‘Help! I’m a Shoe Addict!’ is out | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Inquirer Lifestyle and Hinge Inquirer Publications have released “Help! I’m a Shoe Addict!” following the success of the bestseller on highly covetable, lust-worthy bags, “Help! I’m a Bagaholic.”


“Help! I’m a Shoe Addict!”—which we, your Look Book columnists, wrote—is a 190-page complete guide to everything about footwear—a lustrous and stylish read for any shoe-lover.


The book was created to satisfy the “shoe addict” in you, showcasing selected pieces not only for their craftsmanship, but also for the iconic brands behind them. It chronicles the rich history of shoe classics—Roger Vivier, Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Alexander McQueen and Stuart Weitzman, to name a few—and their designers who have given cult status to footwear, and elevated them to art forms.


The book also includes a roster of new designers who have made their mark in fashion, from Brian Atwood and Aquazurra to Rupert Sanderson and Gianvito Rossi, and why their products are the most desired shoes in the world.


For the first time, personalities who love shoes proudly reveal their most prized pieces, from Ann Jacobe’s drool-worthy collection to Kim Jones-Rosales’ covetable pieces. Preview creative director Vince Uy’s massive collection was, sadly, too big to fit in the book, and elusive photographer Mark Nicdao shared his rugged designer picks.


Notable Filipino designers including Brian Tenorio and Maco Custodio offer a glimpse of their creative process and their amazing creations to wear right now, and why they push the envelope of Filipino creativity.


Shoes are like secret codes. If you’re observant, you’ll get a glimpse of a person’s life, character and even ticks just by looking at his or her shoes. There are flashy ones, just like their owners demanding attention. There are regal ones, too, that command respect.


Other shoes are sensible, worn by practical gents and women who value hard work.


If you’re lucky, you’ll find a pair that delights for its sheer beauty, delicacy in design, and elegance in construction. There is something in here for every shoe-lover!


“Help! I’m a Shoe Addict!” is available in all leading bookstores nationwide.


Portrait photographs by Mark Nicdao

Styling by Carmencita S. Sioson

(for Kim Jones-Rosales and Ann Jacobe)

Product photographs by James Bautista

Makeup and grooming

by Mayessa De los Santos for MAC Cosmetics (for Kim Jones-Rosales and Vince Uy);

Paolo Maranan (for Ann Jacobe)

Hairstyle by Antonio Papa (Kim Jones-Rosales and Vince Uy); Jhules Casuyo (for Ann Jacobe)

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