My Obsessive Passion for Shoes


After getting annoyed by too much news about the super typhoon Usagi, decided to go ahead and spice up my days with some shoe shopping  and I couldn’t start anywhere  else but at Giuseppe Zanoti Design.

I really love their shoes even though I’m not into equilibristics and I stay away from their heelless platforms. But we all know that shopping for women is not fun unless we check everything and compare  and waste hours and hours looking around and trying things on.

I like Alexander McQueen shoes but since many of my friends complained of the quality ( their heels seem to break very fast ) its out of the equation so went to Manolo Blahnik but again  their selection is pretty much nice for summer sandals and very boring for anything autumn-winter.  This time I didn’t bother to check Louboutin  as I am not that masochistic with my legs  ( friends  were telling me that recently there are orthopedists  in Paris treating only  patients  with “  Louboutin syndrome “ ). Moved on to Jimmy Choo . I love his designs, unfortunately  since he has nothing to do with the company anymore everything they sell is so commercial and its either  a repetition of the old designs or somehow boring  . Madonna and many of his private customers still go to his house in London  to get  their shoes designed by “ the master “. I still hope he will launch a new line and I’m sure I’ll be one of his first customers .

I don’t want to be left again with no other choices besides my classic usual picks Prada and Gucci, though I  have to admit I love this pair of olive sandals from Gucci.

gucci shoes

My favorite  place to shop for shoes is Selfridges. I could spend hours there just going through their shoes selection-the most comprehensive in the world I would say.  I like Nicholas Kirkwood  very much, Brian Atwood, Sophia Webster, Charlotte Olympia and  few other designers .


Still my big love is Rene Caovilla .

This small venetian brand makes the sexiest  sandals in the world and probably  people have not realized yet how  he has set the trends for many brands that are  pretty much putting on the market entire collections looking exactly like his sandals 10 years ago.  I will never  forget my wonderful experience while I was studying design in Milan  ( my school was right at the end of Via Montenapoleone)  and during lunch breaks I would spend one hour just looking around at stores and admiring all those beautiful things, dreaming that one day I will be able to have my designs next to theirs.  So , one day I entered this little salon , boudoir like , with lots of velvet and shoes displayed like jewelry . I was mesmerized … that was Renee Caovilla ,  the shoemaker /jeweler  .

His designs are so artistic and so gorgeous that there is no way in the world someone will make more beautiful sandals.. You can  be naked in those shoes and you will still feel that ‘s all you need to  be glamorous.  One of his best collections was in 2011 so I still stick to the older models  whenever I want to “ dress to impress”.


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