While watching TV, I learned that local celebrity Kim Chiu opened up a bridal store in partnership with local designer for the celebrities Pepsi Herrera and Edwin Tan. And their appeal is that they would offer designer fashion at a budget friendly price. (Their selections range from P35,000 to P120,000)
Pepsi Herrera’s celebrity clients includes Kris Aquino, Regine Velasquez, Julia Montes and Kim Chiu. Edwin Tan, on the other hand, has designed for Kristine Hermosa, Claudine Barretto, and Luis Manzano.
Wow. I have high expectations for this one.
I excitedly called Kei to tell him about Adorata. And did what I do best, I googled for them, I looked at pictures of their press releases but, since it is fairly new. Nothing much is to be seen. So, we decided to simply visit the shop.
We went on February 14, 2014 a Saturday afternoon after work. We did find their shop easily enough.
A sullen lady storekeeper met us, in a dim store. We don’t know if the store was supposed to be closed or what? She just continued on texting. Then she opened the air conditioner then went back to her desk to again text. She didn’t even try to hold a conversation, a question for a answer. Ugh, Really felt like a nuisance in the store.
We just looked the gowns on display. They have lots of ball gowns here, and almost all of them were corset back. Not exactly the type that I was looking for. But hey, Kim Chiu does really wear a lot of ball gowns so maybe this was their signature style.
Keeping an open mind, we picked out 3 gowns to try. Then we asked the lady storekeeper where I could fit the dress. She was not really talking, or smiling at all it’s as if we were a nuisance to her texting. She just looked at us and walked away. Oh well, lets just get this over with huh?
So, she got the first dress. Opened up the clear protective bag, got the dress out and handed it over. Just like that.
The first dress is a v-neck ballgown, with corset back. tulle fabric with beading.
It is pouf-y. I dislike the boob area of this one. Que horror! looks like nipples showing through!
A big fat NO.
The second dress was a boat neck, illusion neckline with appliqued lace. No beading.
Better than the first, but not exactly my type.
The third is an A-line, with portrait back.
Better than the first two, but still a NO.
We then asked for the price. True to their promise the gowns are within their budget range. But this experience, was real awful. From the sullen storekeeper, some gowns have dirt on the hemlines. We left feeling really sad, a bit insulted, overall a major, major disappointment.
That sums up our Adorata experience.
Taking photos is allowed. Walk-ins are welcome.
Boutique– Their shop is sparse but still functional. The floor is not clean as I hoped it would be. No platform.
Gowns– I only got to fit 3. I can say their style (ball gowns) would look really good on tall brides to be. Moderate bead works. My gripe, their gowns are not clean (please look at the hemlines and clean them), they don’t have different silhouettes. They just concentrated on ball gowns. No clamps, no bathrobe, no shoes.
Fitting room– limited space, visually unappealing. But, it will do. No clean floor, No platform.
Lighting– decent enough.
Price– P35,000 to P120,000.
Friendliness– The storekeeper looks like we disturbed her texting marathon.
P.S.-We still like Kim Chiu. But not her shop, or her shopkeeper.
Adorata Weddings can be found at: PT square bldg. 85 P tuazon street brgy. san martin de pores quezon city
The first RTW wedding gown search : The Mi Sueno experience (part1)
The second RTW wedding gown search : The Adorata Weddings experience
The third RTW wedding gown search: The Rosa Clara experience
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