Shoes with Stories: stilettos from PowHERful women

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    (Left) Catriona Gray wore King of the Heel Jojo Bragais shoes in her pageant journeys en route to winning the country’s 4th Miss Universe title, (Center) Regine Velasquez Alcasid’s Gucci shoes (Right) Georcell Dapat Sy’s Christian Louboutin
    (Left) Catriona Gray wore King of the Heel Jojo Bragais shoes in her pageant journeys en route to winning the country’s 4th Miss Universe title, (Center) Regine Velasquez Alcasid’s Gucci shoes (Right) Georcell Dapat Sy’s Christian Louboutin

    In celebration of International Women’s Month, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and Newport Mall Resorts World Manila are bringing PowHERful: Women’s Month Celebration, for women to enjoy special deals, displays and inspiring stories at the 2nd floor, The Plaza of Newport Mall from March 4-12.

    To honor women’s achievements in their respective fields and industries, a display of Shoes with Stories featuring stilettos from PowHERful women showcases their success stories and the role of their shoes in their careers.

    The 20 different pairs, brands and styles include those of beauty queens like Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray (Bragais), Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach (Chinese Laundry) and Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa (Christian Louboutin).

    Lisa Macuja Elizalde’s Calvin Klein stilettos that was bought in Paris when her husband Fred Elizalde came to her rescue when the French store attendant would not allow her to try the shoes on by herself.
    Lisa Macuja Elizalde’s Calvin Klein stilettos that was bought in Paris when her husband Fred Elizalde came to her rescue when the French store attendant would not allow her to try the shoes on by herself.

    Prima ballerina Lisa Macuja Elizalde (Calvin Klein) and celebrity choreographer Georcell Dapat-Sy (Christian Louboutin) gracefully danced their way to success.

    Kapuso primetime queen Marian Rivera-Dantes’s white Valentino shoes were the same ones she was wearing when Dingdong Dantes proposed to her during her live birthday celebrations in her show “Marian.”

    Other interesting pairs of stilettos include those of Diamond Star Maricel Soriano (Balenciaga), Comedy Star for All Seasons Eugene Domingo (Kate Spade), Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid (Gucci) and Broadway star Rachelle Ann Go (Christian Louboutin), Queen of All Media Kris Aquino (Miu Miu), as well as those of actresses Heart Evangelista (Louboutin), Maine Mendoza (Lauren Conrad), Nadine Lustre (Manolo Blahnik) and Dimples Romana (Aquazurra).

    At the press launch of the event last March 5, the contestants of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 made a special appearance sharing their own thoughts on women empowerment with the hope of making a mark and have their own stilettos displayed alongside these iconic women.

    Women can reward themselves with a new pair and enjoy BOGO deals at United Nude and special discounts from Charles & Keith, Michael Antonio, Call It Spring, Mango and Anne Klein.