Friday, April 30, 2010

Barefoot Tess

Barefoot Tess Farylrobin shoes
I’ve received several emails from people who have trouble finding unusual shoes in plus sizes. There are plenty of footwear brands that make size 10 and up, but most of them concentrate on the sensible end of the spectrum. That’s fine if sensible is what you want, but that’s not what this website is about so I decided to see what options were out there. Read more HERE.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mental Shoes - Footwear and the life of mind

Mental Shoes issue 13
I was flattered to be asked to give an interview to Mental Shoes, a web magazine that features provocative and original work by artists, writers, and designers. It was an honor to be included in their anniversary issue, which is available to view here.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Nicole Brundage

Nicole Brundage shoe
I’ve only been aware of Nicole Brundage for about a year, but I already find myself looking forward to each new collection. For such a young designer, her style is remarkably sophisticated in its mixture of audacity and restraint.... read more HERE.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hetty Rose

Hetty Rose shoes
Hetty Rose is the creation of English shoe designer Henrietta Rose Samuels. Even before graduating from Cordwainers College she had already established her inspired signature style: making shoes out of vintage kimono fabrics.

More about Hetty Rose HERE...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Eelko Moorer

Eelko Moorer stilts
Many of you will have seen these before. They’re not new; they were designed for Rui Leonardes’ runway show in 2003. The “stilts” as they are called are the creation of Dutch designer Eelko Moorer. He recently revisited the stilts design for the Aminaka Wilmont runway show of SS09. I think it is interesting that they are just as intriguing today as they were 7 years ago.

Read more HERE...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Georgina Goodman Footwear

Georgina Goodman Nadine
I fully admit to coveting shoes, to having spent more than I should on footwear that I knew I would only wear once or twice; so I am certainly not a pillar of strength when it comes to resisting a beautiful pair of shoes. However, age does seem to be bringing more discernment, and each year a shoe needs to be more special to excite me. But if I lived to be a million years old, I would still be excited by Georgina Goodman’s designs.

See more of her amazing designs HERE.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Butter Shoes - Autumn 2010 Collection

butter blogger
Photos of the new Butter Shoes Autumn 2010 collection have just been sent out and they are as gorgeous as ever. As usual, the materials are luscious – lots of calf and kid skin. There are plenty of the retro-inspired designs that Butter is known for…SEE MORE HERE.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Re-mix Classic Vintage Footwear

Remix shoes
Remix started life in Los Angeles in 1992 as a retail outlet selling unworn vintage footwear from the 1920s to 1950s. As the quantities dwindled, owners Philip Heath and Paul Glenn came up with the idea of creating faithful reproductions of the vintage designs.

More Re-mix shoes HERE.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Larare - Irresistible Footwear

Larare boots
Larare is a shoe label created by Nathalie Elharrar, and since 2007 she has been designing footwear that is very provocative, very Parisian, and unashamedly sexy.

See more Larare HERE.