Shoelosophy's Blog – August 2011 Archive (15)

Bally Fall 2011 Campaign

Steven Meisel photographs top models Karlie Kloss and Caroline Trentini in a cozy setting of heritage and luxury for Bally’s fall 2011 advertisements. With sex kitten hair and smokey eyes, the duo sports chic coats, patterned dresses and embellished bags styled by Edward Enninful with seductive poise. / Art Direction by Ronnie Newhouse.

Shoelosophy notes: Swiss at…


Added by Shoelosophy on August 31, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

Lady Daf

Shoelosophy notes: This Mary Jane style has to be one of my favourite platforms ever made. Christian Laboutin's 'Lady Daf' . Technical details-160mm heel approximately 6'inches, platform height about 2.5'inches. 'Lady daf' comes in an array of colours, from nude, black to amethyst. Suede, leather and patent leather options are also available.

Do I have to see these on? OH…


Added by Shoelosophy on August 30, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Portuguese Shoes-2011 Calender and Ad Campaign

This is the new campaign to promote the Portuguese shoe industry. The campaign is composed of 12 pictures under the slogan “Portuguese shoes - the sexiest industry in Europe”. All the shoes featured are designed and produced in Portugal. The campaign is an initiative of APICCAPS the Portuguese Shoe Industry Association.



Added by Shoelosophy on August 30, 2011 at 6:00 — 2 Comments

Homage to Harper's Bazaar

Shoelosophy notes: It is not often that I am so intrigued by the shoe selection of a single editorial, as I am with the September issue of Harper's Bazaar. The shoes are magnificent, to say the least. I have managed to identify the various brands for my shoelosophy friends.

P.S Thanks to all who helped in the process.



Added by Shoelosophy on August 25, 2011 at 23:30 — 4 Comments

Preview - Gianmarco Lorenzi Collaboration

Shoelosophy notes: I was browsing through the photos on neofundi and came across this Preview poster. This collaboration poster is great, subtle, sensual and effective. Gianmarco Lorenzi always shoots its campaigns with style and glamour. Preview, in my opinion, is the obvious choice for this Italian shoe giant to showcase their range in South…


Added by Shoelosophy on August 23, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

Angelina Jolie wears Hunter


Shoelosophy notes: Angelina Jolie was seen wearing a pair of Hunter boots on her recent trip to Scotland. These boots have become a sensation worldwide and in South Africa.Do I like them? YES!


Where can one get these? Lulalu's at the Blu Bird SHopping Centre, Cnr Athol Oaklands Road and Fort St, Birnam

Store Tel: +27 11 786 7301…


Added by Shoelosophy on August 22, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

Tango by Shoelosophy

In tango, heaven is found through the simple gift of grace. That comes from getting out on the dance floor with the person that happens to be right for the moment, opening one's heart and falling in love again. The times that this happens, one is just happy to be in the arms of another at the end of the tanda.


Shoelosophy notes: Tango is danced…


Added by Shoelosophy on August 18, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

Grenson for Tenue De Nimes

Shoe love: The Wingtip Brogue by Grenson for Tenue De Nimes.

Tenue de Nîmes enjoyed such positive reactions after the release of the first Grenson x Tenue de Nîmes brogue that a second interpretation had to follow soon.

This shoe has been part of English shoemaking heritage for well over 100 years. The wingtip brogue was originally a country shoe.…


Added by Shoelosophy on August 15, 2011 at 7:30 — 2 Comments

World's Most Expensive Flip Flop



Chipkos has created the "world's most expensive flip-flops."

The release of this one-of-a-kind pair of sandals, hand painted by renowned Los Angeles artist, David Palmer. Priced at $18,000 (R126,000). With its purchase, Chipkos will protect 100,000 square feet of endangered rain forest land.


6 grams hand-made…


Added by Shoelosophy on August 12, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

Sensuality of Shoes- The Red Affair

'She is an outrageous mixture of sophistication and glamour that culminates in style.' -Shoelosophy











Added by Shoelosophy on August 12, 2011 at 6:00 — 7 Comments

Jimmy Choo Sold to Labelux for About R 5.7 Billion


Yes, you heard correctly-R5,7 Billion($800m)! Labelux, a privately held luxury group, said Sunday that it had agreed to acquire the high-end shoe and accessories company Jimmy Choo from TowerBrook Capital Partners, a private equity company, and minority shareholders.


“Jimmy Choo has expanded from 60 stores to an international footprint of 120 sites and substantial…


Added by Shoelosophy on August 11, 2011 at 5:30 — No Comments

Guiseppe Zanotti-Ankle Boot

Shoelosophy notes: Peep toe, ankle boots are going to be huge trend S/S. This pair of Guiseppe Zanotti ankle boots is absolutely gorgeous and is a perfect example of this trend. For more details on the shoe click…


Added by Shoelosophy on August 10, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments

Santa Lolla

Shoelosophy notes: A friend of mine wore a stunning pair of boots at a recent function. When I enquired as to the brand, she replied "Santa Lolla". Honestly, I had never heard of this brand. So as a true Shoelosopher ,  I embarked on a "Santa Lolla quest" to find out a little more.

These photos are from the Santa Lolla Winter 11 Ad Campaign…


Added by Shoelosophy on August 8, 2011 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Wired Sneakers-by Parlaitin

Curtis Anthony aka Parlaitin is a self taught sculptor who provides an array of wire sculptures. These may include contemporary sculptures, wearable sculptures, logos, etc. Each piece of art is hand-made, mind designed and may be specific to the consumers’ needs. Other elements can be interpreted into each piece to enhance its task for any design. He uses wire of all colors to…


Added by Shoelosophy on August 5, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

Casare Paciotti

Shoelosophy notes: Possibly one of my favourite brands, for those that have worn a pair, you will know why. I love this Ad campaign by Cesare Paciotti. Simple and beautiful.…


Added by Shoelosophy on August 4, 2011 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

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