I’m not big on the Evil Eye trend in fashion from an aesthetic point of view. That being said, I’m falling for these Pre Fall 2014 Pierre Hardy Eye Sandal and Pumps. They are obviously influenced by the talisman but I like the quirky and anime like take he’s used in the design of these shoes. I love that the eyes are the most dominate feature on the shoe. The size of the eye and its placement make these shoes look so freaking cute on. In the kitten heel, there is just the perfect amount of toe point showing. It makes me want to squeal with delight. There are a lot of variations on the shoe. You can see there are kitten heel and regular heel sandal varieties. Pierre has also switched up the materials and colour combinations. He mixed leather, pony and suede. I’m particularly taken with the pony hair sandal in dusty pink, it’s absolutely spectacular. I haven’t seen any Canadian retailers with the shoes yet but you can find a variety of …
It seems we skipped spring and moved right into open toe shoe wearing weather. I honestly thought I wouldn’t wear sandals until closer to June but there I was wearing peep toes at the end of April. A new summer season means new wedge sandals. I was having a particularly bad day and used my Nine West gift card to cheer me up. I love a good wedge sandal and I have more than a few pairs of them kicking around. I was debating between the Kaiyra and Shaky sandal. The blue and green patterns of the Kaiyra won out. They have a 5″ cork wedge with a 1″ platform. They are high but comfortable, the perfect shoe dimensions. I still might get my hands on the Shaky sandal, they are on sale now. So is the Kaiyra if you are interested.
Nicholas Kirkwood knows how to make a covetable shoe and I’m loving these two different sandal styles from the Spring Summer 2013 collection. Both shoes are available at ModaOperandi.com, Metallic Sandal at $850 and Blue Pois Sandal at $995 images: modaoperandi.com
I’m a big fan of the Aldo Rise collections and I’m a huge fan of Preen. So when these two get together, I get a little giddy. For Spring Summer 2013 Preen and Aldo released three styles of shoes with two different colourways per style. I’ve already picked up the Musilova style which has a pointy toe, asymmetrical vamp and ankle strap. It’s in a bone colour and the leather has some texture to it. I’m also a big fan of the Preen x Aldo Rise Buito Sandal. It wasn’t available when I purchased the Musilova thankfully because I would have walked out the door with both. All the styles from the Aldo Rise x Preen collection are $155 and can be found online at aldoshoes.com or in select Aldo Stores like Eaton Centre. images: aldoshoes.com
It’s Loeffler Randall day at I want – I got. I waxed poetic about the Rider Bag and now I’m loving their spring summer 2013 flats. I remember seeing these shoes in the window of Augustina last week. I was most taken with the Odile Sneaker. I love the dark florals in silk and linen with the espadrille details. The Odile Sneaker retails for $225. The other cute flat from Loeffler Randall is the Luella Mignon Flat Sandal. The colour is spectacular. It’s so intense and saturated. They retail for $325. Both shoes are available in store and online at augustinaboutiques.com. images: augustinaboutiques.com .
These Charlotte Olympia Birds of Paradise sandals leave me speechless. There is a parrot in the heel. Like how perfect can you be! images: www.charlotteolympia.com
Toronto based shoe designer, Abel Munoz has just launched online shopping at abelmunozshop.com. He has the Spring Summer 2013 collection in the shop now and he offers free shipping to customer in Canada and the US. Torontonians can see Abel’s shoes in person at George C. I’m pretty fond of these strappy plum suede sandals called Justice. They would be perfect day to night shoe.Â I’d wear these to the office all summer. Everyone is gotten used to my crazy footwear. Abel has his shoes produced in Italy and they are leather lined and soled. The heel on these are 3.75 inches. The Justice sandal retails for $575.00. image: abelmunozshop.com
We are in the middle of a snowstorm and I’m thinking about lovely Loeffler Randall spring summer 2013 sandals. The cobalt ones are very striking. Loeffler Randall is carried by Augustina Boutique and TNT in Toronto. images: loefflerrandall.com
This editorial for the HermÃ¨s Spring Summer 2011 collection is wonderful. I scanned the images from the Le monde d`HermÃ¨s magazine. Normally, the only HermÃ¨s shoe I obsess over is the riding boot.Â Â However, the last few seasons have been pretty fun for shoes and these are very colourful ones. images: scanned by me
Trolling the racks of Holt Renfrew’s now or never sales is always a Saturday afternoon pastime. I have this uncanny ability to find great designer pieces at great prices. There is one sales associate at Holts that is always amazed at my finds over the years like Dries Van Noten pants, Rick Owens JacketÂ andÂ Alexander McQueen ShoesÂ for example. This season’s find are these sandals by Givenchy. They were featured in a post back in January called i want: Perforated leather sandalsÂ by Givenchy. I liked the white and tan colourway at that time but the black and brown is much more comfortable. I’m not a strappy sandal type of girl but these are Givenchy and the heel isn’t towering. It’s always good to have some versatility in the shoe closet to combat the clunky and platform heavy options.
I’m having a hard time dealing with how stunning this sandal is. I really, really want to own them. The Jil Sander Floral Ankle Cuff Sandals would make a perfect replacement for my batteredÂ Criss Cross Sandal by Marais. images:Â ssense.com
The Sabina sandal by Toronto based, Abel Munoz matches perfectly with my speckled egg nails. Available at: George C in Toronto. image: abelmunozaccessories.com
Summer isn’t here yet but I’m thinking about these perforated leather sandals by Givenchy images: net-a-porter.com
Sling Back Sandals by Maison Martin Margiela I’m a Maison Martin Margiela shoe junkie. I love what they are doing with footwear. These Margiela sandals are so unusual. I like the heel shape and it’s a great colour. images: maisonmartinmargiela.com
These Criss Cross Sandal by Marais USA are my new favourite summertime flat. They are super comfortable and not expensive. I love the discussion and stares these shoes bring. They are so bright and neon. I love it. I picked these up at Chasse Gardee. They carry Marais USA in Toronto and they range in the $85 – $120.
Y-3 Tabi Sneaker Wedges File this under the it’s so bad it’s good file. The little socks are tabi style and have a grip layer on the bottom. I love it. images: luisaviaroma.com
Printed Flou Sandals by Nicholas Kirkwood Cut Out Printed Silk Sandals Plum Shoe Boutique on 29 Bellair Street in Yorkville carries Nicholas Kirkwood shoes.
Python Web Suede Sandals Kirkwood, drool!
Nappa Wide Ankle Strape Sandals I had no idea that Hussein Chalayan did shoes. I don’t like a lot of the sandals that have the added material but he manages to make it look good.
Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Olympia Black Leather Sandals You wouldn’t know by the weather in Toronto but it’s Springtime and I’m getting sandals on the brain. I’m kinda over my gladiators. I barely wore them last year as I didn’t have the heart. There were too many bad knee-high gladiator boot sandal things going on and in horrible colour schemes too. I’m now looking for more interesting sandals to fill the void. This is where these Olympia Black Leather Sandals from Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent come in. You can purchase these sandals through the Canadian online retailer S|Sense. Shipping is free for Canada.
Jimmy Choo Samoa Kid sandals I’m not a Choo fan in the least, but the cutout detail in this shoe has me salivating.
Sergio Rossi Ready to Wear – Spring 2009 Accessories I’m a big fan of the coffee bean print handbag and flats. I don’t care for the other two shoes, but I thought they were good examples of the crazy shoes trends for spring 2009. images: style.com
Anna Sui Ready to Wear – Spring 2009 Anna Sui is a little too boho for me, but I’m loving the sandals. images: style.com
Henry Beguelin platform sandals
Sergio Rossi Shoes I love these platform sandals from Sergio Rossi. The colour combos are spot on and they are unusual, very angular. I would wear these with a mini dress or skirt, they are perfect for showing off leg! Sphere Heel Sandals, I swoon at the ridiculousness of this shoe. I don’t think I’d ever wear something like this, but I do appreciate it. images: sergiorossi.com