TOMS Haiyan Initiative

Monday, February 16, 2015

Cover-up - Sfera
T-Shirt - Giordano
Jeans - Uniqlo
Shoes - TOMS
Sunglasses - Rayban
Watch - Tomato Time
Necklace - Anagon
Bag - H&M
Photos - @listentoarnie

Time flies, did you know that it has been more than a year since the Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda)? And yet, there are still a lot of families undergoing rebuilding and rehabilitation, sadly many people remain homeless and lack source of income.

During the typhoon's anniversary, one of my long-time favorite brands TOMS Philippines partnered with AmeriCares--an emergency response and humanitarian aid organization. They created the TOMS Haiyan Initiative collection.

TOMS Philippines has commissioned artists from the affected areas to create limited-edition items. One of them is the creator of the special pair of TOMS I am wearing above, Boy O, a 22-year-old artist from Calicoan Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Guiuan was where Haiyan first made landfall, virtually decimated the small town. Boy O had to put his pursuit of a degree in Architectural Drafting on hold, and found solace in art.

Proceeds from the sale of each pair of hand-painted TOMS shoes will go towards the relief efforts of AmeriCares in the devastated regions. I hope we get to support this collection, and artists like Boy O! Kudos to TOMS Philippines for another project with a cause.

TOMS is available at Megamall, Nothing But H2O and The Give Project. Visit for more information.


  1. LOVE THIS!!!! Missed taking your ootds!!!! <3

    1. Woo hooo! Thanks for taking my pics kahit kagulo ang wind and berocca, and thanks for appreciating! :D hahaha!

  2. Very natural! Parang mag pipicnic! Love it! Love the toms initative too!

    1. Hahahaha hoping for another outdoor cinema thing wd you guyyyys!!!!


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