Dreaming of a White Christmas

Updated on Dec 25, 2010
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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
2008
2007-

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!)’

More photos from our dinner of my outfit and of course my family at htp://joannaladrido.blogspot.com

Comments (50)

modelafirst
modelafirst on January 10
cute!!! :)
claire90
claire90 on January 08
soooo kute............soo appropriate for xmas..........
reysa
reysa on January 05
pretty !!
therunwaydoll
therunwaydoll on January 03
lovely!
amelieee
amelieee on January 03
funny dress!
kingsibulo
kingsibulo on January 01
so love ur dress & shoes! Gorgeous JL :)
marizc
marizc on December 31
great dress and I love your pumps!
jychob
jychob on December 31
omg soooooo cute!!!
iheartdiana
iheartdiana on December 30
Lovely!
JeanaG
JeanaG on December 30
gorgeous.
VIRAL_THREADS
VIRAL_THREADS on December 29
Oh my gosh! GORGEOUS!
fernandafgm
fernandafgm on December 29
DIVA!
goddesss
goddesss on December 28
breath taking!
Wilgin
Wilgin on December 28
You designed this?! you're awesome! And I love Marchesa!
iraboyd
iraboyd on December 28
Great dress! You always look so glamorous JL!!!
omvic
omvic on December 27
wonderful..fabulous!!
damselindistress
damselindistress on December 27
stunning!
sazzychiq
sazzychiq on December 27
aww the dress is gorgeous!! looove
bellavanite
bellavanite on December 27
such a glam dress. you look absolutely fabulous!
chyrelg
chyrelg on December 26
i'm so in love with your dress and shoes!
DevianGrey
DevianGrey on December 26
wow, you're so elegant. love the trail. hope it wasn't stepped on that night lol.
JingForonda
JingForonda on December 26
PRETTY DRESS.....I love Peninsula Manila...I stayed there for 2 weeks when I visited the Philippines last June...
mestizay
mestizay on December 26
DIVINE!
HeartOfAnAlterEgo
HeartOfAnAlterEgo on December 26
Love This OUTFIT!
HeartOfAnAlterEgo
HeartOfAnAlterEgo on December 26
Love This OUTFIT!
goldencor
goldencor on December 26
Uber gorgeous dress!!
Reybeltane
Reybeltane on December 26
your dress is AMAZING! <3
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on December 26
stunning dress! and you look so pretty!
Bombonica
Bombonica on December 26
gorgeous!!! the shoes are amazing!!
nicolethedressupdoll
nicolethedressupdoll on December 26
wow,love the gown!:) you look gorgeous!Merry Christmas JL:)
milicaaaa
milicaaaa on December 26
soooooooooooooooooo chic
KellyJoy
KellyJoy on December 26
you look absolutely amazing, beautiful dress!
AiB
AiB on December 26
loove the dress <3
SarahJaneR
SarahJaneR on December 26
this is such a glam look, perfect for the holidays! Faving it!
dramax3
dramax3 on December 26
cool dress!
guiaalvendia
guiaalvendia on December 26
love that dress!
ellekagaoan
ellekagaoan on December 26
FABULOUS <3 Merry Christmas JL! :) chic voted
iamliezyl
iamliezyl on December 26
id say it again here in your chictopia blog, IM IN LOVE WITH YOUR DRESS!!!
BlueDesing
BlueDesing on December 26
YOU LIKE A PRINCESS!!
insik0510
insik0510 on December 26
love the shoes!!
Kitten_Fallorina
Kitten_Fallorina on December 26
stunning dress. You look so lovely!
ninnda
ninnda on December 26
wow great dress!! :D
enigmasupernova
enigmasupernova on December 26
love those shoes! chic!
ssheylaaa
ssheylaaa on December 26
Gorgeous! <3 p.s: How did you manage to get around though?
kayemoniquesgonzales
kayemoniquesgonzales on December 25
A very lovely dress! Perfectly matched w/ that shoes and purse! Merry Christmas JL! :)
lharajavillonar
lharajavillonar on December 25
great and almost a perfect outfit ... i love everything so chic happy holidays :)
trinnah
trinnah on December 25
Gorgeous!! I love those shoes!
nikkisunga
nikkisunga on December 25
most definitely a goddess!
Mrscarlasia
Mrscarlasia on December 25
Gorgeous from head to toe!:) Happy holidays!:)
Dominiquetiu
Dominiquetiu on December 25
Gorgeous dress dear. Only you can pull something like this off. <3
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