Dec 25, 2010

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! This year, I decided to create a white and gold gown for our traditional annual Christmas Eve dinner at Old Manila at The Peninsula Manila. I patterned this dress after seeing it on Marchesa's S/S 2011 catalog and I knew that "THAT" was going to be my Christmas dinner dress right away. It has a huge satin bow at the back and a 2 meter chiffon train which made it inevitable that I was teased the whole night by my cousin and brother as being very bridal. Modified the dress though by making the dress tighter with the body/ base made of white and gold brocade. The chiffon train also was not plain but rather had a pinker cream tone and was embellished by gold metallic flowers. It was a great night of scrumptious food from the new chef, good wine and champagne and of course the best company of loved ones and family. Happy Holidays!!!

It's tradition that I glam it up for our Christmas Eve dinner. In memory of the 3 Christmases I have been on Chictopia, here's a link to the past years' dresses:
2009's Dress
2008's Dress (I had short hair then....)
2007's Dress

The menu for the night was:
(Thanks to Manila Pen's staff for accommodating a special menu for us since I have so many allergies. The chef was genius! One of the best dinners EVER!)

Amuse Bouche
Asparagus Arugula Green Salad with Olive Oil and Vinaigrette
Spiced Foie Gras wrapped in Prosciutto w/ melba toast
Pan Seared foie gras with caramelized apples and pears
Mushroom consomme
Champagne Blueberry Sorbet
Grilled Beef Tenderloin served with pumpkin, baked potato, caramelized shallots and port wine sauce
Layers of raspberries and mango coated mousse with whipped cream
Coffee or Tea and Christmas Cookies
Chocolate Pralines
(+ champagne/ wine for every course!)

And of course, here are some photos of my fabulous and loving family.....

Hope you all had a great Christmas shared with family and loved ones!





  1. that train is absolutely stunning. it was probably really hard to walk around in xD what a perfect pair of glittering gold pumps too! merry christmas

    <3 Pandaphilia

  2. I love the giant bow detail! Hope you had a fantastic holiday! :)


  3. Your eyes are beautiful! You looked absolutely gorgeous. The dress is amazing!!

  4. That dress is beyond stunning!! I'm madly lovin it!! Merry Christmas!

  5. Love the dress, and that place looks fantastic!

    xxx Charlie
    Feminine Bravery

  6. Wow! That's dress is really extravagant! lovely! you are stunning! and your family too! :)

    xx, Channie

  7. OMG, im in love with your dress!!!
    good food, better company too!
    merry christmas indeed!!!

  8. so elegant but the big bow at the back made it sassy and cute :)

    i love your outfit! happy holidays!

  9. WOW!!! Ehm actually there's nothing more to say than WOW, how gorgeous! :)
    I've never seen such glamourous Christmas pictures! Your whole family looks so uber-chic!


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