September 14, 2011

Nicholas Kirkwood, A/W 11—A Creative Light

Nicholas Kirkwood has been a force to be reckoned with in the shoe industry for several years now and he shows no signs of letting up. If anything, his creativity shines through even more brightly from season to season.

Kirkwood's use of different materials and textures make for absolutely stunning shoes that you would be tempted to display in your home as art rather than wear.

Below are a few of my favourites from his A/W 11 collection.  The red high-heeled brogue on the end is an especially nice take on this oh so current trend for Autumn/Winter.

To see more of Nicholas Kirkwood's collection:


A Masterpiece, A/W 11 Christian Louboutin Campaign

Brace yourselves shoe lovers... Those of you who follow Louboutin and his beautiful creations know that his lookbooks and campaigns are unique and incredibly interesting.  The A/W 11 campaign for Christian Louboutin by photographer Peter Lippman is no exception and the creativity just keeps on coming.

The photographs showcase the shoes in reenactments of famous 15th century renaissance paintings.  Having the shoes held by strong women in paintings is genuis! I have always found a beautiful pair of shoes to be empowering and this campaign showcases two types of works of art that are both strong and gorgeous to look at. 

I especially have my eye on the Madame au Pigalili gold spiked platforms for evening and the Halte black patent shoe for everyday. I can already imagine them on my feet and the countless outfits I would wear them with!

Inspired by: Whistler's Mother by James McNeil Whistler
featuring the Tootsie roccia leather ankle boot

Inspired by: Saint Dorothy by Francisco De Zurbaran
featuring the 8 Mignons sandals

Inspired by: Elizabeth of Austria by Francois Clouet featuring the
Madame au Pigalili gold spiked platforms and Catalina sequined clutch
Inspired by: Portrait of a Girl by Jean Baptiste-Camille Corot
featuring the Halte black patent shoe
Inspired by: Marquise D'Antin by Jean-Marc Nattier
featuring the Artemis shoulder feathered bag

Inspired by: Magdalene and the Flameby Georges de la Tour featuring the Puck boot

Inspired by: Portrait d’une Negresse by Marie-Guilleme Benoit
featuring the nappa leather and patent Balda bootie