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Make Your Own Havaianas is one of the most anticipated events every summer in Manila where you can customize your own pair of Havaianas. You can choose the colors of the sole and the strap that you like and add limited edition pins to the strap to personalize it.

Here are some tips on Making Your Own Awesome Havaianas this summer 2013: 

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Make Your Own Havaianas (MYOH for short) runs from May 2 to May 5, 2013 starting at 10am onward at the Rockwell Tent, Power Plant Mall, Makati.

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I would recommend that you already have a design in mind before you attend the MYOH event.

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You can choose the different colors of the sole, the strap, and different pins with prices below:

Top Sole and Basic Strap: P895.00
Top Sole and Metallic Strap: P945.00
Slim Sole and Metallic Strap: P945.00 

Pin Designs:
Sun, Alien, Owl, Spacesuit, Rocket Shaka, Left Wing, Right Wing, Winged Skull, Hot Air Balloon, and Bow – P100.00/each

Bicycle, 3 Stars, Paisley, Heart, Crystal Green, Crystal Blue, Crystal Plain – P150.00/each 

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You can also choose Dan Matutina’s Glow-in-the-Dark Havaianas Commemorative pair at P995.00.

ABOUT DAN MATUTINA

Dan Matutina is an established Filipino designer and illustrator who works under the
name Twistedfork. He stands out from other artists with his ironic style of fusing opposite
techniques and forms but making them work amazingly together. Dan’s designs are
heavily inspired by films, science, myths and folklore. His works, including the infamous
“Versus/Hearts,” have been featured in several leading local and international
magazines. Known for his mixing of handmade and digital, clean and dirty, old and
modern aesthetics, he combines colors with different textures and shapes to tell a story. 

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My wife Rache selected the Pool Green Sole with Silver Metallic Strap.

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She preferred to put plain crystals and 3 stars pins on one side of the strap. She also decided to put a heart and hot air balloon pins on the left sole + paisley and sun pins on the right sole.

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Thanks to Nadine for creating the Make Your Own Havaianas pair for my wife 🙂

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For me, I usually prefer simple designs like Black Sole with Amazonia “Animo Green” Strap.

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I chose the left and right wing pins with the spacesuit, rocket, alien pins highlights.

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TIP: Make sure that pins are spaced properly with the right orientation.

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Thanks to Eros for making my Make Your Own Havaianas pair entitled, “Fly Me to Space & Beyond.”

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Check out the Havaianas-inspired Cake designs by Cupcakes by Sonja, 


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Hot-Air Balloon-inspired Cake and Hot Air Ballon made from Havaianas, and

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Havaianas Sunflowers to brighten up the event 🙂

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(Did you know that the Havaianas owners partnered with Sonja Ocampo to expand the Cupcakes by Sonja around the Metro?)

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I love the fun and youthful playful vibe in every MYOH event 🙂

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Congratulations to Havaianas Philippines for another awesome Make Your Own Havaianas event!

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Do not miss to make your own Havaianas happening this weekend (May 2-5, 2013)!

(Tip: The Budget range would be P2,000- P3,500/pair)

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For more information, visit the official MYOH 2013 website: http://youandhavaianas.com/

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Full Disclosure: Our Make Your Own Havaianas Pair was courtesy of Havaianas Philippines.  I wrote this blog post myself, and it expresses my own opinions. 

I have no business relationship with any company mentioned in this post or any organization promoting it. As a policy, I do not accept advertising from food and travel places we feature in the blog. 

P.S. Check out You + Havaianas: The Search for the Next Best Design Collaboration

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is You + Havaianas?

You + Havaianas is the first-ever flip-flops design contest in the Philippines brought by the world’s most famous rubber flip-flops brand, Havaianas. 

2. Who can join?

The contest is open to all Filipino citizens who are:

  1. 15 to 45 years old
  2. Permanent residents of the Philippines

* Participants who are 15 – 17 years old must have consent from their parent or guardian.

3. How can I join?

There are 2 ways to join:

a. Online 
You can download an application form and submit your final entry online via the official website of You + Havaianas, www.youandhavaianas.com.

b. Event legs
You may also participate at the ff scheduled event legs for 

You + Havaianas:

i. Ilocos – May 4 to 5, 2013 | Robinsons Laoag
ii. Subic – May 3 to 5 | Ayala Harbor Point, Subic Freeport Zone
iii. Manila – May 1 to 5, 2013 | Rockwell Tent, Makati City
iv. Lipa – May 4 to 5, 2013 | SM Lipa, Batangas
v. Naga – May 1 to 2, 2013 | SM Naga, Camarines Sur
vi. Cebu – May 3 to 5, 2013 | SM City Cebu
vii. Bacolod – May 4, 2013 | The District, Talisay City
viii. Boracay – May 1 to 2, 2013 | Across All Flip- flops by the Beach
ix. CDO – May 3 to 5 | SM City Atrium, Cagayan de Oro
x. Davao – May 1 to 5, 2013 | Gaisano Mall, Davao City

4. Until when can I submit my entry?

 a. Online via www.youandhavaianas.com

i. Submission of entries will be from May 1 to June 9, 2013

b. Event legs

i. Ilocos – May 4 to 5, 2013 | Robinsons Laoag
ii. Subic – May 3 to 5 | Ayala Harbor Point, Subic Freeport Zone
iii. Manila – May 1 to 5, 2013 | Rockwell Tent, Makati City
iv. Lipa – May 4 to 5, 2013 | SM Lipa, Batangas
v. Naga – May 1 to 2, 2013 | SM Naga, Camarines Sur
vi. Cebu – May 3 to 5, 2013 | SM City Cebu
vii. Bacolod – May 4, 2013 | The District, Talisay City
viii. Boracay – May 1 to 2, 2013 | Across All Flip- flops by the Beach
ix. CDO – May 3 to 5 | Atrium, SM City, Cagayan de Oro
x. Davao – May 1 to 5, 2013 | Gaisano Mall, Davao City

5. How many winners will be chosen?

    Out of the twenty (20) shortlisted entries coming from online and on-ground submissions, only one (1) winner will be chosen. 

    6. How will the winner be chosen?

    Shortlisted entries will be posted online at the You + Havaianas website (www.youandhavaianas.com) for public voting from June 17 to August 18, 2013. 

    Shortlisting and scoring of the twenty (20) finalists will be based on the following criteria 

    1. 70% online votes
    2. 30% from a chosen panel of judges (based on the ff criteria)
      i. 50% how well the design answered the question, “How do you live out summer everyday?”
      ii. 20% Synergy with the brand
      iii. 20% Creativity/Originality
      iv. 10% Technical skill

    The entry with the highest overall score wins. 

    7. How can I vote online? 

      You can cast your votes online via the official You + Havaianas website, www.youandhavaianas.com. You may only vote once per day but a single receipt purchase of Havaianas merchandise worth Php1,500.00 from June 17 to August 18, 2013 will entitle you to a set of 10 online votes.  

      8. What do I get if I win?

      Apart from having your winning design featured in a leading fashion and lifestyle magazines in the country, it will also be introduced as a Limited Edition style of the Havaianas 2014 Collection named after you. You will also receive a certificate course from a reputable design school in the Philippines and merchandise from Havaianas, bobble, David and Goliath, Max Watch and more!  

      9. Where can I get more information? 

      For more information, just log on to www.youandhavaianas.com