Hope you’re having a lovely thanksgiving!
Ok, let’s talk about Gucci here. They are killing it! The 70’s grandma slide, the insane over the top loafer, fur slipper, and now their amazing sneakers. I can’t stand it. I feel like I need to just go in major debt, and fill my closet with Gucci for fall. A big hand of applause to Alessandro Michele. He is doing an amazing job making this brand look so fresh, and cool. Did you see his SS17 collection? You may want to check it out here! I can’t decide which to buy, slide or sneaker…ahhh! thoughts?
A few weeks ago, I was doing some competitive shoe market research at a local LA mall, and happened to see a Crocs store. I remember thinking to myself, “They’re still around? Who’s buying Crocs?”
Fast forward two weeks later, fashion week approaches us in NYC. I obsessively refresh to Vogue.com every few hours, and find myself confused by what I see from Christopher Kane. I had to double take, and ask myself, “WTF, those shoes!” “Why are these beautifully well dressed models wearing crocs?!” I’m all about creative expression, and thinking out of the box, but this is questionable. I thought maybe his samples got lost, and it was a last minute design idea, but no….it’s a real collaboration.
I can’t say that the collaboration makes me want to go out, and buy a pair of designer Crocs. Perhaps it will spark other creative, and luxury endeavors for Crocs.
I can tell you one thing, I will not be buying any crocs next Spring. Even if Celine did a collaboration…unless that toe shape is pretty much entirely changed…I’m not feeling the duck feet look.
Thoughts on the Crocs and Kane collab?
Are you in?
Image from Vogue.
The comfort trend has kicked in high gear in the fashion world. Women, chasing me down, and asking for comfortable shoes that are fashionable seemed to reach its minimum. We now have a plethora of choices…
Four years ago, Céline designed the fur slide sandal, and since then the comfort trend has evolved, and grown. The past few months we’ve seen slides rear its head again, and now come Fall, slides all over the place. Having said that, you can now be even more comfortable. Home comforts are now offered for your everyday life. Yup, the slipper trend has reached us.
I’ve seen this trend before, but designers have definitely modernized the slipper, and I’m liking it! I guess if I was working in a law firm, it may not be appropriate, but I’m lucky enough to work in fashion, and so anything goes. Here are a few of my fav’s. What do you think are you down for the slipper trend?
Gucci started this trend last year, has taken the most literal approach. They’ve expanded the materials, and color offerings, and you can see in social media every influencer has this covered. Honestly, I love it. Especially paired with a dress shown here, I would go to a design meeting like this in a heart beat, and feel like a queen!
I love the design elements offered by No.21. The high tongue, and knot is a cool combination.
Miu Miu is one of my favorite brands, and these embellished slippers are to die for. It’s not so literal, and the mix of patent and velvet (oh and that buckle) is so lovely.
I haven’t seen these beauties by Sanayi 313 in person, but what girl doesn’t like a pom pom? This chic dress, and pom pom slippers are styled well together!
Hi! I know, I know, I know, I’ve not been blogging at all this past year, and even longer. I’ve had a lot of changes happen in my life personally (good ones), but honestly I’ve spent more time on instagram than blogging. Instagram has been my source of journaling my life as a shoe designer. I do miss blogging, and have been thinking I’d like to ignite my digital diary again.
One of the reasons why I stopped blogging is because I felt the material to be redundant. I found many fashion bloggers to do some type of runway trend analysis , or a top 5 shoe trends of the season. I wasn’t feeling it. I thought to myself, “ Do we really need another blog out there that has similar content as everybody else? ” I was sharing my exploration, and I still love doing that but I felt a disconnection with my blogging content. I realized I’d like connect with my readers more.
Some things that inspire me about other blogs are their voice, authenticity of their life that maybe is not just related to their work, and discovering new ideas, products, etc.
I decided to put what I personally love into my blog going forward. Giving you an inside view of the trials and tribulations of a designer, an artist, creative, a woman in the footwear, and fashion business, other topics that I’m intrigued by, and what inspires me. There is a lot more to me than just shoes!
I’m real excited about sharing a different point of view in the day of the life of a shoe designer, and I hope you stay tuned!