08/14/10

About ShoeTease | The Shoe Blog

ShoeTease - Toronto Shoes & Fashion Blog

ShoeTease: The Shoe Blog

Hi! Welcome to ShoeTease: A shoe blog based in Toronto & created in 2010 to answer your questions about shoes, shoe styling, celebrity shoeswedding heels & more! You’ll find my shoe blog dedicated to helping you pair the best shoes & heels with a particular outfit or occasion, how to fix & care for your favourite footwear. I’ll even give you the scoop on new shoe accessories to make your shoes more comfortable & designer shoe sales & designer lookalike shoes. ShoeTease has a penchant for hanging many ugly shoes in its hall of shoe shame!

What started out as a shoe blog to showcase fabulous & bizarre footwear, along with my shoe T-shirt illustrations (get it, Shoe”Tees”?!) has expanded to include a significant shoe trends & outfit styling section with a focus on–you got it–shoes! Before you ask, NO that is not me in those YouTube videos. Fashion before fetish here, people!!

Moving on: I only showcase products that I find truly amazing, appalling or interesting. It doesn’t hurt that blogging about shoes & heels usually quenches my footwear cravings….just a little 😉 My writing is often ironic & sarcastic. Overly enthusiastic. Often (and purposefully) grammatically incorrect. That’s just how I roll. Oh, and I love my exclamation marks!! I hope you enjoy reading [Exclamation Marksss]

ShoeTease: The Shoe Blogger

Cristina is the name: a UK born Italian re-living in Canada (confusing much?). It’s needless to say (but will say it anyway!) that I’m head-over-heels for shoes & believe in styling from the feet up.  I’ve designed shoes, lingerie, women’s wear and create illustrations for t-shirts & various products. As a designer with a passion for shoes & accessories, I was lucky enough to start my shoe design training alongside the immensely talented Manuele Bianchi of Edmundo Castillo fame during our time in Switzerland, working for Hugo Boss. Working on freelance gigs for French + Italian design labs & a designer stint at Italy’s largest fast-fashion company sandwiched in between, I ended up back in Toronto designing & developing private label shoes for the Canadian market.

I am currently making use of my hard-earned Communications degree by working predominantly in the social media world, blogging about shoes & fashion and helping small local businesses get their social groove on, online. I recently completed an intensive one-on-one SEO course specifically designed for fashion blogging, with none other than SEO guru Erika Miller herself.  You can currently find me guest blogging at WhatsWhat, but also working on a secretive new ShoeTease-related venture! Can’t wait to reveal the shoe-filled fun!

Disclaimer stuff

Shoe-tease.com is not affiliated with any brands, companies, products or services other than ShoeTease. All opinions (and I have many!) expressed are 100% mine and don’t reflect anyone else’s (except if they happen to share my same opinion). Unless otherwise noted, all pictures are owned by me, myself & I (and no, that is not a trademark). I also own all ShoeTease t-shirt, tops & product illustrations, designed by yours truly, which you can find in the online shop. Please don’t copy them. Or the content of this shoe blog!

Links to items in my posts may sometimes be of the affiliated variety, via RewardStyle or ShopSense. If you purchase any product by clicking on an affiliate link, don’t worry, it won’t cost you anything extra! I may, however, make a tiny commission off of the sale. I try my best to link to the exact product being showcased, but if not possible, I will make an alternate suggestion. Any product I have been gifted with or have purchased with a gift certificate sent to me by a company/brand will be marked c/o.  Sponsored posts will be marked as such within the post content.

If you’d like to advertise or work together, please visit the collaboration page.

xo Cristina M.