Tuesday, October 25, 2011

BaBoo BEAUTIFUL Shoe Storage Units

Seriously...I love this and I soooooooooooo want this for Christmas!!!!  In a nutshell BaBoo Shoe is a magical storage unit for your shoes. Okay maybe it doesn't have real magic, but the gloss coating, inner lighting, tinted glass, remote control, angled shelves, sliding doors, and glass tops definitely gives off a magical vibe.  The cabinets come in two colors black and white and in 2 sizes (55 pairs and 25 pairs) - in addition both sizes also hold bags and boots.  (The glass top ones pictured below are called the 'Carrie' - how fitting.)

If you love your show collection and would like to show it off elegantly consider getting a BaBooShoe cabinet; I know I am.  How many cabinets would you need for your collection?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rachel Zoe Bella Bootie

How in the world am I just seeing these? This is what happens when I slack off with my blogging!!! Loving big time these Booties by talented celeb wardrobe stylists now turned designer Rachel Zoe.

Shoe features upper leather, lining and sole, asymmetric military styled cuff with buttons, 6" heel, and 1.75" platform. Retailed at $425 and available for purchase at Nordstroms in sizes 8.5 and 10.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mugler Ankle Boot

This bootie is definitely not for the faint at heart or those not extremely comfortable walking in heels. This is not the most practical fall boot, but who needs practicality in fashion! The 'Mugler' with it's ubber high and curved angular heel is one of the latest crazes among celebs like Lady Gaga (Gaga had been rocking them for awhile now), Beyonce, and Rihanna. It's definitely not for everyone but is definitely an attention grabber. What do you guys think?

Shoe features suede upper, rear zip closure, leather sole, 7" covered curved heel, and 2.3" platform. Retailed at $1,960.00 and available for purchase at The Corner.  Mugler pumps below are retailed at $2,275.00 and can also be found at The Corner.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Beyonce Knowles wearing Christian Louboutin Eco Trash Slingbacks

Not her first time wearing her Eco Trash pumps but I don't know if I would or even could rock 6" inch heels while preggers but go her for pulling it off.  The stylish and glowing pop icon Beyonce Knowles was spotted yesterday shopping with hubby Jay-Z and Kanye West at Intermix in NYC.  Check out her shoes...do you like?

Alaia Python Ankle Wedge Boots

I find it amazing how many designers these days are knocking off Jeffrey Campbell's designs; then again he's "borrowed" a few designs himself.  My shoe research is beginning to feel like a "What came first the chicken of the egg?" type of scenario.  Alas, I digress this post is suppose to be about these Alaia Python Ankle Wedge Boots (which are very similar to the Jeffrey Campbell Rocking Shoe).  Nevertheless the Alaia booties are just beautiful (for those of you that remember I'm quite partial to wedges)... what do you guys think?

*Pictures courtesy of Net-A-Porter
Shoe features python and suede upper, cutout wedge detail, peeptoe, laceup front, 6" heel, and 1.5" platform.  Retailed at $1,750 and available for purchase at Net-A-Porter.

House of Harlow Neena Velvet Booties

I'm really digging the chic military vibe I'm getting form these Harlow of Harlow booties.  I wouldn't knock over an old lady in the store for them but they are a nice pair of reasonably priced versatile fall black booties that can transition easily from Day to Night.

*Pics courtesy of shopbop

Shoe features velvet upper, studs, leather piping, exposed back zipper, 5.25" heel, 1" platform, and 5" shaft.  Retailed at $295 and available for purchase at shopbop.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Jen + Kim Shoes

I love the thought of having something made just for me especially a shoe!  Yes, the exclusivity is great but to me there's nothing like having a bond with a shoe that was created with me specifically in mind.  That's why when I heard about Jen + Kim custom collection shoes I was immediately in love.

The L.A. based duo and friends Jen + Kim have been designing women's shoes for 4 years and offer two great collections for shoe lovers.  Their custom collection entails the customer  choosing specific materials (i.e. style, fabric, etc...) and colors that work best with their personal wardrobe.

Some pattern choices are:

Custom collection shoe prices start at $450 but if you host a custom party where at least 6 pairs of shoes are purchase you can win a free pair.  J+K  custom parties are where a group of women are brought together along with materials and shoes styles so the guests can create their own shoe designs.  Shoes are made in the U.S. so only 4-6 weeks later each woman has their shoe party design come to life with a pair of Jen + Kim custom shoes.

Fabric from the Ivory Coast
I'm loving these latest from the J + K custom collection!!!

Here are J+K some custom collection pictures and testimonials taken from their site:

“Fantastic shoes! I have had mine for several months and was starting to feel guilty for not sharing how great they are. I’ve never had heels this high and I was impressed as to how comfortable they are….they stay on my feet all night long. One pair is simply not enough.”- Meredith, Albany, NY

“Coincidences happen for a reason. We met at a Trunk Show, a lazy Miami one, where every exhibitor ended up buying everybody else’s creations. Clothing, jewelry and all that jazz, but with shoes I cannot resist. What to chose out of that table full of Jen + Kim collection? Amazingly enough, knowing my monochrome way of dressing, I picked an understated, funky yet sophisticated multicolored suede open toe wedge. The down part of it is that the impulsive instinct of buying and wearing the shoe right away because it is exactly what you badly need and is missing from your closet, had to be sedated. But it was worth! Now they are my loyal companions in every trip I make, being Summer or Winter. Like here, with Prada cashmere socks and Ana Maria Guiulfo wool tweed pants in cold 40 rainy degrees. Can’t wait to see the new March Collection, ’cause I need a new pair.”
- Francesca Belluomini, Miami, FL

“I am a woman who loves her shoes! Last year a tragedy happened. I had a foot injury that required surgery…worse I couldn’t wear shoes. I had to wear sneakers for a long time. Then I had a wedding to go to. I couldn’t very well go to a wedding in sneakers! My doctor said I can start wearing shoes but they couldn’t have a heel yet. Jen and Kim designed a shoe for me that was flat, stylish, and most importantly padded to perfection. I looked great, felt great and was able to go on the dance floor without kicking off my shoes. When they say they will custom make your shoes…they do what you want and need. I love Jen and Kim shoes!”- Hillary, Westbury, NY

“I never had a shoe fetish until I got my first pair of Jen and Kim shoes. Now I own 3 pairs.”- Jackie, San Diego, CA

Check out their custom collection website at: www.jenandkimshoes.com.

As if having your own custom shoe wasn't great enough Jen + Kim partnered with Coloriffics a year ago to launch their own bridal collection.  The collection includes 12 pairs of shoes with some pairs including chiffon, beads, feathers, and jeweled embellishments.  The styles range from the classic pump, strappy sandals, wedges, slip on's and more.  Shoes from the Jen + Kim for Coloriffics line is available in 50 E-tail sites which can be found at www.coloriffics.com/jen-kim-shoes. See a snap shot of the Jen + Kim bridal collection below:

Some of my favs are the:
I've had the pleasure of corresponding with the designers over the past few weeks and had the opportunity to pick their brain a little.  When asked about a mens collection Kim mentioned that it's crossed their minds but their focus and specialty is with us ladies in both of their women's collections.  As of now both Jen + Kim are diligently working on tapping further into the bridal market with their Jen+Kim for Coloriffics line along with driving awareness of their custom collection across the nation.  You can find both their collections on facebook by joining their fb group Jen + Kim Shoes and their 'Like' page for their bridal line Jen + Kim for Coloriffics.