By Frannie Jacinto
The Philippine Star | August 9, 2013
If Glecy Tantoco were alive today, she would have applauded the loudest at Criselda Lontok’s fashion show celebrating her 30th year with Rustan’s at Raffles and Fairmont Hotel last Monday.
Or Glecy might have shed a tear, even if the Rustan’s founder was such a strong but benevolent dynamo who made her staffers quiver at her strict standards of perfection. She might have been touched at the show of affection, as the show was lovingly dedicated to her as Criselda’s mentor and inspiration.
Judging from the success of the bestselling Criselda boutique where women of all ages and shapes continue to make a beeline for stylish daytime clothes as well as chic evening wear, Criselda learned her fashion retailing lessons well from Glecy.
“It is important to have a vision — that is the lesson that my mother taught us,” said Rustan’s president Nedy Tantoco. “Put your heart into your work and your clients as your priority–this is another lesson that Criselda obviously has mastered.”
The show was enough reason for Rustan’s 92-year-old patriarch, Ambassador Bienvenido Tantoco, to cut short his New York trip and fly to Manila. “I would be very honored to be your guest of honor, most especially since you are dedicating the event to my beloved wife Glecy who, as you mentioned, has been your inspiration.” Read More.