Chona Recto Kasten was the daughter of Senator Claro M. Recto, the famous nationalist. She was the mother of future Night Life King Louie Ysmael. She had impeccable style and grace. Her signature Philippine designers were Ramon Valera, Salvacion Lim Higgins, Christian Espiritu and Chito Vijandre. Elegantly dressed in Pucci, she would be seen in the many socials and events of Philippine high society. She counted the Todas among her many friends.