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Loving Dior November 10, 2009

Filed under: Costly Couture — Mandy Childers @ 1:50 PM
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Dior BodyThese Persia Ankle Boots  need no dramatic introduction. The picture speaks for itself- simple, sophisticated, delicate, Dior.

These smooth leather booties are made in Italy with neat braided trim, cute tassels, and exquisite metal heel detail. This pair which is available only in Grey at Saks Fifth Avenue, makes a perfect complement to dark-colored dresses this winter. But with its subtle cut and fine details, it can give you that stunning look you want at parties and events anytime of the year.

Also available in black on Dior’s website, these one-inch platform booties have leather lining and sole, padded insoles, and curved heels that stand at 12 centimeters high. Truly a great find among shoe fanatics who can easily spend $1,040!

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Recreating Dorothy’s Red Shoes November 3, 2009

Dorothy shoesWho would have not noticed those strikingly bright red shoes?  Dubbed as “the most iconic shoes in movie history”, Dorothy’s red shoes were recreated by today’s top designers to celebrate the 70th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” and brought possible by Warner Bros. Consumer Products and CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements. The online auction happened in September and was open to every bidder in the world to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The materials varied from embossed leather to silk; the styles ranged from stilettos to ballet flats. Still, each shoe design retained the spark and brightness of the original shoes through glittering Swarovski crystals.

It might be too late to bid now but it is still great to see the shoes those 19 selected designers came up with. Among the designers were Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Betsey Johnson, Diane von Furstenberg, and Oscar de la Renta.  All designs are  fun and charming but the winner for me is the classy and sleek design by Oscar de la Renta.

Abaete Betsey Johnson Christian Louboutin Jimmy Choo Manolo Blahnik Oscar de la Renta

If you want to see all of the designs, check out the website:

Cage Heels October 28, 2009

Filed under: Costly Couture — Mandy Childers @ 10:35 PM
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ferragamo_pink_cage_heelsMove over YSL! That’s right. This season’s must-have cage heels have arrived and they are prettier in pink!

Salvatore  Ferragamo teamed up with Swarovski to create a fanciful pair of shoes even the fairy godmother would envy. This project is to help Pink Revolution, which is Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s education and fund raising campaign. The champagne pink shoes embellished with gold tone and sparkling CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements, along with other pink and bejeweled accessories are available at selected Ferragamo boutiques in Asia and Australia for the month of October. These gorgeous shoes should not last long and prices will certainly raise each minute since they are only for auction. But it is the price you pay for a good cause and a precious jewel in your shoe collection.