (Monique L.) who’s hit it big time? I know she may not have the body of work of this designer — and maybe her styles are too western?

    Kinda paradoxical though, isn’t it?

  15. February 4, 2007 at 9:59 am

    cara y cruz:

    Yes, I’ve heard that he can be arrogant at times.

    I really wouldn’t know, because he’s very nice to us.

    Toto Gonzalez

  16. February 4, 2007 at 9:57 am

    cousin paz:

    “Baul ng Bagong Anyo ’72” …


    Toto Gonzalez

  17. cara y cruz said,

    February 3, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    He always shows the same stuff and simply rides on the presentations he made for royalty etc. He can be a bit too arrogant for my tastes at times.

  18. cousin paz said,

    February 3, 2007 at 7:20 am

    Hi Toto,

    Saw it on TV and I can see why. The clothes really looked like they came from that antiquated showcase of Philippine fashion in the 70’s – “Bagong Anyo” where the respected couturier was always a participant. I think the “Baul Collection” is so apt…. “Baul ng Bagong Anyo ’72!”

    Cousin Paz

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