Friday, September 30, 2016

Sala Chaussures - Apophis in Black

Black High Heeled pumps with dragon wings
Sala Chaussures Apophis

My shoe line, Sala Chaussures has been making winged heels ever since it launched in late 2013/early 2014. From the Pegasus (an ode to the winged creature from Greek Mythology), to the Titania (fairy winged heels named after the Queen of fairies from Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream') and now the Apophis. The Apophis is the Serpent-Dragon God of  Chaos in Egyptian Lore. Thus the Dragon wings. We first launched the Apophis in maroon as part of our Egyptian Myhthology collection and now, we've decided to make it in a classic black and is now part of our 'Les Classiques'  collection. What do you guys think?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The 10 Best Shoestagrams This Week

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A lot of shoestagrams this month have been pretty exciting - it is Fashion month after all!A lot of editors, bloggers and fashion people have been posting some great shoe game out there. I can't wait to check out more in the upcoming Milan and Paris fashion weeks! I'll definitely be keeping a close watch. Check out the week's best shoestagram posts after the jump.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sala Chaussures Kitsune

Black satin textured flats with origami bow at the back
Sala Chaussures Kitsune Flats in Black


Just recently, my sister and I launched the "Les Classiques" collection of our shoe line Sala Chaussures. The styles featured in this collection are some classic shoe staples that we have expanded in different colors with various tweaks such as making a flat or block heeled version. One such classic style that we came up with is the "Kitsune". It features a pretty origami bow placed at the back of the shoe, single line toe straps and delicate ankle straps. "Kitsune" also means fox in Japanese, as the origami bows also kind of represent a fox's ears. We  made a flat and heel version of this. Black satin and nude colored for the flats, nude and the loveliest lemon yellow color in a block high heeled version. Check it out after the jump!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Whimsical Wednesdays : Dolce and Gabbana Cinderella Swarovski Pumps

 Dolce and Gabbana Cinderella Swarovski Pumps
Dolce and Gabbana

If Cinderella were a true story then the prince shouldn't bother looking for her because anybody can now just buy her shoe online! Haha. This pair is by Dolce and Gabbana and while they aren't made of glass (plexiglas and PVC to be exact), they sure do look like it! The shoe features other pretty princess-like details like scalloped egdges, swarovski and silver leather details. I personally would not wear this shoe - I live in a tropical and humid country so wearing shoes made of see-through plastic would just be plain uncomfortable and embarrassing. (Hello sweat and moisture!). And also, there's that 1795 dollar price tag :o I just think it's such a whimsical and delightful object to look at. What do you guys think? Would you wear these?

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Dolce and Gabbana Embellished Sandals Worn by Bianca Balti

Dolce and Gabbana Embellished Sandals Worn by Bianca Balti
Dolce and Gabbana

Doesn't this pair look so decadent? I feel like it is so quintessential  Dolce and Gabbana. All these embellishments and jewels and gold all strewn together, but never looking garish. The thing with this pair though is that only one pair was made - in a size 38. Also this shoe has already been worn by model Bianca Balti for a gala in Florence. There's a disclaimer on the description of the shoe that "Signs of wear on the sole are due to this use and are not to be considered defects". Hmmm I'm not sure I would throw away three thousand something dollars for something that has already been worn. Actually, in the first place, I don't think I would even think about spending that much on a shoe - I just like looking at them and maybe coveting a little bit. What do you guys think? Would you spend that much on a shoe? Especially one that's already been worn?

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Aquazzura Very Ballerina Flat

Aquazzura Very Ballerina Flat Blush ballet flats with satin lace up ribbons
Aquazzura

Aren't these flats one of the daintiest and prettiest ones you've seen lately? These are also one of the few ballet flats that look almost exactly like a ballerina shoe - what with the lace up satin ribbons, the gorgeous colors and a quaint little bow at the vamp of the shoe. The bows even have a little bling in them! Perfect for the "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" wouldn't you say?