Saturday, May 3, 2014

Cruise Collection: Sexy Summer Sandals



I designed this sophisticated collection of flat sandals for Carmina Villaroel, a local celebrity for her online footwear store, Muniz which sold fast that she repeated the orders only a few weeks after we delivered the items. 

Although she didn’t like to use the leather materials as per original samples due to the fact that this will increase the selling price of these sandals ceiling high and will understandably be difficult to sell to her market. 

Which was fine because I found great synthetic materials from the Marikina open market that I matched to produce these georgeousness. I also used a more formal type of outsole to make them elegant and not casual, though the sole made the sandals just a tad heavier, which is a slight trade off if you ask me.




This number is a real show stealer.  I personally have this both in gold and cobalt colors, there's actually three colors, the third is the gray and silver combi. 

It's been more than a year since I've been wearing my pairs and they're still intact. Even now, I still catch women staring at my feet whenever I wear them. Which makes me feel so smug and flaunt my sandals more. I know, naughty me! But that is exactly the essence of the ecstasy that we feel when we know that we're wearing shoes that are sexy!



While this pair seems to be so flat, don't let it deceive you. They're very comfy and can make your ankle really sexy because of the wide ankle strap, not for ladies with thick ankles, though.

My pattern maker, Cindy had quite a challenge when she engineered the patterns because this pattern type is basically a boot and this was only her second time she derived the master for a boot pattern since her intensive training was still on-going under the expertise of footwear technical consultant, Mr. Noel Box. 




This one has an ultimate summer feel to it, with the multicolored striped fabric contrasting with the aqua blue synthetic material. Admittedly there's a lot of color in this design, but I pulled it off beautifully :).



This is another nautical inspired number, also very sexy due to its ankle strap, making it an almost gladiator type of sandals.

What are your thoughts on these designs? I'd like to know.

36 comments:

  1. I don't really use sandals because I always want to hide my feet. I have no clue why .___. but I have a wild guess. I just have this thinking that wearing sandals makes my feet vulnerable -- to dirt, heat or even pain (bumping it in places or in certain angles). I transform into a very clumsy person whenever I wear sandals. .___. ANYWAY, what caught my attention was your photos! They're awesome!!! I love all the takes and the background is just perfect! Did you shoot them yourself?

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    1. Yeah, I understand why some people are reluctant to wear sandals, no worries about it :) though.

      Yes, the photos here are my very own. I personally photograph all my products, style it and choose my settings right after the prototypes are finished. I'm a wannabe product photographer using only a Sony TX9 :), I just find the DSLRs too heavy most of the time.

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  2. Reminds me of the times I used to shop for footwear with my then girlfriend. Ah... The memories of all thooooose long hours searching for the perfect pair. I appreciate the design, though. Hehe.

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    1. I can't imagine how your girlfriend let you go through her shopping haunts :). Women are really notorious for spending hours & hours in shopping. I've always had a rule not to bring along a boyfriend whenever I'm shopping for anything. Thanks for appreciating my work.

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  3. I like the one on the third photo. I think my sister will appreciate that. Great designs! Do you also sell them or have a line of your own?

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    1. Thanks for appreciating my designs. I have my own line which is Klara Accessories, but I had been concentrating on the mass production because that is where the money is. These sandals are all past works, they are no longer available. I hope to relaunch again my line when I can fully support it. So please recommend me still to your sister! :)

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  4. I do love to wear sandals with lovely design in summers.They are looking very nice.

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    1. Don't we all? That is the reason why I keep trying to offer great designs. Thank you Michelle.

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  5. Wow! Cool that you design shoes! Where can i purchase one? I love all your designs. I like the nautical one which is great fro summer.

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    1. Thanks, Theresa for the genuine appreciation! These are my past works & are no longer available. My own line is currently on hold. I have plans of reviving these designs & I'll make sure to let you know about it so please check me out from time to time.

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    2. Hi Theresa May, just want to let you know that I started manufacturing footwear again, you can check out my designs at our Facebook page. Happy holidays!
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/JacJam-footwear-closet/654097934660862?fref=ts

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    3. Hi Theresa May, just want to let you know that I started manufacturing footwear again, you can check out my designs at our Facebook page. Happy holidays!
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/JacJam-footwear-closet/654097934660862?fref=ts

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  6. I love the gold strappy sandals. As to why it can be "dyahe" to wear sandals, I think it boils down to self-confidence. But it feels best to wear sandals like these whenever you're fresh from the foot spa (o di ba?) :D I'd love the one for small ankles too

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    1. I love that too! It's just bad I wasn't able to include the cobalt blue in the pictorial, that was really stunning. I'll let you know when I redo these sandals again, maybe you might want to buy a pair :)

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    2. Hi Jing, just want to let you know that I've started manufacturing footwear again. I'd like to invite you to check my designs at our Facebook page. Happy holidays!
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/JacJam-footwear-closet/654097934660862?notif_t=page_new_likes - See more at: http://ecstasyofsexyshoes.blogspot.com/2014/05/cruise-collection-sexy-summer-sandals.html?showComment=1418560160275#c6331674480923386333

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  7. I love your designs!!! I love your nautical theme. where can I order?

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    1. Hi Leira! These sandals are already out of stock since this collection was done last year. But do not fret, I still have plans to redo this theme & I'll make sure to inform you about it. Drop by from time to time, I'll be posting designs that will be under current productions soon w/c includes leather wallets & bags (& they're to die for too).

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    2. Hi Leira, just want to let you know that I've started manufacturing footwear again. I'd like to invite you to check my designs at our Facebook page. Happy holidays!
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/JacJam-footwear-closet/654097934660862?notif_t=page_new_likes

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  8. Nice designs. It's nice to know that you make your own hehe. And that actors (Carmina Villaroel) appreciate your work. Hopefully, your market even grow and you can provide jobs also to other Filipinos. Good luck! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Raymond. Carmina is just like any other retail store, they will order items that is aesthetically marketable & at the same time within their price points. Now that you've mentioned about providing jobs to my local community, that is really one of the goals.

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  9. The designs are sleek and simple, great for classic summer attires. I like the ones with gold and cobalt colors most.

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  10. whoa! those sandals are nice! this will look good on wifey for sure! thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Andrew! Please drop by from time to time, who knows I might have new designs that with stocks then you can buy wifey some sexy pairs.

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  11. Such sexy collections - especially that one with gold ribbons hihi

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    1. I personally love that design ,too, Aisha :).

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  12. You do have nice designs. They definitely highlight the feet and look sexy.

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    1. Thanks,Franc! That's exactly the effect I wanted.

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  13. I grew up wearing sneakers hehehe but looking at these sandals, they just look sexy. Funy how sandals can be sexy but it actually looks like it.

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    1. Thank you, Andy. No worries, the fact that you like sneakers more & still appreciate these sandals is a good enough for me :)

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  14. I really love the design of the gold shoes! Sexy!

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    1. Thanks, Kikaysikat! That is also one of my faves :)

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  15. I love the nautical design as well as the gold "show stealer"! Hope this will make my feet look sexy. hehehe.. will buy a pair on payday! Gab of www.taragumala.blogspot.com :)

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    1. Thank you Gab! Hehe hold your horses muna, these sexy things are not available anymore. But I will let you know if I release something new or if I redo this collection. :)

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