Susan Roces keeps home by sentiment and good sense
Susan Roces admits she is sentimental to a fault. She has transformed a house in Lipa, Batangas, into a storehouse for her â€œold things,â€ which includes â€œlots of gowns by Pitoy Moreno, some by Ramon Valera,â€ costumes, knickknacks and memorabilia she has gathered since the â€™50s.
â€œThey call me basurera because I keep everything,â€ said the 70-year-old actress who is famous for films from Sampaguita Pictures like â€œMga Ligaw na Bulaklak,â€ â€œPrinsesang Gusgusin,â€ â€œPerlas ng Silangan.â€ She recently starred in the soap â€œBabaeng Hampaslupaâ€ on TV5.
Her wedding gown, a beaded number by Pitoy Moreno, is still in good condition. Her daughter Grace tried it on for her wedding, but it was too small for her, since Roces was a svelte 110-pound bride then.
These now-vintage treasures are dry-cleaned and properly stored, but for her residential home, Roces takes care of her clothes by using Champion detergentâ€”a brand she has been endorsing since 2007.