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SHOE STYLES FOR THE WORKING WOMAN

Working women don’t have it easy. Being multitaskers it’s important that every aspect of their life is pre-planned and that includes the wardrobe. Being well-turned out and on top of their game is important to them. So we’ve put together a list of 6 must-have styles that will completely sort out every woman’s work shoe-drobe. The Black Pump- This is an absolute must-have for any working woman. There is nothing more versatile and timeless like the classic black pump. The Nude Pump- Similar to the Black Pump, this one is equally versatile and can be paired with almost any outfit. Plus, nude heels give the illusion of longer legs. A Ballet Flat- For women who prefer wearing flats to work, this one is a boon....

SHOE STYLING FAUX-PAS

Have you ever spotted anyone wearing a really great pair of shoes but wished they had styled it better? The best shoe can lose its impact with styling missteps. I thought it would be fun to list out some of Don’ts when it comes to shoe styling. The cardinal sins or the faux pas Here are my top ones: Wearing pattern heels with prints. It’s best to avoid this ‘too busy’ look. Pattern heels work best with solid colors or the classic white shirt- blue jeans combo     Wearing walking shoes with ankle socks Wearing stockings with peep toe heels (unless you have really great toes!) Wearing really extreme footwear/ super tall heels on weekdays. Do save these statement heels for weekends when you...

FUN FACTS ABOUT SHOES

It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon and I decided to have some fun and put together a list of little known fun facts about shoes. Happy reading According to The New York Times, in the late 1800s, people started using the word sneakers because the rubber sole allowed you to “sneak” around without making a sound. For centuries, heels signified a high social standing rather than gender. It was also crucial for men riding horses to have a heel on their boot in order to stay in their stirrups. The most expensive shoes ever sold for $660,000 were Dorothy’s iconic ruby red slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at an auction in 2000. The wedge was invented by experiment. Due to the trade close Italy experienced in the 1940s, steel was no longer...

FOR THE LOVE OF HEELS: HEEL HISTORY

FOR THE LOVE OF HEELS…’’HEEL HISTORY’’ It’s true what they say about fashion, it is a mirror of our times. Fashion trends are a reflection of social, economic, political and cultural changes happening at the time. Never has this fact been more obvious than when you study the origin and history of heels and how they have changed over time. I have out together a few interesting trivia/ little known facts about the history of heels. Hope you enjoy reading them! 1. Did you know that this accessory that is now synonymous with women was originally worn by men alone! It was a symbol of power and status among men in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries and the only women who wore them were...

The Shoe Quality Test

While comfort varies from woman to woman, quality is something that is a lot more universal. So what makes a shoe of superior quality? How do you tell quality shoes from cheap ones? Here are some simple pointers that you can look out for next time you go shoe shopping! You know the saying; it’s what is on the inside that counts. True for shoes too. Stick your hand inside the shoe and check for how the insole is stuck, is it wrinkled and bumpy or smooth? Also check for added cushioning on the ball of the foot and heel. All tell-tale signs of shoe quality. This one is easiest to spot – check how the upper is lasted and the outsole is attached. Rough...

7 Shoe styles every woman must have in her closet

Shoe Must-Haves It’s often said that Diamonds are a woman’s best friend. I however beg to differ. Shoes definitely do it for me, though diamonds do come a close second. When you love shoes as much as I do and regularly succumb to the desire for a fix, you run the risk of going completely berserk and giving into temptation without thinking about you really need- which is variety in styles and color. So you start hoarding a similar style in all colors of the rainbow or different styles but all in one color, most often black or nude! Hence I figured it’s wise to share my little piece of advice on the essentials- a woman’s shoe closet must haves. These will sort you out...

Make in India

Adapt To Survive Post the Modi Govt. coming into power, big noise has been made around his (or as some say originally Manmohan Singh’s) ‘’Make in India’’ initiative. It is a fabulous one no doubt and one that has been timely introduced. While ‘’Make in India’’ is largely targeted to the international market with great FDI initiatives, its great news for the Indian consumer too. All this is happening at a time when there is a clear shift in trend towards Indian silhouettes, motifs, prints, styles and fabrics. With traditional becoming chic again, it’s a great time to explore the lost Indian arts be it in textile, apparel, home décor or footwear. Top Indian fashion designers like Ritu Kumar, Anita Dongre, Rohit Bal, Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi Mukherjee have created...

Coach

Keep calm and date a sneaker-head I didn’t know the difference between trainers and sneakers for the longest time. A quick google search threw up many explanations. The one that made most sense was that it was a difference in the look that set them apart. A canvas-topped athletic shoe will be classified as a pair of sneakers and anything that would be designed more to the specific sport or activity would be classified as trainers. So trainers are more focused on improving the performance of the individual wearing them while sneakers are considered to be more fashionable. It was later while I was doing my shoe making course in London that I realised that it actually has a much simpler explanation and is a cultural/ lingo...

Guide to Top Shoe Styles

Guide to Top Shoe Styles Mule - A shoe or sandal characterized by a closed, or nearly closed, toe and a backless heel of any height Peep Toe- A shoe with a narrow opening in the front that exposes the toes Sling Back- A backless shoe that is held in place with a strap at the back of the foot. The strap is typically elastic or buckled for adjustment Mary Jane- A shoe with a strap across the instep that is attached with elastic, Velcro, or buckle D'Orsay - A style of shoe featuring sides which have been cut close to the sole Ankle Strap- A single or multiple strap attached to a shoe to hold it on the foot or having a purely ornamental function...

Shoe Tutorial

In today’s day and age there is so much information available at the click of a finger. If confused or looking for answers all you need to do is google. Right from health scares, recipes, gossip, fashion, places, history, events- it’s all there. I think one of the perils of having so much information just floating on the World Wide Web is that we end up knowing too little about too many things. Nothing wrong with that but it’s so unlike back in the day when we had to sit with an encyclopaedia and deep dive to get information on something. Who has the time to deep dive now? Attention span is limited and there is too much happening too quickly. There is always something…

Shoe Care 101

There is nothing more heart breaking than to see your favorite pair of shoes wither away right in front of your eyes, much before time. You invest a significant amount of money, time and emotions to find that perfect pair and following some simple tips will make your precious shoes stay pretty for much longer. Here are my fav shoe care tips- Do not store your shoes in boxes. This will make the leather deteriorate because of moisture, especially true for humid weather. Rather store them in soft shoe dust bags. Try to store your fav pairs with a shoe tree/ shoe shaper. This will preserve the shoe shape much longer. A simple shoe rack will help keep your shoes more organized and protect them from unnecessary...

The Fine Art of Shoe Buying

Shoe buying is a fine art that one can master with practice (but obviouslyJ) and by following these super simple pointers. Here goes… Feet swell over the course of the day so always try to go shoe shopping later in the day. As late as possible. Most of us have one foot that is larger than the other, so always try shoes on both feet. Don't buy shoes that feel too tight and expect them to stretch to fit. Make sure there is enough space for your longest toe at the end of each shoe when you are standing up. When trying on shoes always walk in them to ensure they are comfortable. If you can’t walk in them, don’t buy them. Most of us have a...

Macy’s

There many things about this shoe story that makes it so special to me. 1. The shoes were bought on my Honeymoon. 2. They were bought in my most fav city in the world- New York 3. They are D’Orsay pumps one of my fav shoe styles. 4. And they are Michael Kors

Hello there!

Ever since I can remember, I have loved shoes. I have gone to great lengths to find the perfect pair, collected several shoes over the years and enjoyed wearing almost all of them. The thrill of buying the perfect shoes, the warm fuzzy feeling that they evoke and the confidence that comes from wearing the right pair are all a reality. And I know this to be true for most women.