The Reluctant Stylista

I’ve been a fan of Timberland around five years ago when I discovered how amazingly well-made their boots are. And this is high praise coming from a girl whose favorite shoes are of the stiletto heel kind. But as you know, I am also quite the adventurer half the time so I can appreciate high quality footwear that you can take to virtually any kind of terrain–and you can definitely look to Timberland for that. (And seriously folks–between the flooded streets and potholed roads in Metro Manila, we’re practically dealing with every kind of stressful terrain in the cities, too.)  So of course when I was invited to view the brand’s Fall 2015 collection (special thanks to Brent Castro!), I was rarin’ to go.

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I suppose Edsa is considered a #ModernTrail

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Of course I had to take a photo of the iconic yellow boots! (That could probably fit a dozen of me in one shoe)

What I love about Timberland is the no bullshit design that rings both of old school charm and rugged coolness. They’re tough, functional and they look classic. In fact, I should say that this is the kind of apparel that Pinoys should be all about. Classic, simple pieces that can be layered, waterproof coats and jackets, structured footwear that are designed to last through shitty weather, uneven pavements and standing in commute for hours (possibly, all they’re lacking is a boat to navigate through the streets of Manila during typhoon season and they’ve got everything that should be in our survival packs). All these are still characteristics that describe their latest collection.

Oliver Castro President of Timberland PH

Company president Oliver Castro kicks off the event with a little introduction

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That night, Timberland Philippines also introduced their Mark Makers and ambassadors. It includes Actor-model Brent Javier, Kuya Kim Atienza, DJ Mars Miranda, Tim Yap and Mike Macarandang. All looked quite dashing on the runway in head to toe Timberland. As you can see, they’re not just clothes for outdoors. They are definitely chic enough for the metropolis. And don’t forget, Timberland has apparel for women, too!

Alex Lapa Christina Advincula - Hyve Timberland

I bumped into a former colleague of mine, Christina, who blogs at Tin the Scribbler. So of course I couldn’t resist taking a quick snap/OOTD with her!

Alex Lapa at Timberland Viewing Party FW 2015

Top: Uniqlo / Jacket: Ukay / Skirt: Details / Shoes: Something Borrowed / Necklace: Forever 21

If I’m looking too wide-eyed and happy in this photo, that’s because I’m pretty sure I’ve had more than 7 glasses of margarita. Timberland knows how to throw a party. Plus, the waiter didn’t even have to ask me for a refill anymore, he would just automatically replace a glass once it’s drained. I notice I have this kind of telepathic relationship with all bartenders and waiters at events.

Cheers to a beautiful fall collection, Timberland!

All photos except for the first two were taken by Christina Advincula.


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