Sergio Tomani Handmade Spanish shoes

We are presenting a blast from the past for us, meaning finding this shoe brand again was so nostalgic for me that I could taste it.

Sergio Tomani was one of the shoe brands that I used to drool over in my teenage years while visiting the only store in my city who carried them which was dudes boutique on South street in Philadelphia,Pa.

I am so happy to see that they are still going strong and have kept the same aesthetic that makes them unique and grungy in my opinion.

If you would like to see more of their collection visit the site here.

Xoxo,

Style-Diversity

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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

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.

Styling with Mira Mikati and Thaqafah Shoes

Clothing designer (Mira Mikati) : Shop Here

Shoes (Thaqafah Shoes) : Shop Here

Mira Mikati how do I love thee, let me count the ways

All I have to say is the quirk is real. Yes I said it because this brand falls under the category of luxury quirk fashion.

The colors

The design

The pizazz

The funk

The quirk

Some but not all the reasons that I love this brand, and they just bring a smile to my heart. Keep rocking Mira and thanks for your contribution and talent to the fashion world.

Shop the collection here: https://miramikati.com

Vayarta Shoes are the perfect travel shoe

Packable, comfortable, and insanely chic, these unisex loafers are the one pair of shoes you need to take on your next trip.

Nothing has the potential to derail a good packing job like a pair of shoes. There’s only so much stuffing, squeezing, and—for lack of a better word—smushing they can take before you have to either give up and leave them at home, or take everything out of your suitcase and start over again. And while I love a great packing challenge, I love a packing solution more, which is why I was so excited to discover what just might be the perfect travel shoe.

Vayarta loafers are many things: Handmade (in ultra-soft leather by local artisans in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico), hand-dyed (in colors that range from soft blush to bright cobalt to basic black), and unisex. They’re also utterly simple, with clean lines and a minimalist design that manages to be eye-catching in its restraint. The shoes are the brainchild of Maryam Nassir Zadeh boutique co-founder Uday Kak and brand partners Sarada Ravindra and Andre Wiesmayr, who were looking to design an elevated version of the everyday loafer. What they’ve also done is create a travel shoe that eliminates the need for pretty much any other footwear.

You can pack them in your suitcase (the soft soles make them infinitely more smushable than your traditional loafers) or wear them on the plane, where their lightweight, slipper-like design will keep you comfortable no matter how long your flight is. And once you land, pair them with wide-leg trousers and a crisp button-down, cropped skinny jeans and a silk top, a floral summer dress, or your beach uniform of cutoffs and a striped tank—in other words, the extra outfits you were able to pack with all that free space.

Shop their latest designs at : https://vayarta.com

Outfit of the day: styling with Off white Paul Smith and Thaqafah Shoes

Outfit of the day: Off White multi sweater, Thaqafah silver sparkle Babouche , Paul Smith dotted navy slacks

Sweater: off White https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/items.aspx

Pants: Paul Smith https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/items.aspx

Shoes: Thaqafah https://www.etsy.com/shop/Thaqafah

Viviano Sue (Tokyo) ready to wear ss2018 collection

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Viviano Sue is an Avant-Garde designer, passionate for pushing the boundaries of fashion. Having lived in the United States and China, he came to Japan to study fashion at Bunka Academy in Tokyo. These diverse cultures have influenced his aesthetic as a designer. His inspirations are drawn from structures in architecture, geometry and nature. After achieving his Master degree from Bunka Fashion Graduate University, Viviano has since built his own brand and is now read to take this to the new stage. A departure from his background in Couture and Bridal, Viviano is poised to define the coming season through his debut “No-Gender” ready-to wear line of unique, edgy, and exquisite garments.

 

 

Shop the collection here:  http://vivianosue.com/top.html