Ipanema with Starck Collection Launch

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

     Hello dearies! I'm excited to share with you the latest foot wear collection of Ipanema- one of the famous Brazilian shoe brand here in our country that's been producing high quality and stylish sandals and flip flops for both men and women. Ipanema teamed up with world-renowned creator Philippe Starck in this collection called Ipanema with Starck that was launched earlier at Discovery Primea in Makati.

     This new collection that reimagines footwear. Starck lends his talent for minimal and organic design to re-envision a collection of modern, elegant sandals accessible to purveyors of stylish and smart innovation worldwide. I have an Ipanema sandals and to tell you honestly, my pair shows no signs of wear and tear even if I use it every single day! With this collection, I'm sure that Ipanema quality meets timeless elegance and accessible style. Highlights of the event plus what's in store for you in this collection below.
Ipanema with Starck Collection Launch
The Ipanema with Starck Collection:

  • A collection of flats, flip flops, and sandals in four distinct designs, offered in a myriad of colors. These dynamic sandals are inspired by various possible lifestyles and moods to recognize all dimensions of the modern woman, such as arty, glamour, nature and sophisticated chic.
  • The Ipanema with STARCK collection offers wearers the freedom of choice.
  • There are different strap designs and colors that represents own unique style statement. You will see below the four styles that I'm pretty sure will amp up your outfit this summer.
  • The collection’s palette is a blend of neutral and citrus tones including white, black, smoke, acid yellow, orange, rose, transparent yellow, and transparent orange.
  • The simple and sleek silhouettes are infused with an imaginative quality illustrating each of the four sensibilities.
  • Organic elegance, purity, lightness and honoring the silhouette of the human form are quintessential to the design of the collection.
  • Focusing on sustainability, Ipanema with STARCK was developed with 30% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable. 
  • The production process employs proprietary plastique injection technique to guarantee product comfort and delicate quality. 
  • The shoes handcrafted assembly of the straps to the sole allows a perfect fit for the women. 
Ipanema with Starck Collection Launch
     Like what I've said above, the Ipanema with STARCK collection consists of four styles that fits every lifestyle of woman today. Since it's already summer here in our country, I see myself wearing a pair in the beach, while doing grocery shopping, night out with girlfriends, or simple lounging. Here are the designs that you should not miss:

GLAMOUR- citrus tones including white, black, smoke, acid yellow, orange, rose, transparent yellow, and transparent orange perfect for beach party, beach wedding, and other occasions that will require you to wear a summer-inspired outfit.
Ipanema with Starck Collection Launch
ARTY- be artistic and play colors with you outfit in these combination on neutral and bright tones.
Ipanema with Starck Collection Launch
NATURE- neutral earth tones like that of nature.
Ipanema with Starck Collection Launch
SOPHISTICATED CHIC (my fave)- consists of simple and sleek silhouettes in an all black color that exudes sophistication in every style.
Ipanema with Starck Collection Launch
Sophisticated Chic
Ipanema with Starck Collection LaunchPhilippe Starck
    “The Ipanema with STARCK collection explores the territory of high elegance paired with the utmost minimalism. When you reach elegance with a few dollars or euros, this is no longer magic; it is a modern miracle,” says Philippe Starck.
     This new and intense collaboration joins an impressive bevy of Starck creations spanning lifestyle products such as furniture and windmills, to revolutionary mega-yachts and inspiring hotels and restaurants. The result is a collection of lively sandals designed to enhance the lifestyle of modern women through innovative fashion and Starck’s innate passion for bettering an object.

For more updates on Ipanema’s newest collection, 
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Primadonna Pre-Holiday 2015 Collection

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

     There are times that I cannot decide what type of shoes or sandals to wear when going out for a family dinner. I'm more of a sporty type of individual when it comes to dressing up. I prefer flats than heels or sneakers over pumps. I always look for comfort when choosing my foot wear because I have very sensitive feet. I know that I cannot sport that sporty casual look in some events or family dinner s that I have to attend to. The foot wear that I  must wear should also be in accordance with the type of occasion BUT now that the sporty trend is coming back I don't have to worry because the new trend in sporty type of foot wear is the sporty luxe :)

     Have you seen your favorite celebrities or fashion bloggers in this type of foot wear? The sneakers, the manly sandals or mandals, flatforms, and graphic-thick-soled sneakers? Yes, that the in thing right now! One foot wear brand now caters to all your sporty luxe needs- PRIMADONNA! Last August, they've launched their 2015 Pre-Holiday Collection and I'm impressed with the styles they have. It's a luxurious take on the sporty foot wear. I'm sure you've seen those styles currently on display and I presume that you're eyeing on one or two styles. To know more about the collection scroll down please!
Primadonna Pre-Holiday 2015 Collection
     Before we proceed, I'm sure you've seen Kathryn Berndardo's gigantic poster in Primadonna stores. Isn't she the prettiest or should I say sexy wearing the white flatform sandals? Kathryn Bernardo is the endorser for the sporty luxe collection. The teen queen nailed it- fresh, sporty, sexy, chic look but pretty overall! 
Primadonna Pre-Holiday 2015 Collection
     Primadonna, a lifestyle footwear brand is known for carrying the latest trends for women's shoes. It caters to a variety of personalities and has a strong reputation for tasteful fashion while exuding style and confidence. The brand has been providing ladies of all ages with footwear that is up-to-date with the latest international designs, while making it more accessible to the local market. Ladies who wear Primadonna are young and fashionable, who loves expressing themselves through what they wear. 
Primadonna Pre-Holiday 2015 Collection
     This collection is composed of 20 styles reflecting the latest "Sport's Luxe" trend that was first set by designers lile Alexander Wang and Helmut Lang. When I saw some of the styles on display, the first person that entered my mind was sporty spice of the Spice Girls. I know it's so throwback but what Primadonna have now is more luxurious and can be worn with sweaters and cold season outfit now that holiday season is near. 
Primadonna Pre-Holiday 2015 Collection
     These chic sporty luxe foot wear have an  affordable price tag that ranges from P1,299.95 to P2,999.95. I'll be posting an OOTD wearing one of the footwear in this collection. To tell you honestly, I'm having a hard time choosing, almost all of them are OOTD worthy! Help me choose, pretty please!

To know more about Primadonna and their daily dose of fashion inspiration visit their official website
Like them on Facebook: Primadonna Shoes Official
Follow them on Twitter: @primadonnaPH
Follow them on Instagram: @primadonnaPH

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Via Venetto- A World Class Pinoy Shoe Brand

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

     “World-class” has become a buzzword in today’s increasingly globalized economy. In a market that welcomes the influx of products from everywhere, only those with truly special offerings survive. Via Venetto is one such brand.

     Founded in 1973, exporting to the United States of America, France and Singapore, Via Venetto is a company that draws upon a cherished shoemaking tradition in the Philippines – one carried on by families in the neighborhoods of Marikina and Liliw, even as cheap, low-quality shoes are being mass produced by the thousands in China and other Asian countries.

     Amid the threat of growing competition, the people behind Via Venetto were unafraid to ask themselves: “How do we keep our shoes world-class?” The answer, it appears, lay in sticking to what the company has championed over the years: a strong commitment to quality, handcrafted craftsmanship, and solid support and appreciation of the highly skilled Filipino artisan.
Via Venetto- A World Class Pinoy Shoe Brand
The world-class brand takes pride in a four decade-old tradition of shoemaking by hand.
A trusted brand

     Since its foray into the shoe business in 1973, Via Venetto has enjoyed a strong following among women of style, with its collection of shoes that are touted to be at par with the world’s finest. Not surprisingly, the brand has earned an iconic status in the Philippine shoe industry.

     “Our clients have grown old with us, and it’s a matter of pride for us. We enjoy the trust of many lolas, moms and titas, and we are thankful for that,” reveals Ms. Ging Pajaro, President of Via Venetto. Ging shares that the brand’s designs also cater to teens, women aged 25 to 35, young executives, upward mobile young professionals and the daughters, pamangkins, and apos of their patrons of many, many years.

     Via Venetto has since launched new shoe collections that are set to catch the eye of the younger set. Now gracing their racks at Greenbelt, Glorietta, Ayala Town Center, SM Megamall, and Trinoma are ballerina flats and loafers in a variety of shades, as well as platforms, classic pumps, sandals, slingbacks, wedges, and mules with trendy woven, in glittery leathers, snakeskin, patent and new fashion finishes.

Via Venetto- A World Class Pinoy Shoe Brand
These handmade beige Santanina sandals are crafted using fine Italian and European leathers.
Via Venetto’s stylish black Johanna mules are made of stunning kidskin leather.
Via Venetto’s chic and elegant designs suit women of style.
     While they now sport a contemporary look, somehow the shoes still embody Via Venetto’s distinct aesthetic: made of fine Italian and European leathers, classy, and durable. After all, behind each pair is the brand’s 40 year-tradition of shoemaking.

Fatto a Mano

     Via Venetto takes pride in a 39-step process of shoemaking by hand (or in Italian, fatto a mano), a practice inspired by some of the world’s most renowned brands and perfected by the company for over four decades.
Via Venetto- A World Class Pinoy Shoe Brand
Each pair of Via Venetto shoes is the result of a painstaking 39-step process of shoemaking by hand, or in Italian, fatto a mano.

  • Crafting shoes at the Via Venetto factory in Marikina begins with the conceptualization of a shoe design, as well as its translation into a working pattern. This is followed by the cutting, preparation, and closing of the upper, during which the leather is cut by hand or a machine, folded, and sewn together.
  • The shoemaker will then prepare the counter, outsole, insole, heel, and toplift, which are skived (cut into thin layers), buffed (smoothed), pressed, cemented, and nailed, before they are placed inside shoe lasts or wooden molds. After the lasting comes the attachment of the sole and heel.
  • Finally, the shoes undergo buffing, painting, polishing and cleaning, to the shoe tree for quality control, and are placed in boxes for distribution to stores, where they are sure to be ogled, touched and tried on by enthusiastic customers.
Via Venetto- A World Class Pinoy Shoe Brand
Crafting shoes at Via Venetto begins with a shoe design and its translation into a pattern

     In the face of the tougher competition brought by the onslaught of cheaper, imported shoes and knock-offs, Ging and the rest of the people behind Via Venetto are unperturbed.

     “At Via Venetto, we have always stayed true to our cherished tradition of superior craftsmanship and our use of only the world’s finest leathers to make high-quality shoes. Hindi pwede ang pwede na (We do not suffice with make-do). It is this tradition which earned us a loyal patronage through the years, and which will enable us to keep our leadership and special place in the hearts of our clients and in Philippine shoe market,” Ging explained.

     With a solid handcrafted shoemaking tradition, a devoted – and growing – following, and an innovative vision for the brand, Via Venetto is truly set to conquer greater heights, one step (of a superbly-crafted shoe) at a time.

OOTD: Denim and Chiffon

Saturday, October 20, 2012

     I'm already getting the hang of taking outfit shot in public :D I found a new photographer in the presence of my younger brother ;P But this just came coincidentally since all the outfit shots he took was taken during his free time. If I'm saying that backlogs are piling up before (usually this goes with haul, product review and event posts) I think my backlogs are piling up again and this time for my outfit of the day. I'm a very shy and soft spoken person that's why I really feel uncomfortable taking pictures in public alone. I always want to take pictures in group or with my son and ze hubby. But now I can say that I'm slowly getting used to take my outfit shots alone anywhere :D

     Here's what I wore when I attended Kanebo's Radiant Beauty Makeup Workshop at Rustan's Makati last week. I preferred the morning sesh around 10 a.m. so that I can go home early and go straight to the dialysis center to look after my father. I had a great time during the workshop that I'll muse on my next post. For this outfit, I just decided to wear something that I think will look good on me but I'm not sure if they really "match". 

Do you sacrifice Fashion for Comfort?

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

      When it comes to fashion, I know that my style is more of the average girl next door. I feel at ease wearing jeans and shorts paired with tees and blouses. I'm also a fan of flip-flops and ballet flats. I noticed that I'm getting bored with what I use to like before. I'm developing a bit of mature fashion sense because I'm into dresses and wedges lately. But wearing heels lately gave me the "ouch" feeling that I never felt before. 

     I need something that will make me walk with confidence. Something that will ease the pain and make my feet comfortable. I'm glad that this I found this:
Watsons Foot Ease Gel Cushions
Watsons Foot Ease Gel Cushions

*Invisible Gel Comfort
*Prevents Pain in the balls of your feet
*Work all day, party all night
*Made from cushioning gel for super impact absorption
*Clear, slim and invisible comfort
*Non-slip grip for high heels, stilettos, boots, party shoes or strappy sandals

Watsons Foot Ease Gel Cushions
Contains 1 pair (Left and Right) Gel Cushions

price: 99php (Around $2.30+)

place bought: Watsons SM fairview

instruction for use: peel cushions off their protective film and place in shoe smooth side down, tapered end facing heel

     I love this gel! It really feels comfortable walking, I can walk with confidence without the feeling of pain or itchy burning sensation on the balls of my feet. I should have known this before. No more achy feet. Now, I can wear my wedge and pumps without sacrificing comfort.  

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