I first discovered the Brazilian shoe brand Melissa online. After a few months, two of the owners (Joanna Co-Fong and Vida Chua, then both singles) got in touch with me and presented me with these candy-colored jelly shoes. This was about eight to ten years ago, when I was still heading a magazine.
Managing Director for Melissa Joanna Co, Brand Manager for Istila Companhia Eleanore Co, Managing Director for Melissa Vanessa Chua Sy, and Managing Director for Melissa Vida Chua
I can’t believe that this brand is already on its 35th year! Imagine that… and to think these jelly shoes arrived in our shores just less than ten years ago.
Host Nikki Gil
So sad that I missed the event, but glad that my co-bloggers Keri and Rikki were able to join in on the celebrations. Held at the Atrium of SM Aura Premier, a travel-inspired event (with a fashion show and 3D photo wall installations) entertained the guests all throughout the night.
The displays were nothing short of amazing!
To check out more of their shoes and the fun that I missed out (boo hoo!), click on this link to read about Keri and Rikki’s experience. I was out of the country when they held this fun event, but I was able to follow the festivities via instagram. Check out who came to celebrate with Melissa:
Pretty sisters: Sofia Manzano, Andi Manzano-Reyes, and Bella Manzano
Nicole Andersson makes a phone call in London
Roy Macam and Alyanna Martinez couldn’t resist taking a photo by the Melissa mural
Shamcey Supsup hails a cab in New York
Rissa Mananquil-Trillo enjoys a Parisian picnic
Kelly Misa parasails
The gangs all here—Jenni Epperson, Maggie Wilson-Consuji, Kelly Misa-Fernandez, Nicole Andersson, Marketing Consultant for Melissa Jacque Yuengtian-Gutierrez, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo
Creative couple idol Garovs Vergara and Ryan Vergara
Daphne Osena-Paez in (Sfera) dress
My favorite director Robby Carmona with the lady who introduced me to the styling industry, Jenni Epperson
Congratulations to the team, and cheers to the next 35 years and more!
In photo: Marketing Consultant for Melissa Jacque Yuengtian-Gutierrez, Managing Director for Melissa Vida Chua, Brazilian Ambassador George Ney de Souza Fernandes, Madame Celme Mathias Fernandes, Managing Director for Melissa Vanessa Chua Sy, International Sales Analyst of Melissa Brazil Andrea Dolfini, Managing Director for Melissa Joanna Co, Brand Manager for Istila Companhia Eleanore Co, Vice Consul of Brazil to Philippines Joao Paulo Schittini.
Find out why we all love Melissa: www.melissaphilippines.com; FB MelissaPhilippines; and IG @MelissaPhilippines
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