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Leonardo DiCaprio helps buy Wizard of Oz- Ruby slippers

 

Shoelosophy notes: Remember I told you that Judy Garland’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz (1939) were up for auction. Well they have now found a home at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. The big news is that the donors include Leo DiCaprio and Steven…

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Added by Shoelosophy on February 24, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Homage to Tom Ford

Shoelosophy notes: A few months ago I paid homage to Harper's Bazaar for their outstanding editorial, featuring the most beautiful shoes I had seen in a long time. These sandals are now worn by celebrities and every time I see them on, I refer back to the above photo. I just can't seem to get…

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Added by Shoelosophy on February 23, 2012 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Sergio Rossi

Shoelosophy notes: Do I have to see these Sergio Rossi satin sandals on you? Yes-they are absolutely gorgeous, especially when worn by Rosie........................................................…

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Added by Shoelosophy on February 16, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS “WALKING IN FABRIZIO VITI’S SHOES”

Fabrizio Viti is Louis Vuitton's shoe style director and apparently gains his inspiration from dolls, which he has been collecting them since he was 3 years old. We dive into his colourful universe with this stop motion film produced by Les Courtisans for New Now, Louis Vuitton’s online magazine.…

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Added by Shoelosophy on February 14, 2012 at 7:30 — 2 Comments

Grammys- Celebrity Shoes

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift- Wore a nude silk mermaid gown by Zuhair Murad. 

Metallic Leather Platform Sandals by Prada.............................................................................…

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Added by Shoelosophy on February 13, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Louboutin's 20th Anniversary Collection

Shoelosophy notes: To celebrate his 20th anniversary, Christian Louboutin has issued a capsule collection of 20 of his most iconic shoe designs. I love these illustrations, especially the last one.

Enjoy!.…

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Added by Shoelosophy on February 7, 2012 at 7:30 — 2 Comments

Prada Rocket Shoes Video

Shoelosophy notes:Yes I have spoken about the Prada Rocket shoes before, but hey they seem to impress me a little more every time. The campaign video is superb, shot by Steven Meisel.

Watch it below.…

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Added by Shoelosophy on February 3, 2012 at 6:30 — 3 Comments

Shoes Made For Walking

Shoelosophy notes: "These shoes are made for walking and that's just what they'll do. Cause one of these days theses boots are going to walk all over you". 

Inspired by one of my old favourite songs by Nancy Sinatra - 'These Boots Are Made for Walkin'…

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Added by Shoelosophy on February 1, 2012 at 14:00 — 6 Comments

Prada Rocket Shoes

 Shoelosophy notes: These Prada Rocket shoes are causing a stir in the fashion world. I did a blog on them a few months ago- Prada Rocket Shoes. You will notice these designs have been inspired by classic 50's cars. The heels are decorated with automotive parts including…

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Added by Shoelosophy on January 27, 2012 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Crocs makes a $1Billion Last Year

 

Shoelosophy notes: Yes!!! You heard me $1Billion in Turnover for 2011. Wow. I am in shock that people have spent a billion dollars (R8,5 billion) on what I consider to be one of the ugliest shoes in the history of shoemaking. Despite my bewilderment at this success story, I admit that this is an amazing tale of…

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Added by Shoelosophy on January 12, 2012 at 8:00 — 3 Comments

Fantasque

 

Shoelosophy notes: This has to be one of my favourite editorials of the year. Giampaolo Sgura shoots Anne Vyalitsyna in this Guy Bourdin tribute piece entitled “Fantasque” for the latest issue of Antidote Magazine. The shoes are spectacular!!! ..................................................…

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Added by Shoelosophy on December 19, 2011 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

Sensual Loubs

Shoelosophy notes: A French academic explained to Christian Louboutin, a master of Smart Sensuality shoemaking, that the arch of the foot is what is sexual in a high heel. When a woman orgasms, her foot assumes the stiletto position. 



Photographer Jacob Dekat and creative director Prince Chenoa do a splendid job of tapping into our sensual…

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Added by Shoelosophy on December 14, 2011 at 17:30 — 4 Comments

World's First Certified-Biodegradable Leather Sneakers

Imagine disposing of your moldy old gym shoes, not by chucking them into a donation bin and hoping nobody sees you, but by watching them sprout into a patch of wildflowers in your backyard. OAT’s fully biodegradable sneaker collection, the first of its kind, has all the “good stuff Mother Earth has to offer,” according to the Dutch footwear company. Founded by designer…

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

Cesare Paciotti

Shoelosophy notes: It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Cesare Paciotti. Whilst window shopping in Sandton I came across these gorgeous diamond studded sandals at Preview. Elegant, sophisticated and a must for a special evening. Do I…

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Added by Shoelosophy on November 29, 2011 at 8:13 — 1 Comment

Tabitha Simmons A/W 2011

Shoelosophy notes: British shoe designer Tabitha Simmons has wowed me with her presentation of this season's (Europe) lookbook. The exclusive video is brilliant, filmed in B&W and features tap dancing in high heels. The video has been directed by her husband Craig…

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Added by Shoelosophy on November 21, 2011 at 8:24 — 1 Comment

'Shoes for Show'-Exhibition

                  Katie Eary for Nike, 2010

Shoelosophy notes: As you all know by now, I love shoe art! So when I came across this exhibition held last weekend at East London’s Old Truman Brewery-UK. “Shoes for Show” offered a rare chance to see a breathtaking range of show-stopping shoes designed by the likes of Gareth Pugh, Nina…

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Added by Shoelosophy on November 11, 2011 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Manolo Blahnik's-New Meaning to the Term 'Fashion Addict'

A drug gang which smuggled cocaine into Europe disguised as Manolo Blahnik shoes has been busted in northern Spain. The traffickers moulded the class A drug into the shape of designer shoes and gave them to airline passengers to bring into Spain from Colombia.

The designer brand usually commands a price tag of several thousand pounds for stiletto marvels made famous by Sex in…

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Added by Shoelosophy on November 8, 2011 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

American Apparel Footwear Campaign

Some of the most daring campaigns are those of American Apparel. Tony Kelly shoots the American Apparel FW 11/12 Footwear Campaign. I love the colours of this campaign. ...............................…

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Added by Shoelosophy on November 8, 2011 at 7:30 — 2 Comments

Sexiest Shoe in the World

With about 35,000 voters weighing in online. Valentino took first place in this year’s “Sexy Shoes” contest, created by Footwear News and Saks Fifth Avenue. The lace-embroidered leather peep-toe pump marks a turn toward sophisticated femininity. (pictured above)



But apparently crystals still remain close to the American heart: Jimmy Choo’s Swarovski crystal-encrusted…

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Added by Shoelosophy on November 7, 2011 at 11:00 — 3 Comments

Introducing Burak Uyan

Inspired by my Street Scene post a few days ago, I decided to do a little research on this up and coming shoe designer, Burak Uyan. Uyan comes from serious fashion pedigree – born and raised in Germany, he worked at Givenchy and later at Giambattista Valli, where he headed up the design team. He…

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Added by Shoelosophy on October 31, 2011 at 14:00 — 4 Comments


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