Monday, April 28, 2008

Reach Dizzying Heights

Giuseppe Zanotti in his early twenties traded his DJ headphones for a career in shoemaking thus confirming to the traditional occupation of his native town San Mauro Pascali.His early thrust was towards developing new styles through intense research.After a few years, finding that he was yet to come to terms with his talent he acquired a company transforming it into an expanded style office and making style, creativity and research its strong foundations.From then on there has been no looking back for this man who has relentlessly combined style with technique to create the most fashionable, delectable and sought after shoes the fashion industry has ever seen.

The shoes featured here are sculpted platform wedges with a whooping heel height of approximately 6".The first thing that struck me when I set sight on this pair is that its so retro and full of attitude.The fresh youthfulness that these shoes symbolise are further emphasized by the buckles with gold tone on the vamp and the ankle.Wear them on a day when you feel young at heart and feather footed in your soul.Since its so easy to go wrong with these shoes, wearing them with the right outfit would speak volumes about your fashion quotient.Team them with either a short dress or a denim with wide flared legs to achieve a "she knows her fashion" look.The shoes look best on those with chunky calves.

Strap these on with a dress like the one below to radiate the spring attitude of fun filled freaky funkiness.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Joelle Scalloped Dress


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Walk On The Rainbow

Claudio Merazzi, eponymous owner of the luxury Italian shoe line is reckoned with colossal respect in the world of couture fashion. He is heavily inspired by his travels around the globe and desires to satisfy women with a strong hidden urge for maverick designs.His strength lies in his ability to fuse unusual colors and materials creating fashion forward shoes which even the most fashion averse would lust for.

Spring gives us far too many reasons to experiment with bold colors, that many times I feel stumped at the thought of mixing and matching all those bold colors in harmonious unison to create a sporty and chic look, wondering whether the hot pink dress that I bought impulsively on a post lunch walk on Fifth Avenue could be accessorised with the indigo blue shoes that are mine only for the perverse reason of disproving my man for saying that I wasn't spunky enough for indigo.To all those who are despairing about getting their colors right, these pair of shoes comes as the ultimate deliverance, the messiah of spring.With a clever combination of hot spring colors like lime, orange, hot pink, teal and yellow in thin strands of seude, effortlessly woven together, these shoes add the spring zing to any monochromatic dress.Team them with a sultry evening dress in white or black and lo behold, your shoes get all the attention they deserve in addition to enhancing the color appeal of the entire outfit.

Tease your way through spring by wearing these dresses to accessorize the shoes(Yup the shoes are the attention mongers).

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Slither Into High Fashion

Christian Louboutin, the French fashion designer's love for shoes started from a very young age when he got introduced to the high fashion night life of Paris.Since then, right from scribbling shoe designs in his school notebooks to opening boutiques around the world there has been no looking back.Louboutin's innate sense for creating intensely feminine shoes with a whiff of wit and glamour, distinctly recognisable for their immaculately lacquered red soles(legend has it that once before showcasing his collection on the runway, while he was feeling something missing from his shoes, he noticed the bright red Chanel nail polish on one of his assistant's finger nails from which was born the idea of his signature red sole) have made them the prized possessions of celebrities world over.

While exotic shoes do carry an aura of classiness and a stamp of luxury most of them tend to be so boringly monotonous since wearing a piece of python in itself is so much of a deal that fashion takes a backseat.Thankfully, the Privatita python sandal is a deviation, skillfully fusing the spring color of pink with the exotic python skin making it an ideal wear this season unlike the usual hues which complement fall.Unlike the other "colored" python shoes which screams artificiality, in these shoes the pink color has been so adroitly painted on the python skin that it gives a totally au natural look making it the shoes to lust after.

The shoes are ideal for both day as well as night wear.Carry it off with an elegant black dress in the evening or a mono colored or color block dress during the day.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Herald The Samourai Warrior

Dior Samourai Shopper

Christian Dior, the French designer revolutionised women's wear during the end of World War II from boxy fabric conserving style to dresses flaring from the waist and hence giving women a more curvaceous and beautiful silhouette.He has been credited as a master at creating shapes and silhouettes.

This fuchsia woven leather bag lives up to Dior's reputation in the sense of its uniqueness with regard to its shape, for it resembles a woven basket more than a bag.Despite the bag being showcased last fall(2007) it goes so well with the spirit of spring owing to it being woven and having a rich color.The bag has been inspired by traditional Japanese basket weaving and has layers of leather(calfskin and lambskin) woven by hand.The top handles are attached to the bag by rings and serpents in tortoiseshells, to create a truly exotic look.The bag comes with an open top and Louis XVI picture frame tag with Dior logo.

Though the Samourai warrior commanded priceless respect, this bag honoring the Samourai thankfully does come with a price tag, thus enabling you to own a piece of Oriental charm.