Monday, April 4, 2011


Lately, we have been so busy - and blessed - with lots of works. One fine, and may I add, gruelling LONG day, we were shooting for SM ACCESSORIES' series of new ad campaign, when my partner Geo shouted at me in exaltation, saying "Fabuloushhhh Shoesssshhh!!!"

In between styling, I would mock on the slick and stylish MR. JOHN KENNER CHUA'S (the creative head behind SM Accessories) black pair of extraordinary shoes. It was a cross between a formal lace-up and a sporty-soled rubber shoes. Geo and I were salivating at the sight of the said pair. No wonder, it was an EMPORIO ARMANI x REEBOK piece - and without contending, the shoes definitely made the man (nevermind if Mr. Kenner would resist such thought because he markets accessories)!

Front and Back - and all angles perhaps, I just love the combination of formal and sporty elements!
Glad that I was able to convince Boss Kenner to have me photograph his Emporio Armani x Reebok collaboration shoes for 2010.

Just like Mr. Kenner, George and I - especially  George - have soft spot for nice shoes. I think more and more men are stepping forward, vis-a-vis their women counterparts, when it comes to greater shoe designs with unexpected details, versatility and functionality. We have to admit, there's an Imelda Marcos in each of us, including men. Here's the segway: having spotted Mr. Kenner's footwear, Geo and I are excited with some of the latest designer x retailer shoe collaborations for men this 2011 and are hoping that these will hit our local stores:

FLOWER POWER. Liberty of London for Nike Sneakers

BEARY CUTE. Adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott

CATTY FOOTWEAR. Vans x Hello Kitty
PRIME CHUCKS. Converse Chuck Taylor All-star Primavera x Missoni

TOGETHER AGAIN: Adidas Originals x Diesel

WHAT A STUD! Converse x John Varvatos

KIDNAPPED FOR RANSOM: Ransom x Adidas Originals
PRINTS PLEASE. Converse x Marimekko

RE-BOOT. Converse Chuck Taylor x Dickies 

SUPERHERO SHOES. Converse x DC Comics

COOL AS ICE. Lacoste x Sebastian Tellier 

LACE ME UP. Rag & Bone x Brenson
THE COLLEGIAN. Converse x John Purcell

WHITE HOT. Duckie Brown x Florsheim

FALL IN LOVE. Puma x Alexander Mc Queen for Fall 2011

NOTE: Pictures of other shoes are not mine, and shoes entailed may not be available in the local market (yet).


  1. ang gaganda nga! i want the collegian, super her, and prime chucks!

  2. Those Sebastien Tellier are calling me!!!