Friday, September 30, 2016

Luxe shoes meet flip-flops in new Charlotte Olympia Havaianas Collection

One thing about me that most people know of is my love for shoes. I literally go head over heels for them! And as much as what I look for in a man is the same with what I look for in shoes; a classic sense of style, sensuous, seductive but not too overt, comfortable and not to mention with good humor too. Much like how Charlotte Olympia Dellal, the Creative Director and CEO of the brand of the same name, makes her shoes.

Inspired by the much-loved classical Hollywood cinema glamour and pin-up styles, the brand has quickly skyrocketed all across the globe, and now for the first time ever, this British luxe shoe brand shares its mark with the colors of Brazil as this year, Charlotte Olympia collaborates with the world's favorite Brazilian flip-flop brand, Havaianas!

In this new flip-flop collection, Charlotte Olympia Havaianas, brings 3 fun feminine designs embracing the color palette of gold, blush, red and leopard prints that's just right for that perfect day at the beach: 

Kitty Havaianas is a black Havaianas Slim flip-flop pair with a metallic light gold Kitty face on the sole accompanied with contrasting gold straps. The purr-fect way to make a purr-suasive statement! Don't you think, ladies?

Then, there is Charlotte's Web Havaianas, with blush pink Top shape featuring a stylized web repeat pattern on the sold and stunning golden spider web pins lined along the straps. Just the footwear to match that lovely girly pin-up look!

The third design features Charlotte Olympia's favorite animal mascot-- Bruce the Leopard, in Bruce Havaianas. With a red Top shape and a roaring Bruce the leopard illustrated in the soles, it's hard not to contain that sexy inner wildcat in you.

With all 3 designs adding a splash of pizazz to your swimsuits and fashionable beach wear, the Charlotte Olympia Loves Havaianas collection makes a totally irresistible find. And things just got better as these fancy flip-flops are very much accessible to get now that's it's officially here in Manila when Havaianas Philippines launched the Havaianas Charlotte Olympia colelction  at the Love Candy Pie shop in Bonifacio Global City, last September 27!

The  collection will only be exclusively sold in Love Candy Pie shop in BGC, so go ahead and get into that hot summer dress and check out which Havaianas Charlotte Olympia pair matches it best!

For more information, you may like and visit the official Facebook page of Havaianas Philippines, or follow @havaianasphils on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. To shop online, visit 

The lovely CEO Of Charlotte Olympia Charlotte Olympia Dellal (Photo by Alexandra Leese)

Charlotte Olympia's 3 most iconic designs Bruce, Kitty and Charlotte's Web make their cut in the new Charlotte Olympia Havaianas  collection

Here at the Love Candy Pie store in BGC!

The golden spider and web pins look so pretty on this Web Havaianas flip-flops

It's the leopard Bruce in Bruce Havaianas giving his mighty roar

I love how this Kitty Havaianas pair gives a bit of an attitude but still looks classy!
Such a fancy dressing room! Totally Charlotte Olympia-like!

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Nowadays, it seems like everything is always on the move, rushing forward and ever-changing.  But for fashion, it is only nature. 

Fashion chases on with the time, clinging on the essence of the now. Though in each of its revolution, it's also important to acknowledge its heritage and to honor its past. And that is exactly what the Philippine Fashion Ball sets out to do, as this grand annual event celebrates with the movers and innovators of the fashion industry and gives honorable recognition to those established names who have long contributed to it. And now on its 6th year, the Philippine Fashion Ball highlights the new names of fashion designers of the generation. And with the help of online pioneer Lazada, the ball made a fun new trend to party hard and shop at the same time. 

In the event, guests wore their best Punk formal ensembles which suited the fresh and cool new atmosphere as Punk is known for its independence from the usual fashion norms with its bold and brave character and it was only appropriate as the night prepares to commemorate 5 of the most established young bloods in the industry -- designers Bea Samson, RJ Santos, Esme Palaganas, Rik Rasos and Patrick Bondoc.

Of course the commemorations wouldn't stop there as 9 other deserving fashion groundbreakers were given recognition as well. The first two awardees were renowned makeup artists Omar Ermita and Robbie Piñera for their outstanding expertise in their field. For the modeling sector, 2 of Manila's top models Jodilly Pendre and Miko Raval both received awards including the ever radiant supermodel Izza Gonzales-Agana. For the mastery of fashion photography, it was the talented Paolo Pineda who was deemed worthy of recognition for his captivating results. Industry awards were also give out to Creative Director Eldzs Mejia and Exec. Editor Geolette Esguerra who represented their team in METRO Magazine  for their powerful MetroWear fashion campaign, Style Weekend magazine Editor-in-Chief Liza Ilarde and Preview magazine Editor-in-Chief Isha Andaya-Valles for their passion, dedication and contributions to the fashion world through their respective mediums. 

The event also congratulated 5 of the Best-Dressed awardees of the night-- the very fashionable stylist siblings Daryl and Andre Chang, ADHD Magazine's Cenon Norial III and Mav Bernerdo and model Julls Culas.

As co-presenters of this year's event, Lazada Philippines also gave out a reward voucher woth P30,000 to supermodel Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez for winning the night's #PFB2016XLAZADA contest as well.

The fashion realm is indeed a rather vast and complex collective visual display of creative talent, but those within it know another world. It may take a while to understand it but truly there is more to it than meets the eye. And as the 6th Philippine Fashion Ball ended the night with success, those who have partaken in it will continue living on the country's fashion legacy that will be passed down from one generation to the next.

Me and my fashionable friends (Above photo, L-R) Ralby Tambunting, Marissa Tambunting, Angelette Calero and Anton Barretto.  (2nd Photo, L-R) Marissa Tambunting, Anton Barretto, Eds Genuino and Angelette Calero

Loyal fashion supporters (L-R) Henry Chan, Valerie Lim, Tonichi Nocom, JC Buendia, Izza Gonzales-Agana, Randy Ortiz, Suyen Chi-Sia, Henri Calayag and Trishan Cuaso
Philippines' fashion watchers (L-R) Keren Pascual, Anton San Diego, Mons Romulo, Ben Chan, Noel Manapat and Miguel Pastor

6th Philippine Fashion Ball co-presenters Lazada Philippines (L-R): Head of Sales Carlos Barrera, Head of Pricing and Business Intelligence Saul Molla, SVP for Supply Chain Mario Adler, Chief Marketing Officer Tristan de Belloy and Chief Commercial Officer Ray Alimurung; with Bench’s Ben Chan (2nd to the left)

#LazadaSquadGoals: Branding & PR Analyst Kenneth Viterbo, Management Assoc. Trisha Sison, VP for Merchandising & Onsite Marketing Charisma Espiritu, Chief Commercial Officer Ray Alimurung, Chief Marketing Officer Tristan de Belloy, SVP for Supply Chain Mario Adler, VP for Brand Partnerships Joy Alexsis Po, Head of Pricing & Business Intelligence Saul Molla, Head of Sales Carlos Barrera and Management Assoc. Charmaine Weechee

Lazada PH VP for Offline Marketing Mila Jimenez and Sen. Analyst for Branding & Communications Jio Zorilla
MAKE-UP awardee Omar Ermita with Preview mag's Fashion Director Daryl Chang

MAKE-UP awardee Robbie Piñera with L’Officiel Manila Editor-In-Chief Pam Quiñones and fashion designer Martin Bautista

FASHION Modeling awardee, Asia’s Top Model Season 2 first runner-up Jodilly Pendre with supermodel Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez

FASHION Modeling awardee Miko Raval with fashion designer Randy Ortiz

FASHION Modeling awardee Izza Gonzales-Agana with fashion designer Tonichi Nocom and fellow model Suyen Chi-Sia

PHOTOGRAPHY awardee Paolo Pineda with couple Brent Javier and Janna Tee

INDUSTRY awardees for Metrowear, Team METRO MAGAZINE: Creative Director Eldzs Mejia and Executive Editor Geolette Esguerra with fashion photographer BJ Pascual

INDUSTRY awardee Style Weekend Editor-In-Chief Liza Ilarde with fashion designer Rhett Eala

INDUSTRY awardee Preview Magazine Editor-In-Chief Isha Andaya-Valles with master of androgynous fashion Joey Samson

BEST-DRESSED awardees ‘Julls Culas, Daryl Chang, Cenon Norial, III, Mav Bernardo, and Andre Chang; with It Girl Sabina Gonzalez (left corner) and Lazada PH ambassador LA Aguinaldo (right corner)

Designer RJ Santos (left)  presenting some of the clothes from his clothing line Randolf

Designers Patrick Bondoc (2nd to the right) and Rik Rasos  (right corner) showing pieces from their clothing line Proudrace

Designer Bea Samson (center) with models wearing her dress collections from her clothing line of her name

Designer Esme Palaganas (center) posing with the models wearing her designs from her clothing line Basic Movement
fashion innovators Nix Alañon and Rajo Laurel
Models on-the-rise Vanessa Walters and Zoey Dimaculangan
Manila's It Boy LA Aguinaldo
Chinito Enchong Dee
Fashionable men Alison Carlos, Carlo Gonzales and Miko Raval in their snappy suits

  Totally hip group shot with ace photographer Doc Marlon Pecjo (Right) and supermodels (L-R) Charlene Almarvez, Cassandra Naidas, Kim Ross Williams, Hannah Locsin, Melanie Angeles and Jasmine Maierhofer