I would rather wear high-heeled shoes rather than flats. I can actually even run from one floor to another using my towering Stilettos which, oddly enough, I find quite difficult doing using flat shoes. I only have 2 pairs of flat shoes and a pair of sneakers. Weird huh?
I remember a quote Lea Salonga said in one of her tweets: “High-heels are truly a conspiracy against women.” Perhaps! But everything changed last Friday when I was able to try out a pair of espadrilles after a very long time and I liked it! Way back in high school (Yes! That long ago!), I used to own a pair. Generic ones only, nothing like the branded ones such as Sueño de Espadrilles (SdE Manila).
SdE Manila is a multi-branded store carrying brands mostly from Spain that sell all-original Spanish footwear in different styles for men, women and even kids. They are also the exclusive distributor of New Face and Break & Walk shoes which was recently launched into the local market.
Sueño de Espadrilles – The Podium
Apart from the beautiful selection of espadrilles, SdE Manila recently partnered with the Quezon City Performing Arts Development Foundation, Inc. (QCPA) for “Dance of Hope” – a campaign geared to help kids in fulfilling their dancing dreams!
Photo courtesy of SdE Manila
The Quezon City Performing Arts Development Foundation, Inc. (QCPA) is home to under privileged children of Quezon City whose hearts and spirits are set free in the world of music and dance. Since its establishment in 2001, the performing arts foundation has become a haven to more than four hundred scholars who have discovered the power to express themselves with a language that goes beyond words.
Dance scholars are taught the techniques of ballet, modern dance, hip-hop, jazz and traditional folk dances.
I, together with other bloggers, were fortunate enough to meet some of the young and talented scholars of the Quezon City Performing Arts Development Foundation spearheaded by the Honorable Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte who is also SdE Manila’s new brand ambassador.
They all gamely posed for our cameras!
What’s really wonderful about this program is that a portion of the sales of SdE Manila’s line of Classic espadrilles will automatically go towards the foundation to further their noble cause. It will fund arts development and education of the scholars – all of whom are children and teens from the urban poor districts of Quezon City.
A private sale was held for us bloggers on their espadrille wedges. Given the vast selection of colors and styles they offered, I got stumped not knowing what pair of shoes to pick! Should I get one for myself or purchase a pair for my kids instead! I had a difficult time deciding… they were all so temptingly beautiful!
The Classic Espadrilles
Cute lace-ups para los bebés.
Break & Walk
Ankle Boots, Slingbacks, Lace-Ups and a whole lot more!
And if you are into bags like me, these lovely Pacapeca bags will surely catch your eye!
It was equally an honor to meet the amazing people behind the cause as well as the wonderful owners of SdE. These ladies are just as beautiful as their products and the advocacy they support. At the end of the day, it’s not just all about money… but more importantly, how we manage our business to make money to be able to help others, too.
L-R: Reeya Lucero (Owner, Sde Manila), QC Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte (Brand Ambassador for Sde Manila through Dance of Hope), Rheila Montes-Uy (Executive Director of Q.C.P.A.D.F.I.) and Chinky Bautista (Owner, Sde Manila)
Photo op with Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte before calling it a day.
Sueño de Espadrilles was generous enough to give us espadrille lace-ups! Look how cute my pair of lace-ups are! I used it the very moment I got into our car on the way home (I was that excited). Very comfy! Guess I’ll be using this pair during our Weekend Getaway this week and other upcoming trips! My feet will no longer be screaming in pain. I could almost hear my feet thanking me already… Haha!
Visit Sueño de Espadrilles via their Podium branch up until March 15, 2013 and get your pair of espadrille wedges in order to support the wonderful kids of Quezon City Performing Arts Development Foundation, Inc.!
Be fashionably helpful!