Blog Archives

Tag Archives: Manolo Blahnik

Lookbook: Fashionweek

Lookbook: Fashionweek

Read more...

Fashion week usually leaves me in a delightful fashion-coma for weeks afterwards: So much beautiful fashion to digest, so many trends to take in, inhaling inspiration with every fiber of a fashion addicted mind. In between champagne (excitement) and finger food (no time to eat otherwise) the adrenalin rush during this short time of frenzy is quite high - the fashion babble, interviews, outfit changes, burning feet due to running around, picture posing, people spotting: what a great circus to be part of!

I love every minute of it and have to thank 3 exceptional designers who made this year once again red carpet worthy (and 3 special pairs of heels to not let me down during all hasty sprints from one show to another). Please find my sketchbook of all the lovely ingredients for yet another unforgettable week above. I’m still in the clouds and want to keep on pretending that it’s o.k to jump around in evening gowns during day time, turning around for photographers (even if there are none) and keep on walking like there would be a red carpet everywhere.

Cold turkey now. Duh.

xxx

Today’s shoes are Casadei | Prada |Manolo Blahnik
Follow me on Instagram or facebook for more heel updates!

Obessions of December

Obsessions of December

Read more...

Heaven on earth is (besides my favorite heels dealer) a small place in Bavaria where I always spend Christmas with my family. And every year December is the month to prepare to go there: for the gifts - to give away, and the ones Santa might bring (aka heels, high heels, peeptoes, pumps?).

Of utter importance are also the outfits (and footwear) to shine in (neatly arranged for every day to avoid confusion due to alarming consumption of champagne). The fake lashes I plan to glue perfectly, the glittery manicure to impress with, that sparkling party dress. I never manage to actually sport any of the above because I always end up dancing wildly with the kids, still in my PJ’s, to “What the Fox says”, have a fish to fillet or a duck to unbone for the festive meal (there goes the nail polish), and who cares about the perfect blow out, or shiny dress when you can cuddle with the family in front of the fire anyway.

But yeah. December is all about that glitter (wish list) and the gold: reality. As in gratitude, modesty, and happiness. And that MUST HAVE Chanel purse of course (see above).
Have a happy end of the year everyone!

xxx

Today’s shoes are Dune

zp8497586rq

Wag the Dog

Wag the Dog

Read more...

Went to Munich for a business trip recently (result coming to a blog near you soon) and whenever I am in this city, I’m overwhelmed by its wealth and luxury. The generosity of space (providing endless shopping floors for high end brands - ah!), the sleek designed gourmet temples and bars (oh!), and the possibility that you’d sooner be run over by a Porsche than a Honda (uh!) if not stopping your heels at a red stop sign is quite a intoxicating mixture.

I always go for a stroll, sobbing a little in front of Marion Heinrich (Victoria Beckham! Alaïa! The Row! Manolo Blahnik!), weeping at Oberpollinger (Gucci! Prada! Dior!) and crying hysterically over the new collection at My Theresa (THE SHOE DEPARTMENT!!!!!!!!!)

Yeah, yeah: when something of secondary importance improperly takes on the role of something of primary importance... I know! But than again, one of my favorites in this city will always remain staying at my friends place for a round of quality time talking, sipping Prosecco, enjoying life and their fabulous company. And make their little puppy wag it's tail for a change. Priceless!

xxx

Today’s shoes are Grey Mer via Daniele Dentici.

They cut quite a good figure too don’t you think?

zp8497586rq

The Most Beautiful Day

The Most Beautiful Day

Read more...

Oh weddings, how I love you! The cherry on a relationship, sealing the love-deal (hopefully) forever, being celebrated by a huge party gathering all friends... what’s not to like? It’s the only day that it’s not ridiculous to cry like a baby all the time (especially as the bride walks down the aisle) and where waterproof mascara and a hanky will do as the perfect accessories (nothing else will fit your tiny clutch anyway).

With two of my favorite ladies getting hitched this summer (countless mail-conferences about heels and back-up flats, dresses, bridal bouquets, locations etc), I think it’s only appropriate to share some of my favorite ideas for the big day. Am actually regretting that I’m not a) Martha Stewart, being able to decorate the most beautiful wedding settings all the time, or b) Owen Wilson, or Vince Vaughn so I could attend the fabulous event (of others!!!) more often.

Just one note: it’s not considered good manners to dress more beautifully than the bride, so tone it down a bit, and never EVER sit anywhere near the wedding cake. Just saying.

xxx

Today’s shoes are Guess
Dress: Aziza Zina via Young Designers United

zp8497586rq

February Obsessions

February Obsessions

Read more...

There's nothing better than the idea that spring is just around the corner (well..... almost... OK), with the new season greeting you everywhere. I appreciate this to the max by diving into all the new arrivals that delight us with color, new textures and shapes. Almost died over Burberry's spring collection (bright metallics wherever you look), and in the event you should hear about a robbery on TV the upcoming days: that might have been me ensuring I have sufficient funds to afford that utterly beautiful bag. *sigh* Oh! And since I've become a (not very secret) stalker of Ruthie Davis' footwear, I'd totally invest that money in her heels too. In ALL of them actually.

If you prefer to act economically rather than be remote-controlled by pre-spring hormones (and still dive into fashion): I recommend watching Bill Cunningham's beautiful documentary "New York". A homage to fashion and glamour, spotted by the most humble man in fashion there is. Oldie (not you Bill!) but goodie!!! Or do as I do whenever I need to be cheered up on one of the hopefully last days of winter grey: a visit to favorite gallery - I could spend HOURS at Reflex in Amsterdam, glued to the work of Harland Miller (well, maybe robbing that bank wasn't such a bad idea after all), or visit my friend Melanie Brown's studio for a spring fashion splurge. If non of the above suits you: I bet flowers will. The tulips are out baby, bye bye January and hello new season!

xxx

Today's shoes are Ideal

Dress and blouse: Melanie Brown

zp8497586rq

One More Trip

One More Trip

Read more...

Am packing suitcase one last time this year to head back home to Amsterdam (gained weight over the past days will equal exact amount of Xmas presents we dropped off) and am just plain tired. Travelling this year (something around 7 times) was quite a challenge and included preparations that came close to scientific research: "Select heels you haven't worn yet, combine and match them with location and climate you have never seen or experienced and an outfit that brings everything together, plus write about it in a funny way". Haha (aka not so funny when you're leaving the house for anything longer than a weekend).

Don't know exactly when I dropped my habit of "Polaroiding" my outfit combinations (adding little handwritten side notes) this year before even touching my suitcase - somewhere along the way it all turned into more of a: "You know what, skip the outfit, and just wear the damn heels, will ya?" thingy. Duh. But today is the last day of traveling documented on this very blog, so hope lovely readers will have mercy with me and not pay too much attention to a) set (Salzburg's airport didn't prepare anything colorwise), b) outfit (it's 8 in the morning and f**** cold) and c) heels (which I just quickly picked up at the mall as I didn't wanted to ruin new Manohlo's at airport). Questions? Well, you have my email and three days left to complain about it.

xxx

Today's shoes are Graceland

Being back

Being Back

Read more...

With Obama back to his duty (aka saving America), I am luckily able to switch back to my challenge as well: heels. And what could fit today's topic better than something else that keeps coming back (not talking legislation but fashion): the '80s. Maybe you are amongst those who SWORE never ever to go back and make the same fashion mistakes all over again (remember the perms, the shoulder pads, the legwarmers?), but HA: show me one gal (myself included) who hasn't worn leggings since then and didn't dream about that 2011 Balmain jacket with enormously exaggerated shoulders.

And now we have the pointed (white!) heel back in all shapes and variations. From Céline to Manolo and Jimmy Choo: there's a pair in almost every collection. Couldn't resist and had to try. Was astonished how well they work really, could wear them with almost everything in my closet (yes: the leggings too), and can't think of a single reason not to stock up on such a versatile item. Oh, besides that it's almost winter, which is bound to be wet and ugly and they'll never stay white for long.

Must confess am also tempted to get a perm again. And a boob job too, just to be able to say: Samantha Fox, watch out!

xxx

Today's shoes are H&M

zp8497586rq