Shoe of the Moment: Wild Thing Sandal by Aquazzura

Guess what day it is today? It’s FRI-YAY! And the best way to celebrate the start of the weekend is with a designer shoe and soundtrack to match that will make your heart sing. Now, I’m not talking about some soft pop tune by Hilary Duff circa 2003. Hell no! This calls for a jaw dropping and foot stomping heel that will turn heads. And I have just the thing for you, peep this beauty below.

Aptly dubbed ‘Wild Thing’, this ravishing red sandal by Aquazzura is the type of shoe you want to be wearing when you unexpectedly run into your ex-boyfriend. Picture this: you walk into a bar, looking fly and wearing your best dress. Not even five seconds into said bar you see your ex-boyfriend, but instead of meeting him there is a 6’4ft tall piece of handsome a few chairs over waiting for you. You walk past your ex, ignoring him, and slide into the seat next to your hotter than hot date as the red tassels on this heel taunts your ex, making him regret for being such a dick to you in the past. All the while the classic 1960s rock song by The Troggs plays in the background, of course. Wild thing I think I love you. Buy online.

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Win $100 Gift Card & Go Shoe Shopping with Town Shoes

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In just over a week the most fashionable time of the year in the city will be taking place. What is that you ask? Why it’s World MasterCard Fashion Week (WMCFW)! This season designers will be showing off their fall/winter 2015 collections and I, for one, can’t wait to see what Toronto’s finest creative fashion minds has in store for us.  Continue reading

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Shoe of the Moment: Silver Platform Derby by Stella McCartney

A wise woman once said, “The higher the heel the better you feel” and once you look at my latest Shoe of the Moment pick for today you’ll agree whole heartedly.

Two words can be used to describe this shoe by British designer Stella McCartney and that is “Holy platform!” Now, to be honest, I’ve never been a fan of the platform shoe with a sole that’s thicker than an entire Encyclopedia Britannica set. Why you ask? Imagine walking in this thing, alone they’re a major tripping hazard guaranteeing a twisted or, much worse, a broken ankle. Yikes! And don’t even think about running in it.

However, there are times where exceptions can be made and this is one of them. Just look at how beautifully balanced the masculine silhouette and cool shades of white, wood and silver work harmoniously together of this derby shoe. Plus, the smooth transition between each section of the shoe, from metallic upper to the rubber bottom, is a perfect contrast to the jagged sole.

Of course, this silver stunner doesn’t come cheap; it retails for €555, convert that into Canadian dollars and you have an empty chequing account. However, you and I can hope and dream that the LOTTO 649 tickets we bought earlier this week will guarantee our winning the $50 million jackpot. Stella McCartney platform shoes for all! Buy online.

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Slide Your Feet into These 10 Stylish Spring Sneakers

You already know my penchant for high heels, but for the past two years sneakers have been claiming new real estate in my heart that has me rethinking of putting on my favourite Sophia Webster heels – gasp! The thought is shocking, I know, especially since I consider the designer my fantasy BFF.

We’re now 10 glorious days into March and with the coming of spring it’s time to add a new pair (or two) of shoes to your closet. And yes, I’ll make just about any excuse to buy footwear. Since sneakers are my new favoured shoe style of choice, I recently wrote a piece for TheKit.ca on the latest and hottest fashion sneakers you’ll want on your feet this spring. Click here to read the article and get thee shopping!

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Shoe of the Moment: Slip-on Sneaker by Joe Fresh

At one point during your day today you looked up the temperature outside, whether if it was before you left for work in the morning or to run a quick errand at lunch. If you happen to live in a part of the world where the weather is minus anything – Toronto is currently -13°C with the wind chill making it feel like -19°C – the words, “Get me out of this crazy cold climate!” came out of your mouth. As a result, I and many people I know, have found themselves visiting travel websites, such as Expedia, in the hopes of discovering a crazy all-inclusive deal to the Caribbean so we can make our great escape south.

With March Break quickly approaching, it’s just a matter of time before the perfect vacation deal pops up on your computer screen and you hit the ‘Buy now’ button. When you do you’ll have to start packing a suitcase and, of course, buy a new pair of shoes to celebrate your soon-to-be sunny getaway. One such pair I came across you (and your wallet) will love is this slip-on sneaker by Joe Fresh. Made from canvas and rubber, this floral printed number has all the characteristics of a great vacation shoe; it’s packable, comfortable to wear when you’re exploring the local sites or going to the beach, and will match anything in your summer wardrobe. Oh, and did I mention that it only costs $24? Yes, you need to buy it online now.

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Footwear in the News: Disney Collaborates with 9 Luxury Shoe Designers to Recreate Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

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Out of all the animated movies Disney has put out in its 92 years of existence Cinderella is my favourite one. Yes, the rags to riches story of the mistreated stepdaughter dazzled me as a young girl. However, it was the song and dance routines of Cinderella’s four-legged companions and, most importantly, the one-of-a-king glass slipper that caught me hook, line and sinker.

On March 13, 2015, Disney is releasing the first live-action film inspired by the iconic fairy tale story which stars Lily James, Game of Thrones star Richard Madden, Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett and Oscar-nominee Helena Bonham Carter.  Continue reading

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Footwear in the News: To Boost or Bust, About Kanye West’s YEEZY Boost

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When it comes to Kanye West, let’s face it, there is a lot to say about the rapper/song writer/producer/director/entrepreneur. Did I miss anything out? However, when you add the title of fashion designer to his many endeavours things get extra heated and an unending flurry of thoughts come into mind.  Continue reading

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Shoe of the Moment: Embellished Sandal by Giuseppe Zanotti

The words of Ebenezer Scrooge sum up my feelings towards Valentine’s Day and they are “Bah humbug!” Why you ask? It’s partly because the occasion has never treated me kind; I can count on one hand the amount of times the most romantic day of the year has lived up to its reputation. Plus, without a lot of help, most guys aren’t really good at giving heart-stopping presents.

If your theme song is Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” or your man happens to give you a lacklustre gift this Valentine’s Day, then the best way to remedy the situation and do you is to engage in a little retail therapy. How about a new pair of shoes? Yes please! Because no know can take better care of you than you.

Ladies, check out this god-like creation by Giuseppe Zanotti. At first glance the leaf embellishment on the front appears to have been carved from actual sterling silver, but it’s handcrafted from high-shine patent leather allowing it to mould comfortably to the foot. Forget flowers, chocolates or having a romantic dinner with the opposite sex, this stunning shoe will make any female swoon and fall instantly in love. Buy online.

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Footwear in the News: Renowned Footwear Executive Vince Caumto Has Died

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I get a lot of my news from scrolling through my Facebook timeline; the great one stop shop for all new and interesting things to know online. Besides hard news articles which appear most things I read are time wasters that distract from completing my to-do list. However, there are the moments when instead of mindlessly scrolling down the page you encounter news that takes you by surprise and prompts you to click on an article to find out more details. That happened to me a few days ago when I found out that renowned footwear executive Vince Camuto had passed away.  Continue reading

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Footwear in the News: 12 Shoes to Buy Based on Your Zodiac Sign

My current daytime gig, which you may not already know about, is that I’m a freelance writer for several of the country’s top fashion and lifestyle websites. I often get the chance to pen fun and creative pieces on fashion, fitness, travel and, of course, shoes.

I recently wrote an article for StyleList Canada which I’m sure you and your feet will love; it’s called 12 Gorgeous Shoes Based Your Zodiac Signbecause if you’re not sure what your first pair of shoes should be for 2015 then the stars will know. Enjoy!

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