December 15, 2011

Holiday Wish List

As I rush around trying to search for the perfect gifts for all my loved ones, I thought I would take some time to create my own wish list for what I would love to see under the tree come Christmas morning.

  1. I am loving this LANVIN pump, you could totally get away with wearing this during the day with the right outfit, and the ankle strap adds a bit of edge to the shoe. It's the perfect shoe to take you from daytime to a night out!
  2. If you are an avid traveler or wish you were, this cashmere travel set by Sofia Cashmere will make you feel like you are traveling in luxury every time.
  3. I adore Mulberry but the latest addition to their collection has me salivating!! This is a nightshade blue 100% snakeskin satchel that is just too gorgeous for words, it also comes in a neutral tone if that's your preference.
  4. Whenever I think of gifts I would love to receive,like any girl jewellery is never far from my mind. This Citrine ring by David Yurman is a bauble I would love to add to my collection.
  5. YSL shoes are always on my list! and this Python wedge sandal has me wishing I had plans for a nice sunny getaway.
  6. For all those lovely pieces of jewellery, a girl has to have something pretty to keep them in. This gorgeous calfskin case by Smythson is absolutely fabulous and I am loving the colour!
  7. Last but not least, a ring for every day that will make you feel as special as you truly are. This smokey quartz ring from the kuka-me tweed collection is one of my favourites! Reema Pachachi's designs are so beautiful, you won't know which to pick!
Happy Christmas shopping everyone and may everything you wish for be waiting for you Christmas morning!

December 8, 2011

Nicholas Kirkwood, Sample Sale!

Attention all London Readers:

There is a Nicholas Kirkwood sample sale happening today and tomorrow!!

Times: Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: The Music Room, 26 S. Molton Ln., W1K 5AB.

Ladies run as you can potentially purchase a pair for £25.00!!

Reader tip: In order to stay in the know on what is going on in your city, check out

It's a great site that informs you of everything and anything happening in your city from fashion to food to travel etc.

November 28, 2011

Aquazzura: Be on the Lookout

Aquazzura is the shoe line developed by industry prodigy Edgardo Osorio. Osorio, is a Colombian-born shoe designer based out of Florence, Italy who at the young age of 26 has already worked in the industry for many years. By the age of 18 he started working for Salvatore Ferragamo and has since worked for Sigerson Morrison and most recently for Roberto Cavalli. Aquazzura shoes are made using the finest of leathers and include details such as rubberized heels and bra-strap closures. The Website for the line is still in development and we have yet to find out what stores will be stocking these beauties; but be on the lookout, as you will definitely want to own a pair of this designer's gorgeous creations.

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November 23, 2011

Twilight Fever

Like many people I have been counting the days for the release of Breaking Dawn and finally getting to see Edward and Bella get married!!! I am totally obsessed with these movies!! I recently checked the page of one of my favourite jeweler designers, David Yurman and discovered this gorgeous ring reminiscent of Bella's engagement ring. I am not sure if this is what he had in mind, but if you would love to own a ring similar to Bella's then this is the ring for you!
The Diamond Starlight Ring is done in sterling silver with Rhodium and a total carat weight of 1.01.

Absolutely Stunning!!

I am not sure at what stores in the UK if any, you can purchase David Yurman's jewelry, however Saks Fifth Avenue in the U.S. will ship to the UK and you can purchase it through them.

P.S. I know this is not shoe-related however, I just had to share :)

November 21, 2011

When Fashion is in Your Blood

The well-crafted shoe is my passion and Tania Spinelli sure knows her stuff.
Tania's father is a tailor and her mother a seamstress, she also married into a third-generation family of Italian cobblers so, I think we can safely say that Spinelli has fashion in her blood! She worked in the fashion industry for several years quickly becoming design director of Hilfiger Collection but the pull of shoe design was too great and she eventually returned to her greatest love. Today Tania lives in New York and travels frequently to Venice where her shoe line is made. Spinelli's shoes have been featured in countless magazines and is a favourite of Hollywood stars, including the stars of Gossip Girl. Her shoes have frequently been used on stars Blake Lively and Taylor Momsen.

Here are some of the designs from her A/W 11 collection, I am particularly in love with the burgundy bow-tie-back boots and the calf hair, gold-tipped pumps! Let me know which one's you can't wait to add to your wardrobe!

November 20, 2011

Belle Boots

As a petite girl I wear heels constantly and I especially love the comfort of a wedge. I recently came across these to-die-for ankle boots by Belle Sigerson Morrison. Belle is the sister line to long-standing luxury label Sigerson Morrison and their shoes are AMAZING!
These ankle boots are definitely my favourite! An assymetrical-cut wedge bootie in spotted black and stone-coloured calf hair with metal accents on the toe and heel. I cant wait to wear these with a pair of leggings and a fun leather jacket. What would you wear these with?
Luv, Luv, Luv this shoe!!!

November 18, 2011

Louboutin Book Signing at Harvey Nicks

This is a reminder to all you shoe loving fashionista's out there.  Christian Louboutin will be doing a book signing this coming Thursday the 24th of November, 2011 at Harvey Nick's in London.

I am so excited for this!!! my advice would be to queue up early and purchase the book ahead of time so you can save some time on the day of the signing.  I learned my lesson after attending the Manolo Blahnik signing at Liberty last year.

See the posting below from the Harvey Nichols Website for the details:

This book is amazing, it even has pop-ups, so fun!!

November 17, 2011

A Bit of Cheer on a Rainy Day

Living in London one has to get used to the rain. However, I still have trouble keeping upbeat on cold rainy days and the one thing that cheers me up is knowing that I get to put on a fun pair of Wellies!
Do you know where the term Wellington comes from? well, I didn't and in thinking about this post I decided to do a bit of research. The short of it is that these boots were worn and popularised by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. This novel "Wellington" boot then became a fashionable style emulated by the British aristocracy in the early 19th century.  If you would like to know more of the history of the boot visit the Wikipedia link:

I put together a small list of fun, different, stylish Wellies that will have you wishing for a rainy day!

For the biker chic in all of us:
Jimmy Choo continues their partnership with Hunter and has created this ever so fun biker wellie. I think this boot is great over a great pair of skinny jeans or with a fun flirty dress either long or short. This boot also comes in a to-the-knee version.

The Covert Wellie:
For a wellie that doesn't really look like a wellie but serves the same purpose, check out Vivienne Westwood's Anglomania Ankle boots. I especially love them in this sky blue colour and the gold signature  hardware is AMAZING!

The Classic:
If you are just looking for a classic-looking wellie that you can wear with just about anything and can help you mitigate those puddles while you are out, look no further than Hunter.  I personally like classic with a bit of a twist and these oh-so-chic grey high-gloss boots are absolutely stunning!  These are also on special now at ASOS for £63.00 so I would hurry.

The Label Lover:
For the fashionista who likes to be noticed, Gucci makes a beautiful pair of wellies with their famous "GG" pattern.  This boot comes in several colours but I personally like the classic brown that you can pair with just about any work outfit.

Passion for Colour:
Gucci also makes these fabulous cherry red flat boots with Web detailing in their signature green and red stripe. Colour always makes me feel more empowered and cheerful so what better than a pair of bright red boots to make you feel like you can rule the world!, well maybe not rule the world but at least make it through the day with a spring in your step.

Heel Junkie:
If you are a bit like me and have a hard time parting with wearing heels than this is the wellie for you. I am not very tall so anything that elevates me and gets me off the ground makes me very happy. Hunter makes a beautiful wedge boot which allows you to look great and not sacrifice your heels or your style.