No matter how much I hate the extreme heat, dirty politics, and getting stuck for four hours of heavy traffic, I still love the Philippines. Thus, I show my support in every way possible. I travel locally, I vote diligently, I pay my taxes, I obey traffic rules and I'm strict on my Go Green advocacy. And yep, I buy PINOY.
That's why I feel elated that young Filipino talents, especially in the beauty and fashion industry, are emerging everywhere. I'd like to think that I'm also a budding Pinay entrepreneur, pulling some strings for my beloved homeland. And so what better (and delightful!) way to show support to my fellow Pinays? SHOP! It's one of the things I'm really good at!
SEWN Sandals with banig
Watch my back.
I visited the Four Seasons Bazaar in Bellevue, Alabang, and I met this very nice lady, Ms. Mariel Veluz, the owner and designer of SEWN SANDALS. I asked her if the sandals were locally made, since I like buying Filipino stuff, and she proudly presented these lovely pairs. Both were made from known local materials, ABACCA and BANIG, and especially designed for the recent Global Pinoy Bazaar, thus, very limited. I can't afford not to have one, or two. =)
Pretty on the rack, prettier when worn.
TFS Hot Pink polish courtesy of my lovely friend, Kay. Thank you darl!
SEWN has so many pretty and unique designs to choose from, and the prices won't leave you broke. I got both for only Php 1,000. The Sweetie even liked it so much that he asked me to wear the Banig sandals that same day going to the mall. It's comfy, unique, very classy, affordable and 100% Pinoy. I'm truly a convert.
If there were more Pinoy talents like her, then we can save the Philippines, ONE SHOE AT A TIME!
Find them at:
Find them at:
Sewn Sandals Store
BF Parañaque Night Market (aka Ruins)
Still On leave but with much Love,