The Miss Universe National Costume Parade was held recently and our very own Venus Raj came out in a modernized Philippine terno accentuated by a shawl (mantilla if you will) with black tassles and two fans. Some watchers liked the creation, saying that it shows the evolution of the Filipina. On the other hand, there are people who find the same mediocre and lacking in creativity.
Personally, I think the design has potentials, except that the shawl tends to be quite limiting in terms of hand movements and the like. Also, I wish that black wasn’t used for the tassles. But in fairness, the silhouette emphasized her eye-popping waistline (friends in Vegas claim that it is now 21 inches down from 22!)
What say you? 😉