Shoe of the Moment: Burgundy Chelsea Boot by Zara

Oh snow! Yes, I said it and if you live in the Great White North (aka: Canada) or are one of those poor souls digging out from the Everest size snowfall in Buffalo, NY, having a pair of boots on your feet is akin to Carrie Bradshaw wearing a pair of Manolo Blahnik heels on her wedding day to Mr. Big; they go hand in hand or should I say foot in shoe.

Now, depending on where you live slipping into a pair of knee-high or over-the-knee boots may be a bit premature. And being on the cusp of the holiday shopping season you, I and every other shoeaholic are looking for an affordable, stylish and, most importantly, comfortable ankle bootie that can go with everything, from a pair of skinny jeans to a slick midi-skirt. Therefore, I have for you this über chic Chelsea boot by Zara. Made from leather, in a rich burgundy colour, it’s the perfect alternative to buying your umpteenth black shoe. Plus, it costs less than $100! How can you ever think of resisting it? Buy online.

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Footwear in the News: Sophia Webster for J.Crew Part 2

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The holidays are here and as you get your hair and nails did, throw on your most fashionable frock you need – and I can’t stress this enough – the dopest shoes to go with it. Yes, you can get the glittery, sequin stuff that everyone has, which screams boring, or you can pony up part of your pay cheque for these must-have shoes by Sophia Webster for J.Crew.  Continue reading

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Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2015 Recap: Favourite Shows, FOMO & Partying with Solange Knowles

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I’ve taken a few weeks vacation from the blog but now I’m back and raring to go. And I can’t think of a better way to start things off by discussing the spring 2015 collections shown at World MasterCard Fashion Week (aka: Toronto Fashion Week) this past October.

During fashion week, I was having a conversation with blogger BFF Sharon (The Backseat Stylers) and as we discussed the latest collections hot off the runway we both realized 2014 marks the fifth year we’ve been attending WMCFW. Where the time has gone we couldn’t tell you and how the fashion scene has changed in the city over the years is mind boggling when we reminisced.  Continue reading

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Shoe of the Moment: Gertrude Flat by Laurence Dacade

As soon as fall or winter rolls around in the calendar year my mind turns to two things: 1) stay indoors at all costs, because Canadian cold weather is not very kind and 2) give me flats, as in flat shoes, because during times like these the need for practical footwear kicks in like a bad habit.

One such shoe that fits the bill is the Gertrude flat by French designer Laurence Dacade. She combines the silhouette of a men’s oxford shoe with women’s pointy flat to make footwear goodness and, not to mention, that elegant faille bow detail on the front will have anyone say “Oh la la” as they hit the add to cart button. Buy online.

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Footwear in the News: ALDO RISE Collaborates with MISHA NONOO

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It may be a tad early to think about what shoes you’re going to wear come spring. Heck, first we have to survive it through the winter! However, one thing remains true for all die-hard shoeaholics and that is it’s never too early to get a jump start on shoe shopping; and with ALDO RISE’s new designer collaboration for spring 2015 to look forward to, getting through snow and ice storms doesn’t seem so bad after all.  Continue reading

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Shoe of the Moment: Black Leather Bootie by Maison Martin Margiela

I own a lot of shoes that can hurt my feet – surprise surprise. However, out of all the shoes which take up room in my closet, my Margiela silver pumps is the exception. Anytime I take them out for a stroll I get a ton of compliments and, most importantly, my feet don’t feel like they’re going through the biblical 14 Stations of the Cross.

This past week big news in the fashion world broke announcing the comeback of designer John Galliano; he was declared as French fashion house’s Creative Director. The Galliano and Margiela pairing is an interesting one; the British designer is known for his over-the-top designs and flamboyance during his time with Dior, while Margiela has always been synonymous with simplified elegance and subtle minimalism that merges the world of art with fashion design.

For example, the black leather bootie pictured below is classic Margiela and one of the brand’s signature silhouettes; an unadorned ankle bootie that makes a sophisticated and understated statement, whereas Galliano’s past creations is anything but simple. No one’s sure how this union will play out, but we won’t have to wait long to see what comes of it when Galliano debuts his work for Margiela at Paris Couture Week in January. Until then enjoy this beautiful bootie. Buy online.

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Shoe of the Moment: Devon Flat by 3.1 Phillip Lim

The leaves are starting to change colour, the temperature now falls below 10°C and the sunsets at 6:00 p.m. (or earlier); you know what this means! It’s time to abandon our penchant for wearing open-toe shoes and trade them in for the closed toe shoes. However, before you hide your perfectly manicured feet for the next four months in a pair of boring black ballet flats or knee-high boots I have three words for you. They are… 3.1 Phillip Lim.

The Devon is flat out fabulous – pun intended – and amps up the low heeled design with its über cool, lizard-effect iridescent finish which makes for a shiny and new indoor alternative this season. There’s no way you (or I) can say no to this fantastic fall number. Buy online.

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Footwear in the News: Sully Wong & Amanda Lew Kee Collaborate to Design First Women’s Premium Sneaker

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When it comes to fly sneakers that make you want to bust a move, let’s face it, men have all the fun in this department. However, ladies have to wait no longer because we’re getting our own fresh to death kicks thanks to Sully Wong designers George Sully and Henry Wong who have teamed up with women’s wear designer Amanda Lew Kee. The Canadian trio have come together to create their first premium hi-top sneaker that will make you take-off your four inch stilettos and throw them in the air like you just don’t care. Heey!  Continue reading

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Shoe of the Moment: Roka by Sophia Webster

It’s been a long time since I’ve featured a shoe by British designer Sophia Webster, but that doesn’t mean my love for her whimsical creations have waned in any way, shape or form. Oh no my friends! I’m still obsessed with her shoes but try not to bombard you with my endless rants. However, every now and then, I can’t hold back on my fangirl footwear tendencies and it surfaces in the form of a blog post or a major credit card purchase – eek!

One such design by Webster which ignited by latest “we’re not worthy moment” is the Roka from her fall 2014 collection. Just look at this hot number! The silhouette of a classic pump is reinterpreted to blur the lines between shoe and ankle bootie; the cuff, at the back of the heel, is raised to sit just above ankle and it has a wrap-around strap to keep your foot in place. Shiny rose gold accents in zigzag patterns are offset by rich, matte black suede outer which says, “Wear me now and forever more!” Buy online.

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