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Naturalizer’s Fall/Winter Collection

September 12, 2012

Boots. Fur. Beanie. Scarf. Those words spell Fall and Winter. And I think I am lucky to be in this part of the world now where I can really wear Fall/Winter clothing! Yahooo!

I was freezing when I first arrived in Toronto, Canada; but we are adjusting to the weather and even went out of the hotel in shorts this afternoon!

Anyway, days before I flew to this beautiful country, I was lucky to be invited to the launch of Naturalizer Fall/Winter Collection.


When I think of Naturalizer, I always thought of doctors, business woman, flight attendants and executives. Career women who really mean business and quality to whatever they deal with. True to that perception, Naturalizer knows quality. Evident is one of the precious pairs my sister owns, which I think she used during her job application interview until she separated from the company and later on embraced motherhood. I wouldn’t be surprised if she says the pair is still alive. Naturalizer pairs are meant to last – the history started when in 1920s, women wear men’s shoes, until Naturalizer created “the shoes with beautiful fit!” and the brand is still alive which is celebrating its 85th year. Amazing.

Click Read More to know more about the new collection..

Ms. Erika Szychowski, Vice President, Global Brand Marketing of Brown
Shoe International (the company behind Naturalizer and other 40 brands)
discussed how Naturalizer changed women’s lives, and made history in fashion.

This is Erika’s favorite pair! My favorite too!
She even showed me a picture how to wear it and style it!

 She also distorts, and bends shoes just to show how good and comfortable each pair is! Thank you to the N5 Comfort Matrix.

What is more amazing is,  “The British is Coming” with Naturalizer’s new collection. It is like a tribute to the well attended Olympics, well as the continuing romantic afterglow of the Prince William and Duchess Catherine royal nuptials.

The line takes its cue from the Swinging London youthquake subculture in the 1960s that reverberated across the globe until the ‘70s. You will see traditional prints, tassels, and sturdy block heels.

The second key look is a timely tribute to the recently departed Neil Armstrong, the first man to ever walk on the moon. “Launch Pad” is a fashion projection into space-age futurism.

Droll over these nice pairs which will be available in October:

Erika also discussed some elements of Fall Fashion like..

  • Buns – which makes one look professional and sophisticated
  • Bold Accessories – as in bangles and big, chunky earrings
  • Camel Color – which is the new black (I think!)
  • Capes – which is perfect for the weather in Manila

During the launch, it gave me a chance to ask what made them decide to bring Fall/Winter Fashion Collection in Manila, especially that we only have two seasons – she said that they wanted to bring fashion trends and comfort – bringing pieces that is seen in the runway and fashion capitals around the world – Filipinos love it – we wear boots even if we don’t really have Winter in Manila. We are that experimental and Fashion-nate!

Here are some of the nice pieces from the store:

I have to mention that we were treated to a really good lunch! I had pasta and mango crepes! Yum!

 And here are my girl friends finding their new loves..

Rovie of Bargain Doll

Helen of LuckyCitrine

It was a fun morning! I was actually thinking of getting that gray pair, but it wouldn’t be available until October.. so, I am sure to be back in the outlet!

You can find more pictures here.

 Here is the bloggers’ table, with stud dude, Richard!

And the Naturalizer team!


What is your favorite pair from the collection? 

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