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The chic Zamoras
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Prior to our Grand Zamora Reunion last December 29, where more than 800 Zamoras attended (including spouses), my view of Zamoras was quite limited.
Prior to the reunion, I would describe Zamoras as being curly-haired, near-sighted, being smart or smartass.
Zamoras love the latest gadgets as well as munching on chicharon and using cuss words.

After the reunion I realized that aside from lawyers and politicians, we also have a few singers (Paolo Santos and Rannie Raymundo are cousins), hairstylists (Piandré are also cousins), a couple of actors (Rem Zamora and Lance Raymundo are cousins), and at least one priest.

We have no beauty queens. We are not known for our looks, so whenever we spot a good-looking person in our reunion, the joke is, it’s an in-law!
My cousin Ana David Coscolluela, who led the planning of the grand reunion also compiled old photos of Zamora ancestors into a Facebook album. From these I was surprised to see a little bit of chicness from our family line.
Check out the girl in the tiered skirt—very Comme des Garçons

Zamora family photos

This family has that pre-war Hayao Miyazaki feel to it, fashion-wise

Zamora family photos

Simple styling and easy on the accessories

Zamora family photos

We love them veils

Zamora family photos
Cecile van Straten

True chic looks effortless (even if it’s not)

Zamora family photos

Now you know why I love things gay and Japanese

Zamora family photos
Zamora family photos

Even the lolas were chic

Zamora family photos
Zamora family photos

Let’s not forget the boys

Zamora family photos

Check out the shoes

Zamora family photos

White suits for men are from a bygone era I would’ve loved to live in. I still wear bobby socks myself

Zamora family photos

These girls were probably more daring than the usual

Zamora family photos

I see chic people

Zamora family photos

Of course nothing is chicer than studying painting in Paris—Juan Zamora, he also died in Paris.

Zamora family photos

Keri Zamora (below, left) is very chic in that she wears whatever she wants and always has great shoes.
My Japanese friends think she’s a doll. She’s also an in-law which explains why she’s pretty, hehe.
(I’m just kidding)

Keri

So now you know how fashion runs through my veins

Cecile van Straten

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Charina Zamora Co

Hi. Just wanna ask about the wedding photo. Bottom right says that the Ring Bearer is Vicky Zamora. Would it be possible to find out if “Vicky” is actually Vicente Zamora Jr.? Vicente “Vicky” Zamora Jr. is my grandfather. I would’ve shown this to him except that he isn’t doing well at the moment. Thanks. [Reply]CVS Reply:February 2nd, 2014 at 2:56 PMyes I think vicky could be vicente. show him! did you go to the reunion by the way? [Reply]Charina Zamora Co Reply:February 2nd, 2014 at 5:44 PMHe’s not in good health right now plus his eye sight has deteriorated.… Read more »

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petitboyblogger

What an adorable Givenchy Nightingale! =)

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Rougue

I used to think your fashion sense was weird but after looking at the family photos, I understood it. Is it too late to say you dress AWESOME?

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Vins

Pogi yung Lance Raymundo. heheh

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Niko P. Salazar

madam, i really like ur burberry skirt. so chic. 🙂

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These photos are amazing! Especially love the ones of the lola with the taray fez.

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Zel

The wedding picture under “I see chic people”–you resemble the bride! Are they your direct ancestors? 🙂

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Michelle

That photo of Juan Zamora with his painting is amazing 🙂

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Ma. Clarice Itumay

Hahaha! Natawa ako sa description. Known to be smart-ass.. (LOL! ) same impression before. and if you find someone good looking, its an in-law! love it! 🙂

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Noelle

You look like the girl on the 3rd and 9th photo (I think it’s the same girl). I think it’s the way she posed on the 3rd photo and the smile on the 9th photo.

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Noelle Reply:

And sa 15th photo pala, I think it’s the eyes naman

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Noelle

And sa 15th photo pala, I think it’s the eyes naman

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Lorelie

kahawig mo Ms C ang bride sa 15th photo. 🙂

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johbeeze

thank you for sharing personal photos. love the 3rd photo, grandma was OG

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CVS Reply:

OG?

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jo Reply:

OG = original gangsta. which she kinda looks like! Parang matriarch of a wide reaching gangsta family haha!

Cool pics BTW. I wish our family has historical photos like these but unfortunately wala yatang camera sa Capiz noon hahaha!

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CVS Reply:

LOL!!

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Lynn Zamora

Eight generations later, we must be ‘pretty’ by now! Smart or what…?? heheh.. Great blog!

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Raffy David

That Juan Zamora painting looks pretty awesome.

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Drea

hurray for in-laws (and future in-laws!) who improve the race! 🙂 so proud to be a Zamora!

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Gratches

The girl in the first picture looks like Mich Dulce…

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Ana David-Coscolluela

And for the record, I am your niece. Take note there are 2 generations pa after me which makes you a great-grandparent.

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Ana David-Coscolluela

My lack of fashion sense comes from the non-Zamora genes but hanging out with you and Ms. Piandre has gotten me wearing more black than ever. Some chica-ness may be rubbing off on me!

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You kinda look like the lady on the 9th photo. The one with hat and a bag! [Reply]CVS Reply:January 8th, 2014 at 12:01 AMlady on the left? [Reply]Ana David-Coscolluela Reply:January 8th, 2014 at 12:37 AMLady on the right is Pelagia Mendoza, wife of Crispulo Z (therefore not related to you by blood). Will check who that lady on the left is. Btw, Pelagia was the first female student of what would eventually be the UP College of Fine Arts. She was a renowned sculptress at a time when women weren’t on equal footing with men (to put it lightly). Trivia… Read more »