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Art For Your Sole: Walter Steiger heels

10 Apr

Fashion for me equals creativity, art, self expression. The things that really catch my eye are the unusual, the different, the stand out pieces. It goes to show the mind of the designer or wearer, taste and a great eye is like pregnancy, can’t be hidden. It always peeks out, in the tiny little detail, in the choice of colour, in the decision to have a curved heel versus straight like everyone else.

Walter Steiger’s signature is the curved sole and stunning is what it is. The shoes are sold at flagship stores around the world.

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Check out the website www.waltersteiger.com

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Absolutely Fashionably Sensible…Shoedazzle

20 Feb

This is probably one of online fashion’s best kept secrets. I say best kept secret because I simply don’t get that much buzz about shoedazzle. The quality of the shoes could definitely do with a lift, the heels tend to fall off but that can be fixed. I can’t help but drool at the gorgeous designs pouring out of this site, the styles are absolutely stunning and the pricing?? every single style at $39.95 (roughly N6,000). This is for not just shoes but bags and accessories.

Shoedazzle for sure defines super chic fashion for less. It’s so great that there are many options online for getting your look good gear.

This service is members only and it entitles you to a showroom with new items suited to your style monthly. Right now, it’s limited to the US, they had a UK site but it shut down a few weeks ago, apparently to enable them focus on the US market. There are always ways around shopping in the US if you don’t actually live in the US, either via friends or via personal shopping services. Either way, go check out the site, even if it’s for computer window shopping only. In the meantime, check out some of my best picks

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Photos via Shoedazzle.com

Cruise 2012 Shoe Collection: Christian Louboutin

8 Dec

As a confirmed high heels enthusiast, you would understand why I consider Mr Louboutin a genius when it comes to shoe making. I don’t agree with the man half the time, I mean, I didn’t say he was a shoe deity – much as he loves to think – specific ref. to the  YSL lawsuit. But hey, we agree on stunning foot candy, he just knows how to craft those heels.

The way they arch in perfection, the way he pushes the boundary of how high is high, bordering between classic simplicity and bejewelled beauty. With this collection, he takes mexican beading, metallic brights, jewels, studs and adds them to the mix. I’m particularly taken by the embroidered turquoise satin pumps, stunning.

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Photo credits: Ftape.com

My very first ‘what i wore’: Wedding special

2 Aug

After another blogging hiatus *sigh sigh*I’ve got fresh inspiration from a beautiful weekend. I never thought i’d be doing one of these ‘what i wore’ posts though, lol. But hey, why not???

So, my sister’s wedding was over the weekend and it was the most beautiful and fun ceremony ever. I’m so so nostalgic about it, wishing there could be a re-run!

She looked oh so stunning in a beautiful tiered gown and cathedral length, faux-pearl embellished veil, every inch the excited bride. I almost bawled as she glided down the aisle with that big smile on her face *dreamy sigh*

I was so busy running all over the place doing my Chief Hostess job that I almost missed out on the fun. Thank God I was able to be part of the insanely fun ‘singles’ dance that burst into the spontaneous candy dance moves, out of nowhere! LOL. I had no clue how to do the routine so I pretty much stumbled along, trying to copy people, was so much fun! laughed and laughed.

I wore this lush royal purple Karen Millen dress, it was a stretch satin shift dress with folded bow neckline and peplum at the waist. I loved loved loved loved it. It was not just sleek chic but very comfortable, I hardly felt like I was wearing a thing. Perfect for a hot summer day too. We have to thank God for that beautiful weather, made the picture session at the beautiful garden work perfectly.

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I wore with these two tone, patent peep toe shoes from Aldo. Had to ditch for jeweled flat sandals in the end, the 5.5 inch heels weren’t practical for literally running around! Some shoes ain’t made for walking, lol!

 

Topped with a burnt orange and gold, jeweled ‘DC’ fascinator by the lovely Yosola and pearl drop earrings, i was summer wedding ready, lol.

Sadly, i was too busy running around to take a proper full picture, so y’all are going to have to use your imagination!

 

Nothing beats the perfect shoe silhouette

9 Jun

I can’t believe i haven’t blogged in so many weeks! So so heartbreaking! But hey, it’s one day at a time i guess, never too late to jump right back in. I plan to express my fashionable side as much as possible from now on. Scouts honour!

So, my eyes dropped to the silhouette of my shoes today and i couldn’t help the fuzzy feeling. I love that beautiful arch at the sole of a shoe, especially when it curves into a slim and generously high heel. We’ll be going for a 5 to 6 inch heel there *wink wink*

It’s even more exquisite when it has an unusual shape, I love love love YSL shoes for that, Miu Miu has some stunning shapes as well. We all kinda agree that Christian Louboutin has nailed heel perfection to an art, so we’ll always pay homage to the maestro.

Wella! I decided to go-a-drooling and picked out some goose bumps worthy heels from these amazing shoe artists. Drool with me please, lol.

Rupert Sanderson Troy Patent Court Shoe_£385

Rupert Sanderson Troy Patent Court Shoe £385

Alexander McQueen Lizard Platform Pumps_£1,035

Alexander McQueen Lizard Platform Pumps £1,035

Christian Louboutin 'Mago' Suede and Leather Platform Court Shoes_£395

Christian Louboutin 'Mago' Suede and Leather Platform Court Shoes £395

Camilla Skovgaard_Metallic textured leather platform sandals_£325

Camilla Skovgaard Metallic textured leather platform sandals £325

Lanvin_Swarovski crystal-embellished leather sandals_£1010

Lanvin Swarovski crystal-embellished leather sandals £1010

Miu Miu Suede peep toe pumps_£355

Miu Miu Suede peep toe pumps £355

Christian Louboutin 'Mago' Suede and Leather Platform Court Shoes_£395

Christian Louboutin 'Mago' Suede and Leather Platform Court Shoes £395

Yves Saint Laurent_Tribtoo metallic leather pumps_£565

Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo metallic leather pumps £565

Camilla Skovgaard_studded leather platform sandals_£335

Camilla Skovgaard studded leather platform sandals £335

Nicholas Kirkwood Roase Printed Satin Platform Court Shoes £475

Nicholas Kirkwood Rose Printed Satin Platform Court Shoes £475

Miu Miu Bow-embellished patent-leather pumps_£400

Miu Miu Bow-embellished patent-leather pumps £400

You can find them on Net-a-porter and Browns.

See ya soon with more chic finds ;-)

Dream YSL Pumps: The look for less?

31 Mar

It’s no news that I’ve had a long standing crush on YSL pumps, especially the Cobalt blue suede. At over £400 a pop, it’s understandable why i haven’t stocked up on all the beautiful colours of this beloved shoe.

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Yves Saint Laurent Palais suede peep-toe pumps £500

Yves Saint Laurent Pumps in Cognac Nappa Leather

So I stumbled upon these shoes on Asos.com  yesterday. And wow, they present a very convincing alternative to my dream shoes.  At a fraction of the cost, i just might be stocking up on these while I get rich enough to buy my YSLs…and it even comes in Cobalt Blue. Hmmmm….

ASOS PUMP IT UP Suede Platform Court Shoe_Green_£55

ASOS PUMP IT UP Suede Platform Court Shoe £55

ASOS POLLY Leather Court Shoe_£65

ASOS POLLY Leather Court Shoe £65

ASOS PUMP IT UP Suede Platform Court Shoe_£55

ASOS PUMP IT UP Suede Platform Court Shoe £55

River Island Unicorn Platform Court Shoes_£65

River Island Unicorn Platform Court Shoes £65

Attention Wedge-a-holics: Julian Louie for ALDO

16 Mar

For all wedge lovers, tis the season to be merry. It’s a wedge fest this season, dozens of styles to choose from. We could go bonkers trying to choose. All thanks to the 70s come back, totally loving this Spring.

There’s been a major buzz around the Julian Louie for ALDO collection and it was officially launched yesterday. You bet it’s coming soon to an ALDO near you and online. The collection features tribal inspired wedges in Cotton ikat and Patchwork suede.

Not for the lily livered fashionista tho, these pieces must appeal to the tribal princess in you. Lol

Keep an eye out for when it starts selling on the ALDO site

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Pictures via stylepantry.com