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SPERRY

After slipping off a boat deck, sailing enthusiast Paul Sperry decided to take matters into his own hands by designing the CVO sneaker. It was inspired by how the paws of the American’s dog Prince, who would run across the ice during winter without slipping. The pair was characterized by grooves on its rubber sole, which keeps you steady and upright on wet and rocky surfaces. They became a hit, canvas shoes became the everyday shoe of New England’s burgis, and quickly spread to different brands there and around the world. At one point, it was the shoe of choice of the US Navy.

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While the topsiders became more synonymous with the brand, it was these canvas shoes that started it all off. This year, the shoemaker reintroduced it through a lineup of six models: the iconic Captain’s CVO, the Striper II, the cocktail-inspired Captain’s CVO drink, the easy-to-put-on Captain’s Slip-on, the feminine Crest Vibe, and the military-themed Surplus.

-Lesson-

When you fall down, don’t just get up. ’Wag lang puro kuda, at ‘wag lang sarili isipin. Figure out why you fell down in the first place, and be the solution you want in this world.

Sperry has stores all over the country including UP Town Center, SM North EDSA, Glorietta 3, and Mall of Asia. For more information, visit sperry.com.ph

 

HERSCHEL

The Canadian backpack brand was created less than a decade ago by brothers Jamie and Lyndon Cormack. While their pieces were based off the insides of classic hiking packs and travel bags, the name itself was a different story. The bros wanted something that would make their users think of heritage, so decided on the name of the town where generations of their family grew up in. Naging patok siya globally, and not just on the backs of (annoying) hipsters.

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But the brand isn’t exactly looking back all the time. In fact, for their fall collection they want you to stare squarely at what’s in front of you. It launched its Look Forward campaign, which introduced 13 young achievers in a dynamic video. They also showcased their current line of signature carryalls as well as new pieces in it apparel and accessories category.

-Lesson-

Looking back can sometimes help you move forward. The past can be a source of inspiration. We know nandun yung ex mo at saka yung time na bingsak mo yung calculus bes pero hindi lahat doon pangit. Choose to see the beauty.

 

ADORNATA

Chynna Gonzalez’s jewelry brand started out the way a lot of great things did—with heartbreak.

When you are young and lovelorn, you probably might choose to waste away your days inside your bedroom. Or take the term walwal to heights previously unknown to man. (Kilala kita, mumsh.) But not Gonzalez, who went another route. In 2016, she decided to put up Adornata, a label that resonates with people her age. “The big idea behind the brand is to be a bridge between fashion and fine jewelry,” she explains.

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She says that a lot of young women want to buy a luxury piece, but find many designs to be too ostentatious, not matching their own style. Her designs are fresher and multi-wear, as she describes it, and appeals to versatile and practical woman. Her newest collection Redentore, which she recently launched, continues this aesthetic and is inspired by the Italian fireworks festival of the same name.

-Lesson-

When faced with problems of the heart, do something productive with your hands. That doesn’t include strangling him, bes. Doon tayo sa hindi ka makukulong.

For appointments and more information, call 0917-515-2570, or visit adornata.jewelry

 

PACSAFE

The idea for the Australian bag brand’s wire mesh technology—Pacsafe’s first patent—came to founder Rob Schlipper after an uncomfortable train ride. He was in Morocco, and he spent the night time trip sleeping on top of his bag to prevent it from being stolen. When he got to Hong Kong, he came up with a couple of samples featuring a chicken wire cage and called his on-and-off again travel buddy Magnus McGlashan to come check it out.

Photo from Pacsafe

Schlipper met McGlashan in Gibraltar in 1989. The latter saw the potential of the product and agreed to work with former to launch the line. That was 20 years ago. Today, Pacsafe has offices in Australia, Germany, China, and the US. They have expanded the range of their aspirational label to include urban and leisure bags, women’s bags, photography bags, luggage and travel accessories.

-Lesson-

Sometimes it takes an uncomfortable situation to get to your light bulb moment. And another person that supports that idea is the power that keeps that light bulb glowing. Libre ang mangarap kaya walang basagan ng trip.

Pacsafe has branches in U.P. Town Center, SM Aura, Mall of Asia, and Glorietta. For more information, visit pacsafe.com.

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