Happy Ongpauco-Tiu, known for her impeccable culinary skills and elegant table settings, gives us a glimpse of her equally well- curated wardrobe
See a different, more stylish side to restaurateur Happy Ongpauco-Tiu as she shares her fashion must-haves
In a predominantly male-dominated industry, Happy Ongpauco-Tiu has staked her claim as one of the best restaurateurs in the country. The sought-after chef, who recently gave birth to her fourth child a few months ago, is also known to grace magazine features for her personal style and fashion choices. Always looking crisp and polished without a hair out of place, it's difficult to envision Ongpauco-Tiu rummaging around the kitchen just hours before attending the events she caters to. Much like her style icons Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, she manages to put together elegant looks with the least effort. She considers herself a DVF girl, claiming the designer's wrap-around dresses are life-savers for mums on-the-go. Mark Bumgarner and Rajo Laurel number among her favourite local designers.
"My favourite Christian Louboutin pair, such a statement piece that jazzes up any outfit— casual or formal"
"This Hermès Rouge size 25 Birkin is hard to find! I love carrying it because the colour is such a stand-out"
"My Audemars Piguet watch is such a classic that I wear it for any occasion and cannot leave home without it"
"I use these vintageinspired Gucci sunglasses in the daytime and sometimes in the evenings, too!"
"I love this multi-tasker: an all-in-one blush, foundation, and highlighter from Chanel that's perfect for small purses"
"This is made by a French perfume master known to have worked for other luxury brands. I love its sweet and musky scent"
"I love these two Chanel brooches because they can instantly make any simple outfit sophisticated"