MEGAN (thefashionablebureaucrat.blogspot.com) is raving about her new EMI GOLD DOT sandals
Our cool friends from@solestruck showed their love this morning! READ READ READ the rest of the blog post here ——» CLICK
Our Best-seller ESME is now on SOLESTRUCK. Get it now. We saw that there are broken sizes already on some colors. TRY IT! buy it here
“Strap It On.
This super fun flat sandal from Gold Dot has one very unique feature that sets in apart from any other style—- detachable velcro ankle cuff! Minimalist in design and with an upscale casual vibe, the ESME sandal can be worn multiple ways. Don’t be afraid to mix it up guys. Adorned or on it’s own, this one’s a steal! 1/4” heel. Man made materials. - Solestruck
READ the Interview by Solestruck to our lovely Ally Duazo
Meet Ally Duazo of Gold Dot. You know her shoes- you lusted, you drooled, and you made them completely sell out!- but here’s your chance to get to know the beauty and brains behind the Philippine-born brand, Gold Dot.
Name: Ally Duazo
Location: Manila, Philippines
Favorite Magazine:I enjoy reading blogs more, because it is very fast-paced and subjective. But I also like NYLON and Vogue Italia.
Q: How did Gold Dot begin?
A: My initial idea was to create a line of white shirts in different silhouettes with “gold dot” details. This idea didn’t push through because it’ll be in conflict with my previous employer. I just wanted to start out something at that time, nothing big though.
I was actually in search for a pair of clogs. I was having a hard time, because I wanted a pair in a specific shade of brown and I also had a design in mind. That’s when I realized that I wanted to create a line of footwear. GOLD DOT started last July of 2010. I launched the first collection on Multiply and Facebook with just 4 styles of shoes and 2 styles of bags. The shoes only came in 10 pairs per color, while the bags just came in 8 pieces per color. GOLD DOT started out really small — 1 employee (me) and my office was my attic.
Q: Do you get all tingly inside and do a little happy dance every time you see someone wearing shoes you’ve designed?
A: But of course! Maybe not the happy dance though, just a show-all-your-teeth smile! Nothing beats the feeling!
Q: Who are you majorly crushing on right now- style wise?
A: In the Philippines, I’ve always loved the style of Kookie Buhain (http://deathbyplatforms.blogspot.com/) and of course our very own Karl Leuterio (http://www.inkarlcerating.com/). I’ve always been a fan of their respective blogs and is fortunate enough to have them as my friends! WE ALL SHARE THE SAME FASCINATION FOR CRAZY SHOES!
I also like Miso Ruice. She used to have a Lookbook.nu account, but she’s gone now… I really love her clean sleek style!
Q: If you were trapped in a castle tower like Rupunzel, how would you escape?
A: I’d probably through all my clothes out the window and just JUMP! But I doubt if I will even try! I’m afraid of heights! haha!
Q: What’s the last little white lie you told?
A: “I haven’t used my credit card! I only use it for emergency!” haha
Q: If your best friend made a .gif of you, what would you be doing in the gif?
A: Waah, I’m camera-shy! I always get all shaky in front of the camera! My best friend should film it without me noticing it! But i’ll probably be working in front of computer or holding my phone and answering emails! I’m just a BORING WORKAHOLIC FREAK!
Q: If you were on a desserted island and after four days of being alone you realized you were trapped there with Ryan Gosling, what is the first thing you would say to him?
A: I’d probably be like: “Do you have food?!” I probably won’t even recognize him because my vision would be all hazy due to excessive hunger! hahaha! Sorry, I eat A LOT! I would probably regret it though, because how in the hell am I gonna have the chance to talk to him or even see him again?!
Q: Who would you most want to do a collab design with?
A: Iris Van Herpen! She’s just CRAZY! I just wanna get into her brains and see how she comes up with all her ideas! Every time I look at her creations, I can’t even figure out where the garment started and ended!
Q: What’s up next for Gold Dot?
A: Well definitely MORE crazy styles at Solestruck! We are also working on our bigger and better Head Quarters in the Philippines!
So we’re gonna start this new blogging segment called SHOESweLOVE every week or every day or whenever we like. Being in the shoe business, it has helped us discover the greatest shoe treasures ever made. Today , for our debut post, we would like to show our love to one of today’s iconic shoes- Jeffrey Campbell Lita.
It started in July of 2010 and from then on the shoe lovers all over the world were taken by the LITA craze.
As a blogger, I was abreast with the “now” in fashion or whatever the community loves at that moment. Charles Anastase presented his Fall 2009 show featuring his Dungeon Boots.
Kids and kids at heart were all crazy about the revival of Dr Marten’s or any lace up boots that time and seeing an innovation from the combat lace up craze , The Charles Anastase became one of the most highly coveted shoes. However, not everyone can afford it let alone have it.
Meet the genius blogger, Christeric who was one of the girls waiting and dreaming to have the Charles Anastase pair.
It was a year when DIY’s (do it yourself) were rampant and she shone amongst everyone because what she DIY-ed was not a shredded shirt nor a studded jacket. It was the dungeon boots.
“If I can’t have it, I’ll make it” was her mantra
Not too long, Jeffrey Campbell made a version . Actually , the first one to pioneer in creating a more reasonable and fun version. The rest was history . Up until now , JC Lita is trailing with more than 70 styles and colors.
Surprisingly, A lot of shoe brands (most likely everywhere) later on jumped in the bandwagon…but still for me, The JC Lita will remain the best… =p
what’s yer favorite LITA pair?
These are available at www.solestruck.com! They offer FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!
— Karl L.
GREAT DAY everyone!! We are so happy to announce that GOLD DOT will be part of shoe giant label SOLESTRUCK… now we will be part of their mission of getting rid of ugly shoes one pair at a time
1000++ likes? wow!! Thanks so much for the support everyone.. special thanks to Mr. Ty Mcbride of Solestruck @SolestruckShoes