I made my own Havaianas and I loved it!

01 May 2013

I'm sure a lot of you can identify with me when I say that collecting can be addicting especially if it's from a brand that regularly steps up and offers new things (or in this case, cool and cute designs) to us consumers. Hay naku, "goodbye money" LOL. Around three years ago I totally got addicted to collecting Havaianas flip-flops; I waited eagerly for new collections and took pride in snagging those tagged as Limited Edition. Here are three of my favorites:

Havaianas Fairies
Those fairies glow in the dark ♥ 
Havaianas Metal Logo
Havaianas Trish McEvoy
This pair has never missed a single beach trip ever since I got it more than five years ago.
They're so durable that, if you take care of them, they can last for years. I stopped buying them when I realized I have more than ten pairs already and I only have two feet. I still regret letting this Batman collection pass, though.

But I guess when you love something, you never really forget it.

Last night, I went to the press launch of Make Your Own Havaianas 2013 in Rockwell Tent and even though it involved a lot of falling in line, I enjoyed every second of it!

Being a self-confessed Havaianatico, it may come as a surprise to you that it was my first time to attend an MYOH event. Well you see, aside from concerts, I am not a big fan of big crowds. I know that MYOH is a HUGE annual phenomenon where Havaianaticos come in droves. 'Nuff talk, here are some photos!

These pinwheels located in strategic places in the tent help you decide what color combination you want for your sole, strap, and even pins, and whether you want a Slim Sole or a Regular or Metallic Top!
It is said no one can ever feel sad while holding a cupcake. Scratch that, no one can feel sad after seeing these colorful treats.

My officemate/ friend Rica trying her hands out at the design competition
Filipino illustrator and designer Dan Matutina was introduced during the program. He discussed his collaboration with Havaianas and shared what inspired his design. He said he has always been interested in science and space (I think he and I can be good friends because I like those, too!), so when the Havaianas team told him that this year's theme is "imagination", he immediately worked on exploration-inspired studies, and one of those was chosen and released exclusively for MYOH 2013!

The Havaianas bar officially opened after a toast to the much-loved flip-flop brand!

After much deliberation, I finally came up with the combination I really wanted!

It was so exciting, seeing my custom-made pair being made right before my very eyes!
While waiting...

Me and Rica
Thank you for coming with me!
With some of my favorite bloggers: Bestie, Jackie, Ava, and Sarah
Are you excited to see what I got?

I LOVE that instead of boxes and paper bags, the slippers came in this reusable tote bag. Color pens were also included! My sister is coloring my tote bag as I write this :)
And here it is!

I got the sole designed by Dan Matutina and opted for lime green straps.
The sole glows in the dark!
It captured my heart because it reminds me of The Little Prince, which I also totally love ♥

For the pins, I got these:

RIGHT: alien and clear crystal
LEFT: astronaut and rocketship
My MYOH 2013 pair is OUT OF THIS WORLD! I love it! It also reminds me of this cute little critter:

"Ooooh", an Alien from Pizza Planet!
LOL so adorbs, it never fails to crack me up!!!
Are you now excited to make your own Havaianas? Go to the MYOH 2013 event on Rockwell Tent from May 2 to 5 and let your imagination take you wherever it wants to go!

While there, you might also want to join You + Havaianas where you can submit your own flip-flop design. Who knows, you might win and have your design featured as a Limited Edition release for 2014! For more information, visit the competition's official site here. You may also like Havaianas Philippines on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.


  1. I love your pair, krissy! very spacey!:) had fun with you!

  2. Super cute design for your Havs, Krissy!! :) Nice seeing you last night ♥

  3. Kissy Kreme! My birthday is coming soon (by soon I mean, in four months time, but that's pretty soon-ish, right? right? :p ). My point is, I'd love a pair *grins*

  4. Thanks Ava, had fun with you, too! :D

  5. Always great seeing you, too! :D

  6. Would you believe me if I tell you that I forgot my shoe size, simply because I haven't bought new shoes for, I don't know, maybe forever. *runs to the shoe rack* 5 1/2 UK size? All my shoes have different size whadefudge.


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