Sunday, October 20, 2013

Say Hello to Seychelles!

"Seychelles? Isn't that a country? A tax haven? Dada asked when he saw me looking through the launch photos that Pia Miranda sent me.

Well, he's right. But there's more to Seychelles than being a tax-evader's paradise. It's the kind us girls can relate to, because OMG, Seychelles is about cute shoes!!!

It was Anj Dinglasan aka Donya Zenutrients who clued me in, when she told me that this hip, vintage-inspired shoe line from LA was coming to Manila. She introduced me to the ladies responsible for bringing Seychelles to Manila, Pia Miranda & Casey Marty a few months ago and it was such a thrill to get first dibs on the shoes, along with their family & friends.

Casey & Pia invited us to the Seychelles pop-up at Itsie-Bitsie, and that was a lot of fun too!

Casey had told me that she had been a long time fan of Seychelles, back when she was living in NYC, where walking around a lot requires comfortable, but still stylish, shoes. 

When she moved back to Manila, she wanted to do something else apart from her consulting job and so with the help of her friend and partner Pia, who is still based in New York, they contacted Seychelles and the rest, as they say, is history!

Pia Barrios Miranda & Casey Kierulf Marty of Seychelles Philippines

Just look at the adorableness! I am not a colorful shoe kind of girl, but I just can't help but oooh at the prettiness of their flats, T-strap wedges, chunky funky platform heels, classic Mary Janes and ankle-strap heels.

Candy Reyes-Alipio did a fantastic job with the merchandising, making it so much more fun to shop for shoes.

The launch of the Seychelles pop-up was supported by Pia & Casey's friends and family, and attracted just about every girl who appreciates comfort, quality and style! Many of us went to Itsie-Bitsie wearing the Seychelles we pre-shopped! Heehee.

Finina Tugade wearing Thyme and Angela Dinglasan wearing her Seychelles

Moi, wearing my Sage in black, with Karrots & Jackie 

Michelle Santos Lim, Cricket Querubin, Pia Anya Santos, Mariel San Agustin, Isabel Garcia, & Krie Lopez

Tata Mapa, Agoo Bengzon, Pia & Casey, and Pierra Labrador wearing her Trip the Light Fantastic

I first heard of Seychelles from my friends Rissa Chan & Cris Lagdameo who also lived in NYC, and who swear by it, and my sister Trina who has been buying her pairs from Anthropologie from years ago and I don't know what took me so long to get into it. 

My Sage sandals truly are so comfortable, and I wear my pair with anything and everything. Thankfully, Seychelles is here in the Philippines and whenever I need another pair, it's just a skip and a click away.

In the Philippines, Seychelles is available at: (coming soon!)

Itsie Bitsie Boutique
119 Joya Lofts and Towers
Joya Drive, Rockwell Center
Makati City

For wholesale, press and retail inquiries, please contact or text/call +63917 814 6681.

For updates, Like Seychelles Philippines on Facebook: and follow @seychellesPH on Twitter & Instagram.


cheekeegirl said...


Anonymous said...

nice top mfo! may I know the brand and where you got it? thanks!

cd_mfo said...

Hi Anon! Top is from Mosaic, but not available anymore. Found it on the sale rack, last piece for Php500 heehee

Anonymous said...

Rustans used to carry this brand! I bought several pairs of seychelles heels because they were so cute and comfortable.

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