Some people have their Grace Kelly or their Audrey Hepburn, and I have Imelda Marcos. Through thick and thin she proved to be a loyal wife, graceful, and yes, eccentric to the point of crazy. But who gets to throw the first stone?

My favorite quote from her: “They went in looking for skeletons in my closet, but all they found were shoes, beautiful shoes.”

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Mom is getting ready to leave for a vacation back home, and I have ordered a mistiza dress for my wedding. I’m crossing fiingers and toes that she comes back with something traditional and beautiful. I’m hoping to look like this black and white photo.

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