12 SIDES OF IMELDA

essential:

In Tagalog (doesn’t the announcer sound mad?). Perhaps best to turn the volume off:

THE STEEL BUTTERFLY SPEAKS:

When they dig into Imelda’s closet they found no skeletons but beautiful shoes made by beautiful people.

– Imelda on her clear conscience


People say I’m extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty. But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage?

Mass follows class. Class never follows mass.

Win or lose, we go shopping after the election.

I did not have three thousand pair of shoes. I had one thousand and sixty.

THE IMELDIFIC IMELDA MARCOS, MANILA’S MASTER BUILDER

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