Archive for the ‘Shoes’ Category

This wintery weather isn’t easing and my faux Hunters are beginning to chaffe. I’m a prisoner in my own shoes as non of them are equipped with the butch soles needed to keep me up right on my Bambi legs. I’ve been wearing the life out of my Dr. Martins I got for my 21st. Practical, and give me those extra few inches of height my wellies rob me of.

Chloe Sevigny opted for the same pair in the red colour way, get yours for £75.00 here

I’ve just been invited to my dear, Nouvelle Parisian,  friend JoRo’s 21st Birthday party and with the theme being “Winter Wonderland” I’d much rather be sporting these beauties than waddling in in rubber boots. (Follow Jo’s Blog at: http://frompariswithlovex.blogspot.com)

Prada Shoes

These Miuccia Prada, Lucite and plastic chandelier shoes with swinging crystals crop up on almost every other page of the current british Vogue. The more I see the more I LOVE them. Opinion amongst my other housemates appears to be divided. Most them vs me, I love them, how can they not? So unpractical and “un-me” but the way the crystals catch the light draws me in like a magpie to Mr.T.

From the clumpy to the delicate, Maison Martin Margiela has done it again and stolen my heart.

These shoes are the stuff of fairytales. Taking the idea further, the designer sells these limited edition heels, not in pairs, but per piece so you can sport one slipper in true Cinderella style.  At $1,277 a piece they better not change back to Primark pumps at mignight.



The plastic trend is manifesting itself in all forms from footwear to jewellery and of course Chanels clear perspex bags. I love the irony of transparency being a trend in an industry so elusive.



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Jimmy Choo announces the launch of Project PEP with the Elton John AIDS Foundation. This project is designed to support the funding of the Simelela centre in South Africa. The vibrant capsule collection features a distinctive and collectible punk rock motif print representing Jimmy Choo’s passionate and individualist spirit.

This cause has particular resonance for Jimmy Choo because of its support and empowerment of women. In 2005 Jimmy Choo Founder and President Tamara Mellon worked with the Elton John AIDS Foundation on a charity auction project ‘Four Inches’ that assisted with the first funding of the Simelela centre.

We are women helping women and we are proud to continue our collaboration with the compelling and urgent initiatives of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and to provide a voice for under-privileged women in South Africa. We are excited to launch this social media campaign which we believe is a fun, light-hearted way to make people aware of a very serious subject.” – Tamara Mellon, Founder & President, Jimmy Choo.

Jimmy Choo will donate 25% of the net sales from Project PEP to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.  With this funding, the Elton John AIDS Foundation can directly support the pioneering Simelela Rape Centre in Cape Town that was set up in 2005, with the mission to administer victims of abuse with the vital HIV preventative PEP medication (Post Exposure Prophylaxis) and provide the infrastructure for medical, counselling and legal support.

The proceeds raised by Project PEP will enable the clinic to stay open day and night providing 24 hour/7 days a week access to the vital life saving treatment that has to be administered within the first 72 hours of exposure to HIV.

Everyone could enter unlimited photos to the competition and with talent being fierce my dream of winning the first prize dwindled away. After putting any hope of a prize to the back of my mind I was elated to recieve an email from the Jimmy Choo team saying my photo had come runner up with a project PEP Eco Bag.

The brief for the photo competition was “You, Your Shoes and 72”. I interpreted this as 72 shoes shaped to resemble the Aids foundation Red cross. Wearing my red ribbon shoes that symbolise the cross as the focal point and using a clock to symbolise the 72 hour time frame.

I’ll be proudly wearing mine in support of the good cause. Check out the website for the collection and to view other entries and don’t forget to dig deep and donate to the foundations lifesaving work.

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At Uni we have been divided into teams to devise marketing strategies for Kickers. I know what you’re thinking. School Shoes. But they are so much cooler than they are given credit for. Did you know they collaborated with Henry Holland and The Hacienda? No, me neither. Why are they keeping these creditable collaborations hushed I have no idea. Or maybe they’re not. Maybe it’s their marketing that’s out of touch. Either way I bet you haven’t seen these collaborations and I bet you wish you knew about them before.

These beauts are my favourites’ of the bunch.  Out of all the Kickers X designs sadly these were the only ones  that weren’t available for retail!  Husam el Odeh, an upcoming jewellery designer who has collaborated on the catwalk with the likes of Marios Schwab and Siv Stoldal added silver plating onto the heel, the collar, the facing and the laces are made of a silver fleurette necklace.  If Kickers weren’t heavy enough to cart around on skinny pins.

Checkout out the other collaborations here: Love Thy Kickers Blog

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