Understated elegance is the best way to describe Miriam Quiambao's fashion style.
At the launch of A Brighter Christmas For A Brighter Tomorrow, a campaign unifying World Vision and Kipling, she wore a sleeveless structured top from Tyler, beige pants with zipper detail from Mango, and a pair of camel suede open-toed heels from Nine West.
Smiling, Miriam said of her outfit, "Well, they asked me to wear green. And this is the only green item I could find in my wardrobe."
Her fashion influences usually come from the Web.
The former beauty queen related, "Actually, I read online magazines a lot. I just see what is up and coming in terms of the fashion world, online."
To know the "trends that are in the season," she subscribes to Marie Claire magazine, In Style magazine, and Who What Wear online magazine.
FASHION ICONS. Locally, she mentioned Daphne Oseña-Paez and Lucy Torres "as great dressers."
She also picked "Cameron Diaz for her quirky style, Audrey Hepburn for the classic Hepburn look, and Jennifer Aniston for her relaxed, natural look."
"Those ladies, I really appreciate their style."
FAVORITE BRANDS. When shopping, she always includes Mango, Topshop, Zara, and Tyler in her itinerary.
But she's not really after the brands, as good deals also give her a natural high.
Miriam told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), "Recently, I was in Hawaii and I came across this store that was selling discounted designer items.
"Mag-bo-boast na ako... branded clothes like Ralph Lauren, Nine West, and all that.
"And I found them in Hawaii, na-excite lang ako kasi they were all discounted and they all look so great!"
But when it come to the more high-end name brands, Miriam remarked, "I am more practical now when it comes to shopping because I see the value of investing.
"So most of my funds are really going more into stocks and real-estate investments."