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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

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

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

Kurt Geiger Spring 2011 Collection: Delicious foot candy

26 Jan

Kurt Geiger leads the high street shoe retailer pack for some of the prettiest shoe collections packed in one store. It’s an endless sea of stunning shoe art.

For Spring, they’ve had no issues translating the key trends into drool worthy foot wear. Lots of electric colour, 70s style clogs and platforms, some stunning prints, leopard, polka dots.

Kurt Geiger is a MUST visit in the following months.

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Carvela Gallant Leopard £130

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Carvela Azalia Orange £130

Carvela_Gallant_Nude_£130

Carvela Gallant Nude £130

Carvela_Gin_Pink_£120

Carvela Gin Pink £120

Carvela_Girl_Orange_£110

Carvela Girl Orange £110

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Kurt Geiger Garson Turquoise-Gold

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Kurt Geiger Cairo Green £195

Kurt-Geiger_Brooke_Navy-Polka_£195

Kurt Geiger Brooke Navy-Polka £195

Kurt-Geiger_Erika_Turquoise_£160

Kurt Geiger Erika Turquoise £160

Kurt-Geiger_Higgins_Tan-Turquoise_£395

Kurt Geiger Higgins Tan-Turquoise £395

Kurt-Geiger_Hoc_Camel-Turquoise_£280

Kurt Geiger Hoc Camel-Turquoise £280

Kurt-Geiger_Gen_Purple_£180

Kurt Geiger Gen Purple £180

Carvela_Annie_Rust_£140

Carvela Annie Rust £140

Kurt-Geiger_Galenka_Purple-Green_£180

Kurt Geiger Galenka Purple-Green £180

Carvela_Abba_Brown_£95

Carvela Abba Brown £95

Carvela_Alan_Tan_£120

Carvela Alan Tan £120

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Kurt Geiger Athens Green

Carvela_Lotus_Pink_£110

Carvela Lotus Pink £110

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Carvela Gallant Sandal

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Carvela Krazy Red £75

Pictures via Instyle.co.uk

OMGosh! The Kurt Geiger Sale

17 Jan

My sister just mentioned the Kurt Geiger sale to me and I decided to check it out. Just when I thought the sales craze was over, look what I found. It is simply R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S.

The most gorgeous shoes at unbelievable prices. Bad for a girl’s purse.

Broadway_Was £290 now £89

Broadway Was £290 now £89

Attack_Was £130 now £39

Attack Was £130 now £39

Arrogant_£130 now £49

Arrogant £130 now £49

Alba_Was £90 now £35

Alba Was £90 now £35

Avalon_Was £85 now £35

Avalon Was £85 now £35

Evita_Was £160 now £49

Evita Was £160 now £49

Dancer_Was £100 now £49

Dancer Was £100 now £49

Gillian_Was £95 now £35

Gillian Was £95 now £35

If you please, get to Kurt Geiger.com like ASAP!