Friday, August 29, 2014

Designer Appreciation : Anastasia Radevich

Anastasia Radevich

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Drooling over these couture candies? Who wouldn't?

Anastasia Radevich, the mind behind these dreamy pieces, came originally from Belarus, then moved to Montreal, Canada. She studied in London College of Fashion, with a major in footwear design. With that international experience, no wonder she's THIS creative. But her story doesn't end there. Guess who her mentors are? Alexander McQueen, Nicholas Kirkwood and Bolongaro Trevor (Creator of the brand "All Saints"). Hmm no wonder..

She spent several years under the wings of the legendary Mr. McQueen himself. Then she spent another several years under the creativity supervision of Nicholas Kirkwood, which was also mentored by McQueen years ago. And let's not forget the marvelous Bolongaro Trevor and his awesome brand, "All Saints".

To think that I used to dream about being a shoe designer. She would be one of my business contender. And Kirkwood, Louboutin, Blahnik, Zanotti, and the list goes on and on and on.

Oh and did I mentioned that Radevich also created a shoe that lights up also, like we used to have when we were younger? But she twisted it into a couture way, it's so breathtaking. I mean, look at it.

 
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Honestly, how cool is that?! And not to mention the lasercut heel and platform made this shoe really look like it's from out of this world.

You can control the lighting through the inside of the shoe. There's someone posted a video in youtube but it's pretty dark. I hope you can still see the system.



I could write pages and pages about how awesome her creations are but I guess you it'll ruin the image of hers so I will stop while I still can.

You know her shoes made your jaw dropped..

Kisses,













Adrian FS.



Monday, August 25, 2014

Ugly Shoe of The Month : Dior Red Nylon and Fur Moon Boots

 
Photo Credit : madamesousou.gr


August 2014 Issue

I always thought that Dior could never do harm to fashion. I thought I could always trust Dior for elegance and opulence. Well, apparently I was wrong. Dior's Red Nylon and Fur Moon Boots is the proof.

I tried to do some research before I posted this review but clearly the world hated this boots more than I do beause there are almost no information of how much did this trainwreck cost, from which season it was, who was responsible for this mess, etc.

Well, nothing except the news from waaay back in 2008 that Mariah Carey wore this boots during her 2008 annual christmas trip in Aspen, Colorado. I shouldn't explain more. I mean, Mariah Carey wore it. With a matching red jacket. In 2008.

 
Photo Credit : thegloss.com

I don't know which one is more cringe-worthy, the red boots itself or the fact that it's clearly snowing like no tomorrow in the picture and still she's trying to show her cleavage. But then again, obviously silicone has a really high tolerance against cold weather. So at least her career is the only thing that is frozen, not her feet and neither her cleavage.

You know this boots will haunt your dreams for the next weeks..

Kisses,












Adrian FS.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Must Have Item : Givenchy Black Velvet "Matilda" Sandal with Lizard-Printed Leather

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Prepare to gag for this edgy sandal from Givenchy's A/W 2014 Collection called "Matilda".

I can't decide which one looks cooler, the lizard-look leather or the gold statement heel. The bold combo in the back with a contrast from the tame and conservative-ish look of the front part, this foot candy tells us millions of stories in one look.

The separation between the heel and the leather part somehow created an illusion that the heel is not that high, but apparently it's around 11cm high without any platform. So this is definitely not the right shoe for a long day of standing up.

If you're enticed by the beauty of "Matilda" sandal, you should prepare yourself with €895 of spare change. It's still available at net-a-porter.com.

You know you are so tempted by this beauty..

Kisses,












Adrian FS.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fashion History : Extreme Heels

Extreme heels are a modern thing? Think again!

Humans are always fascinated by extreme heels since the dawn of ages. Why? It shows higher social status, dominance, power, or even sometimes vulnerability. Whatever the reason was, the fetish of wearing high shoes runs in our blood.

Spanish Chopine, early 1580-1620.
Photo Credit : Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Ottoman Qabâqib, 19th Century
Photo Credit : Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada

Italian Chopine, early 1590-1600
Photo Credit : Fototeca dei Musei Civici Fiorentini

Swedish shoe, 17th Centurx
Photo Credit : Göran Schmidt, Collection of Skokloster Castle, Sweden

Manchu Women Cotton and Silk Shoe, 19th Century
Photo Credit : Brooklyn Museum

My personal favorite would be the italian chopine from fiorentini. Reminds me so much of Lady GaGa's ballet platform shoe from the video "Marry The Night". Do you know which one I meant?

Photo Credit : gagafashionland.com

Photo Credit : gagafashionland.com


Yep. That one. It's a custom made piece from a japanese designer, Noritaka Tatehana. The shoe itself is called "Lady Pointe" and it's 18 Inch high. Simply an artwork.

Which one is your favorite and why? Write in the comment section and let me know!

You know you can blame our stilettos obsession on our genes from now on..

Kisses,












Adrian FS.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cat Talks and Catwalks : Ralph & Russo Paris Haute Couture A/W 2014

Have you seen Ralph & Russo's Paris Couture A/W 2014 fashion show? It is literally breathtaking. I mean, come on..

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And I haven't even begin with the shoes.

To be honest I wasn't familiar with the brand at first (I know. Bad Adrian, bad!). But since last week the video kept on popping on the sidebar of my youtube videos so I thought, hmm why not. So I clicked it and then my life changed (*heavenly choir sound effect).

So the brand is actually pretty much new-ish. It's been in the game since 2007 and was created by two amazing aussies, Tamara Ralph as the creative director and Michael Russo as the CEO. But don't let the years fool you because three years later after the brand was created, Ralph & Russo dressed the Queen Bey herself (*may Her perfect soul be blessed. Amen.) for her White House Performance and later also for her Mrs. Carter Concerts.

For their Paris Haute Couture A/W 2014 Collection, they created this elegant statement heels.

Photo Credit : Ralph & Russo's Facebook Pics

Even the sketch already looked stunning.

Photo Credit : Ralph & Russo's Facebook Pics
The design is very elegant yet stunning, sexy yet edgy. A true definition of a showstopper. It's perfect for you fashion minions out there that are shy and quiet at parties because this foot candy is a definite conversation starter. Or also for you sexy vixens that wants to come out and play, this will be your next "Fuck-Me" piece. After all it does give us a slight bit of 50 Shades of Grey vibe with all of its straps.

They posted these pictures on their Facebook page and also made a statement that the heels are "limited edition". So go on, grab your cellphone right now and immediately either a.) Contact your personal stylist or b.) Plan your shopping getaway to London to secure your own pair!

If you wanna watch the whole fashion show, I'd be more than glad to share it with you. But don't forget, you have been warned. Their pieces are literally out of this world.



You know that this will be your latest guilty pleasure..

Kisses,












Adrian FS.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Must Have Item : "Walking Class Heroes" Memory Card Game by Rockwell & Hudson



3 years ago a dear friend of mine, also a hardcore fashion enthusiast, gave me this game as my 20th birthday present. He said, "Walk to your twenties with a nice pair of shoes and take over the world, you fierce bitch. But first, test your shoe knowledge with this game."

After he gave me the present I immediately opened the gift wrapping and revealed this beauty to the world. No joke, both of us spent like around 2 hours just staring at each and every single one of those shoes in awe while listening to Lady GaGa's newest album back then. Amen Fashion indeed.

Photo Credit : bitte-bitte.com

From Louboutins to Zanottis, from Jimmy Choos to Manolo Blahniks, we expanded our fashion knowledge, simply by staring at the cards (Not only pictures, it also states the names of the designer. Perfection.)


Safe yourself from embarassment and fashion faux pas of not knowing which shoes from which designers.

You know you wanna expand your fashion knowledge (with fun)..

Kisses,












Adrian FS.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Yass bish!

Spread the news, fashion minions! Yaaass bish, Adrian's baaaaaack!! And this time with more severe fashion and stilettos addiction than ever before.

After being M.I.A. for a couple of years for pursuing my dreams as a student in Berlin, Germany, now I have my free time again and all of those repressed fashion senses needs to be replenished all over again.

You'll notice that things will look different. The way I write my materials, the look of the blogs itself, the content which won't be restricted only for stilettos anymore but for fashion in general, etc. You'll get used to it. ;-)

You know how much you miss me..

Kisses,












Adrian FS.