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Spring/Summer Shoes 2012: Clarks Show at GDS

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Clarks is launching their Spring Summer 2012 shoes campaign with “British by Design” and some awesome Beatles music blaring in the background at the fashion show.

What do you think of her low purple suede pumps?

Flat ankle booties with a little bling bling to add some sparkle

I like the look of this one!

Color blocking in sandals is still hot for next year!

Wedges, wedges, wedges…they’re not going away anytime soon!

More fahion show coverage from GDS by yours truly coming soon and more upcoming trends for Spring/Summer 2012!

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

Preview of New Shoes Coming Soon…

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

Lady Gaga in 24-inch Heels!!!

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Lady Gaga in 24 inch heels…Yes, that’s right! 24 inch heels!

Earlier this week Lady Gaga attended a fashion award show, the CFDA Awards, where she accepted the Fashion Icon Award wearing these shoes! Wow!  

Here is a close-up of the shoes

Well, love her or hate her, she does push the limits in music and in fashion!

(Tell me what you think of these shoes in the comments section below. Would you ever wear these under any circumstances? Did she pull it off? Do you think she’s a fashion icon or just plain crazy?)

You know what I think of these by now, especially if you’ve read my previous blog on the Sky Heels…Dr. Michele 🙂

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FN Platform: Fall 2011 Sweater Boots

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

I know it’s not even spring or summer yet, but the shoe shows are always at least one season ahead of us so that the buyers for the retail stores can see what’s coming out, place orders, and have the shoes in the stores in time for all of us shoppers to buy them!

So what are some of the trends for this fall? Boots of course! You name it…ankle booties, wedge boots, stiletto heel boots, open toe boots, sweater boots…

Here are just a few of the popular sweater boots:

Lisa for Donald J Pliner

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

Vegas, Baby, Vegas!

Posted in Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

I’m on my way to Las Vegas for the WWD Magic / FN Platform Show Shoe…and I cannot be more excited to see the new shoes coming out this fall! I know, I know, it’s not even spring or summer yet, right? I hope you’re excited too!

What I want to know is…what do you want to see more of? Heels? Boots? Ankle booties? Stilettos? Trends? New colors? New designers? Let me know ASAP so I can get some great photos and post them! Most of the shoe vendors like to see them posted for more free publicity.

So for this trip, what happens in Vegas will NOT stay in Vegas! What happens in Vegas will be blogged about! 🙂

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,
Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

Thank You, Shoe Lovers!

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Photo courtesy of craftwithdippydoodles.blogspot.com

I just want to say a big THANK YOU to the shoe lovers out there that have been supporting and reading this blog of mine! On Sunday, this blog hit 10,000 hits and is growing day by day, thanks to all of you!

To show my appreciation, I will continue to blog and post photos, articles, quotes, and other shoe-worthy news! February will be a great month for shoes with Valentine’s Day, the FFANY show in NYC, the WSA & FN Platform/Magic shows in Las Vegas, and the KSA (Kids Shoe Association) next week here in LA. Wow, that’s a lot of shoes!!! 🙂

And I might add that most of these shoe shows will be featuring their 2011 Fall & Winter Collections (and it’s not even spring or summer yet!) Well, that’s how it goes in the fashion & apparel industry…they’re always a season or two ahead of time to get the stores ready for you.

Here is a little collage of  just a few of my own personal shoes on my own personal feet that I’ve captured in photos over time, in celebration of our 10,000 views:

 

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

2011 Spring-Summer Shoes Coming Soon To A Store Near You!

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Patent Leather Pumps by Chinese Laundry

This is my last post on the shoes from the LA Transit Shoe Show two weeks ago on the eve of the Fall/Winter FFANY Shoe Show, so I put together this collage of my last photos from the show…enjoy!

Platform Wedges by Zodiac

Suede Platforms by L.A.M.B.

Platform Sandals by L.A.M.B.

Suede Platform Sandals by L.A.M.B.

Satin Platform Sandals with Lace-up Ankle Straps by L.A.M.B.

Black Lace Peep Toe Platform Ankle Booties

Suede Platform Lace-up Open Toe Ankle Booties by Jessica Simpson

Platform Wedges and Sandals by Wanted

Purple Platform Sandals with Jewel Accents

Black Sandals with Jeweled Cross Detailing by Yellow Box

Platform Peep Toe Ankle Booties with Metal Stud Detailing

Platform Wedges by Jessica Simpson

Black Platform Wedges by Jessica Simpson

Ivory Leather Sandals by Lisa for Donald J. Pliner

Well, that’s just it! All of my photos from the LA Transit Shoe Show! I wish I could say I was going to the FFANY show tomorrow, but I will be here in SoCal working…however, I am attending at least two other shoe shows in the month of February, so I will definitely show you some new fall/winter shoes soon! 🙂

Feel free to comment on any of these shoes!

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

LA Transit Shoe Show: Ruffles and Bows and Flowers, Oh My!

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Another trend at the 2011 Spring-Summer L.A. Transit Shoe Show was the detailing on the shoes such as ruffles, knots, bows, flowers, and rosettes.  

This row of vertical ruffles on these platform ankle booties were popular in 2010 too, but in 2011 we’re going to see more of them on heels, booties, and flats, and they will be found in every color, material, and even print! 

These satin open toe pumps with the horizontal ruffles by Carlos Santana were divine in almost every color of the rainbow! I personally like the more neutral shades as pictured above, but there were very bright ones as well which can tend to look like bridesmaid shoes (and that could be a good thing if you’re looking for pretty bridesmaid shoes!).

The knotted detail on these platform sandals pictured here felt so soft in a very light cloth material. I suspect these shoes are pretty comfortable as well with the soft material, cushioned platform, and big chunky heel.

Here is another satin open toe platform pump but this time with bows and pleated satin details. I love both colors pictured here. 

These Rick Bella platform wedge slingbacks are also in satin and feature a sparkly flower. The neutral shades make these wedges more of an evening shoe, and the cork wedge makes this shoe comfortable! 🙂

I know, I know, what are these flats doing in the mix with all of these heels…but with the flower (and leaf) details on these shoes by Caressa, I had to include them! 

The pink platform wedge sandals (center) by Lisa for Donald J. Pliner feature two flowers on the straps, and I think these must be one of the most comfortable shoes in this post with the cork wedge and the rubber traction sole.

Rosettes on ankle booties were popular in 2010 also, but I included these suede cuffed platform ankle boots as well because I like the way the cuff and the rosette are combined in one boot. 🙂 

 Well, I hope you liked the ruffles, bows, and flowers…usually people love them or hate them…so which side are you on? Feel free to comment on any of these shoes!

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

 

LA Transit Shoe Show: Animal Prints Trending in 2011

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Another trend for this summer in heels of all kinds, from sandals to wedges to pumps to boots, is animal print! I had the pleasure to take photos of some beautiful shoes coming out soon, so take a look and tell me if you like them, love them, or hate them! (I already know a few of you did not appreciate some of them that I posted as my “shoe of the day” last week.)

Cheetah print pumps with black bow from Paris Hilton collection

Cheetah print platform stiletto booties by L.A.M.B.

Cheetah print peep toe platform wedges (on the right) by Steve Madden

Cheetah print platform pumps (on the left) by Rick Bella/Wah Lei Footwear

Cheetah print platform sandals by Enigma (on the left)

Cheetah print platform pumps (on the left) and cheetah print peep toe platform pumps with ankle cuff (on poster on the right) by Enigma

Cheetah print/black leather platform pumps by Paris Hilton

Leopard print wedges with ankle cuff by Donald J. Pliner (on the far right)

Cheetah print platform wedge sandals by Yellowbox (in various colors)

And last but not least, zebra print platform wedges by Paris Hilton

Well, I hope it was as fun for you as it was for me! I really loved viewing these shoes, trying some of them on, taking photos of them, writing about them, and sharing them with you!

Please comment on your faves or your least faves! 🙂

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

Wild, Crazy, Outrageous Shoes of 2010 (Part II)

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

This is part 2 of my “wild, crazy, outrageous shoes worn on the runways in 2010” blog post, but they are not crazy in that we don’t want to wear them! On the contrary…although these shoes may be a little too high or too embellished or too colorful for some of us for everyday use (like me! I don’t think I could perform surgery in them!), these shoes surely inspired many of the shoes that were for sale in the stores this year. The styles were definitely a hit with the women buying shoes…from the wedges to the platforms to the strappy ankle boots…these shoes were incredible on and off the runways!

Wild, crazy, outrageous or not, I think I love all of them! 🙂

Burberry Spring Summer 2010 Collection

 

Christian Soriano Fall 2010 Collection

 

Christian Louboutin Spring 2010 Collection

 

Balenciaga Fall 2010 Collection

 

Rodarte Fall 2010 Collection

 

Alexander Wang Spring-Summer 2010 Collection

 

Christian Soriano Spring 2010 Collection

 

Rick Owens Spring-Summer 2010 Collection

 

Christian Louboutin Spring-Summer 2010 Collection

 

Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 Collection

 

Versace 2010 Collection

So just like I asked you in the last post, tell me something: Do you like them?

Or do you love them like I do?

And would you wear them?

If so, which ones?

Just my two cents on these wild, crazy, outrageous runway shoes: my favorites are the white satin Burberry ankle booties, the Alexander Wang animal print wedges, the Rick Owens grey striped strappy open toe shoes,  and the rest of them! Would I wear them? Probably!!! 🙂

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes in 2011,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!” 

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