Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Jeffrey Campbells at SM Fashion Forum!

JC Fans, it's a HAPPY SATURDAY! Because there's a new batch of JCs over at SM Fashion Forum Makati, Megamall and Cebu! Here's a rundown:
Elegant stud loafer in black (available only in Makati & Megamall)

Foxy wood in grey: also comes in black and nude (available in Makati, Megamall & Cebu)

Franklin 2 in white (available only in Makati & Megamall)

Lita comes in royal blue and black distressed calf (available in Makati, Megamall & Cebu)

Mariel in tan suede: also comes in black suede (available only in Makati & Megamall)

Sabine in nude (available only in Makati & Megamall)

Sassy in black: also comes in nude and mint (available in Makati, Megamall & Cebu)

With new JCs at Fashion Forum, party season can now officially begin with your yummy new shoes! You'd have to hurry though, due to popular demand, no pre-reservations allowed, but customers can hold it for 24 hours in-store!

From Click to Brick: Catalogue63 Showroom

Here's a special shopping treat. If you want to shop away from the maddening crowds in malls and bazaars, then make an appointment to shop Catalogue63's showroom in The Fort!

The complete Catalogue 63 collection is in full view at their Bonifacio Global City (The Fort) showroom this holiday season. All the merchandise online will be available here.

They will be open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 1PM to 7PM by appointment only.

If you'd like to schedule a personal shopping experience with Catalogue63, send an email to Martina at, SMS them at 0915-3256953 or give them a call at 02-2114267.

Rootote Holiday Sale

This season, Rootote is spreading the holiday cheers with a holiday sale from December 1-15, 2011

Get 20% OFF on all bags from their new collection. Sale is applicable online and in Bratpack Greenbelt 5 and ROX Bonifacio High Street.

Also, Rootote will be in your favorite bazaars! Check them out at Port 88 in Megatent this December 10-11 and at the Cuenca Bazaar in Ayala Alabang this December 16-18.

googoo&gaga Trunk Show

Some fun shopping news from Audrey & AJ of googoo&gaga! And you're all invited!

The googoo&gaga Trunk Show is on for our holiday collection! We're releasing 10 new designs in total! Visit to check out all designs! Join us this Saturday, December 10 (11am-6pm) at Unit 15-B, Two Lafayette Square, 105 Tordesillas St. Salcedo Village, Makati City.

We will be giving away googoo&gaga bandanas and cookies to the first 50 guests! So do come early!
Please email us through audrey[at] if you have questions. As a bonus, our friends over at will be selling some of their wares.


With Love & Madness,
The googoo&gaga Team

House of Trois Trunk Show

In Fort Bonifacio this Saturday? Then drop by House of Trois' Trunk Show happening today, December 10! Score gifts for the precious ones in your life and maybe treat yourself to a piece or two.

WHEN: Saturday, December 10, 2011
WHERE: Kensington Place, Pool Side Function Room
                29th Street cor 1st Ave, Bonifacio Global City
TIME: 3 PM to 7 PM
CONTACT: (02) 856-2101 for directions

Oh! And if you mention that you read MFO, you get 10% OFF! Happy Happy Shopping!

Friday, December 09, 2011

MFO Shoe Series: Samantha Sotto, Paranaque

Samantha Sotto needs no introduction. She's been interviewed on TV, in magazines, newspapers and blogs, she's probably a household name in book loving households by now. In fact, most of you have probably read and have been enthralled by her novel, Before Ever After, like I have. But this feature is not about her writing, or her book. Today, we talk to Samantha about her shoes! But of course, without first asking, "What shoes where you wearing when you wrote your book?" 

Sam's answer: I mostly wore my Chucks while writing Before Ever After since the table I was writing at Starbucks was beneath the airconditioning vent. It was too cold to wear flipflops! Haha!

As for the shoes she wore while backpacking around Europe? Sam shares, "Sadly, the EU backpacking shoes are long gone. R.I.P., brown Naturalizer sandals..."

Sam initially hesitated to bare her sole, saying her collection of shoes weren't exactly feature worthy. But I begged to differ. I for one want to know what sort of shoes a famous author wears on a daily basis. And I am pretty sure, there are many aspiring writers as well who'd want to be in her shoes!

Sam's "Dang-why-don't-we-have-autumn-in-Manila" shoes

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

25. This is the most I've ever owned. I used to just keep an inventory of four shoes: one black heel, one brown heel, a pair of blue Chucks, and one neutral sandal. One time when I was at work, the strap of my shoe broke and I had to staple it together. That was wakeup call to treat my feet better. Haha!

What's your shoe size?

6 1/2 - 7

Which pairs are your favorites?

1.) Everyday mommy shoe: Tan Aerosole flipflop

2.) Travel shoe: Tan Tod's slip on (It makes going through airport security a breeze. It also makes it easy to stuff my feet back into my shoes while I'm wearing airline socks and need to use the restroom.)

3.) I-need-to-look-like-a-grown-up-shoe: Aldo nude 5 inch heel

If you could only wear one pair of shoes, which one would it be?

My Bass nude wedge. It's as comfortable as a flip flop and goes with everything.

What are your favorite shoe brands?

Bass, Aerosoles, Rockport, Naturalizer, and Colehaan. Notice a pattern here? I'm definitely a manang when it comes to footwear. Comfort comes first. If I need a pair of ten-minute heels for an event, I'll run over to Charles and Keith or Aldo.

What's in your shoe lust list?

A red pair of Chucks.

Where do you buy shoes?

Outlet shops. There's nothing like a great discount to make a shoe feel more comfortable ;-)

What's that one shoe you can't bear to give away or throw out?

My blue pair of Chucks. They're ratty and old but we've been through a lot together.

For more on Samantha, visit her website:

Carioca at Brown Bag Vintage

Mikka Padua of Chicify and her sister revived Carioca, their line of caftans, kimonos, and tunics and they're re-launching today at the Brown Bag Vintage and Crafts Market at The Filipinas Heritage Library in Ayala Triangle, Makati.

But before you think these are just pretty things to wear to the beach, and in this rainy weather, you're not in the mood to shop for beach clothes, think again! The pieces are also meant for city wear, and they're adorbs! I seriously want to wear these while doing my daily tasks:

Mikka will also be selling her clutches and a few handmade statement necklaces.

Oh! And there's a 10% discount for MFO readers too! Just mention "MFO", or you can say "I read MFO!" and you automatically get the discount ;)

So if you work along Ayala, or within the vicinity of Legaspi or Salcedo Villages, you might want to brave the rain and kill time shopping at Brown Bag Vintage & Crafts Market at Filipinas Heritage Library in front of Manila Pen. And! Don't forget to look forward to sunny days ahead with Carioca!

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