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Buy local–wear Marikina-made shoes

LADIES’ wedge in suedette

Marikina was not given the title “Shoe Capital of the Philippines” for nothing. Other than being the biggest manufacturer of shoes in the Philippines, producing a big chunk of the shoes in the country, it remains known for making the most durable and best-quality shoes.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Borrowing from the boys


Classic boyish shoes such as brogues and oxfords may have first broken ground in the early 20th century as outdoor and country footwear, but they are still staples in every girl’s shoe wardrobe that will last for years to come.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Fun, chic, affordable shoes

t0117paki-ruby gan TYCA_1

Stylish shoe boutique Schu introduces a new line of footwear for women of discerning tastes but don’t want to break the bank: Tyca.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Roger Vivier: Celebrating the legacy of the ‘Fabergé of Footwear’

HONG Kong actress Carina Lau wearing RV comma heel pumps and carrying Prismick bag

French shoe designer Roger Vivier belonged to my mother’s generation. Vivier designed shoes for Hollywood stars like Ava Gardner and Catherine Deneuve, and for royalty—Queen Elizabeth II tapped him to make her shoes for her coronation in 1953.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Largest shoe selection in the country now at SM Makati

HUSH Puppies ensures that comfort can be paired with style.

With over 5,500 square meters, 300 brands and 25,000 pairs at any given time, the newly launched Shoe Department on the fourth level of SM Store Makati may be said to have the largest shoe selection in Metro Manila.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

From delicate trimmings to laser-cut suede, Paris inspires ladies’ footwear’s Fall line

FROM THE STELLA Luna Fall 2013 collection

Stella Luna’s Fall 2013 collection is all Parisian chic as it derives inspiration from the City of Light’s stunning architecture.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

‘Safe is boring’

TOPSHOP gray jersey body-con dress, SM “X” gold cuff, and Nere Ku Red cutout suede boots with lamé toe cap

“Shoes are art pieces. They should define your personality,” says Dubai-based Filipino designer Nere Ku.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Why Kate and Pippa Middleton love these European ballet flats

TURQUOISE nubuck Scrunch-Up

The concept of designer flats would seem quite absurd in this city, where nearly every nook and corner sells the non-designer variety for a dime a dozen.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Made for walking

STUART Weitzman boots

Stuart Weitzman, a man well-known for his namesake brand of comfortable and classy shoes for women, has redesigned his flagship store along Via Sant’Andrea in Milan. Famed Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid worked on the curvy forms and futuristic look of the grand boutique, marrying design-forward interiors with Weitzman’s design-forward shoes.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Urban modernism–from sexy heels to comfy slip-ons

URBAN modernism is inspired by bridges and buildings in big cities.

Pedro, the global shoe and accessories brand based in Singapore, recently unveiled its Fall-Winter collection with a fashion show at the Greenbelt 5 Gallery.

Posted: October 4th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Valentino’s Rockstud is the new cult shoe in town

THE ROCKSTUD pump in black patent

Without a doubt, Valentino’s Rockstud collection (a wide range of purses, shoes, sunglasses, jewelry, small leather goods and tech accessories) is one of the most distinct and recognizable accessory lines that have cropped up in recent years.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

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