Melissa shoes celebrates 35 years

Who knew Melissa Shoes were 35 years old? I sure didn’t.
Started in 1979 in Brazil, the vegan footwear brand is now widely acknowledged as the chicer jelly shoe—what with special collabs with fashion and design legends such as Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld, Zaha Hadid, Karim Rashid, and Jason Wu, to name a few.

Vivienne Westwood x Melissa

To mark the anniversary, Melissa Philippines also celebrated with a travel-themed party and runway show at SM Aura featuring their Holiday 2014 collection.

Melissa shoes
Melissa shoes
Melissa shoes

Spotted at the event were model mom Rissa Mananquil Trillo wearing Melissa shoes

Rissa Mananquil-Trillo

Jeweller Candy Dizon

Candy Dizon

Nicole Andersson

Nicole Andersson

Everywhere We Shoot’s Garovs and Ryan Vergara

Garovs and Ryan Vergara

Beth Wilson and Maggie Consunji

Beth Wilson and Maggie Consunji

Richard Tiu, Janeena Chan, Managing Director for Melissa, Joanna Co

Richard Tiu, Janeena Chan, Managing Director for Melissa Joanna Co

To know more about Melissa Shoes, go to http://www.melissaphilippines.com.

Jimmy Choo opens flagship store at Shangri-La Plaza East Wing

High-end luxury brand Jimmy Choo recently unveiled its newest flagship store in the Philippines at Shangri-La Plaza’s East Wing. The 1940s-inspired boutique is done in the brand’s signature shades of ivory, pale rose, lilac, and sand, complemented by dazzling glass pendants and crystal drop chandeliers.

Jimmy Choo Store at Edsa Shangri-La Mall
Jimmy Choo Store at Edsa Shangri-La Mall

President of SSI Group, Inc. Anton Huang, together with Jimmy Choo Regional Public Relations Manager for Asia Pacific, Shirley Yeung, and Jimmy Choo Director of Wholesales for Asia Pacific, Gerard Liut, graced the event and led the opening toast to celebrate the opening of the new flagship store.

Gerard Liut Director of Wholesales, Asia Pacific for Jimmy Choo, Anton Huang SSI Group, Inc. President
Gerard Liut Director of Wholesales, Asia Pacific for Jimmy Choo, Anton Huang SSI Group, Inc. President

Rima Ostwani, Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez, Richard Tiu
L-R: Rima Ostwani, Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez, Richard Tiu

A special exhibit showcased pieces from Jimmy Choo’s 2014 Autumn Winter Collection.
Apart from the fabulous footwear, Jimmy Choo’s selection of covetable bags was on display, including the season’s much-coveted Charlie and its smaller replica, the Carrie.
These multitasking bags, which feature a streamlined look and a distinct gold panel at the base, works well for daytime and with a single fold, transforms into a clutch for nighttime.

Jimmy Choo Autumn Winter 2014 Collection
Jimmy Choo Autumn Winter 2014 Collection
Jimmy Choo Autumn Winter 2014 Collection
Jimmy Choo Autumn Winter 2014 Collection

Founded in 1996, Jimmy Choo carries a complete luxury line of women’s and men’s shoes, handbags, small leather goods, scarves, eyewear, belts and fragrances.
In the Philippines, the brand is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. with branches at Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-La Plaza East Wing.

http://jimmychoo.com/

Bench Tower sale extended until November 30

The Bench Tower at Bonifacio isn’t far from my office building, so I decided to drop by their ongoing Pink Ribbon Sale, where all Suyen brands are on sale up to 80% off until the end of November.
Part of the proceeds from the sales will be donated to Pink for Life.
First thing I saw were the Magis puppies. I have two of these at home and we love them.
Large is now Php 34,265 (dowm from Php 49,950), while X-large is Php 48,895 (down from Php 69,850).

Magis Puppy Chair

The Jackson Crazy multi-colored armchair by Laetitia Zichy and Jacques Deneef is now Php 152,100 (down from 338,000)—(I know, still expensive)

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The Motley 40 High table made of Scandinavian birch that was Php 119,800 is now on sale at Php 59,900

Samuel Chan Motley side table

Because you never know when flowers are coming, Marcel clear vases are now Php 3,188 (down from Php 3,985)

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I bought a couple of these Christmas snowflake lights, marked down at Php 1,036.

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The retro folding carts I was eyeing at Dimensione are now Php 5,577.

retro folding carts

On to clothes and accessories, Casadei shoes are marked down from Php 35,295 to Php 24,706

Casadei shoes
Casadei shoes

Repetto wallets now Php 2788.50

Repetto wallets

Lots of marked down Opening Ceremony shoes for men

Opening Ceremony

Bench underwear for only Php 100/piece

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Bench underwear

My boys love wearing plain T-shirts at home. I hoarded F&X tees at Php 160, down from Php 400

F&X tees

Cotton On Kids shorts (Php 400) and T-shirts (Php 300) for the little ones

Cotton on baby
Cotton On kids

The Mothercare section has a lot of good deals

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The collapsible Inglesina strollers are now Php 4,500 (down from Php 9,000)

Mothercare

These are pricier (Php 12,500 down from Php 25,000)

Inglesina

and these are for rich people with chic babies (Php 30,000 down from Php 60,000)

Inglesina

Humphrey’s Corner Cot Bed is now Php 18,200 (down from Php 26,000)

Humphrey's Cot bed

and the Fruity Pebble high chair is now Php 5880, down from Php 8400. Not bad! (If only I had a baby…)

fruity pebble high chair

The Bench Pink Ribbon sale is on at the Bench Tower until November 30, 2014.
Bench Tower is at 30th Street and Rizal Drive, Crescent Park West 5, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

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Kate Spade NY opens at Central Square, BGC

Known for its colorful, quirky fashion, Kate Spade New York recently opened its newest store at Central Square, Bonifacio High Street.
This season, Kate Spade Creative Director Deborah Lloyd took cues from her travels to Tokyo and Shanghai in conceptualizing the travel-inspired collection.
To welcome guests, black and white striped balloons were handed out by models in head-to-toe Kate Spade

Kate Spade opens at Central Square Mall
Kate Spade opens at Central Square Mall
Kate Spade opens at Central Square Mall

Spotted at the opening were Marianna Henud

Marianna Henud

Jenny Rockett

Jenny Rockett

Nicole Andersson

Nicole Andersson

and Katrina Razon who DJed for the event

Katrina Razon

Guests sipped pink champagne with mini burgers, brownies and fries, while lucky draw winners took home Kate Spade merchandise and Raffles Hotel x Kate Spade New York afternoon tea gift certificates.

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In the Philippines, Kate Spade New York is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. with branches at The Power Plant Mall, Greenbelt 3, Rustan’s Makati, Newport Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall and Central Square Mall.
http://www.katespade.com

Is there scam going on at Shangri-La mall parking lot?

This Sunday afternoon after buying a puppy (yes we got one), the kids and I decided to go to Shangri-La mall’s pet store on the 5th floor to buy some supplies.
I asked the driver if our van can go up and he said yes. So we went up. Normally we are asked to pay for parking before we head upstairs. This time there was nobody to collect money, no automated machine. Nothing.
So the car went up.

After going to the pet store, we headed out of the parking space. At the exit, a Security guy stopped our car and asked for the parking fee of Php 45. After handing him the money, he said we could go.
Something in my brain clicked and I asked for a receipt. He said there was no receipt.
I said that’s not right. He told me I was holding up the traffic and if I wanted a receipt we would have to go back to the 5th floor and pay there. It sounded weird, so I told him I would report him.
He said go ahead and report him and I can get his name. I said, “What’s your name? Or you know what, I’ll just take your picture.”
He started to get nervous and turn away as I took a few shots.

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He told us to move outside as we were holding up the traffic and he became really nice. Then he said he can produce a receipt if we can wait. I said we would wait. It was daytime and I prayed for help.
The Security asked another guy to get a receipt for us.
After many minutes he produced our receipt and we went on our way peacefully. Thank You Lord.

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I don’t know anyone at Shang. I have no connections. So if anyone cares, please let Shang admin know that there is a person collecting Php 45 from at the parking lot without receipt. If anybody cares.
I’m just doing my part as an honest citizen to correct if something is wrong.

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