Happy Black Friday to one and all! Not that BF in Canada is anything like it is in the States. If you count my outing today as celebrating- purchasing some full-priced piano books, then I guess I have done my job. The truth is, I have been in Christmas mode since the end of August and have been full fledged out of control with decorating and planning the moment Remembrance Day was over. With this comes all sorts of joy for me- and I especially love to see any form of Christmas cheer and anticipation spill over into the blogosphere. I was recently reading an article about holiday dressing for the up and coming party season. Naturally, it is the season of glitz and glamour, and the only time of the year where you can truly get away with those sequin pants and be serious about it (ie: Not a Hallowe’en costume or some 80’s rager).
Anyway, the entire article about wearing lame as an alternative to sequins and sparkle appropriate office wear just had me completely reminiscing about these J.Crew pumps. Remember them? I think that it is cool to have found a design that is so out there and over the top, so on trend for the season, yet is versatile enough to transfer to the odd office Christmas party- or to compliment your ugly sweater and glass of full-fat egg nog…
So now I want to know, what do you look forward to wearing each holiday season as far as Christmas party dress goes? I’m naturally all over anything glitzy as I am part magpie, but am also hoping to bring some velvet into my looks. Thank you to all of my readers for stopping by on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. I know we all have places to go, people to see, and of course shoes to buy, so know I truly appreciate it.
I always thought that I should design my own shoes. Not only because I constantly find myself full of ideas but because I found that over the years I found myself becoming more and more particular about what I was looking for in the footwear world. I’d be in need of a higher heel, or thicker strap; hunting for the perfect combination of materials or whatever else, and constantly be disappointed that such a shoe didn’t exist. I also wanted to design for others- I had so many friends and family members and complete strangers coming to me asking for help in order to find them a perfect pair. When I teamed up with the great people at Shoes of Prey last year, I was finally enabled to make a few of my designs come to life.
This is one of the first pairs of shoes I ever designed and I actually had them made for my mom as a Christmas present last year. Infact, they are the first of my designs I saw come to life. She loves blue and enjoys little kitten heels. After 20some odd years of shopping with her, I knew exactly what catches her eye and created for her what I felt was the perfect shoe. Made of rich blue silk and black leather, I had them made, boxed and shipped up from down under. Watching her unwrap these and seeing the excitement on her face- and knowing that these came from my own creative mind- was one of the most amazing moments I’ve had so far on my journey in fashion.
I’ll be sharing a couple of my designs this week so stay tuned for more of my own creations. I’ve been wanting to share these with you for a very long time but have never been able to find the proper words to go with the shoes. But I figured, I can’t share them unless I try, so here I am, about to tell you my designs as it is.
Enjoy your first Monday of Summer! There are huge changes going on here at Talk to My Shoes, and hopefully I will be able to share some more excitement (and shoes) with you over the season!
On my last evening in Arizona, my family and I all went out to celebrate my parents anniversary. I used the occasion to dress up, mix rose gold and red, wearing my red glitter pumps that I designed myself a while back. My mom (and brother) helped me take these pictures when we got home. Unfortunately the lighting was nothing short of dismal and I couldn’t grab the true effect of the shoes and jewelry. Also, I took my new Gucci Soho crossbody out for a spin. What an amazing piece! I hope you enjoy the pictures despite the quality…
Does this picture sum up how much I’m enjoying the sunshine? Apparently it is “cold” down here- one woman today was telling me how she had to wear her goose down jacket and a scarf on her way to work today… and here I am barefoot and in a t-shirt. Mind you after -40C, I’d think anything is balmy weather.
Anyway, I’m keeping this one short, I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and that Santa was good to each of you! Even more importantly, I hope you are all surviving your turkey coma and are feeling relaxed and restored after the mad rush over the past couple weeks. And yes in the picture below, my shirt does indeed read “Gnome for the Holidays”. Because I am dorky like that. Though, I did a good job hiding it in the picture with Rusty, I will have to take a picture of it for you sometime. Thanks for stopping by and happy boxing day!