solestruck in Manila

 This is the day that the lord has made! After Maya Kibbel,  another foreign guest came all the way from Portland to visit us for another interesting project. If you follow me on twitter , you most probably know that this month is all about collaborations x photoshoot for Gold Dot. I first worked for the brand late  last year, and now in my 1st year, I cannot be happier that I'm part of the brand's local to global transition.It wouldn't be possible without Ty Mcbride of Solestruck.  Ty is some sort of my shoe fairy.. he always sends me free stuff (awww*)

It's awesome to know that someone like Ty McBride (who used to work for Jeffrey Campbell) will come all his way to Manila just for a lookbook shoot. We've been chatting for months to plan this whole thing and it's super fun that it materialized .  He came here on the 24th of December (so sad right but work is work). The day before the shoot we went to Greenbelt for lunch then we headed to Chinatown and Intramuros for a quickie tour. He bought a Rayban knock offs and ate Sisig at a Filipino restaurant. During the meeting Ally and I brought samples of our latest shoes so he could see them personally. We were very happy that he loves every bit of them. He said that Gold Dot is the only Philippine-label that is at par with the int'l ones. whew! My lack of sleep really challenged me to create meaningful sentences in English but good thing Ty wasn't too much biggie about it. He's so cute and funny! He shared a lot of interesting stories about his co-workers in Solestruck, shoes, bloggers, etc.. and how most of the shoe labels in the US are owned by straight guys.. mm hmm girl!

read Ty's blog about Manille here

 Ally werqing the Balsey wedges..

 china town

 Victoria lingeries??


 Ty buying shades. good thing Ally was smart enough to haggle.. P3000 for a rip off ray ban, woman you're nasty!

 My rick owens ... no photos of me boo *haha

 Ty 's ktz bag
 ally duazo

 see-sigue anyone?


  1. great pics!! is that an OS necklace with the A$AP ROCKY shirt?


    1. yes babe.. paul is the designer of OS ACCESSORIES HEHE