When do you know you should buy a pair of shoes?
You have to fall in love with it. I can’t explain it! Because there are shoes that you see and you’re like, “Aww, they’re cute!” but then there are the shoes that you see and you’re like “I love these shoes!” So that’s when you know, you don’t have to think twice and just buy it. Sometimes when you do take the time to think about it and come back to get it, it’s gone. Diba, parang love!
What’s your favourite style of shoes?
When you love shoes, you can’t have a specific type. Of course, when you [buy] shoes, you have to have everything, you have to have your flats, you have to have your tsinelas, you have to have your boots. Me, I have my Wellingtons. You really have to have everything that you will need. Kasi hindi naman pwede na nakapang-bahay ka tapos heels, diba? It’s good to have a mix of everything, so with me I really don’t have a specific choice or kind of shoes. Kailangan lahat!
Do you have an estimate of how many pairs you own?
I don’t count. Ayoko mag-count. But the good thing is I have a little sister. I have a younger sister so may pagmamanahan naman yung shoes ko na kunwari di ko na magagamit.
How often do you edit your shoe closet?
Uhm, I don’t really edit kasi when I fall in love with my shoes, love yun eh, it’s so hard to give them away kahit luma na, at yung medyo sira na ung heel. Nahihirapan ako to give it away. That’s the beauty though of having Showtime kasi everyday I have to wear shoes and different outfits so nagagamit ko talaga lahat. So, I don’t edit until alam kong its really time to let go. Alam mo yung, it’s done its job. It’s time to let go!
Can you give us a run-through of what your shoe closet looks like?
Ahh, well right now kasi it’s still under renovation kasi nagpapachange ako ng closets ko and so, it’s still under renovation. But for my shoes, my plan, sana by next year will be done, is.. Ano ba? Para siyang art gallery, alam mo ung lahat siya naka-pwesto, cabinet siya with lights.. My babies! Parang ganun! They have a home!
Is it like the one from Sex and the City?
Yeah, parang ganun! Very much like that, actually! It’s a romantic relationship with shoes so you have to take care of them, diba?
How do you take care of your shoes? How do you clean them?
I use protectants especially in Manila weather, [where] it’s so humid and hindi mo masabi kung uulan ba or hindi. So it’s nice that you have those protectants and I do. It’s nice when you buy them kasi, minsan nandun na sila sa may cashier, yung protectants ng shoes. A tip would be, if you see it buy it kasi you’ll never know when you’re gonna need it. At least alam mo meron ka yung mga for the leather. So it’s always good to have.
Favorite pair from Primadonna?
The leopard print platform pumps. The flats, I like the oxfords. Super cute niya talaga! Alam mo yung bumo-boyish, na ume-english na cute. I like to wear it with shorts or on a lazy day. Pang Sunday outfit ko nga siya eh, my Sunday-kinda outfit. All their oxfords are nice, the patent, the classics, and old English oxfords. Lahat talaga gusto ko and it’s something I really wear.