Tag Archives: Bottega Veneta

The bow show

 

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Vogue 1986

All the bows make me think of presents! And after all, what is more beautiful than a brand-new-shoes with the bow-embellished detail? Ok, cool as long as the bow is polished and innovative, otherwise I have to be honest telling you that I didn’t find what I really was looking for.  It is very difficult to insert a bow on a shoe without being boring unless you are Nicholas Kirkwood…

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Glitter pumps with bow trimmed heel detail – Nicholas Kirkwood

or Rossella Tarabini for Moschino..

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The ruby slipper collection – Moschino

Anyway I think that the bow must be combined with an unusual shoe design, otherwise it has no impact. However, if it is combined with a classic shoe has to be extremely extravagant and totally outside the box. Only like this I can call it high design.

During these days I focused my researches on bows and I am really interested in your opinion. What does mean bow for you and what kind of bow you like most? I made a selection because I think that only a few are very suggestive and innovative but in general I have never seen a cool bow for my shoes yet. Unless we are talking about the new amazing collection of Alessandro Dell’Acqua- N.21. I will dedicate a single-subject post next time!

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N.21 by Alessandro Dell’acqua

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N.21 by Alessandro Dell’acqua

These are some exemple of bows I selected: classic, big, minimal, chic…

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Saint Honorè Paris

 

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Carvela by Kurt Geiger

 

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Saint Laurent Paris

 

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Carven

 

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Giuseppe Zanotti

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Valentino

Here below I add also some bow-details just to show you different styles. In general my favourite accessories are the big bows on the top of the shoe.

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Jimmy Choo

 

 

 

 

 

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Lanvin

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael Kors

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bottega Veneta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And now..what kind of bow do you like? Thin-large-big-minimal-colored-funny-studded-golden-patent?  I hope this post make you consider that the beauty is to create something which is not only incredible to see but also well-balanced with the entire structure and accessories.

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Nicholas Kirkwood

P.S. This is a preview but I couldn’t mention it.. then I will write a special post to N.21 by Alessandro Dell’Acqua but now want to share these beauties! Want a bow like this in my life :-)!

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Shoes adventures at MICAM 2014

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To all footwear lovers, MICAM is THE temple of any sort of shoes where to admire in advance what kind of shoes you will wear next year! MICAM is one of my favourite fashion dates of the season in order to visit old friends, discover new companies with new collections and try on a lot of new shoes, always checking new trends. Walking between the stands, interviewing buyers and designers I met beautiful people and saw beautiful shoes.

During this edition I was a guest at some stands and I really want to thank my dear friends from the Japanese Pavilion! They are always great, very kind and it is a great pleasure to spend some time with them during the fair between innovative shoes and a sushi party!

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The team of Saint Honorè Paris gave me a warm welcome at their stand with sweet cream puffs, their nice press release placed in an orange envelope and a cute present!! Their shoes continue to be fresh-looking, pretty and cozy! And their staff are very professional and friendly!  

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About 1.600 italian and foreign companies took part in this big shoe-fair which is one of the most famous in the world. I heard from online newspapers and blogs that the final results were not too thrilling because of the global situation but I am convinced that a lot of companies did their best to show us outstanding products, to get back into the game during these hard times. I am just thinking about the continuous renovation of the Italian company TU OGGI which created an eco-friendly collection made entirely of natural materials. 

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However, in my opinion, this edition has been interesting if considering these trends of the moment:

– the focus on the values of craftsmanship, the recovery of the tradition of the artisan culture;

– the power of the eco-friendly trend, a new form of awareness which is involving more and more companies;

– the marked preference of high quality materials keeping good prices;

– the total look trend with a special focus on good quality shoes (Patrizia Pepe, Desigual..).

Rainy days, rainy booties

I am in Italy during these days and the weather suddenly changed in the last couple of days.  I feel cold but not too cold, luckily this means that I don’t have to wear scarfs-hats-gloves! However, the rain has been pouring down for days, so what I really need to wear are my dear rainy booties! I confess that for me it’s very hard to wake up early in the morning and be ready in a few minutes…especially when outside there is a seemingly never-stopping rainstorm…
The question is: how to avoid rain and
 being presentable even with this weather? Hard but not a real problem after all, because today we have lot of chances to appear stylish even with rainy boots at our feet. A considerable number of fashion companies are realizing new lines of shoes in new materials like polyurethane, fur and wool to make your snowy/rainy days sooooo comfortable and diverse. Suits, jeans or mini skirts will be coordinated and trendy at the same time with the right boots, with your favourite color and shape, with heels or embellishments.  Wide choice and different models. Feel free to go wherever you want in a perfect shape without wet feet or dirty shoes! Rain is pleasant sometimes…   

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BOTTEGA VENETA RAINY BOOTIES

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BURBERRY RAINY BOOTIES

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HUNTER BOOTIES

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MOON BOOT RAINY/SNOWY BOOTIES

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MARC BY MARC JACOBS RAINY/SNOWY BOOTIES