It's odd that November weather here in Manila feels a little too much like summer: even without direct sunlight, the heat outside burns! This tropical-blooded girl isn't complaining, though; I'll take this heat over fall & winter's freezing fingertips. I guess this summer-weather in November is Mother Nature's way of cooperating with us: this month, Havaianas Philippines is launching 3 new local designs! And guess what? I am one of those designers!! *squeal-jump-dorkydance-highfive*
Back in college, I used to live in shorts and tsinelas (you can ask all my classmates and teachers :P). Until now, my fave part of the day is when I can change into my flipflops! Haha. I love working with brands that I personally use, so when I was invited to collaborate with Havaianas for their local collection, I was nothing short of excited to design for a brand that I grew up with.
Plus, it really is an honor to be working alongside fellow designers Abbey Sy and Patrick Cabral. Each of us designed a pair of flip-flops for the Havaianas Filipinas 2015 collection, featuring the things we love about our country.
Abbey designed Lakbay, Patrick designed Laro, and I designed Lasap. The Havaianas Filipinas 2015 collection will be available this Holiday season, and only for a limited time!
The planning stages of the collection began early this year, and it was sooo hard for us to keep quiet about it! (What is excited. haha :P) Thanks to Havaianas, especially to Iya Cua for coordinating with the three of us to make the design and planning processes as smooth as possible. The last couple of months saw us meeting up for lunches to plan our upcoming event & a workshop at Hillside!
To launch the collection, Patrick, Abbey and I are teaming up with Havaianas for a creative afternoon of Three (!!!) intensive workshops!
The module covers Hand-lettering by Abbey, Flourishing by Patrick, and I'll be teaching Watercolor Washes & Monograms.
Each participant gets to take home a curated workshop kit filled with some of our favorite materials, including:
- Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen
- Dr. Ph Martins Concentrated Watercolor from CraftCarrot
- Canson Watercolor Paper sampler from IFEX
- Waterbrush from Craftdoodle
- 30/0 Spotter brush by Silver Brush
- Lettering supplies
a special gift from the Havaianas Filipinas 2015 Collection!;)
Join us on December 6, Sunday, 1-6pm at Hillside Cafe!
There are limited slots available, so hurry and click on the link below to register: