was a show of elegance and style not to mention the uniqueness
of the attire each worn by the models. This fashion show was
organized by VP Mely Sivage (farthest left), who's been the
chair for many years. The costume was described by emcee Ted
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and teen-agers add color to the cultural fashion show and
a way of the association for this young generation to appreciate
the Filipino culture.
FROM THE NORTHERN PART OF THE PHILIPPINES
Igorots, one of the natives of the northern tribes of the
Philippines, wear this costume for their daily activities.
More accessories are used for special occasions.
Maria Clara's dress was named after a mestiza heroine of one
of the novels of the Philippine National hero Dr. Jose Rizal.
Its origin was the national costume of Filipino women which
is baro't (shirt) saya (skirt).
TAGALOG FOR MEN
Tagalog, the official national costume of Filipino men, originated
from the northern part of the Philippines, and is originally
made of jusi or pineapple cloth called pina. It is worn over
a Chinese collarless shirt called camisa de Chino. Today,
barong tagalong can come from different materials and different
colors. It is usually used for formal occasion and meetings.
Tagalog is now a popular shirt for men not only for Filipinos
but for foreigners as well, as modeled here by no other than
Oceanside Mayor James Wood.
more popular by former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos,
some even called it Imelda dress or terno, mestiza dress is
known for its elegance and butterfly sleeves. It is usually
worn for formal occasion.
dress originated from the Visayas, can be worn for everyday
activities as casual dress or for formal occasion. Its origin
was the baro't (shirt) saya (skirt), the national costume
for Filipino women during the early years.
girl in casual kimona dress is shown with two models wearing
red pants and white shirt with red handkerchief, usually worn
by farmers or "magsasaka".
attire is worn by the Muslims who live in the southern part
of the Philippines. As you can see from the costume, it shows
the mix of Arab, Malaysian and Chinese. Batik design is common
and silk cloth is also used with golden threads. Elaborate
umbrella makes a nice fashion statement, usually used by a
REHEARSAL AT THE PARK
dress rehearsal was held on May 30th at the Luiseno Park in
Vandegrift Blvd. corner Douglas Drive, Oceanside, CA.
Participants wear their beautiful smiles and mestiza dress
wear their stylish barong tagalong while the women wear their
terno or mestiza dress.
casual kimona dress worn by a model or with blouse called
kids enjoy wearing the traditional Filipinos costumes - for
girls, the casual kimona and terno and for the boy, the barong
tagalog. These kids will showcase the traditional Filipino
costumes on June 3rd during the Oceanside Council Meeting
as they recite the Pledge of Allegiance which will be televised
on Oceanside Channel KOCT.
beautiful Maria Clara dress models - the first one accentuating
it with butterfly sleeves like a terno, the second one is
the original maria clara look with loose sleeves.
Igorots have their own unique costume that makes them distinctive
from other tribes in the Philippines.
will not love to wear these beautiful Muslim outfits?