Elvira Angara PHILIPPINES
Known simply as “Tootsy,” Elvira Angara has been dazzling Philippine society for quite some time. She’s always one of the best-dressed women at any high-profile event, often showcasing beautifully elegant outfits from local designers, who she fervently supports.
“Style is an extension of one’s personality and taste,” she says. “Filipino is how I would describe mine.”
Married to Senator Sonny Angara, with whom she has three children, Tootsy handles the entertainment, sport and cable sales for the ABS- CBN television network, juggling a brilliant executive career with the demands of being a politician’s wife. She does so with remarkable ease and a constant air of sophistication—always pairing her stunning couture gowns and impeccable accessories with a courteous smile. Her poise, figure and beauty, and her gracious, generous demeanour never fail to enchant.
“I have always believed that style is more than just about what you wear,” says Philippine Tatler editorin-chief Anton San Diego. “It’s an innate quality that seeps through your everyday life—from the way you walk, talk, look, and even how you treat people. Tootsy is stylish, no doubt, and looks good in anything, but she’s also a woman who’s beautiful inside. She possesses that added flair that goes beyond appearance.”
Photography Sara Black Styling Monique Madsen Hair and make-up Ryan Medrano; Patrick Rosas Location Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar This page, opposite and opening spread: Outfit and shoes by Gucci