Nice shoes, Imelda

Heading out to dinner last night, I notice there is a security commotion at the Peninsula Hotel lobby front door. People are being frisked more thoroughly than normal and there are brown-shirted security guards roaming the corners of the huge atrium lobby.

Wondering what’s up, I asked the concierge who the fuss was about. To his credit, he shrugged off the whole disturbance as nothing special, but I knew better.

That’s when I asked the leggy blonde (hey I told you to hide your women!) and whipped out the camera.

imelda marcos

There in the lobby of the Peninsula Hotel, the hero to all shoe-fetish women worldwide with her quote “I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty,” was none other than Ms. Imelda Romualdez Marcos.

Looking a radiant 76, she tolerated my total tourist annoyance with much more grace and charm than I expected. She even had one of her security detail take this photo of us.

After the photo, as I excused myself, I looked down.

Nice shoes, Imelda!

6 Comments so far

  1. nina (unregistered) on June 12th, 2006 @ 9:22 pm

    Whoa! She (or her bodyguards) let you take a picture with her? Nice!

    I actually never notice her shoes…I’m usually too dazzled by her dresses.

  2. Drakulita (unregistered) on June 13th, 2006 @ 12:03 am

    ^yes, her dresses are always too detailed and too colorful even when she’s shopping in tiangges. LOL.

    @wayan, Imelda loves her fans. You should watch the documentary about her. :D

  3. lamialestat (unregistered) on June 13th, 2006 @ 2:16 am

    No way! you did not see her! She is really busy socializing the whole day then. Because i saw her earlier today, i am with my family having dinner at the SM Mall of Asia at Italliani’s (at the bay front), and then suddenly my sister noticed her, with her trademark filipiniana dress and fab shoes (mind you with heavy bling2).

    my dad then stopped her to shake her hand and to bluster some compliment on how she still looks beautiful. then, she decided to eat there, she took a table inside the resto and was there up to probabbly quarter to 8pm or something. She is cool and freindly. i agree!

    We also saw happy ongpauco with her bf (the one whom she and Councilor Aiko Melendez fought over.. ?!!?). i thought she is beautiful.

  4. Lynn (unregistered) on June 14th, 2006 @ 5:19 am

    Have any of you checked out the Shoe Museum in Marikina? Most of the shoes in their collection were Imelda’s. I’m not fond of the woman, but I have to admit that she does have style. And her shoes are really quite gorgeous. ^_^

  5. april (unregistered) on June 15th, 2006 @ 10:00 am

    thats hilarious. They just had a musical about Imelda and her passion for disco in Australia.
    “The life of Imelda Marcos is being turned into a musical in a collaboration between the DJ Fatboy Slim, and the veteran art rocker David Byrne. But for anyone pondering why the Brighton-based DJ should want to document the life of the Philippines former first lady, there is a logic – they have a shared love of nightclubbing.”

    I wonder if she knows about it? haha

  6. Anna Sibal (unregistered) on June 16th, 2006 @ 5:14 pm

    The only time I saw Imelda Marcos was while shopping at SM North EDSA, the last place I would expect an (in)famous former first lady to be.

    I was not only dazzled by her shoes and clothes (she was wearing an all red ensemble then) but also by the fact that all her attendant ladies were also in red to match her.

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