Havainanas Obrigado 2019: Color your summer

This year’s edition of Obrigado, Havaianas’ gratitude gathering, brought out the inner artists from the print media and blogging community. The flip-flop giant rolled the Origine, the brand’s version of the espadrille, and handed each guest a pair to use as canvas.

Origine, just like the espadrilles, makes the ideal summer footwear. It’s cool and easy to wear. Pairs well with pants or shorts, a-shirt or long-sleeved shirt, in cotton or linen. It can project a relaxed and chic look totally unperturbed by the summer heat.

Origine, the canvasses for the 2019 Obrigado gathering

Well, we were given a pair. A pair I have asked the owner years back when I saw it online. I finally got to own one, in denim, no less. The indigo-hued fabric exudes a very Japanese vibe to it.

Keeping it cool and simple for summer. Linen top, cotton short s & a pair of Havaianas Origine slip-on.

“The best designed shoes will win the Havaianas slides, the newest footwear in the line-up,” said Feb Lim, MarTish Sales Manager.

 Should I dare paint on it? Maybe I should.

The artists in the room picked up their brushes and started painting on their personal canvasses. The results were amazing.

Refreshingly summer

Tropical vibe on this pair

A pop of yellow. A Simpson’s sole

Maybe it was good call to keep my pair the way it is. I didn’t stand a chance against the artistry of the young artists.

Winner gets to take home a pair of Havaianas slides!

Havaianas slides


Who won? I have yet to find out, but I had to decide, I would let everyone take a pair of the new Havaianas sliders. They all deserve it.

Joining the summer art fun. Nikki Tan, Chuchay Sison & Kenneth Ong


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Also published in the SunStar Davao newspaper