There are days when Danica Sotto-Pingris likes to dress up, but most of the time, she's happy with her "shirt and shorts" combo. As far as fashion is concerned, comfort is now a major consideration for this mom of two.
"Gusto ko yung simple lang saka nakakagalaw," she told PEP.ph in an exclusive interview at the opening of District 8 restaurant-bar, where her husband Marc Pingris is a co-owner.
She added, "Since ako naghahatid-sundo sa mga bata, hindi ako makaporma, talagang dapat comfy lagi yung suot ko. Kasama ako sa pagsusundo even when there’s a driver."
When asked if she has a collection of bags and shoes, the eldest daughter of Vic Sotto and his ex-wife Dina Bonnevie shook her head. Since she got married, the lady has not bought a bag for herself.
"Hindi. Hindi pa yata ako buimibili ng bag para sa sarili ko. Puro regalo. Regalo ni Marc, regalo ni daddy, yung ganyan."
According to the former actress, the most expensive bag in her closet was given by her dad. "Pinakamahal kong bag? Siguro yung Celine na regalo ni daddy."
Not that she's stingy, Danica just feels she can spend the money on something more important.
"Practical lang ako kasi parang iniisip ko kasi minsan, yung ipambibibili ko, parang ang dami ko nang mabibiling ibang gamit. Siguro nung nagkaanak din ako, di ba. Saka siyempre pag nakikita ko yung, pag may nakikita akong ibang tao na, mas maganda na yung...hindi naman siguro kuripot, praktikal."
She also does not really look at the brand, and is not the type who buys right away.
"I mean, pag feeling ko naman may magandang sapatos pag alam ko o medyo mahal ‘to pero kumportable siya saka tatagal, binibili ko naman. Pero matagal ako magdesisyon. Hindi ako yung tipong, ‘Oh my gosh, gusto ko yung bag na ‘yan, akin na ‘yan.’"
*This story originally appeared on Pep.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.