Monday, September 24, 2012

Brogues are a girl's best friend

In summertime, Brogues allow you to wear closed toe shoes but still look summery. Important if you have not had a pedicure for a while, or just like shoes that are supportive.

On the weekend, I bought a new pair of shoes from Hush Puppies.

For $139.95, they are all leather, have a leather sole (need to be Topy-ed) and they are so comfortable. the hole-punched leather is just the thing for warmer days.

Monday, September 10, 2012


I've written about Melissa many times before but recently on an unsuccessful trip to Chadstone, I noticed an exhibition called "Heel Candy".

Featuring Melissa shoes reimagined by Vivienne Westwood and others, it showcases a world of shoes, that are so often forgotten, and the distant second to the obsession most women have with clothing.

I have my own pair of Melissa shoes, designed by Vivienne Westwood.

For more, click here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bela Borsodi

I've talked about Bela Borsodi before on The Vine but I recently was reminded of his work and decided to check out his site.

As usual his work in the area of Advertising is peppered with humour. His recent ads for Selfridges are so clever; I'm constantly intrigued by his work.

Using humour in advertising is quite common and I think it lends itself well to this type of product given the usual product shots are static. Women like to know their shoes and handbags form part of their life and personality and these shots start that conversation.

What also fascinates me is Borsodi's comments on society and in particular this image 'Fashion Victim'.

Such an interesting concept of contemporary photography, it's really fascinating. Check out more of his work here.

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