My friend Jinggay Ditan casually told me a few years ago that I should try Vania Romoff. According to her Vania is a young upcoming designer from Cebu and is good. I am familiar with Vania’s family name cos growing up in Cebu Viring Romoff was one of the popular designers. She happens to be the grand daughter of Viring Romoff.
When Claudia needed a prom dress when she was in her senior year in high school I decided to try Vania. By then I have already seen some of Vania’s work and I liked it. I wanted Claudia’s prom dress to be made by someone young cos more or less they could relate to each other and know what’s the latest trend in their age group. Besides that I wanted to give young designers a chance.
Claudia hesitated at first becos she didn’t know who Vania was and she wanted some known designer to do her prom dress. I convinced her and in the end she said yes just to get it over and done with. I assured her that one day Vania Romoff will be big. Trust me.
I’m glad she did.
Ever since that first prom dress all dresses of Claudia for special events Vania Romoff made it. And just recently she told me, “you’re right Mom, Vania is so big now.”
See, I told you.
Today, we went to Vania’s shop cos Claudia needs 2 dresses for 2 events that she has to go to this August and September. Vania’s shop moved to LPL Towers in Legaspi St. right across GB5. It used to be in Magallanes. I like her new location now, very near me. And I love her shop. Very homey and very clean.
We ended up getting from her rack which were all nice and everything were all my type and Claudia loved them.
And instead of 2 dresses, Claudia ended up getting 4 cos we couldn’t decide which ones to get. They were all very pretty. I like Vania’s designs. It’s clean, classic, elegant and timeless.
Here are some of the clothes Claudia liked:
It took us less than an hour to wrap things up.
Vania Romoff with Claudia.