It's just amazing that our Filipiniana Series coincided with the release of the remake of Miss Granny. I mean, the modest outfits worn by Sarah Geronimo in that film were simply stunning. This just proves that you don't have to show skin to be considered attractive or even confident. I dunno, it's just me, being old-fashioned I guess.
On our fifth installment, we're featuring...
The Portrait of An Old Lady with a Scapular painted by Antonio Purisima (ca. late 19th century).
Now what do I feel about this masterpiece? Looking at it makes me go back to those times when my grandmother and my mom would make me wear a scapular (I was briefly Catholic when I was in grade school). Also, I recall seeing my lola wearing the most chaste clothing with a veil to boost. The elderly had to dress up and practically cover themselves when they went to church.
For me, that was awesome. I know we can't go back to such times but the elderly taught us decorum which we can still apply to some degree. No need to be boisterous or to wear spaghetti-strap blouses or short shorts when we're attending a religious ceremony, right?
But then that's just me.
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E.S. Villamor has made a career in writing for a decade now. Her online business - GIML (Gabriela Isabel & Miguel Lucas) Publishing started in 2014. She advocated for women's rights and was once enamored with imparting financial literacy through training and blogs but she is now focused on propagating all things Filipino. This site is also being groomed as a rich homeschooling resource.