Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fashion Tips : How to Clean Patent Leather Shoes

Patent leather shoes can be cleaned with solvent-based leather cleaners or basic furniture polish. Simple and useful..!

Learn more about cleaning patent leather shoes with tips from a shoe repair expert in this free shoe care video.

You Know Patent Leather dominates our Shoe Collections..


Adrian FS.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fashion History : Andy Warhol

Untitled (Stamped Shoes), Circa 1959

My Shoe is your Shoe, Circa 1955

The Autobiography of Alice B. Shoe

Two Shoes, Circa 1960

Shoe with Holly, Circa 1950

Shoes, Circa 1980

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol is best known for his paintings of Campbell’s soup and celebrities like Marilyn Monroe. But before he painted those icons of pop art, Warhol worked as an illustrator for the I. Miller Shoe Company. There, he gained success in painting playful, detailed, and beautiful images of, what else, shoes.

Warhol prolifically painted blue heels with buckles, pink shoes with bows, boots, etc. In fact, he even tried to exhibit the shoe art but was turned down. Imagine that.

You know Warhol would make a Drop-Dead Gorgeous Shoe Collection..


Adrian FS.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Must Have Item : Christian Louboutin’s Tan Suede “Maggie” Pumps

Stand out from the crowd in Christian Louboutin’s Super-Luxe Tan Suede Lattice-Detailed “Maggie” Pumps. Slip this outfit-defining style on with your favorite LBD to stamp a fail-safe classic with statement glamour.

Heel measures approximately 140mm / 5.5 inches with a 20mm / 1 inch concealed platform. Available at price £491.30.

You know how we are so obsessed with our Louboutins..


Adrian FS.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Series of Unbelievable Shoe Collection

Live Tarantula on its Platform? Hmm..

You know that Tarantula is a slighty riskay Shoe Accessory..


Adrian FS.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Designer Appreciation : Nicholas Kirkwood

Nicholas Kirkwood

Nicholas Kirkwood In Real Life Motion. Say no more.

You Know Kirkwood is Our Latest Guilty Pleasure..


Adrian FS.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Must Have Item : Fifty Shoes That Changed The World

Don’t know your Louboutins from your Louis Vuittons? Can’t tell a vamp from a counter?

If you need to ‘polish’ your shoe knowledge, this book should send your right to the top of the class as it covers in fascinating detail 50 of the most iconic footwear moments in history - from the 1863 Frue boot through to Zaha Hadid’s 2009 Lacoste shoe. This is an elegant trot through shoe history, written with real passion and love for the subject.

Available for pre-order now, the book will make a great couple with Christmas coffee-table purchase. £12.99

You know this book will show you that basically you know nothing..


Adrian FS.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Seeing Double : Dior Anniversary Python Vs. L.A.M.B. "Georgina" Vs. Guess "Karavi" Slingback

Dior Anniversary Python

Really adores Dior Anniversary Python? Well if you want to waste $834 for that, then that’s fine.

But for you, Tight-Budget-Soccer-Mommies, there’s L.A.M.B. “Georgina” that cost around $400.

L.A.M.B. "Georgina"

Actually, i do find the Georgina Version is better than the Dior Version.

But don’t worry. There’s another option for Tighter-Budget-New-Mommies-Who-Still-Saving-For-Their-Kids-Tuition-Fee. Guess “Karavi” Slingback cost only $114.

Guess "Karavi" Slingback

Aaaah.. Don’t we just love bargaining?

You know fashion doesn’t cost as much as you predict..


Adrian FS.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fashion Tips : Comfortable High Heels

Love the heels but can’t bear the pain? In the latest issue of Marie Claire, Sergio Rossi’s creative director Edmundo Castillo offers shoe advice for walking comfortably in high heels.

1. Change heel heights several times a day. Feet and legs shouldn’t be allowed to mold themselves to any one shoe shape.
2. Shoes are an emotional accessory; hurt your feet, hurt your feelings.
3. Befriend a salesperson who will tell you if a shoe will actually feel as good as it looks.
4. If you feel all the weight in the front of your foot, this heel’s your arch enemy — literally.
5. Your foot needs to sit in a shoe. If you can wedge two fingers between your sole and the shoe — bye-bye!
6. Platforms should be no more than one-and-a-half inches high — or you’re dangling off a cliff.
7. Think Cinderella: A heeled shoe must fit perfectly. Faking it with the wrong size will get ugly. (Hmm, I think Victoria ‘Posh’ Beckham didn’t get this memo. Didn’t she once say If they don’t have my size I just stick toilet paper in…If that’s what it takes to get a nice shoe.’)
8. Don’t shoe shop with swollen feet — e.g., when it’s hot or right after exercise
9. To elongate your legs, ankle straps should sit above the ankle bone.
10. Still wobbling when you walk in your heels? Practice!

You know these tips are pretty useful..


Adrian FS.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sneak Peek : McQueen's Spring/Summer 2010 Paris

The show to create the most buzz from Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 over the past 24 hours came from Alexander McQueen. The British design legend once again brought out the big guns to present the most whimsical and outrageous collection of the week.

Collaborating with Lady Gaga (naturally, I mean look at those shoes), McQueen’s live stream of his show was brought to a sudden end after Gaga fans logged onto SHOWstudio.com to hear the world premiere of her latest single which was played on the catwalk. Note to Gaga: it probably wasn’t wise to Tweet that you were debuting your hot new track just 30 mins prior to show time. Oops!

But back to those incredible shoes…

Models morphed into reptiles and robots wearing intricate digital prints, and stomped down the runway in heavily rounded fetish-style platforms. Adorned with everything from snakeskin to chunks of coloured crystal, they had fashion followers in a Twitter frenzy.

Works of art they might be. But would you wear them?

You know that these shoes are legendary..


Adrian FS.

*Not long after this collection, McQueen commited suicide. Tragic loss to the fashion community.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Must Have Item : Louboutin's LOVE Suede Pumps

Is how we describe our uncertain feelings towards other people.

Is how we describe our obsession to Fashion.

Is how we describe Christian Louboutin’s LOVE Suede Pumps. Inspired by Princess Diana, Louboutin says “I wanted her to always have love at her feet.”

Pair with simple tailoring to let your "Love" shine, this 4 Inch heeled Pump cost around $539.13. Who says, “Love don’t cost a thing” ?

You know that Love DO exist, in a slightly expensivo way, that is..


Adrian FS.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fashion History : Christian Louboutin

Ring the bell, please..! It’s time for Fashion History.

Today’s subject, Monsieur Christian Louboutin. Take notes for everything. At the end of the lesson, you can choose one of his marvelous creation.

No need to fuss. Bill’s on me, bitches..

You know you need your history lesson..


Adrian FS.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Trouble, Trouble : McQ Vs. Madden

Alexander McQueen may have just wow us at Paris Fashion Week, but he isn’t too happy with Steve Madden. The designer has filed a lawsuit against Madden for knocking off his ‘Faithful’ bootie. The complaint cites Madden’s ‘Seryna’ bootie as a “studied imitation” of McQueen’s design which debuted in January 2010.

Lawyers will argue that, “in fact, the only design element of the ‘Faithful Bootie,’ that Madden did not deliberately copy is the zipper pull that contains the ‘Alexander McQueen’ trademark.”

Meanwhile, Madden has since removed the design from his website, which was retailing at $129.95. McQueen’s booties are still available to purchase for $1,155.

You know that Steve Madden always immitate the finest..


Adrian FS.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Seeing Double : Christian Lacroix Natural Woven Leather Vs. Oh Deer! "PB&J" Cork-styled Shoe

Christian Lacroix Natural Woven Leather

Christian Lacroix Natural Woven Leather is pretty stylish for me, even though the heels is improper (too short). At $719, this shoe is down to it’s last size : 38 US. Perhaps a Lacroix fan could pick it up at the clearance price of 46% off its original price.

But if you don’t fit the size AND the budget, don’t cry your heart out yet. Oh Deer! “PB&J” Cork-Styled Shoe is a pretty decent Knock-off at around $120.
Oh Deer! "PB&J" Cork-styled Shoe

You know that “Bargaining” doesn’t sound so desperate right now..


Adrian FS.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Shoe Quotes

" Don’t Judge A Woman Until You Walk A Mile In Her Heels "

- Someone Wise

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fashion History : Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik

The First Manolo Blahnik shoe, sketched in 1971. Still a bit, catastrophical, if i must say.

You know that Rome wasn’t made over night..


Adrian FS.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fun Facts About Shoes : Wizard of Oz's 70th Anniversary

by Roger Vivier
by Christian Louboutin

L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani
by Betsey Johnson

In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz.  Some of the world’s top shoe designers were chosen to reinterpret Dorothy’s iconic Ruby Slippers for modern times.  At the time, only artists’ sketches were available, but now the actual shoes created are available for viewing.

The First Shoe is created by Roger Vivier.

The Second is by our beloved Monsieur Christian Louboutin.

The Third one is from L.A.M.B. Collection, Gwen Stefani Shoe Design.*

And the last one is by The Legendary Betsey Johnson.

Which one do you like best? Remember, tap 3 times and you’ll be back home..

You know that Dorothy is no longer a redneck..


Adrian FS.

*(My Personal Favourite)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Must Have Item : Jimmy Choo's Hamlet Suede Pumps

 "And keep you in the rear of your affection,
Out of the shot and danger of desire,
The chariest maid is prodigal enough
If she unmasks her beauty to the moon."
- William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1.3

Literature isn’t always uninteresting. Jimmy Choo’s Hamlet Suede Pumps made several people stop screaming, “Boooo-ring..!!” to literary works.

The 4,5 inch heels doesn’t sound so old-fashioned for me. Thanks, Shakespere..!! Now i know how to spent $360.87 without regrets.

Thou knows Thy Heels are made for Ye Olde Foot..


Adrian FS.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Seeing Double : Valentino Pattern Ankle Boots Vs. Pour La Victoire "Eden"

Valentino Pattern Ankle Boots

We know that Valentino's creations are to-die-for and ageless.. But why do we have to spend $944 on Valentino Pattern Ankle Boots if there’s a lower-cost alternative such as Pour La Victoire “Eden” that cost around $166.
Pour La Victoire "Eden"

Well, looks like to-die-for and ageless shoes isn’t so expensive at all..

You know sometimes “Cheap” doesn’t mean “Tasteles”..


Adrian FS.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Shoe Quote

" A Woman Carries Her Clothes, But It’s A Shoe Which Carries A Woman "

- Christian Louboutin

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fun Facts About Shoes : Heels for Italian Policewomen

Even though my motto is “If It’s Under 4 Inches, It’s A Flat Shoes”, I still don’t think that high heels are apropriate for Policewomen

So far I’ve always thought that women on the force wear high heels only in Hollywould movies. Right? I mean, how can you chase the bad guys perched atop 3-inch and higher pumps? And why would you do that? Yet, that’s exactly what they did. In the 90s, when I was still a firm believer in (and wearer of) pumps, I remember being intrigued, at the very least, that Scully in X-Files would run around catching alien monsters in impossibly high heels:

Yes, it makes for quite shapely legs, but wasn’t she caught by aliens who performed experiments on her? Huh, huh? Wouldn’t she have had a better chance to escape them had she been wearing sneakers, or at the very least, flats?

Apparently, that wasn’t enough of a cautionary tale for the women on the Italian police force. For some reason, they (who, exactly, I wonder?) thought it was a good idea to update the look of their uniforms with high heels, and thus we get this improbable headline from Spiegel Online: A Sole-Destroying Mistake: Italian Policewomen Get High Heels — In the Wrong Size. Oh, the humanity!

Apparently, the Italian police ordered high heeled-shoes for its 14,750 female police officers, who wanted to give their uniform a younger and sexier look (because, as everybody knows, a police officer who is not sexy is a pathetic excuse for a law-enforcer). The government commissioned the shoes cheaply in Romania. The shoes arrived–they were elegant, for sure–but the sizes were way too small. The result? A lot of pain and unusuable shoes left over, whose cost will be swallowed by the ministry.

Me? I’m almost surprised they didn’t force the women to wear them anyway–after all, it’s already painful to wear high heels on the job, all the time (on cobblestones, no less, people!)–what’s a little more pain added to that?

The Manolo would say Ayyyyyy! We should all say AYYYYYY!

You know High Heels isn’t always apropriate at any circumstances..


Adrian FS.