(top view of the North Court of Powerplant Mall during the “Make Your Own Havaianas” event held last weekend. Last day is today, Monday, 26 March 2007)

We went last Friday to Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Center in Makati to attend the annual installment of “Make Your Own Havaianas.” This year, it was held from March 22-26 at the North Court of Powerplant, (that’s right across Marks and Spencer) As expected, drones of flipflop addicts were there to customize their own slippers. Lookers on are bewildered why on earth people would line up for freaking rubber slippers. Well, it’s kinda hard to explain to those who are unknown to the Havaianas experience. These are rubber slippers that endure the test of time. I’ve had a pair for four years now and it still looks the same as when I unwrapped it that Christmas.

So how do you go about it? You are given a menu card, where all the possible color combinations are indicated, you just have to tick the box of your chosen color. Along with those came choices of pins or swarovski crystals that you wish to embellish your flipflops with. There are color wheels and samples of the soles and straps all around that will help you with your choices. Although, each customer is allowed only to bring home a maximum of five pairs for the duration of the event. Although I wonder how they can be able to monitor that if you come on separate days. Once you have decided on it, then you line up to have your pair assembled and voila, you have your own customized havaianas!

I chose a red pair with bronze straps and palm tree pins. Here is a pic of my masterpiece, after long hours of reflection and study 🙂

While Cousin Jover chose a green and silver combo, and palm tree and Brazil Flag pins for his own design 🙂

Each pair would cost you P795 and that price includes one pin. Each additional pin or swarovski crystal would set you back P50.

A glimpse of the Havaianas assembly line.

I’m proud of my new pair that will strut its way on the sandy beaches this Summer! Yahoo!



  1. michecesa says:

    Hi Chaw!

    Thanks for visiting my site.

    This annual event is usually held every summer. The last one was in May.

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