NANCY BINAY. The senator wears a Randy Ortiz gown to the SONA 2015. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Nancy Binay called the outfit she wore to the president's State of the Nation Adress (SONA) 2015 "boring" – relatively, that is, compared to last year's gown. (READ: IN PHOTOS : SONA Fashion 2014)
This 2015, Nancy wore a dress designed by Randy Ortiz, the same designer who made her dress for the same event last year. During the previous year, Nancy wore a top with a bubble skirt, but wasn't able to tie the skirt as per Randy's instructions. As a result, the senator's outfit was criticized online, called a fashion faux pas, and was the subject of numerous memes and jokes on social media.
This year, Nancy said she gave the designer the reins when it came to her dress this year. "Parang this time, si Randy na lang pinabayaan ko kung ano ang gusto niyang ipasuot sa akin. Last year 'di ba siya talaga ang natamaan sa pagkakamali ko. So this is my way of pambawi ko ba sa kanya," the senator said about her less colorful outfit.
(This time, I let Randy take the lead with regard to what he wanted me to wear. Last year he was really the one who was called out for my mistake right? So this is my way of making it up to him.)
For this year's dress, Randy decided to go with a simpler design in basic, textured deep blue. "Diba nagkamali ako nang suot so ngayon, simple na lang daw," added Nancy. (I wore my dress wrong last year right, so he said this year's design should be simple)– Rappler.com
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