Weddings… what can I say about them? I have a love hate relationship with the occasion as ironic as it sounds. On the positive side it’s lovely to celebrate the union of two people in love, but on the other hand trying to find something to wear can be akin to Carrie Bradshaw’s chances of finding her stolen pair of Manolo Blahnik heels – watch this video for full shoe reference. Continue reading
American shoe and accessory designer Vince Camuto was recently in Toronto to celebrate the opening of his very first Canadian store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre and I was lucky to be invited to a media breakfast to meet him and get a peek inside his latest store.
To say that the store is a shiny new space would be an understatement, it’s packed wall-to-wall with handbags and shoes – oxfords, heels, booties and over the knee boots – oh my! I had a few minutes to sit down with the designer himself and we chatted about footwear and his requirements for a well-constructed and well-designed shoe; his reply was “comfort and fit.”
Not yet found in store but definitely online is a bootie by the designer that I’m lusting after to add to my closet; it’s the Winta bootie which has heavy biker influence thanks to the quilted leather detailing at the heel and ankle, buckles and a metal bar at the heel. This baby has my motor running! Buy online.
What happens when three stylish sisters, who are Olympians, team up with Canadian footwear and accessories brand CALL IT SPRING? They curate a chic footwear and accessories collection that’s what. Continue reading
Not to be confused with American designer Joseph Altuzarra who is collaborating with Target; Aquazzura, which means “blue water” in Italian, is a luxury footwear brand based in Florence, Italy, started and founded by Edgardo Osorio in 2011. Osorio’s drool-worthy creations are known for combing European aesthetic with sexy Latin flare, as well as for inserting cushioned insoles into his shoes to give its wearer a comfortable ride – bonus!
Aquazzura shoes have graced the feet of stylish celebrities such as Olivia Palermo and Jamie Chung, and when you get a look at the shoe I’m featuring today you’ll understand why. Behold the Lola sandal!
This snake skin and black leather number is the stuff of dreams; the colours of brown and black used in its design make it very versatile. The cut-out details adds immeasurable sex appeal, plus the lace-up front adds a slight hint of bondage. I want this shoe. I want it bad! Don’t you? Buy online.
When it comes to wearing camouflage one can either wear it very well by pairing it with simple understated pieces or very bad, and look like you’ve rolled out of a low budget hip-hop music video. For example, this photo taken back in 2012 comparing Rihanna and Selena Gomez side-by-side; both are wearing the print but in different ways. The Umbrella singer looked like she stepped off said music video set while Justin Bieber’s ex-girlfriend coordinates it to blend with her ensemble.
However, there are the odd times when I’m proven wrong and camouflage should be worn as a statement piece. Italian fashion house Valentino knocked the shoes clear off my feet when I saw its interpretation of the print in this stunning red camouflage pump. If you’re going to hit people’s fashion senses with the print full on then there’s no better than this. Now, if only I have $1,000+ to spare. Hashtag #FashionGirlProblems. Buy online.
The lookbook for Target’s designer collaboration with Joseph Altuzarra recently dropped and if you were excited when you first heard they were joining forces just wait until you peep the collection, it’s quite a stunner. Continue reading
We’re in mid-August and the temperature feels like fall has arrived early; this means it’s time to shop for more shoes! Excuse me while I contain my bubbling excitement.
However, before you max out your credit card to buy those expensive designer heels, InStyle and Nine West have joined forces for a second time to create a capsule collection of footwear with runway and pocket book appeal. The InStyle for Nine West collection offers more than 10 styles of glorious shoes that will put instant pep in your step for fall, ranging in price from $100-$175.
Out of the collection my favourite pair is the Jaiden, a pointy-toe heel with lace and cut-out details, and a 9 cm (3.5 inch) heel that makes it perfect to wear in the office or for a girls night out on the weekend. It’s available in four styles, burgundy, black suede and black calf hair, however, the navy blue is my absolute favourite. Buy online.
When I think of headphones the first thing which comes to mind are a pair of old school ones my dad owned in the 80s. They produced big sound but were heavy and messed up my hair like nobody’s business; definitely not compatible with my burgeoning fashion tendencies and newly pierce ears. Ouch! Continue reading
September is only a few weeks away, which in the fashion world, means it’s time to unleash your bank account because a whole lot of shopping will be goin’ on when new clothes and shoes hit the stores. For example, the new Converse Chuck Taylor Star Missoni collection will have you whipping out your credit card like it’s on fire and make your feet do a happy when you lay your eyes on this colourful collaboration, which features the Italian fashion house’s iconic zig zag motifs. Continue reading
Do you feel that all eyes have been on you lately or that someone is watching your every move? No, I’m not referring to high-tech government surveillance or Edward Snowden conspiracies but the Oh Roy! sandal by French footwear designer Pierre Hardy.
When I first saw this creation I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. Wearing a heel with a massive eye ball design doesn’t make me want to whip out my credit card with Superman-like speed, but as I looked at I realized here is a wearable work of art that seeks to make fashion fun and eye catching – pun intended – because, as human beings, we get too caught up in the seriousness of the rat race we call life. Very often we forget to let loose and have fun, and fashion (particularly this shoe) is an expression of how you can let loose and not take yourself too seriously. Plus, if you were to don the Oh Roy! with a sleek fitting black dress or ripped boyfriend jeans all eyes will be on you and your shoes. Buy online.