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October 19, 2017

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Design Inspiration

Creating something truly unique in the world of footwear is a difficult thing to do. The old saying goes, ‘everything under the sun, has been done,’ and truth be told it is not far from accurate. This at least applies to wearable shoes that still maintain a manner of elegance. Truly horrible concoctions are easy to create, but then who would wear them? I often get asked about where my design inspiration comes from and […]

July 10, 2017

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Barbanera Sale & New Women’s Line

For those of you that may have missed it the few times that I have written about it, Barbanera who once only took MTO orders now has a website that sells RTW stock and much of it is currently on sale. I am particularly fond of the Balzac double monk, as shown above, for its intricate strap design. Not to mention I am a super fan of black suede, a material that sadly is not […]

May 14, 2014

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Carmina For The Ladies

  So I am back on the travelling, with a flight in a few hours to Spain to go visit my factory and place some reorders for the webshop, as well as create new samples (as always!). BT (the ISP here in England) has been giving me some real problems this morning bouncing in and out of service (I hate them big time!!!) so I have lost a bit of time in writing a nice […]

April 26, 2013

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Carmina – Always Lovely….

I reckon that in 10 years time (or less), Spanish shoemaking will be just as known (or respected) as Italian shoemaking and a great part of who is to thank for that is Carmina. While previously known by the family name of Albaladejo, this family has been making good shoes for a long time, shoes that for me stand against some of the best British shoemakers today. While I have said this all before, it […]

May 11, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Church’s Women’s Collection

I walk by the Church’s store, in Burlington Arcade, every morning and afternoon and am constantly impressed by their women’s collection and always baffled by the men’s collections. It’s like they literally took all of the designer talent and put them onto the women’s side of the company. On a constant basis there are always these uniquely fresh new styles on the women’s side of the store, but on the men’s side, it’s the same […]

November 16, 2010

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Do Shoes Make The Man? The Woman?

What is it in our outfit that makes us tick? Makes us feel invincible? Makes us feel like we can do anything? Obviously, for each person these questions will produce a different answer but I am willing to bet that the majority of people will attribute their feelings of grandeur being directly related to the shoes they choose to buy and wear. It only makes sense considering that the foundation, for any object or idea, […]