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

Xoxo,

Style-diversity

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Sam Edelman’s Beautiful fall flats

Sam Edelman is on of my favorite designers hands down. He always creates the most unique shoes that you never get tired of nor disappointed in.

Check out these Lorraine loafers in an array skins and colors, but I’m only posting the two that stood out to me most.

Shop them Here.

Cecilia New York Flower accent flats

These velour ballet flats accented with a beautiful huge flower on its toe is the perfect everyday flat. They can be dressed up or down, with jeans and a blouse, or a classy dress, it’s up to you. Give them a look

Flower appliqués are really in and they go so well and are extra cute on these flats. Check them out Here.

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.

Taking ethnic footwear to the modern level

The most beautiful thing about fashion is that we have fusion. Fashion can be influenced by many cultures and tailored and designed according to the designer and what they are trying to convey through their art and brand.

Thaqafah Shoes (our house brand) is on the paths to merge old world ethnic design with modern fashion. The brand also uses local craftsmen who have been in the shoe game since yay high, and provide for their families solely through this skill. The shoes are created using ancient techniques and handmade from start to finish which give them character and being.
Check out some of the latest designs from Thaqafah and take a peek at the site to see the rest of the collection and stay tuned for more to come from Thaqafah in the future.

See the rest of the collection http://www.thaqafahshoes.com

Kat Maconie and Her Amazing Shoes

So, I was searching the net one day (as always) about a month or so ago and went to my favorite shoe sight for amazing shoes http://www.solestruck.com and lo and behold I saw the most eclectic, beautiful, artsy shoes that I have seen in a very long time.

Take a look and then I’ll tell you all about the designer:

 
Drum roll please……………… The designer of these beauties is non other than miss Kat Maconie, London based designer who started her brilliant shoe brand in 2009, absolutely dazzling the shoe world as we know it. Have a read about her down below from what we took off of her site.

ABOUT KAT MACONIE

Kat if you are reading this post, we wanna thank you for creating beautiful eclectic shoes for us gals who like to stand out and be unique apart from everyone else.
If you love Kat’s shoes then you can find her ss2016 collection here :

http://www.katmaconie.com/pages/about-kat-maconie

With love

Style-Diversity

Karmuel Young Revolutionizing Men’s Footwear

MINIMAL TWISTS TO MODERN STYLE

 

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Unlike the dizzying, drastic changes often found in women’s fashion, menswear moves at a glacial pace. Its evolution, for the most part, is measured in small increments and consists of small shifts in silhouette, fabric or detail rather than radical reinventions. It’s only fitting, then, that Karmuel Young’s “revolutionary products” for men consist of little more than shoelaces and shoe cuffs — simple items that transform “regular and easily forgotten details into unconventional possibilities.”

 

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Titled Dress Shoe Reform, the debut project from the Hong Kong-based design label was intended to add value to existing daily items — in this case, footwear — while challenging our ideas of what a menswear reformation should be. Each item was designed with clean lines and architectural forms, and was made with fine materials like Italian calf leather, mink or waxed cotton cord. Adding minimal twists to modern style, the collection of shoe accessories comes in a variety of colors, textures and patterns, and provide a wonderfully simple way of injecting personality and longevity to the footwear you already own.

 

Reblogged from: http://www.obscura-magazine.com

 

 

Keffiyeh Fashion

I came accross this beautiful top by just scrolling through instagram earlier this afternoon, and the top happened to be made from the famouse Palestinian keffiyeh fabric. The fabric is usually used to make scarves, that the military men wear, and religious men from the Muslim world wear. But somewhere down the line someone had a genius idea to make this beautiful scarf fabric into clothing.

Namely a new emerging brand called: Cecilie Copenhagen 

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Well, we had to put our two cents in by jumping on board to assemble some keffiyeh threads of our own, with a twist. The fabric is so chic and unique, that the style pair ups are endless. 

Have a look at what we put together: 

  

Paired with some leather barefoot shoes.