THEN: Tina Monzon-Palma, Angelo Castro, Harry Gasser, Loren Legarda.
NOW: Korina Sanchez. Ces Drilon.
Broadcast veteran Carmela Mel Tiangco may come across as stern to those who don’t know her personally but was I glad to see another Mel Tiangco's side when I got to interview her at the Presscon of the GMA Kapuso Foundation Celebrity UkayUkay Launch held at the GMA Network Conference Studio.
Carmela Mel Tiangco is also the EVP/COO of the GMA Kapuso Foundation Inc. “on a voluntary basis.” She admitted, albeit reluctantly, that the Kapuso Foundation takes most of her time, energy, stress, tension and fulfilment in one.
She was still emotional then when asked about the real score of her TV show Mel & Joey. Show was not cancelled, but rather retired by the GMA Network. She felt she just lost a home and a family but was hopeful for newer beginnings.
As we wanted to break away from serious matters even for a little while, we shifted asking about her views on fashion. In other words, How is a Mel Tiangco as a Fashionista?
See my floral red pearl necklace c/o Jellybean?
Said she liked it ,so it's hers now
There was a time that she wore blazers almost everyday. She got tired of the corporate look and realized later on that she could still look credible without looking boring and predictable.
Although she still wears blazers occasionally, Mel has broadened her wardrobe as news anchor, to include semi-fitted blouses paired with even open-toed shoes.
Fashion or designer jewellery?
Most of her time is spent as EVP / COO of Kapuso Foundation and she highly thinks that it would be insensitive for her to wear expensive jewelry whether on- or off-camera.
A-line or pencil skirts;women's trousers in various colours and style. She wanted to try out maxi skirts too.
She says she always go for the total look, not necessarily relying on fashion designer pieces.
She is not an all-black person and in her most comfortable when she wears red and white.
"Anything I fell like wearing! It depends on my mood, sometimes I want to dress glamorous.
I love wearing jeans, rubber shoes and t-shirts."
She loves anything red and white. I love her already as we both adoro RED!
TOMMY HILFIGER PLAID DRESS
PRADA RED SANDALS
FERRAGAMO RED HANDBAG
“You don’t have to be beautiful,” she says. “You just need to look presentable.”
Watch how down to earth Mel Tiangco is. Fashion-wise? You be the judge.