It should come as no surprise that someone writing a shoe-based fashion blog has a bit of a shoe problem. If you follow ShoeTease at all on Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter, you’ll already know that I also have a slight chocolate/cake/sugar/sweets issue. So to be confronted with a blend of my 2 biggest vices is a little overwhelming, so please bear with me!
The craftsmanship on these outrageously amazing cake & pastry inspired flats, heels & accessories from Shoe Bakery is incredible. Seriously good enough to eat! But alas, the only flaw that these incredible creations have, is their inedible nature, which, you know, is a good thing if you’re going to wear them. Kinda keeps them sturdy & such. A wicked bridal shoe idea too, where you can match your shoes to your wedding cake or commemorate a special occasion (they have holiday-themed sweet treat shoes as well!). This is a fairly neat, niche idea that for their sake & my love of sweets & shoes, I hope does exceedingly well. If they weren’t made to order, I can see the sprinkle donut-inspired flats flying right off the shelves! I’d definitely love to own them, myself. The high heels? Not as commercial, but for max $200 a pair, they’re a heck of a lot more quirky than anything Charlotte Olympia or Sophia Webster would dare create & much, much less expensive! Seriously worth at least a visit. But if you’ve got a sweet tooth, enter at your own risk!
Would you buy a pair of these shoes?!
Photo Credit: shoebakery.com
So for a second time around on Freak-Shoe Friday, we examine the socks with sandals issue. The real conundrum being whether this style means being fashionably avant garde, or if it’s a sign of some serious creative constipation. I mean, it’s one thing if the old little man down the street walks around the neighbourhood wearing his white tube socks & sandals. He’s old. You empathize (albeit slightly shudder). Ultimately, however, you just let it go.
But a presumable fashionista aligning herself (himself?!) to this aesthetic during London Fashion Week (the only difference being a platform version of the sandal & black sock layering on stockings) is just perplexing. And by LFW I’m talking this last one. Yep, just a few days ago. It’s a little scary that high-end Birkenstockesque sandals donned with sporty socks are deemed worthy of the concrete runaway in such a stylish city. There should be a special fashion jail for this type of infraction. Just saying.
That is all.
Photography Credit: Team Peter Stigter for fashionmagazine.com & pinterest.com
In the spirit of celebrating the day of cuddles, kisses & chocolates, Freak-Shoe Friday has been momentarily replaced with quirky shoes & accessories to love that will love you right back! These Charlotte Olympia red lipped pointy-toe ankle boots & cutesy Marylin Monroe-inspired “Pandora” & “Kiss Me Lips“ clutches are the perfect luxurious gift for Valentine’s Day, regardless of whether received as a gift or bought for yourself!
This is the gift that would definitely keep on giving you lots of love for seasons to come. Kisses please?!
Happy Love Day everyone!
Photo Credit: neimanmarcus.com
There are pretty shoes. There are statement shoes. And then there are weird shoes. Ok, so I must admit that a part of me does love the Coke bottle inspired heels on this Charlotte Olympia “Soda” sandal & find them to be an optimal conversation piece. I mean, if that’s what you’re going for. But they are rather clunky & an unfortunate brown colour, which is never a good combination in my books.
That being said, the silly kitschy plasticness of it all does make me crack a smile & crack open a can of soda. Or a pop, rather, as we like to call it here in Canada. I already hear the fizz of a freshly opened can calling my name! Like, right now. Certainly cheaper than purchasing these puppies for nearly 2K. Yep, you read right! These are available at Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman if you’re so inclined.
That is all.
Happy Friday! And drink your Cola responsibly this weekend, will ya?!
Photo Credit: bergdorfgoodman.com
Ah, Converse: Loved by popstars, fashionistas & the mere masses alike.You are a classic. Iconic, really. Everybody knows a Chuck Taylor. Everybody loves an All-Star!
Then one day while shopping the net, you find yourself parked at Blackleaf.com, where you’re unwittingly confronted with bizarre footwear creations bearing the Converse logo. You are perplexed. Confused. Yes, that means the same thing, but at this point you’re in aesthetic shock & can no longer master the English language. You do, however ask yourself if you’ve happened on Strawberry Shortcake’s shop of choice, or if, perchance, this platform high-top is simply an enlarged image of a toddler shoe.
But more shocking indeed is the sight of a poor little hacked-up Chuckie standing alone, quasi-naked & afraid. Not quite a sneaker, not truly a sandal. Hardly a Gladiator. Not quite anything, really.
That is all.
Photo Credit: First image courtesy of Blackleaf. Other: Google