50 Colorful Years of Summer and Style:
Havaianas Celebrates Golden Anniversary in MYOH 2012
This year, Havaianas will take you through a colorful and exciting tour back to where it all started. As the brand celebrates its 50th anniversary, Make Your Own Havaianas 2012 is geared to be the most special one yet. Havaianas will let you experience this through Make Your Own Havaianas’ exhibit. The Havaianas story is told through a blaze of color and fashion, showing how Havaianas paved the way for flip-flops to become a respected style statement the world over.
“We believe that every Havaianas pair that you own has a story to tell, and all those stories combined from our fervent supporters play a big part in the brand’s history. For this reason, Make Your Own Havaianas will not just be a branding event where they can design their own pair, but a gathering that will honor everything that contributed in making the brand what it is now,” shares Anne Gonzalez, Managing Director of Havaianas Philippines.
In true Havaianas fashion, self-expression has never been this chic with its ten special pins that speak volumes of its heritage. The happiness, 1962, Brasilipinas and soccer ball, all trace back to its roots in Brazil. Embellish these on soles that run the vibrant spectrum of the rainbow: from a pop rose, to an ice violet and lemon green, to the exclusive Make Your Own Havaianas estampas sole, these all remind you of the beautiful bursts of sunshine on a warm summer day.
50 is the new chic
Only the best things—and brands—age gracefully. Fifty colorful years have passed, yet Havaianas has remained the flip-flop of choice for most of the laid-back fashion lovers across the globe, as the brand has always stood for things that make them happy— summer, style and good memories.
“Aside from being a long-standing icon of summer, Havaianas also banners Brazil’s spirits through its eclectic designs and dazzling colors. Its vibrant varieties have also complemented the charm of countries that are blessed with sunshine all year long, like the Philippines,” adds Ammiel de Leon, Marketing Head of Havaianas Philippines.
From August 2 to August 5, step into the most special Make Your Own Havaianas yet at the SM City Cebu Northwing Atrium. By mixing and matching colorful straps, soles and pins inspired by the brand’s heritage, vintage fashion and golden anniversary representations, to learning the story of their much-loved flip-flop brand, Havaianaticos will truly take part in creating yet another history by making a pair that will stand for their taste and will bring happy-fashion right at their feet. Tag all your Havaianas tweets and Instagram photos with #myohcebu2012.
Take part in the Havaianas story as the brand celebrates its 50th year of sharing summer happiness. In line with our 50th celebration, we want to share our happiness with Operation Smile. For each pair you purchase that is embellished with a Happiness pin, you donate Php 100 to Operation Smile, a charity organization for children that provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe. Mark your calendars for Make Your Own Havaianas 2012 at the Northwing Atrium of SM City Cebu from August 2 – 5, 2012. For more information, visit http://makeyourownhavaianas.com.
Claudia Bezza-Yeung’s Santorini Cruise Collection Seaside Debut
By Kingsley Medalla
The Santorini Cruise Collection launch, Claudia Bezza-Yeung’s fifth, held last May in Kandaya Resort in Daanbantayan, was inspired by the Greek island of Santorini. Claudia’s designs exude sophistication, and a touch of Mediterranean charm. The collection features flowing maxi dresses in vibrant colors that mirror the azure waters of the Aegean Sea, lightweight fabrics that effortlessly sway with the ocean breeze, and intricate design that adds a touch of opulence to each piece.
The collection itself is a celebration of summer: mini dresses with headbands and tote bags evoke images of strolls along whitewashed streets. Each piece is carefully crafted to capture the essence of Santorini’s charm.
The color palette of soft pastels like pale blues and pinks, are juxtaposed with bold pops of color, like romantic pinks and vibrant yellows. This combination creates a visually striking contrast that adds depth and interest to each look.
Kandaya Resort, with its breathtaking sunsets and white sand beaches, provides the perfect backdrop for the 55-pieces of beach wear.
“The collection, as with all our pieces, is made from discarded fabric that we source from China and Dubai,” shares designer Claudia Bezza Yeung. “The fabrics for this collection were acquired at different times and were kept in storage since the pandemic, and it was only recently that they all came together with this vision: Santorini! ”
Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this fashion show also serves as an opportunity to showcase Bezza’s talent on an international stage. By collaborating with local artisans and incorporating traditional techniques into her designs, this former model-turned-designer pays homage to Santorini’s rich cultural heritage.
Claudia learned sewing skills from her mother, starting early by dressing up her dolls with fabric scraps. “When I was working and traveling all over the world, I had to decide to carry fewer clothes in my luggage, so I would recycle clothes and customize the ones I already had so they would look different every time.” Soon, she began selling her creations to fellow models.
“I do not sketch. I find it better to manipulate fabrics directly on the body,” Claudia shares. “I sew and drape directly on my body most of the time, and that’s when I get ideas on transforming the dress.
The Santorini Cruise Collection Launch, a Fashion Show on the Beach is not just another runway event but an immersive experience that celebrates both style and culture. Its idyllic setting and stunning designs leave an indelible mark on all fortunate enough to witness it firsthand.
The First Philippine Terno Gala at the Waterfront
On March 10, 2023, important guests and personalities entered the halls of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino to attend the first Philippine Terno Gala in Cebu brought to you by Cary Santiago.
The Philippine Terno Gala’s fashion show showcased couture pieces by world class Filipino designers: Rajo Laurel, Mark Bumgarner, Philip Rodriguez, and Cary Santiago.
The event started with Philip Rodriguez’ daring designs that left the crowd with the need to see more.
Followed by Rajo Laurel’s contemporary pieces, keeping the ongoing gasps and cheers by the crowd alive to fill the ballroom’s ambiance.
Next to grace the crowd is Mark Bumgarner’s elegant designs had everyone raising their cameras to capture the admirable pieces.
To end the fashion show, Cary Santiago left a statement as the runway welcomed stunning designs leaving the crowd in awe.
As a surprise to the guests, special rewards were given to the crowd stoppers of the night with special thanks to Dia Gold and Jun Villanel.
Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino proved once more that they are the premier venue choice for grand events. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino will see you all in their upcoming events as a part of their year-long celebration of its 25th anniversary.
CEBU KALEIDO: A Night of Fashion and Celebration at Crimson Mactan Resort and Spa
Miranda Konstatinidou’s beautiful beach wear and jewellery worn by her guests at an intimate beach party at Crimson Resort in Mactan. Konplott is Miranda’s luxury fashion accessory brand sold in Europe, worn by fashion icons and celebrities (no, it’s not sold locally) while her exclusive beach wear in silk are fabric designed by her, are also sold in high end resorts around the world. Meanwhile, Crimson Resort in Mactan will officially close temporarily for a makeover as most of their beachfront villas were damaged heavily by last December.s super typhoon Odette. Here’s to a great reopening of Crimson in a few months. (photography by Steffen Billhardt)