Monique Lhuilier

Topics: Wedding, Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Pages: 4 (928 words) Published: July 13, 2012



Name: Lhuillier , Diane Monique L.


Date of Birth: 1971

Nationality: Filipino

Hometown: Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Current Address: Los Angeles

Occupation: Fashion Designer, Monique Lhuillier & Company

Father: Michel J. Lhuillier

Mother: Amparito Llamas Lhuillier

Spouse: Tom Bugbee

Educational Background:
* Boarding School in Switzerland
* Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles

* 2001 Glamorous Designer Award
* 2002 Avant Garde Bridal Designer Award
* 2003 Designer of the Year Award from the Wedding Dresses Magazine * Presidential Medal of Merit from President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

* Background and education
Monique Lhuillier was born of French and Cebuano descent from a prominent family in Philippine high society. The Lhuillier family owns a chain of pawnshops currently operating in more than a hundred cities in the country.

Her father, a French mogul, introduced her to the idea of entrepreneurship. Born and raised in the Philippines, she says much of her fashion sense comes from her Filipino mom, a former model who dressed her four children in matching outfits.

After attending boarding school in Switzerland, Lhuillier studied at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. She met her future husband, Tom Bugbee, while she was a senior; he was an accountant.

* Success Story
Diane Monique Llamas Lhuillier (born 1971, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines) is a Filipino fashion designer based in Los Angeles. She is of mixed French and Spanish-Cebuano descent. Lhuillier was born to Michel J. Lhuillier, a Filipino businessman of partial French descent and Amparito Llamas, a Filipino society figure and former model of Spanish-Cebuana descent. The Lhuilliers own a chain of pawnshops currently operating in more than a hundred cities in the...
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