Happy 2017! 

Happy 2017 to all my readers! It has been a little slow going here with the end of holidays- I managed to get a little run down so I’m trying to take it easy until I get back to work and am launched back into sheer chaos. There is a LOT to look forward to in 2017 so hopefully I’ll be able to share with you as much as possible. 

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to post first this year but what better way to kick off the new year with one of my latest (and favourite) designs. 

  
I designed these back in October and they arrived somewhere near mid November. Do I even need to say that they have been in high rotation since? These made appearances at numerous Christmas parties, concerts and even joined me for super casual work days. If you haven’t figured by now, I love anything glitzy with sparkle. I mentioned years ago that I potentially might be part magpie. That still remains. There is absolutely no inspiration to this design other than the fact that one morning I woke up with a huge craving for bronze glitter. So, over breakfast, I sat down and simple made it happen. With subtle piping detail. Simple as that. But what do you think? They are easily one of my favourite and most comfy pairs I’ve designed. I know I’ll be reaching for them again and again. 

Hope everyone’s 2017 has started out in style. All the best to you and yours in this new year! 

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My Designs: Brought to Life (Part Two)

I always seem to constantly find myself on the hunt for the perfect red shoe. It certainly is a bold statement that doesn’t easily just meld into any old outfit, so naturally I have become more and more particular about my needs in this area of my shoe collection. I have a couple pairs of red pumps but nothing ever was quite right.

Red Glitter Pump

I’m not sure what it is, but when I first started designing shoes I decided to take my need for a red pump, and push the statement shoe design over the top. Not in a “lets make it overly strappy and embellished” sort of way; just something very classic and then some. To be honest, I’m not sure where my inspiration came from for this- so many people say “The Wizard of Oz” but frankly, that movie is totally messed up and I in no way intend to look like a homeless girl wearing an old dead hags stolen footwear. I think where it really came from was a healthy mix of my favourite hockey team’s main colour, Santa Claus and a girl’s natural attraction to glitter. Whatever it may be, I know that I created something special just for myself.

This pair of glittery red pumps is the first of my designs I had made just for me. The perfect treat, and I will never forget the feeling of slipping on the perfect shoe, sitting on the couch in my living room and knowing that I created it just for myself. I snuck this pair into an OOTD post back from my time in Arizona around Christmas that you might (or might not) remember.

Happy Tuesday everybody and thank you for stopping by!

Fendi Glitter Wedge

Fendi glitter wedge

Well it is safe to say that Stuart Weitzman isn’t the only one producing over-the-top wedges for the Spring and Summer. The proud Roman design house Fendi, known for their rather loud shoe designs has also come up with a “glitter” wedge for this season. Completely different from Weitzman’s invisible PVC and glitter design, Fendi has taken a more in your face approach. The silver wedge with a slight cut out is great and full of amazing texture while the patent blue straps are seemingly a bit more easy to work with. Between the mixed metal colours, shot of pastel and varying textures, this certainly is not a throw on and go type shoe; but rather a carefully thought out piece of footwear that needs as much attention to styling as the designer put into creating it.

What do you think? Is it too much or are you a firm believer that in the shoe world, more is, well, more?

Christian Louboutin Neptune Blue Pigalle

christian-louboutin-glitter-blue-pigalleI’m always a sucker for a glittery shoe, and though there is nothing exactly new or earth shattering about these Louboutin Pigalle’s, I completely admire this “Neptune” blue shade. Remember friends, glitter is my favourite colour…