I seldom attend events lately because of how busy my schedule is as a homemaker-mom-blogger, shuttling back and forth lil’ Ms. GJG’s school in between meetings and errands. While I feel lucky and grateful being invited to the usual lunch and tete at tete brands host for press, media and bloggers, (as a way of presenting their latest products and collection) I gotta say, I love unique events more. Unique ones can really leave a lasting impression and far more memorable, definitely something I would really make an effort just so I can be there. One of which is the recent event of Common Thread and Bensimon.
The Bensimon DIY event is all about unleashing one’s creativity and unlocking the limitless possibilities of how one can style and wear his pair of bennies. The fun event happened last week at Common Thread in Power Plant Mall. It was a full day for me as I had three events that busy day. I didn’t really mind as I only get a one-day pass a week to do blogger duties, so I took advantage as I didn’t want to miss out on styling my very own pair of bennies.
Here’s The Sea Princess aka Tessa Prieto Valdez’s kyoot and quirky pair. Mermaid nga sya for her pair’s a shiny shimmering splendid one.
I had to change my army green pair for another one because its not my size. Keri pa naman sana as I want to make it a camo pair but oh well. 🙂
Now I literally have a blank slate for the pair I got was white. Most of those who attended wanted this pair because of how it can be transformed into anything you can think of- paint, bleach, draw, stamp, bedazzle it. You want it, you can make it.
I was really excited to put my signature look on my white pair of bennies. Search through this blog and you’ll see a few posts of mine talking about Bensimon. Its one of the most comfortable shoes you could ever own. It can greatly camouflage into your personal style and make your outfit stand out, which makes it more awesome. If you’re travelling and would want to bring a sturdy yet comfy pair, I suggest go get yourself a pair of bennies, stat!
I together with my fellow kurachas Nikki & Angela busy focusing on how we can prettify our pairs. The thing about DIY events is that we all try to unleash our creative side, we get pressured to come up with something that’s unique and something that people can mirror to our personality. Di ba? Aminin, if personalisation is involved, we always want a have “signature” that’s obviously ours.
Time pressure, lack of sleep and rushing to another event prompted Angela and I to resort to bejewelling our bennies. If these factors weren’t present during the Bensimon DIY, we would’ve unleashed the Van Gogh in us. Okay fine, not Van Gogh levelz but at least our street art wannabe personalities. Heehee.
Bensimon is a brand that features its own quiet brand of style- much like the city where it hails from. And it will continue to build a local following that shares its vision of timeless footwear options that can stand the test of evolving trends.
Brent Javier and Janna Tee
Paul Chuapoco, Ana Gonzales and Ava Te
A closer look at Ana’s pair. NKKLK, 48 years in the making. Laveeeet!
Yuki Tansengco and her kyoooot bennies kitty!
Bensimon Philippines’ Brand Director, Ammiel De Leon with Kelly Misa and Lynch Imbat, of TSA Group.
This season, expect Bensimon to continue unveiling more prints, colors and styles. Choose from revamped classics with colored soles, elastics styles, various prints and more creative fabrics. Every style is meant to capture that elusive Parisian ideal- the chic indifference to trends and that conviction for classic elegance, anchored on understated ease that can easily go from casual to chic.
Thank you Bensimon Philippines for having me at your DIY event. Love that I’m starting to grow a collection of bennies. Now time to get some for the kids! Yes, bennies for kids are available too! 😉
Bensimon sneakers are available at Common Thread (Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall), Rustans (Gateway, Makati, Alabang Town Center, Shangri La Plaza Mall). Center of Gravity (Burgos Circle and Centris Walk), Shoe Salon (Glorietta 3, Power Plant Mall, Shangri La Plaza Mall, and Trinoma), and Shoe Thing (kids style only: Bonfiacio High Street, Eastwood Mall and Greenbelt 5)
The price ranges from Php 2,095 to Php 2,565 for men’s and women’s line and Php 1,295 to Php 1,795 for kids’ styles.