Ever since Sophia Webster and J.Crew announced their footwear collaboration back in September, I’ve been anxiously waiting for the launch date of the collection to be announced. Well, my lovely shoeaholics you and I have to wait no more! Mark Wednesday, April 23rd on your calendar and set several alarms on your phone to scoop up one of the hottest and most anticipated shoe collaborations of the year. Continue reading →
It’s almost sandal season! And if you’re on the hunt to slip your toes into a show-stopping shoe when the temperature hits 20°C then get a look at this this high-heel number by Marni. It’s divine!
Made from calfskin it combines two rich metallic shades, brown and green, creating a statement making shoe designed in a sling-back style with chunky heel. Paired with a dark pair of skinny jeans or black maxi dress, this sandal will make shoeaholics green with envy everywhere you go, especially when you reveal to them that the fringe is detachable and can be replaced in a different colour. Buy online.
What does a shoe blogger do on her Friday night home at 11:45 p.m.? Search the web for new online shoe stores of course! One site I recently discovered during my late night web crawl is Shoescribe.com and naturally I’m hooked on it like a bad habit.
Shoescribe.com offers more than 100, high-end, designer shoes and styles from Aquazarra to YMC and once you bookmark it in your browser, you and your credit card will be lost in a never ending vortex of boots, high heels, platforms, loafers and sneakers. Yes, it’s that dangerous good!
One of the very many shoes I immediately fell in love with on Shoescribe.com is this white leather loafer by British label F-Troupe. The design is minimalist and clean, with the wooden sole and black suede bow adding the right amount of sophistication and contrast. Buy online.
Raffi Balouzian is Founder of CYDWOQ shoes and comes from a long line of master shoe makers; his great grandfather, grandfather and father have all been involved in the footwear industry.
CYDWOQ’s shoes have a distinct look to them; they’re timeless and have a rustic feel but, most importantly, they’re designed to provide comfort and follow the natural curve of the foot. The company is based in Burbank, California where they not only design and sell shoes, but manufacture them from start to finish. The factory can create anywhere from 80 to 150 pairs of shoes per day, all handmade by a team of dedicated craftsmen and women. Continue reading →
Just when you thought my obsession with the slip-on sneaker had gone away I fooled you – I fooled you good! For today’s Shoe of the MomentI chose, you guessed it, another slip-on sneaker and when you feast your eyes on this beauty you’ll be singing this 1971 song by Harry Nilsson, “Put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up. You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up.”
Mother of Pearl is absolutely killing it in the footwear department this spring, so much so I couldn’t help but feature another shoe from the British label. The multi-coloured fruit graphic, paired with blue and white stripe background makes for a potent footwear cocktail ready to be served with a massive slice of lime and placed in your check-out cart. Buy online.
I’ve written about Iris van Herpen and United Nude’s footwear collaborations in the past and thought the two couldn’t come up anymore crazy designs to put on a person’s foot. However, I was proven wrong when van Herpen recently presented her fall/winter 2014 collection titled Biopiracy, a mixture of ready-to-wear and couture pieces. Continue reading →
Spring has finally arrived! Well almost. The temperature has consistently stayed above -10 °C, a sign that we’ll soon be slipping into an open-toe sandal and if you’re itching to make your first purchase of the season then I have the perfect one for you.
Gentle Souls is a footwear brand I came across by fluke; I was walking through Hudson’s Bay footwear department in Toronto to, of course, look into buying a pair of slip-on sneakers when I passed by this stunning silver number.
The jaw-dropping appearance of this stunning gladiator-style sandal is just one of the reasons why I’m in love with this shoe. Flaxseed pillows are embedded into the foot bed which provides cushioned comfort and the upper is lined in deerskin leather for support and allow formaximum breathability. No joke, you can probably run a marathon in this sandal because it’s that comfortable! Plus, you’ll be surprised to learn (just like I was) that Gentle Souls is a brand by American designer Kenneth Cole. When was the last time you wore anything by him? All that will soon change just as soon as you buy the Break My Heart sandal online.
More than 30 designers debuted their fall/winter 2014 collections at World MasterCard Fashion Week (aka: Toronto Fashion Week), but only a handful ever really stand out among the crowd and make lasting impressions. By the time you’ve seen your third runway show your eyes begin to glaze over and the collections blur together. However, those designers which punctured through the Fashion Week haze and made me ohh and ahh over their latest creations are Mikhael Kale, LINE Knitwear, Mackage and Pink Tartan. Here are my reviews, albeit brief, of each of their collections. Continue reading →
Hello! Is it me you’ve been looking for? It’s the end of March and Toronto is still experiencing a prolonged winter of epic proportions. Old Man Winter just won’t go away and it’s impacted everything from our heating bills and wardrobe choices during World MasterCard Fashion Week. Continue reading →