Last weekend I visited La Pomme, the shop owned by Apol Lejano-Massebieau, and did an interview with her for Katha Magazine. The article will be on the next issue which will come out this March. I met her during the Rockwell Holiday Bazaar, remember the lavender pillow? That's from La Pomme. Apol just opened her shop last week at The Collective, Makati.
Here's the photo of the store front, with her photo bombing in the background :)
What's inside her store? You will see fancy soft toys like these chic handmade dolls.
Here's a close up of the fashionable dolls. I especially love the doll with the turban.
Apol also has workshops where you can learn how to sew a simple toy. Do drop by her shop during the said days below. No matter how old or young you are, she will patiently teach you how to sew. She even taught her daughter how to sew at the age of 2!
But this Friday, Apol will be having a special Valentine sewing workshop for the date-less called "Huwag Umuwing Luhaan" (Don't Go Home In Tears). If you're not doing anything on Friday, then why not go to the shop and learn how to sew? Apol might teach you how to sew a boyfriend pillow! :)
Here's the map to the shop. It's just along Malugay Street in Makati. I usually come from MRT Magallanes Station, ride a jeep going to PRC and get off at Malugay Street (near Petron Gas Station) and then I just walk to The Collective. Her shop is beside Wabi Sabi.