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How to: Festival Fever

How to: Festival Fever

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Coachella might be over, but worldwide festival fever has officially begun. I bet a million girls by now have frantically cut and ripped their jeans, rummaged through vintage stores to find the perfect fringed Kimono and applied tons of bumble & bumble surf spray to shine on muddy, plastic-beer-cup covered ground, instead of a red carpet.

I love a good hippie vibe reinventing itself every year, after all the only place to rather mess up your outfit (and definitely ruin your shoes) is a music festival. Psychedelic colors and flowery hair bands still work, as does anything with feathers applied, a hem withdrawn, and an instagram retro filter to take the right selfie - very preferable at sunset.

Then again: since Kate Moss legendary stepped out at Glastonbury festival in Hunter Boots, sporting the “I just had sex backstage”-look, we all know that the only fashion item needed to hone any festival look is a rock star husband. I’m working on it.

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Today’s shoes are various
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Charm overdose

Charm overdoze

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My cousin and her lovely daughter (you've already met them) visited Amsterdam this weekend for the first time, and as always when visitors are expected, the city pulls out it’s charm-sprinkle-machine and shows itself from its best (and most sunny!!!!!!!) side.

My credibility in complaining about gruelling weather conditions is completely lost as this first “meet and greet” with Amsterdam was 'spoiled' by 22 degrees, sipping rosés on terraces and beautiful and inspiring views everywhere (read: a lot of shoe-shop windows to marvel at while walking the city). Dutch light bathes everything, playing the (oh so working!) “rom-com” card, dipping the sky in soft rose colors at sunset, matching blushed cheeks due to all excitement. What a charming place this can be when the sun is out, and they still sell tulips in November. Even cobblestones look heel-inviting and no one cares about burning feet after a zillion steps in the direction of the next delicious meal.

My beloved Diva Amsterdam, you have a couple of new fans, and I (again) fell head over heels for your charm overdose. Than again: everything looks, feels and tastes better when you're enjoying it with loved ones. By that I mean people and footwear likewise. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend too.

xxx

Today’s shoes are Stuart Weitzman
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Paradise please!

Paradise please!

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When it comes to travel, none of todays (and yesterdays) great thinkers seem to run short on the perfect quote. You've probably read them all and I will spare you repeating the “It’s not the destination it’s the journey that counts” - of self proclaimed Facebook philosophers. Because what traveling most of the time really means is: VACATION! With a big “V” for Vanishing from routine and and an even bigger one for Vivacious Vagrancy!

The pareo is packed, the suitcase filled with sunnies, tank tops, bikinis and just that right hippie bag (which might fit the odd flip flop when tired of running on heels) and off I am for a road trip to France. Destination: gluttony Valhalla (another “V”!), ambition: just doing nothing for the next ten days (if lazily flipping through magazines, sipping rose in the sun, feasting on sea food and pretending to be a great guitar player at the pool counts as nothing). Paradise? Yes please!

But before leaving I have to get one thing off my chest: Why did none of the “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” thinkers ever mention the utter importance of proper footwear to begin with? No one wants to look like a jerk on something that important.Toedeledokie!

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Today’s shoes are Tiffi
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Kiss me!

Kiss me!

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Pucker up, ladies. Smooches abounded on the Spring ’14 runways, making their mark everywhere from shoes (Charlotte Olympia) to sunglasses (Jean-Charles de Castelbajac). Saint Laurent‘s Hedi Slimane doused an 80s-tinged ruffle top and short black wrap dress with an allover rouge lip print. Inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s 1971 Vichy Chic collection, the smackers were a somewhat surprising embrace of the house’s history, and the high street (H&M: Sweaters! Zara: Scarfs!) just couldn’t wait to follow.

If mouthy accessories (anyone in risking a big lip?) are more your taste, look no further than my all time classic: a Lulu Guiness bag. Ah! I could have one in a different shade for every day. Or maybe that Diane von Fürstenberg I-phone cover? Or maybe that classic Chanel lipstick? Bright kisses (printed all over the object of your desire yourself) never run out of style. As does my shoe favorite of this month: Sule Orhan’s “Easy rider”.

xxx

Today’s shoes are L’Enfant Terrible.
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Autumn just got a lot more beautiful

Autumn just got a lot more beautiful

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The cold season can come down pretty darn hard on us gals, and it’s not only the unwillingness to get properly dressed (aka put some nice heel gear on when it’s cold and wet and getting dark at a time that we usually started sipping Rosé). It’s the indecent amount of chocolate and red wine we crave now - building up fat reserves (now hidden in comfy sweaters and layers of clothes) - which will surely be regretted 4 months later. We start knitting beanies and shawls on Saturday nights where we used to have fun in our local bar, and pedicures? - I don’t even know how to spell that word properly anymore now that my toes have lost any exhibitionism due to the lack of open stilettos.

Well, well: it’s autumn no doubt, BUT! There are booties out there ladies, in luxury leathers, embellished and designed with so much love and effort that it feels easy to put on that matching sequin (mini) skirt, defying the urge to stay home on the couch and take an online course in “how to: Origami butterflies" to at least feel reminded of spring.

Hell yeah, I just released the whole collection I crafted lately to the wild. Might be because I have them already shining on my marvellous boots. See ya out there!

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Today’s shoes are Fersengold

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Kick Ass

Kick Ass

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I never run short when it comes to comparing men (and relationships for that matter) to the other most intriguing thing in my world: shoes. (For those of you raising an eyebrow just now: think of how many (heels/men) you have to try to find a perfect fit, or how much it can hurt while walking them in ... )

So. When I find myself in a tattoo studio, feeling nothing less than a trooper in AMAZING leather cuties, fresh from my favorite heel dealer - surrounded by the three bold dudes of MotorInk (more pierced and studded than my footgear, wearing earrings large enough to put any decent napkin holder at a fancy dinner table to shame), I am once again reminded. No matter how fierce and hardcore the surface may look: it’s always worth having a look at the inside too, which may very well reveal itself to be soft and smooth as butter, comfy to the max.
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No doubt: the guys (just like my footgear) are kicking ass. And tonight I will have beers with all five of my new friends. Oh, and about that tattoo...... it’s just my lovely booties which got under my skin really. How sneaky.

Today’s shoes are Saint Laurent, available at Paul Warmer

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Breakfast at D.Dentici

Breakfast at D.Dentici

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Some people could have a horse for breakfast, some just a smoothie and a vitamine pill, others have no breakfast at all, and me.... well take an educated guess.
On my way to work I bump into the longest queue I've ever seen, and no, it's not a shoe-sale. People are standing in line for the opening of Abercrombie & Fitch. Fair enough: they did advertise the event for a week with half naked six packs (not talking beer) in front of their door. But now I can hardly find MY door to work, so have to make a small U-turn to marvel at something which I (personally) find so much more interesting than some overtrained tummies.

While everybody is waiting in the cold (UGG and Converse spotted everywhere - I would so fit in - NOT) to get their hands on some average US sweaters, am having a party (aka breakfast) at Daniele Dentici with the most original (lovely!) heels inside. Guess it's obvious by now: am having cognac for breakfast. Only question remaining: the cognac boots, the cognac booties or the cognac bag??? Decisions Decisions.

Today's shoes are Ritaeliseo.

Available at Daniele Dentici: not only for breakfast.

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