Portrait of a Lady

Updated on Dec 24, 2008
black 255 Chanel bag - pink Debbie Co dress - moms earrings
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My pink gown for our traditional annual Christmas Eve dinner at Old Manila at The Peninsula Manila. It was a great night of scrumptious food from Chef Gavin, good wine and champagne and of course the best company of loved ones and family.

I always wear a formal dress to this occasion and this year, I chose a pink rosette sweetheart cut dress from Debbie Co in shantung and bought a pink floral head dress that matched it perfectly. I felt like a spring flower child but I loved it. It was elegant, quirky and avant garde…very much like me.

The menu for the night was:

Crepinette of Quail, Brandied Cherries, Courgettes and Basil

Seared Duck Foie Gras with Young Mashed Leave, Pineapple Muscated Relish and Honey Vanilla Soy Essence

Artichoke and Smoked Ham Soup, Green Peas and Herb Croutons

Green Apple Sorbet with Calvados

Black Angus Beef Tournedes Rossini, Caramelized Belgian Endive, Spinach and Black Truffle

Classic Viennese Apple Strudel, Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream

Coffee or Tea and Christmas Cookies

CITY OF BLINDING LIGHTS

The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then than I do now

Neon heart day-glow eyes
A city lit by fireflies
They’re advertising in the skies
For people like us

And I miss you when you’re not around
I’m getting ready to leave the ground

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Don’t look before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash bulbs purple irises
The camera can’t see

I’ve seen you walk unafraid
I’ve seen you in the clothes you made
Can you see the beauty inside of me?
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me?

And I miss you when you’re not around
I’m getting ready to leave the ground

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Time…time…time…time…time
Won’t leave me as I am
But time won’t take the boy out of this man

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

The more you know the less you feel
Some pray for others steal
Blessings are not just for the ones who kneel… luckily

Comments (45)

NathaliaV
NathaliaV on August 01
beautiful
NathaliaV
NathaliaV on August 01
beautiful
ralucuts
ralucuts on June 16
<3lovely
Dhloan
Dhloan on April 09
cute
TrishaLynor
TrishaLynor on December 31
cute!
ilovegirlsinpink
ilovegirlsinpink on May 13
You look so hot in that beautiful pink dress and that beautiful matching pink headband amkes you look way hotter yet. Pink is by far my favorite color to see a girl wear and when a girl dresses in pink and they wear a pink headband to go with it makes them, even hotter yet.
bjkdAnc3r
bjkdAnc3r on March 18
i love the color!
verucasalt22
verucasalt22 on February 07
love love love love love love
schmetterlinq
schmetterlinq on May 16
gorgeous
coco_h
coco_h on January 06
this has got to be one of my most favourite outfit ever. i mean..id die to wear this please...haha! i see that fabulousity runs the family alright...belated holiday greetings! =)
jotei_elizabeth
jotei_elizabeth on December 26
gorgeous dress. I saw a very similar one in a seventeen magazine.
KellyJoy
KellyJoy on December 26
you look absolutely beautiful! great looking family too!
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on December 26
GORGEOUS!!!!!
mestizay
mestizay on December 25
beautiful family.:) merry xmas!
iheartdresses
iheartdresses on December 25
gorgeous dress! i really love how the headband helps spice it up! u look fab like always dear!:) and the last photo is very lovely:)
Carlene
Carlene on December 25
Beautiful outfit and lovely headband.
fashionchalet
fashionchalet on December 25
portrait of perfection!! xx happy holidays :)
CalamityJem
CalamityJem on December 25
What a stunning colour!
JessicaII
JessicaII on December 25
You look like a princess!! Really beautiful dress!! :)
LePetitMondeDeJulie
LePetitMondeDeJulie on December 25
you're so beautiful with this dress!
snugz
snugz on December 25
Sweet dress!
fionnawithxlove
fionnawithxlove on December 25
you're always so great looking.
Mi_Mo
Mi_Mo on December 25
wow, sembri una bambola!
charmsyeong
charmsyeong on December 25
gorgeous! i love your head piece :)
alexisthegreat
alexisthegreat on December 25
wow, this is lovely. i saw a picture of cameron diaz in a similar dress, but i like this one better !
maitabaello
maitabaello on December 25
menu sounds great! pretty dress, it looks great with the head dress! :)
Shantee
Shantee on December 25
love the headpiece!
lish
lish on December 25
pretty dress. you pulled off the head dress really well!
ShuErn
ShuErn on December 25
This is so pretty. Love the headpiece.
kfab
kfab on December 25
So pretty!
merkovsky
merkovsky on December 25
so fabulous. you totally stand out in that family (im guessing) portrait
ctee
ctee on December 25
wow that dress ! thats so cool, its so womanly (:
Erzsebet
Erzsebet on December 25
Merry Xmas. I hope you have spent a great evening with your family and friends
ninaestacio
ninaestacio on December 25
MERRY XMAS BABE!!! :) I LOOOVE THIS!!! PINK IS OUR FAVORITE CRAYON ;) you know i love ya! xx
mi7esng
mi7esng on December 25
Barug, when i saw this in your multiply. Kaloka! I fell in love with it! Yay! I SUPER LOVE THIS!!!!
lioncave
lioncave on December 25
Wow, pink againnnnn ! You look so elegant in that dress !
lipslikesugar
lipslikesugar on December 25
Lovely :) The head dress really matches your pretty dress! Oh and the menu makes my hungry. :| Haha! Merry Christmas to you and your family :)
inKARLcerating
inKARLcerating on December 25
merry christmas! wow. the royal family! hehe lovin the dress.. favrited!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on December 25
Merry Christmas JL!!!!! The head piece is so nice and that shade of pink looks so good on you ;)
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on December 25
awww, the Belle of the Ball. hehehe. merry christmas babe! and a happy new year! haha!
dizzyrizzy
dizzyrizzy on December 25
very very nice! happy holidays to you and your family! :D
bleedforfashion
bleedforfashion on December 25
OMG! You are fabulous love!!!
shmicole
shmicole on December 24
love love it!! ;) that head dress is sooo lovely! merry christmas JL!
thelovehanger
thelovehanger on December 24
this dress is so pretty. i love the neckline. it looks fabulous on you!
bambisasha
bambisasha on December 24
Tht i so feminine! I love it! You always look stunning! Merry xmas! May all ur wishes come true!
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