Dondoks: When Two Paris Showgirls Make Shoes!

I love finding out about new shoe brands. Especially ones that are female-driven & incredibly original, like Dondoks,  designed by two fabulous Parisian show girls with flare!

When shoes are this extraordinary, there’s usually an exciting story behind them. And Dondoks — a Paris-based, Brazillian-made shoe brand — is no exception, as it was born from a deep seeded love and friendship!

Carmen and Charlotte met while working together in wondrous places: as showgirls at the Moulin Rouge, the Lido in Paris and modelling for Jean Paul Gaultier. And of course, they became instant friends!

Both ladies are professionally trained dancers from Mexico and France, respectively. Charlotte, while working, was also studying fashion business at ESMOD in Paris, which helped the duo with creating their brand. And of all places, because she and I are actually fellow alumni!

The ladies’ shared passion for shoes, the Parisian lifestyle & a flair for the exotic is how Dondoks was born. And if anyone is curious as per the name, it comes from a Brazilian expression that means “daddy’s girl”.

The brand’s motto is high quality and high fun & the resulting product is just that!

Colorful & stunningly creative, Dondoks shoes are not your average ho-hum footwear!

The polar opposite of ubiquitous mass production, the Dondoks brand wants to raise awareness of high quality materials & local production and ethical practices. Handmade from stunning leathers & materials in Brazil by artisans, Dondoks’ current Spring/Summer 2018 “Candy Rainbow” collection — composed of 4 shoe designs — embodies fun, glamour & sophistication.

There’s a definite Moulin Rouge feel throughout the collection, which I’m totally here for! I love that their designs are whimsical & girly, yet not unwearable. They have girly pink frou-frou styles, yet you can also achieve the same vibe in more neutral colorways such as black & peach. And as all shoes should, they will add panache to any of your outfits this season!

As per the fit of the shoes, they do work best for a slim to medium sized foot. The black & white Mely sandal fits true to size, while the Frida flat (pictured in this post in blue and emerald), does fit rather small.  I would size up. Each pair of  shoes is shipped in a solid color-blocked shoe box & includes a pink branded satin shoe bag.

Reblogged from shoe-tease.com

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Styling with Burberry and Balmain-look of the day

Shirt Balmain: Farfetch

Skirt Burberry: Farfetch

Shoes Thaqafah: Etsy

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Dr Martens style glove booties by Thaqafah shoes

Dr Martens makes the most sturdy and durable Chelsea boots that last for years. Well Thaqafah shoes has these black leather glove socks or booties and they are absolutely cute and look super comfy.

The standard black is good for everyday wear, and the white is ofcourse good for spring summer months. Glove shoes are the best because they mold to your foot and makes it feel like you are wearing nothing.

Check them out.

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Fur on avarcas brings out their beauty

So everyone loves the famous Avarcas sandals out of Spain. We also loved them so much that we decided to point out some unique designs from the Handmade cultural footwear brand Thaqafah shoes.

Totally customizable as well.

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Nothing wrong with a little bling and dazzle

If you love metallics then you’ll love the Marc Jacobs Tilde loafer. Complete with some shoe bling and comes in three beautiful color, black, metallic purple, and metallic powder blue.

Love the bling here….

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Let’s talk about Marc Jacobs and the chic dazzle

First off let me say I absolutely love Marc Jacobs and majority of his designs. He truly inspires me in my own path of pursuing my design career, and he has a true story of one who came on the fashion scene back in the 80’s and worked his way up to being a household luxury name all over the world.

Now let’s get into the chic oxfords Brittany available this season in both black and silver glitter, lace up. The shimmer of the silver are just fabulous and the black with gold accents are just as sleek and chic as they want to be.

Rock them how you want to, but Please have a look.

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Marc Fisher babouche style gold studded mule

Marc Fisher is a bit new to me in recent years but I really like his shoes. And everyone knows that a good slip on or mule is essential and a necessity for every fashionistas closet.

These are the Marc Fisher Analise4 loafer or mule I should say, in gold with black captoe and gold studs at the heel which make them very attractive and unique.

Check them out.

For the love of penny loafers, but with a chic twist

I absolutely love Nine West! They are one of my all time best shoe brands, not too expensive and not too cheap. They have perfect medium for everyone who is looking for style and quality but don’t want to break the bank.

I must say I quite adore these silver metallic studded non traditional penny loafers with a granny heel. I find them unique and chic. Perhaps you may too. Have a look.

If you like what you see, then be my guest and Shop away.

Thaqafah shoes Pom Pom Woven mules

These artistic woven mules remind me so much of Figue shoes. The Pom Poms make them so fun and colorful, as well as feminine and versatile. If you are looking for a unique shoes that is handmade and customizable then this style from Thaqafah shoes is it.

They are called Pom Adad and can be checked out Here.