Thanks to SPRUCE Designer Network, Inc., to its owners Trisha and Vanessa and to its very amiable marketing officer Cristina (Hello, Miss Tiny!), I had a blast at the recently concluded Make Your Own Havaianas 2009 Cagayan de Oro leg event. The MYOH 2009 Northern Mindanao event was held last October 23 to 25, 2009 at the Atrium, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City and it was my very first Make Your Own Havaianas experience!
Armed with my VIP invitation, I went to the Atrium and left with a huge smile on my face! It was fun “creating” my own special pair. No wonder Havaianaticos look forward to this special event!
The whole process was not only fun but pretty fast, too. I was given a brochure where I was to write my contact information and for me to choose my preferred sole color, size and style (there were adult slim and top styles available), preferred strap color and style as well as my preferred Havaianas Lifestyle Pins.
It was easy to choose since there were specially designed “wheels” which you can use to compare colors, style and to mix and match straps with soles.
Since this year’s theme is “Put some local soul into your step,” I chose four Culture Pins that depicted Filipino pride — the vinta, jeepney, sorbetero and Philippine map pins.
There are also other available designs such as a lomo cam and Swarovski crystals.
As soon as I made up my mind on how my masterpiece should look like, I approached a member of the Havaianas team and she assembled my special pair for me…on the spot! That was a first for me, too, by the way…it was the first time for me to witness firsthand how a pair of Havaianas was assembled!
The Lifestyle Pins, by the way, were sold for only P50.00 each. Not bad for pretty embellishments on my Havaianas masterpiece!
As soon as my pair was done, I proceeded to the cashier to claim my Havaianas flip-flops bag and Havaianas bag tag.
Of course, my first ever Make Your Own Havaianas experience won’t be complete if I don’t have my picture taken at the Havaianas photo wall! That’s me and my Havaianas masterpiece!
As you can see, I had so much fun at my MYOH experience that I can safely say that it won’t be my last 🙂
Thank you very much to Spruce, Vanessa, Trisha, Tiny and to my brother Bon (who took all the shots here in this Mindanaoan blog entry) I super love my new pair of Havaianas! Super, super, super ahlavet 🙂
Watch out for the next MYOH event. In the meantime, do visit Spruce boutique at the 2nd floor of Limketkai Mall, CDO. Spruce is the exclusive distributor of fashion brands such as Happy Feet, Havaianas, Puma, Lacoste, Footwear, Birkenstock, Happy David, Aranaz, Cole Vintage, Liana Navarro, and Coco & Tres in northern and western Mindanao.
Spruce Designer Network Inc. is a retail and distribution company that aims to bring global fashion lifestyle brands and the brands of young Filipino designers to northern and western Mindanao. It runs the Puma and Spruce stores in Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro as well as the All Flip-flops store in SM City Cagayan de Oro.
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