Tuesday, November 27, 2007

My faves at Urban Outfitters

I always hope Urban Outfitters will magically open in Australia. I absolutely love their stuff, it's so me, but unfortunately every order takes time and a lot of $$$, but it's well worth it.

My favourites on Urban Outfitters at this very moment...

The Jeffrey Campbell Graduated Patent Heel. A most daring design in shape and colour, but very easily worn with most wardrobes.

The sweet and simple Dolce Vita Sass Colorblock Pump is perfect for any summer dress but also perfect for the winter outfit that needs some freshening up. I love the shape, it looks elegant but not too refined for the rock-chick, and the heel is just the right height.
When you look at the patent leather proliferation in the shoe market, it seems like it will never end. But alas, I think Patent is here to stay for much, much longer. The Patent Anna Wedge is just so perfect...

And that's a wrap!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Ah my pretty!

So maybe you're not into fishscales and taxidermy, maybe a bit of soothing cream leather is more your style?

The Peaches gorgeous ballet flats (with slight heel) is by Loeffler Randall and the style and shape is perfect for your next princess moment.

By contrast, the Hilary Kilt Flats have a homely feeling, but a stylish one. Perfect for work, or adventurous days with a handsome man.

These are available now (a few places online or check out the store locator on the site.)

Eley Kishimoto

There's something about all of Eley Kishimoto's shoes that just grabs me. I can't explain it, but she has this eye for detail and shape that is just perfect.

The black patent and suede fishscales wedge. What's good about this shoe? The wedge, it's comfortable and easy to wear. The shape of the toe is flattering and so current, but it won't age either. Will look totally amazing with jeans or your best skirt. The touch of patent is so alluring and the fishscales, well I'm speechless, it's a detail that I don't see often in shoes that I like. Infact I generally dismiss any kind of animal skin (that's not the normal type of leather) as a bit dare I say 'tacky'. I stand corrected, it can be done with style.

It reminds me a bit of Julia Deville's jewellery, maybe the combination can be taken even further?

Ok so it's not the same as fishscales, but Eley Kishimoto's designs just have the same feeling about it...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


I love a bit of creativity in fashion, it's always the small detail that will get me, as I've mentioned before. And one of my special favourites is eye-catching socks.

As seen on The Sartorialist...

What is it about the eye-catching detail of this that I like? I really think it adds a bit of sparkle to an outfit. The photo is obviously very interesting in that we can't see the rest of the outfit, so we're not sure how much of an influence these socks are. The coat looks like fur (faux or maybe not) so my guess is maybe the socks wouldn't be so striking if the photo was a full body shot. In any case, in the sea of black shoes, the aqua and white print stands out. Kudos to this gal!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Something a little different

It's the little detail in a shoe that will capture my spirit, my heart and my wallet.

Kenneth Cole
I love the flash of red, the shape of the peeptoe (not showing too much toe is oh so elegant) and the inside cut out. Go for a snug fit so the shoe stays on your foot. This material and the shape could be tricky to wear if the shoe was purchased in a size too big.
Jean-Michel Cazabat
While metallic is still going strong in fashion circles, the mod shape of this shoe makes all the difference. You don't need long skinny legs to pull this off, just get your proportions right. I'd recommend a shortish but not tight skirt and a simple singlet for maximum effect.

Via Spiga
I'm obsessed with the pinhole cut trim on shoes. It's old-fashioned but can look really modern with the right outfit. I love the low strap and the medium heel. This shoe gets my absolute vote for trans-seasonal easy-on-the-eye- dressing. Go forth and buy!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Best of online

If you're like me and find a spare minute or ten at work to browse your favourite online shopping destinations, but don't always have time to peruse everything that is available, check out my favourite things online RIGHT NOW!

The Dior Samourai Bow Pump in off white. Features smooth calfskin and a rounded toe that is elegant yet edgy. Twisted leather bands and a thin leather bow complete the stylish shoe. Made in Italy, you know you want them.

From Jimmy Choo, perhaps the most elegant and refined of shoe designers, the most sharp and practical black leather pumps. These are an absolute classic and the proportions looks perfect for all day wear. Snap them up!

Sorry about the quality of the image - but these are just to die for. Manolo Blahnik Patent Pump with pinhole cut trim and a gorgeous heel that will leave you towering over your girlfriends. Stylish, classic and comfy, ALL IN ONE!

Thursday, November 8, 2007