Monday, September 22, 2014

Sala Chaussures : The King Tut Weekender

King Tut


Doesn't this shoe remind you of something or someone? The distinctive blue and gold stripes can only be seen on great leaders of a certain ancient civilization. I don't think it can get any more obvious! The Pre-holiday 2014 theme for my shoe line Sala Chaussures is all about the Egyptian civilization! I'm madly in love and fascinated with this. Everything the Egyptians do from their rituals, to their attire and to the way they bury the dead (mummies!) are so, so cool. This shoe is called The King Tut, short for King Tutankhamen. He was the child pharaoh who died a most mysterious death. The gold and blue headrdress is very commonly seen in any representation fo this country. In ancient Egypt, the Pharaoh's beard was considered to be a divine attribute of the Gods, whose close plaited beards resembled lapiz lazuli. Even some ancient queens wore them! This is what we wanted the shoe to represent!

King Tut

King Tut

King Tut

The King Tut has blue straps with a 4.5 inch block heel with gold and blue synthetic leather. The braided silk rope completes the whole look of the shoe.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Designer Shoelight : Alexandre Birman

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I've been posting about Alexandre Birman shoes for a while in the blog and admiring his style and aesthetics ever since I heard about the brand. You may or may not know that Alexandre Birman has shoes, shoes and more shoes running in his blood. Ever heard of the Brazilian Shoe brand Schutz? His family has been in the footwear industry in South America since the 1970's.  Schutz is one of the Brands that is produced in his family's factory.

Alexandre Birman is a Brazilian designer who grew up surrounded by shoes. He has designed and acted as director for the brands of the family's company, namely Arezzo & Co. and Schutz. These brands are mainly sold in Brazil and have quite a number of followings. Schutz as mentioned by Alexandre birman in one interview is the number one most followed shoe label in the country. (they are actually starting to branch out to other countries, like the US)

Alexandre Birman decided to start his eponymous line in 2008. Where Schutz is aimed at younger women and has a price range of 200 to 300 dollars, Alexandre Birman was geared to a more older and sophisticated set. It is also more high end with a focus on luxury, femininity and sophistication. He has a penchant for exotic skins like lizard, ostrich and crocodile. 


Pre-Fall 2013 - Adele


Pre-Fall  2013- Carmelia

Pre-Fall 2013 - Timy
Fall 2013 - Flor

Fall 2013 - Pippa

Fall 2013 - Zola

Fall 2013 - Carys


Resort 2014 - Ametist




Resort 2014 - Dree


Resort 2014 - Elettra


Spring/Summer 2014 - Brunna


Spring/Summer 2014 - Sayra


Spring/Summer 2014 - Tattoo

I absolutely adore his design and style aesthetics. His shoe designs have everything that I ever want in a shoe : clean lines with a touch of style and color, perfect arches and infinite chic and sophistication. I once read in an interview that though Alexandre Birman is not against giving away shoes to celebrities for publicity, he still prefers that they pay for it. Meaning he wants these famous people to really like his shoes and not advertise just because they are paid. It just goes to show how confident he is in the design of the shoes. You can see that his desigs justify that confidence because they are all just really beautiful! I can't wait to see his future collections!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Gianvito Rossi Metallic Trimmed Pumps

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I've always mentioned in several blog posts that when it come to great proportions, beautiful arch and heel height and perfect symmetry in shoes, Chrisitan Louboutin comes to mind. It seems that he's got the architectural symmetry of a stiletto shoe down pat. I think though that Gianvito Rossi has been coming up with all these stunners  lately and I definitely think that he could give Louboutin a serious run for his money.

I did a designer shoelight on Gianvito Rossi awhile back and it's amazing to see how his style  aesthetics have evolved. Fun Fact : He is the son of another famous shoe designer. yep, you guessed it, Sergio Rossi!

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His pumps are all on it's way to being classics. They have the perfect point and the most amazing arch. This pair has all those attributes of a great shoe with a little bit of added pizzazz by way of the metallic trimmings that look like lightning bolts. This is such a great pair!

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Christian Louboutin So Kate Python Pumps

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I think that the famous Louboutin Pigalle shoes have a rival : the So Kate pumps. This version of the So Kate pumps are made of python skin. The color is two-toned and placed in interesting spots all over the shoe. A white cross shape in the pointy part and in the back. A slightly darker white line on the sides and some more white on the heel. I think it's a really interesting looking pump! Plus the shape and arch of the shoe are just perfect!


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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Olivia Palermo for Aquazzura Collaboration

Knee High Boots

One of my favorite shoe brands has collaborated with one of favorite style icons. How exciting is that? Aquazzura, a shoe brand started by Edgardo Osorio is know for it's chic, single soled shoes. His aesthetics, the way I see it is minimalist but with touches of glam and elegance. Olivia Palermo is a style icon to thousands of girls including me. She looks good in practically anything she wears and has gotten to be known for being a mix master (whether it's mixing prints, high and low fashion etc..). She almost always has a pair of fabulous heels on and  more often than not, is seen in Aquazzura creations. Thus a collaboration between the two was inevitable.


Mirrored Sandals

"Olivia basically has been our unofficial ambassador," Edgardo Osorio, the brand's designer, told WWD  "She's always wearing the shoes. We're friends and we were talking more than a year ago about a small capsule that would be Olivia's eye and aesthetic but with the Aquazzura style."

The collection features sexy stilettos, some booties and a knee high boot. Palermo has stated that this collection is basically the essential pairs that every girl could have in her closet. The designs are sexy and glam, minimalist with a lot of glamorous and chic touches. Perfectly in line with both Aquazzura and Palermo's style aesthetics!

There are six styles created for the collection. Some of the styles have two different colors. There is a gorgeous suede over the knee black boot that has some curved, textured detailing at the back part. A pair of barely there, sexy stiletto metallic sandals. Cut-out sandals that come in black and a multicolored snakeskin texture. Paneled mesh and suede pumps that has asymmetric cuts. These come in two colors, one in all black and the other in a brown textured shade. There are also suede ankle boots that come in black and gray. The piece de resistance of the collection  are the barely there ankle strap stiletto sandals. These come in a blush and black color and have some bejeweled embellishments on the ankle strap area. This was inspired by a Victorian style necklace that Palermo owned. This is also the most expensive pair in the whole collection.  Though it is said that the collection will be available in September, the bejeweled pair is already listed as sold out in the Net-a-porter site.



Cut-out Sandals

Cut-out Sandals

Paneled Mesh and Suede Sandals

Suede Ankle Boots

Suede Ankle Boots
Embellished Suede Sandals

Embellished Suede Sandals

What do you guys think of the collaboration? Click on the captions of the photos to find the shoes and visit the Aquazzura site for more info on where to purchase the collection.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Bionda Castana Alexandra

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I'm really loving the color combination of this shoe. The green at the back part is just so lovely, and the prints add an interesting mix to the overall look of the shoe. The thin cord that crosses over and lands as an ankle strap ties in all the chicness that is found in this pair.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Alexandre Birman

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It's been awhile since I featured a pair of blocked heel. I think that they are such a great alternative to stilettos, and a comfier choice too! Loving this pair  by Alexandre Birman, with the wooden heels and the differently textured uppers. Which color combinations are your favorites?


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