Wednesday, 10 November 2010

SHOES - Shoe News and Gossip

I feel like I haven't talked enough about shoes lately, so this post is dedicated to all things shoe related. A girl can never have, or ogle too many pairs of shoes in my opinion.

Upper Street for Jasper Garvida

dding another string to his bow, Jasper Garvida is turning his hand to shoe design with the help of bespoke shoe company Upper Street. The range has been developde to complement his SS11 collection, 'Belle' which was part inspired by Dagas' 'Ballet Dancers'. The shoe range will include skyscraper gladiators, natural snakeskin, double straps and studding. You too can create your own bespoke shoe by visiting

The Jimmy Choo Crystal Connection

Jimmy Choo will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary next year and the traditional anniversary gift is Crystal. As part of ther Anniversary celebrations they'll be launching ‘House of Jimmy Choo’ on the  Choo website which will include ‘The Crystal Connection’; a  hub for you to enter, discover and interact with the world of Jimmy Choo. They want loyal Jimmy Choo fans, to take part by sharing their favourite Jimmy Choo memory. The best will feature on the website from the end of November.
Tamara Mellon OBE, will pick the best story to win a pair of shoes from the new Crystal Collection.

Republic's first shoe collection

Yep, Republic have created a shoe collection this winter for the first time. For day expect lace-up boots, shearling and biker boots while for evening you can opt for stilettos with bows, zips and patent touches. Or go for jewelled or leopard pumps for a night out without the pain factor.

Recycled and bespoke shoes by Hetty Rose

During fashion week I discovered a few great brands through the fringe events and exhibitions. Hetty Rose was one such brand. Each pair of shoes is hand-made using vintage fabrics, mainly Japanese kimonos. Each pair starts at £350, so for a really special occasion like a wedding it would be a fabulous treat. I'm loving the style pictured above and the version with a chunky column heel. Fab!

Push PR press show highlights

In need of a colour injection?

You know you want a little bit of neon in your life. The Kandee shoe collection for AW10 provides just that and I had close-up view at a recent press day. I'm loving the slightly (but not quite) subtle black heels with bright orange soles.
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