sâmbătă, 28 august 2010

fall report, B to C (part 2)

Hello Lovers,

I hope you like the improvements I made (so far). Please bear with me while I make this a better place for more articles on wonderful shoes. Also, I have started promoting the blog and, if I am fortunate, I will have some great things for you soon! 
Now, lets go back to our review of the next season's essentials and highlights (please notice that I have not used the word "trend" as I feel it has been used too much and we need to refresh our vocabulary).

The next collection in the spotlight is BCBG Max Azria. My favourites are the wedges which come in great shades and with a funky sole and heel. Also, the sleek platform booties in neutral shades are the perfect choice as they sum up some of these seasons's essentials: minimalism, neutral colours with a touch of the rigidness.

Blugirl has showed some really wonderful fierce shoes. The designer, Anna Molinari has mastered the animal print in all its forms: snakeskin, croc, leopard print and, this season's king, poney hair. With tall platforms and wooden sole, the designer seems to remember the clog frenzy that has had girls all over the world walk in uncomfortable, ugly shoes (there you have it, my opinion on clogs). Also, please notice the knitted tights which will be a hit for this season, again.

The shoes we have seen at Bottega Veneta as not exactly my cup of tea, but I like the idea. The black suede wedges are defintely something a girl should have in her closet this fall - comfortable, classic and yet with a twist to update them. The green ones are a little bit too shiny and cheap-looking for me, especially paired with those fishnets, but I picked them for the color which will definitely spice up fall's shoedrobe (trademark request, please :-) ).

Christopher Bailey for Burberry Prorsum is this fall's wizzard. He has created the shoes that everyone will be talking about and also wearing. He has started what they call the "aviatrix" style and what, in my personal view, is the perfect way to make a statement but also stay cool, modern and feminine. Sherling, buckles, leather, platforms, a little army touch and, there you have it, THE shoes for this season. Also, Bailey has reprogrammed the thigh-high boots making them in longer lenghts, snakeskin, platform stilettos.
You will be seeing remakes of these shoes everywhere: from the retailers such as Zara and Mango to every little local brand. Don't be amazed if you'll see them reproduced by the chinese and sold at small prices.

Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel has suggested we should bring out the Yeti in us and let our feet get as furry as can be. These will surely be the most warm and comfy boots for winter. I'm not exactly the number one fan of them, but I think they have a great potential. Plus, they are so fun!

The Chloe collection has shown some really comfy and classy shoes: amazing camel-coloured booties and wedges in automuns fav colours such as burgundy. They both represent the return to minimalism and classic colours.

John Galliano for Dior has proved, once again, that he is a fashion god. The shoes in the fall/winter 2010 collection are mind-blowingly amazing and they sum up all the tendencies in shoe fashion, at every level: color, texture, style, material, lengths, ways to wear them. Every girl should find something of her liking in this encyclopedic collection:
-buckle booties in nude or brown-burgundy with a cute heel and a fierce sole
-tall suede booties with corset-like back lace, with the same buckles and sole
- leg warmers on top of booties to keep your feet warm and give a fresh vibe to every styling
-knee-high boots with some patchwork combining different textures and materials, finished with the amazing buckles
-and last but not least, the amazing lace booties with corset-like back lace.They are so fenimine and delicate, but make such a strong statement. They are by far one of my favourites and they make me love Galliano even more.


This is so far the second part of the fall report. Stay tunned 'cause there are more to come!
Don't hesitate to let me know which ones are your favourite and which ones you would proudly bring on the streets this fall.

source for the photos: nymag.com

miercuri, 18 august 2010

boot camp

Hello lovers,

I hope you enjoyed summer so far and I really hope you made it ok through the heats our little planet has been treating us to.

As for the lovely shoes, there are pleanty of things to catch up on, since we have to hurry stocking up for autumn. So, lets begin!

You should have noticed by now that one of this season's trends is chunky, manly, army inspired shoes. All major designers and brands have contributed to this trend, creating some very massive and heavy shoes. However, it is amazing how suited they are even on the gentle feet and ankle of a woman/girl - nothing can compare to the beautiful contrast of a heavy shoe against the delicacy of a woman.
These shoes also represent a very strong statement a girl can make through fashion. That is why one shy girl can never wear them.
But they are the perfect choice if you feel bored of the chic and simple shoes, of the pastels, nudes and flowers summer's been treating us to. Just slip inside some of the next season's heavy shoes and feel empowered.
As usual, I have chosen my favourite ones, but feel free to send me others, should you have your own favourites.
Alaia - Lace-up suede boots
(here, on net-a-porter)
Tory Burch - Martina Lace-up Leather Boots
(here, on net-a-porter)
Diane von Furstenberg - Nubuck Lace-up boots
(here, on net-a-porter)
Azura - Lace-up Boot
(here, on nastygirl)
Prague - Combat Boot
(here, on nastygirl)
Jimmy Choo - Trixie Suede Shearling Ankle Boots
(here, on net-a-porter)
Mango - Ines C Suede Ski Heeled Ankle Boots
(here, on Asos)
DV - Prince Heeled Leather Hiker Boots
(here, on Asos)
Asos - Avalanche Ski Hook Ankle Boot
(here, on Asos)
Aldo - Tyms Zip Detail Ankle Boot
(here, on Asos)
Burberry - Shearling Low Boots
(here, on LuisaViaRoma)
Nicholas Kirkwood - 120mm Nicholas Kirkwood for Edem Boots

(here, on LuisaViaRoma)
Dquared - Calf and Nylos Boots
(here, on LuisaViaRoma)

So, what do you think? Are you planning on buying and wearing some of these shoes with attitude?