SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Moschino

Moschino’s Fall/Winter 2014-2015 line was Frito-Lay & Cheeto’s couture at its absolute finest.  Jeremy Scott embraced consumer culture with a mutant hybrid of “Coco Chanel meets Ronald McDonald”.  There was a superficiality of it that made us question if the joke was on us.  I wondered if this would be more of a concept runway show, or if the pieces would actually be sold in stores.  As I was recently perusing FarFetch.com, I stumbled upon the line, and my answer was confirmed.  Yes, these pieces are being sold.  And for today’s Shoe Porn, I present the McDonald’s Slingback Pumps, courtesy of Moschino (who would ever think those words would go in the same sentence?)

Moschino McDonald's Slingback Pumps, $704.43

Moschino McDonald’s Slingback Pumps, $704.43

Moschino

Would you wear these pumps?  I’m torn…

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Street Style: The Hottest Looks from London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week began last Friday, and, as any fashioniado knows, what everyone is seen wearing in the streets is equally as important as what is being seen on the runway.

Check out the hottest looks below and find where to shop the pieces for yourself by clicking on the links underneath the photo.

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Poppy at LFW

Poppy Delevingne

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Wendy H Gilmore at LFW

Wendy Gilmore

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Yasmin Sewell at LFW

Yasmin Sewell

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Nausheen Shah at LFW

Nausheen Shah

What look is your favorite?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Duccio Venturi Bottier

Recently, I came across Italian shoe label Duccio Venturi Bottier.  The shoe’s silhouette, cut and shape, and versatility stuck out to me.  The 25 year old designer, Aliai Venturi Quattrini, works with her father, Duccio Venturi, who worked alongside Sergio Rossi for 20 years, to produce some of the most well-crafted and beautiful heels and boots from the Marche region in Sicily (a region legendary for its cobblers).

This pair of pony skin and leather ankle boots stuck out to me, with its unique color and texture, and elegant cut.  These are a great transitional bootie for the fall season, as they would look chic paired with cropped white cigarette-cut jeans, as well as with a midi-skirt and leggings.   

Duccio Venturi Bottier Ankle Boots, $965.00

Duccio Venturi Bottier Ankle Boots, $965.00

Duccio Venturi Bottier

I am having trouble thinking of any colors these booties wouldn’t complement…  What do you think of them?

What’s Trending: Find Your Perfect Coat For This Fall

Asymmetrical dresses had their moment, followed quickly by the asymmetrical skirt/skort combo, and this season, the asymmetrical coat is having its heyday.  With Autumn just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to update your wardrobe.  With classic styles, these are timeless pieces with a unique twist on the trend.

Check out the top picks below!

Asymmetrical Coats
The Yang Li trench coat looks amazing when paired with the hat, but I can’t get over how much I love Gucci’s leather jacket.
Which is your favorite?

NYFW: The Bulleted 30-Seconds or Less All-You-Need-To-Know Guide to Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015

Cotton Candy Fur Coats at Coach, NYFW, September 4, '14

Cotton Candy Fur Coats at Coach, NYFW, September 4, ’14

NYFW started out yesterday, and since there’s no time to lose in watching the 100+ Spring ‘2015 shows, Trends & Tribulations has compiled everything you need to know in this cliff notes version of this season’s NYFW guide.

Origami-like pleats and folds give interest at BCBG Max Azria, NYFW, Spring/Summer '15

Origami-like pleats and folds give interest at BCBG Max Azria, NYFW, Spring/Summer ’15

  • Michael Herz will debut his first runway collection as artistic director for Diane von Furstenberg.
  • On Sunday, Opening Ceremony will debut a 30-minute one-act play directed and co-written by Spike Jonze, featuring their collection.
  • On Monday, Olivier Saillard, the curator of the Palais Galliera in Paris, the city’s fashion museum, is putting on a piece of performance art in conjunction with the Alliance Francaise and MADE Fashion Week.  Entitled “Models Never Talk,” it will feature seven French supermodels telling stories about extraordinary dress they have worn — giving voice to fashion’s normally voiceless.
  • Also on Monday, Polo Ralph Lauren will hold an unspecified “fashion event” (note: not show) in Central Park.
  • In Paris, Anthony Vaccarello will show his line Versus Versace, the latest hipster name to collaborate with the brand, a.k.a. be crowned as a hot-up-and-comer by Donatella Versace.
  • Rumors are abound that LVMH is interested in buying stake in Proenza Schouler.
  • In London, eyes will be on Christopher Bailey, making his debut as both chief executive and chief creative officer at Burberry.
  • In Milan, Jil Sander’s Rodolfo Paglialunga will be showcasing his first collection as creative director of the house.
  • At Hermès, Christophe Lemaire is revealing his final collection for the brand, although he has only been at the house for 4 years.
  • Intel is set to unveil its smart bracelet, a bangle studded with semiprecious gems, designed by Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim.
  • At Vivienne Tam’s show on Sunday, a self-charging iPhone case created in collaboration with wireless specialist Zeusé will appear on the runway.
  • Barbie’s instagram account @BarbieStyle will be hitting up CFDA Fashion Week events, and showing off her fabulous style.
  • New SoHo hotspot Chalk Point offers a kale martini, with fresh pressed juices and vodka: perfect for NYFW.
  • Watch NYFW live here

Source: NY Times New York Fashion Week Guide

What shows are you excited for this season?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Saint Laurent

There are some things in fashion out there that simply boggle my mind.  I’m all for styles of the tongue-in-cheek variety, but often I have to question if the designer honestly thought: This is a good look.

This was brought to mind recently when discovering these Saint Laurent Patti studded goat hair ankle boots.  The goat hair is covering every part of the visible boot, thus creating what my boyfriend likes to call “The Chewbacca Effect“.  What’s more, they are almost all sold out.  What’s even more, these bad boys are running at almost $2,000 a pop.

Saint Laurent Patti studded goat hair ankle boots, $1,995

Saint Laurent Patti studded goat hair ankle boots, $1,995

What do you lovely readers think of these boots?  Would you wear them?

What’s Trending: 5 Lust-Have Bags for This Fall

So many chic bags, so little time (and money…).  We’ve gathered up the 5 top trending bags this season that are sure to make a statement.  Enjoy!

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 Charlotte Olympia Appliquéd silk-satin shoulder bag, $995


Charlotte Olympia Appliquéd silk-satin shoulder bag, $995

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Valentino The Rockstud small leather trapeze bag, $1,995

Valentino The Rockstud small leather trapeze bag, $1,995

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Proenza Schouler Bucket large jacquard-trimmed leather shoulder bag, $1,650

Proenza Schouler Bucket large jacquard-trimmed leather shoulder bag, $1,650

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Moschino Biker Jacket Style Tote, $2,291.79

Moschino Biker Jacket Style Tote, $2,291.79

 

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Givenchy Triangle large clutch in black leather, $1,890

Givenchy Triangle large clutch in black leather, $1,890

 

What do you think of these picks?  Which are your favorite?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Gianmarco Lorenzi

After perusing the fashion archives on Pinterest the other night until I dreamt myself into a shoe porn-induced slumber, I wondered why I had never embraced Gianmarco Lorenzi‘s heels before.  Without dwelling on the past, I quickly became acquainted with the Italian shoes, and haven’t looked back since.  My favorite pair of the moment is this edgy caged-heel patent-leather sandal in black and white.

Gianmarco Lorenzi Patent-Leather Sandals with Caged Heel, $742

gianmarco lorenziWhat do you think of these heels?

 

Ultimate Fashion Bloggers Reveal Their Secret Tips

Fashion Union, a shopping destination for chic apparel and accessories, recently approached me with a couple questions about blogging.  With questions on topics from designing a website to finding inspiration, the answers bloggers gave are very helpful to fashion bloggers that are not only starting out, but also to many who have been at it for years.  Read on for answers, and be sure to check out the fantastic blogs featured!

sophie geisenhoffWhat tips do you find to be most helpful?  Also, if you have any other questions to add, feel free to send me a message or post a comment!

xo

 

 

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Burberry

Burberry Prorsum‘s Fall/Winter 2014-15‘s collection of artwork-inspired prints are absolutely gorgeous and a refreshing turn from their signature check print.  The designs are drawn freehand on leather, cashmere, and, of course, their signature trench coats.

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While the coats and bags are certainly statement pieces, I was most drawn to their collection of watercolor-inspired heels.  These are definitely a classic statement piece.  With many different shades and colors incorporated into the designs, they can easily dress up a basic colored dress, or be paired with a trenchcoat for a retro-inspired look.  Check out the beauties below!

Burberry Hand-Painted Leather Ankle Boots in Stone Red, $1,695

I think it may be impossible to choose a favorite…

Burberry Leather Ankle Boots in Stone Brown, $1,695

Burberry Leather Ankle Boots in Stone Brown, $1,695

What I wouldn’t give to have these with a matching trench or poncho…

Burberry Leather Ankle Boots in Stone Blue, $1,695

Burberry Leather Ankle Boots in Stone Blue, $1,695

What do you think of these leather boots by Burberry?  Which color is your favorite- Stone Blue, Red, or Brown?