A Look Back At 2018's Most Stylish Local Moms And Their Unforgettable Fashion Moments
And just like that, it's the start of a brand new year.
Before we create new memories (and style moments) this 2019, let's walk down memory lane and take a look back at the most stylish local moms who made fashion waves last year. For wardrobe inspo, scroll ahead!
Georgina Wilson-Burnand was the talk of the town when she debuted a new hair color at the launch of cosmetics line Sunnies Face last August. Clad in a sequined, multi-colored statement piece by The Attico, the it girl and entrepreneur totally turned heads that evening. Fun fact: according to celebrity stylist Renz Pangilinan, Georgina and her glam team achieved this look with a natural-looking wig, which saved her from a tedious bleaching process at the salon. Is it just us, or can you see her striking resemblance with Leighton Meester (aka Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf) in this photo?
Count on Metro Channel TV host, entrepreneur, and travel enthusiast Steph Kienle-Gonzalez to come up with the most chic and romantic OOTDs. The ultra stylish mom-of-two donned a dreamy, pink Rajo Laurel creation to a wedding in Portugal—how classy! Of course, another unforgettable style moment was when she chopped off her locks in July, revealing an edgy yet sophisticated pixie cut that she now perfectly pulls off.
Dra. Aivee Aguilar-Teo
This beauty doctor and mother-of-three is known for her standout style, experimenting with bold prints and textures worthy of your attention. One of her signature, no-fail silhouettes is a classy A-line skirt paired with a well-structured top—but of course, there are also days when the dermatologist takes fashion risks and experiments with other key wardrobe pieces. One of our 2018 favorites was when she walked the streets of Barcelona in a geometric button-down shirt, paired with a head-turning pastel pantsuit.
It was a busy year for this multi-hyphenate woman! Managing her own chic stationery line Catastrophe, teaming up with society personalities in launching online interior store Nest Manila, and even starring in international reality TV show The Apartment, there's no stopping this interior designer and mom-of-three from doing more. Last year, she also collaborated with retail brands Mosaic and Dr. Kong to release her own fashion pieces, revealing her signature aesthetic: basics in black and white! One of our favorite Cat Arambulo items is this cut-out top 'Patty', named after her mother. (Read our special Mother's Day feature on Cat Arambulo here.)
The Patty Top (named after my mom @pattyarambulo_) comes in Black, White and Electric Blue. . The Peewee Pants are available in Black, White and Tan. . #MosaicxCat Holiday Collection drops tom, 11.30.18 in all Mosaic Stores: . Mosaic Boutiques Locations: Rockwell Powerplant Mall M-F 10am-10pm, Weekends 11am-11pm SM Aura 11am-10pm Glorietta 3 11am-10pm Shangri-La Plaza 10am-11pm Alabang Town Center 11am-9pm Vertis North 11am-10pm SM MegaMall 11am-11pm . @powerplantmall @smaurapremier @iloveglorietta @shangrilaplazaofficial @alabangtowncenter @ayalamallsvertisnorth @smmegamall . #MosaicxCat #KumaCatArambulo
The celebrity kicked off 2018 by making drastic changes in her wardrobe, trading her signature feminine look for chic athleisure and streetstyle. However, by the end of the year, Marian Rivera-Dantes slowly returned to her tried and tested formula, opting for classic, romantic pieces once again. A favorite look of ours is her sophisticated, maternity-approved Gucci tweed midi dress, which she wore a few weeks after she announced her second pregnancy.
Every year, Metro Magazine presents a Metrowear fashion show in support of the Philippine fashion industry. Last 2018, the spotlight was on 31-year-old designer Vania Romoff, the youngest Metrowear Icon to date. The Cebu-born designer, a favorite among celebrities and society personalities, showcased 60 couture pieces that embodied strength and femininity. Her muses include Anne Curtis Smith, Steph Kienle-Gonzalez, Mari Jasmine, Janine Gutierrez, Jess Wilson, and Clara Aseniero.
In 2009, I watched my first Metrowear Icon show. I was helping out backstage for the most part and watched from the far back as beautiful clothes moved through the grand stage. It was all a dream to me. 9 years later, as I woke up to this wonderful cover, I am moved to tears as I recall all the hopes and struggles that has all lead me to this. The title of Metrowear Icon in truth, I have always felt was a bit much. After all, I feel like I have only started my journey. But today, I am thankful to the entire @metromagph team for this incredible opportunity and for turning what once was a big dream into a reality! Also sending so much love to these amazing women who are on the cover with me, @annecurtissmith @stephkienlegonzalez @marijasmine @claraaseniero @jesswilson @janinegutierrez , what an honour to be next to you all! ?? To my entire @studiovaniaromoff team, this one is for you! Thank you for putting up with the stress and hard work! Haha thank you to my clients, family and friends who have supported me from the get go! I’m so excited to share what we’ve been working on for Metrowear on November 22 ! ?? #metroweariconvania #metrowear2018
There's no denying that Sunnies co-founder and operations director Bea Soriano-Dee is one of the most fashionable women in the country. You can always count on her Instagram feed for toddler-proof outfits and covet-worthy travel #OOTDs! Last September, she and her husband threw a pajama-themed first birthday party for their daughter Billie, where she donned a pastel blue ensemble worth dreaming of.
Last year, we witnessed actress, host, model, and society personality Isabelle Daza-Semblat journey into motherhood. On an exclusive digital cover for Metro Magazine, Isabelle talked about her pregnancy and her thoughts on selfless love as she awaited the arrival of her baby. She finally gave birth to Balthazar Gabriel in April—today, the celebrity is slowly but surely finding her groove as she juggles plenty of roles: a first-time mom, a wife, and an actress.
When it comes to standout style moments, Isabelle's look for the ABS-CBN Ball comes into mind right away. The it girl donned a morena-approved yellow dress, and even slayed the red carpet with no-foundation makeup!
Finally, how can we talk about stylish celebrity moms without mentioning Sarah Lahbati? Just a few months after giving birth to her second child, the actress, social media influencer, and Metro Magazine cover girl is already back in the game, delivering inspiring outfits worth adding to your moodboard. Here, she donned an asymmetrical Mark Bumgarner top, paired with classy Gianvito Rossi shoes and 2018's biggest eyewear trend: micro glasses.
Make sure to grab a copy of Metro Magazine's holiday issue to score more fashion inspiration from this modern mom of two!
METRO COVER GIRL OF THE MONTH! What a dream has it been working with people I love and admire! Aaaand this is Kai’s first magazine shoot with Zion and I!! ?????? Major moment for us ?? Wearing Vania Romoff on the cover. ? Hope i can get copies today for my mama. ?? thank you all for the prayers. ?? Photographer: @charismalico Creative direction + set design: @theonlychookiecruz Fashion editor: @randzomeness Makeup: @antheabueno Hair: @mongamado Nails: @extraordinail #metrolovessarah
Scroll through this gallery for more mommy-approved outfits:
1—Georgina Wilson-Burnand (@ilovegeorgina), 2- Steph Kienle-Gonzalez (@stephkienlegonzalez), 3—Dr. Aivee-Teo (@draivee), 4—Cat Arambulo-Antonio (@catarambulo), 5–Marian Rivera-Dantes (@marianrivera), 6—Vania Romoff-Füglister? (@vaniaromoff), 7—Bea Soriano-Dee (@beibeidee), 8–Isabelle Daza-Semblat (@isabelledaza), 9—Sarah Lahbati (@sarahlahbati)