Sunday, February 28, 2010

Trippen Shoes

Trippen shoe happy
I am so pleased to have the website back up and running that I am celebrating with an article about one of my favorite footwear labels, Trippen Shoes. I warn you right now I absolutely adore Trippen designs and gushing praise is likely.

Trippen is Angela Spieth and Michael Oehler, who have been creating innovative footwear in Germany since the early 1990s. They have many of the qualities I love most in footwear: fearless creativity, humor, and a massive selection of shoes in the blackest of black.

Read more and see more amazing Trippen shoes here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A few repairs to Lust for Shoes

shoe repair
There are going to be a few changes and repairs to the site, so there won't be any entries for a few days. While the changes are happening, the site might look different or it might not be available at all. But please don't abandon me, because I will have the site up soon and looking better than ever. I am just no good with the technology stuff, so please have patience while I try to fix everything! And thank you all so much for checking in regularly. Jenna

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Great Moments in shoe history: when Susan Cutts sculpted shoes

Susan Cutts paper shoes
These shoes are the art work of Susan Cutts, a British artist who creates sculptures out of paper. Interestingly, she didn’t study fine art in college; she studied constructed textiles at the London College of Furniture, and also received a diploma in theatrical corsetry from the London College of Fashion. Wow.

Read more here.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mohop Shoes - dozens of looks from one pair of shoes!

Mohop shoes gold
A friend of mine recently brought Mohop to my attention, and I am can’t believe I wasn’t already aware of them. Mohop’s versatile sandals are such a great idea, and I love the fact that they are both stylish and eco-friendly.

More about Mohop shoes here.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Controversial Shoe Ads

Jimmy Choo ad
All of these ads have put a lot of knickers in a twist, and most were pulled within days of appearing in print on the grounds that they were offensive. I think most of these are more interesting than offensive, and I happen to really like the Jimmy Choo ad above (although it does give me a little phantom pain in my thigh).

More controversial shoe ads here.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mai Lamore Shoes - to luxury and beyond!

Mai Lamore rose petal shoe

I decided on some outrageous luxury for Valentine’s Day, and it doesn’t come more luxurious than the shoes of Mai Lamore. Independent? Well, perhaps at the very sumptuous end of the spectrum, but it would be more accurate to put her in the couture category. In my defense she does have a ready to wear line. The shoes above would be a fantastic Valentine’s Day gift: 18 karat gold heel, hand dyed silk rose petals, gorgeous little bee detail made of gold, onyx and agate. And all this for just $27,945. (Did $28,000 seem like a little too much?)

More Mai Lamore shoes here.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

RIP Alexander McQueen

See more of Alexander McQueen's remarkable shoes here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Fish Leather

See more fish leather shoes here.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tracey Neuls

See more Tracey Neuls shoes here.