i can't believe i made it this far without posting about my most prized obsession...my love for shoes. the obsession was inbred, my grandmother is a diva fashionista in the truest sense of the word. miss lady is fierce with the wardrobe even at 84. it's not unnatural and it's not a fetish, it's just good sense. we spend so much time standing and walking, shouldn't our feet be rewarded by being adorned with lovely shoes?! i know...it's not the hardest argument to sell...at least to the ladies.
my favorite designer of all time is undoubtedly Giuseppe Zanotti - hands down. his designs deliver the attention to detail that you would want any major purchase to have and they are not a beast to walk around in. i only possess one pair of his fine footwear, but that doesn't stop me from browsing at my favorite online couture shoe bazaar Zappos Couture. they have a great selection of GZ's.
my most talented cousin, Kashe, met the guru himself in Italy while traveling with her shoe design classmates at FIDM. her style is very GZ-esque with a beautiful attention to detail, excellent color palette and very comfortable fit. i'll share some flicks from her portfolio in a future post, she is one to watch. go Kash!
marc jacobs is another favorite that has developed over the past two years. i love what he does in patent and his flats are supreme. and the ever popular Louboutin, i haven't taken a journey on a pair of red soles yet, but i have seen a few that peak my interest. one of these days on the way to the orthodontist i plan on stopping by his tiny boutique on burton way or to the lovely Silver Feet Boutique in Fred Segal - they have a devine selection.
check out the slide show and put the mouse over the image to see the designer:
CHALLENGE: i am desperately on the hunt for a pair of light almost mustard patent leather 3-4" sling backs. they must exist and i NEED them (feeling slightly dramatic with my 30th approaching)! the a.p.b. is out, send me a comment if you track something down that fits the description. :)
in closing i'll leave you with a little comedy about the shoe obsession...
pampered feet are happy feet