VLOG: THE HOTTEST FAIR EVENT FT. JADINE

SM Shoes and Bags put together a fashion and music fest to launch their holiday collection featuring the brand ambassadors of Parisian and Milanos, the HOTTEST PAIR James Reid and Nadine Lustre.

The Metro’s Biggest Shoe Store is in SM Makati!


Shoe-lovers were in for a delightful Christmas treat as SM Makati opened its 4th floor, showcasing 25,000 pairs of shoes from over 300 brands including Parisian, Milanos and Salvatore Mann. 

The launch began with a short program and fashion show

Welcome remarks from Mr. Eugene Saw, Vice President of The SM Store.

The bubbly and shoe-lovin’ Joey Mead-King hosted the launch and went shopping too!

The SM Store’s top executives toast to a successful launch

After the program, we had a tour of the 4th floor and went shoe-shopping crazy!


Visit the 4th floor of SM Makati and take your pick out of the 25,000 pairs of shoes! Thank you SM Shoes and Bags for the super fun shopping party!!!

SM Parisian Shoes and Bags Holiday Collection 2012

It is with great thrill that I share these photos with you! I’ve gone to three different SM Department Stores to see these babies in the flesh and I WASN’T DISAPPOINTED AT ALL! ūüôā
https://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swfAny shoe-lover wouldn’t want to miss getting a few (if not ALL) pieces from this collection.

I fell instantly in love with the beautiful floral details of Oriental Chopine. These were the first I tried on from the new collection. 

Oriental Chopine

Floral heels and cutout wedges inspired by Oriental paintings capture that Eastern mystique.

Military Boots
Walk in high style as boots make a comeback in lace up, ankle length, and buckle- accented versions

Courtier Pumps
Royalty rocks with elegant vintage designs with a modern spin. Suede and shine exude an air of grandeur.

Parisian,SM’s iconic shoe and brand, reinvents itself once more with polished pieces for the modern woman.

Ladies Bags
Structured handbags, patterned satchels, chic totes, and envelope clutches for that on-the-go style.


And then there are the delicious bags!

Shoes – Who would have thought?

I remember my Multiply days. I’d count online shoe shopping as therapy. I didn’t have to even purchase them. The fact that I’d click and see the many colors and shoe designs was enough to make me happy.




It’s been years since my “Multiply Shoe Collection”. I happened to browse through some of my photos from this year and 2011 and realized that I seem to have acquired similar-looking shoes! Talk about the power of visualization!







I don’t think I’d call myself a shoe addict yet. ūüôā There are pairs I’ve purchased myself while there are shoes that were just given to me (God thankfully provides through different people ūüôā ). When I go looking for shoes, I make sure that I purchase pairs that I’d actually use.

I’m also not the type who would splurge on signature heels. While I do appreciate stylish shoes, I feel guilty spending an arm and a leg for a single pair which is why I really love Parisian shoes! ūüôā They’re priced right but the quality and style aren’t compromised.



Rajo! for Parisian 2012


November 9, 2011: I remember being so enthralled as I entered the huge SMDC showroom at the Mall of Asia complex. Months flew by so fast, Rajo Laurel’s first foray into shoes (with Parisian, nonetheless!) seemed like it was just yesterday.¬†


September 25, 2012: Still on a high after receiving the trophy from the 34th Catholic Mass Media Awards, I quickly drove off to the SMX Convention Center to witness the reveal of Rajo Laurel’s much anticipated comeback with Parisian and Milanos.

Rajo shares that he’s always been fascinated with Japanese culture. “I am in love with the graphic qualities of their traditional garb, the intricate art of the obi, the deep romanticism associated with kimono and of course the Zen balance of the modern Japanese aesthetic.”

Hello shoes!

As soon as I saw this I said “Oh baby girl I am taking you home!!!”

L-R Hanami in black and beige, Obi in beige and red

Stellar cast!!!

The Sensei (front) and Samurai

Mifune in tan and moss green

Oshima in beige/dark beige, orange/fuschia and plum/black

Sakura in red and black

Midori in tan/black

Ninja in black/red and the Kabuki in black

Obi in beige and black – I tried these on! Looks very elegant!

Teehee! Periwinkle toes by Nailaholics! ūüôā

Ingrid, decisions, decisions…

Here’s the entire collection:

Rajo for Parisian and Milanos are available in the following SM Department Stores: SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, SM Makati, SM Megamall, SM Cubao, SM San Lazaro, SM Manila, SM Fairview, SM Las Pinas, SM Bacoor, SM Dasmarinas, SM Lucena, SM Lipa, SM Baguio, SM Pampanga, SM Clark, SM Marilao, SM Cebu, SM Lanang and SM Mandurriao. 

For more information you can check out the official Facebook pages of SM Parisian and SM Milanos. You can also follow @SMParisian and @SMMilanosShoes on Twitter.

RAJO! for Parisian – Shoe-happy me!

Just attended the launch of RAJO for Parisian, and just like the other girls (and guys) at the event, I went home shoe-happy!

In Rajo’s Twitter account and his blog, he mentioned that November 9, 2011 is a big day for him and indeed, it was. After more than a year of research, conceptualizing and working on the designs, the shoe collection finally saw the light of day at the SMDC showroom at the SM Mall of Asia.

I like how the show was brief yet extravagant. There were no lengthy special numbers, just an attention-grabbing fashion walk and video that encapsulated everything Rajo worked on and his excitement to partner with Parisian. After a final pose with his models, Rajo gleefully told all of us present that we’d be the first ones to take home our own pair of Rajo for Parisian shoes!

Oh, the frenzy that followed! They dedicated a portion of the SMDC showroom to a long display of shoes where we picked out styles we liked and asked the friendly SM attendants for our sizes. It took me a while to try my pair on, but when I slipped my feet into the plum and brown Kylie G shoes, I just fell in love!

KYLIE G
    Full Pump Cloven-Hoof Wedges with Garter Ankle Straps
    Colors: Black/Beige and Brown/Plum
    Material: Plush Suede
    Heel Height: 5 Inches

For this shoe collection, Rajo drew inspiration from sculpture, architecture and pop culture.¬† Eugene Saw of Parisian said that teaming up with Rajo was a wonderful experience as he shared with them his expertise and work ethic ‚Äďfactors that are responsible for the success of his brand. Given the collection’s exquisite design and workmanship, the shoes are priced from P999.75 to P2,199.75, remaining true to what Parisian stands for – high fashion made affordable.

The Rajo! for Parisian collection will be available at seven premiere SM Department Stores starting November 11 ‚Äď SM Makati, SM Cubao, SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Cebu.

Here are the other designs. Which ones have you fallen in love with?

KYLIE G
    Open-Toe Cloven-Hoof Wedges with Garter Ankle Straps
    Colors: Black and Red
    Material: Plush Suede
    Heel Height: 5 Inches

KYLIE G
    Open-Toe Cloven-Hoof Wedges with Garter Ankle Straps
    Colors: Black and Red
    Material: Plush Suede
    Heel Height: 5 Inches

KYLIE S
    Strappy Cloven-Hoof Wedges
    Colors: Black/Black and Plum/Grey
    Material: Satin and Suede Combo
    Heel Height: 5 Inches

KYLIE G
    Full Pump Cloven-Hoof Wedges with Garter Ankle Straps
    Colors: Black/Beige and Brown/Plum
    Material: Plush Suede
    Heel Height: 5 Inches

LINDSAY
    Garter-Enclosure Wedges
    Colors: Red, Teal, Tan, Black and Brown
    Material: Plush Suede
¬†¬† ¬†Heel Height: 4 ¬Ĺ Inches

STRUTT
    Terrace Garter-Top Sandals with Metal Clad Heels
    Colors: Tan, Olive and Black
    Material: Rich Satin
    Heel Height: 4 Inches

BRITNEY
    Multi-Colored Strappy Heeled Sandals
    Colors: Red Multi and Grey Multi
    Material: Rich Satin
    Heel Height: 3 Inches

EAMES
    Simple Banded Heeled Sandals with Metal Cladding
    Colors: Black/Tan and Grey/Black
    Material: Suede and Satin Combo
    Heel Height: 4 Inches

VAN DER HOE
    Cross-Intersection Heeled Sandals
    Colors: Grey/Black and Black
    Material: Suede and Satin Combo
    Heel Height: 3 Inches

ANDO
    Criss-Cross Strappy Sandals with Tractor-Sole Platform Base
    Colors: Black and Red
    Material: Plush Suede
    Heel Height: 4 Inches

MAX
    Simple Step-Ins with Tractor-Sole Platform Base
    Colors: Red and Black
    Material: Plush Suede
    Heel Height: 4 Inches
VAN DER HOE FLATS
    Cross-Intersection Flat Sandals
    Colors: Beige, Black/Grey and Black
    Material: Satin and Suede Combo
¬†¬† ¬†Heel Height: ¬Ĺ Inch

BRITNEY FLATS
    Multi-Colored Strappy Flat Sandals
    Colors: Olive Multi, Teal Multi
    Material: Rich Satin
¬†¬† ¬†Heel Height: ¬Ĺ Inch

STRUTT FLATS
    Terrace Garter-Top Flat Sandals
    Colors: Black, Plum and Teal
    Material: Rich Satin
¬†¬† ¬†Heel Height: ¬Ĺ Inch
ZAC
    Rubber-Platform-Based Slingback Wedges
    Colors: Red/Tan and Black/Navy
    Material: Suede and Satin Combo
    Heel Height: 3 Inches