Monday, August 1, 2011


Blessed are the women, for they can wear these fabulous shoes!

We are currently seeing a global movement towards more elaborate, more defying, more eye-popping, more statement shoes - nevermind if the ankles hurt. These are the types that give fashion whores an instant shoegasm, and when you wear them, you're extra confident because for sure, there will be jealous eyes also wanting your gorgeous pair. And you just love the attention, don't you?

So while women find solace in owning a pair of lovely shoes, they'll even find more joy when they see GOLD DOT's latest haute shoe collection. A brainchild of Ally Duazo, GOLD DOT was founded in July of 2010 and is being run and operated by Fashion Instinct Retailers Co. GOLD DOT is a local brand that houses the trendiest and very forward statement footwear, as well as bags and jewelry. Their creations also come in very limited quantities. All pieces are proudly Philippine made, except for the jewelry.

From booties, wedges, maryjanes and slingbacks, GOLD DOT goes architectural but edgy with sculpted or structured chunky wooden heels in a collection that marks their first anniversary in the industry. Named after four fashion bloggers, check out these shoes that are bound to make you look as if cut straight from a magazine's fashion page.

KARL Slingback. Named after Karl Leuterio. Black lace over faux leather. Also available in gray embroidered crickled taffeta. (SRP: P3,695)  

LLOYDA Maryjanes. Named after Lloyda Lim. Made out of Egyptian suede and metallic foil faux leather. Available in red and gray. (SRP: P3,695)

KOOKIE Booties. Named after Kookie Buhain. Made out of Egyptian suede and metallic foil faux leather. Available in black and beige. (SRP: P3,695)

MIKE Platforms. Named after Mike Magallanes. Made out of Egyptian suede, patent faux leather and metallic foil faux leather. Available in red and gray. (SRP: P3,695)

Now, the more exciting, more enticing part - couture shoes! GOLD DOT is now accepting orders for one-of-a-kind footwear designs that are sure to blow others away. Below are sample shoes that were made for clients like TV host/comedian Vice Ganda and blogger Laureen Uy. These designs are exclusive, and they do not repeat them!

For Vice Ganda. Faux fur booties.

For Vice Ganda. Yellow peep-toed booties.
For Vice Ganda. Disco-inspired platform pumps.

For Vice Ganda. Spiked and studded rocker wedges.

For Laureen Uy. Hot pink scuplted-heel platforms
For Laureen Uy. Chunky black platform booties.

For inquiries and appointment, please email at You may also check GOLD DOT at Or call these numbers: 0917-5070585, 02-9645597. GOLD DOT is also available at:Sundae (Open Tues-Sun 12nn to 9pm) at The Collective, 7274 Malugay St. San Antonio, Makati, Philippines; Coexist at THE RAMP, Crossings, Shangri-La Plaza Mall; Cosmopolitan at 2nd Floor, Archeology, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell; Cocobelle at 50th Avenue 2nd Level Robinsons Galleria.

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