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Spring/Summer 2012 Shoes: Upper Style Show at GDS

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

Upper Style Shoe Show, featuring Elite Model winner 2002 Ana Mihajlovic at GDS in Dusseldorf, Germany in Sept. 2011

Upcoming Trends 2012 Fashion Show at GDS

 

Ana Mihajlovic

More fahion show coverage from GDS 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!”

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!”

YSL “Winning” vs. Christian Louboutin in the Case of the Red Soled Shoes!

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

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This just in: Christian Louboutin‘s request for an injunction to stop sales of red-soled shoes made by Yves Saint Laurent has been denied by U.S. Federal judge, Judge Victor Marrero, who said that Louboutin wasn’t able to prove that its red soles deserve trademark protection.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the judge stated “Because in the fashion industry colour serves ornamental and aesthetic functions vital to robust competition, the court finds that Louboutin is unlikely to be able to prove that its red outsole brand is entitled to trademark protection.” 

With the injunction denied, it looks unlikely that Louboutin will win its case against YSL, since it too relies on the association of the red sole only with Louboutin.

Note: YSL claims that the YSL red- soled shoes in question have been selling since 2004.

So what do you think? Do you think you can trademark a color and prevent other designers from using it? Do you think Christian Louboutin should win? Or do you agree with the judge??? Inquiring minds want to know…

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

 

Comfy Flats from Johnston & Murphy!

Posted in Fashion, Health & Wellness, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Comfy is the name of the game today!!! Actually, super comfy!

As a lover and expert of shoes, I always stress that there is a time and place for every type of shoe. Flip flops for the beach, hiking boots for camping, sparkly heels for NYE celebrations, and flats for long work days or running errands, right?

Well when it comes to flats, the Claire Studded Penny Drivers from Johnston & Murphy are one of the most comfortable ones I’ve tried on, tested, and worn for an 8-hour work day!

 

I have the red ones as shown above, but they come in other colors such as black, brown, tan, beige, and navy as well. The leather is so soft, and a thin orthotic will fit comfortably in this shoe if you wear one like I do.

For more information on this shoe, click here and use this promo code until June 30th at checkout for a discount especially for my blog readers and followers: CALSHOE

Thanks to the folks at Johnston & Murphy for allowing me to review your shoes! 🙂

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

Coming Soon…

Posted in Fashion, Health & Wellness, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dedicated to your foot health and your shoes,

 

 Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert 

 

“All shoes, all the time!”

 

Royal Wedding Shoes

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

Well, it’s been over a week since the Royal Wedding, and people are still talking about what the royal family was wearing on Kate Middleton’s & Prince William’s wedding day! And as you know, we are only talking shoes on this blog…so here they are: The Royal Wedding Shoes!

For her wedding day, Kate Middleton wore custom-made shoes by Alexander McQueen‘s Sarah Burton and her design team, which were made to match the lace wedding dress (also by the British designer Sarah Burton). These shoes were made with “ivory duchesse satin with lace hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework,” according to the Royal Web site.

And although it’s only a little over a week since the wedding, you can already purchase shoes similar to her pair at the online designer shopping site Net-a-porter, which is offering exclusive lace-covered nude rounded toe satin pumps by Alexander McQueen. The heels are 4 ½-inches high and retail for $995. For more fashion-forward footwear, the site also offers an exclusive pair of 6-inch white silk-satin heels with a bold white and gold resin leaf heel by Alexander McQueen that cost $1,675.

And what about Pippa Middleton’s shoes? InStyle.com has the scoop that Pippa wore the “Lynn” silver leather sandal with diamante detailing by London footwear designer Aruna Seth. “We were truly honored to see Pippa wearing our gorgeous Lynn silver sandals on the Royal Wedding day, a great choice to match her beautiful Temperley dress,” Seth told InStyle exclusively. “Pippa looked truly stunning and was the most perfect bridesmaid for Kate. We hope she chooses more shoes from Aruna Seth as she becomes even more of a global style icon.” InStyle also  reports that the designer sent ten pairs of shoes to Pippa before the wedding. The shoes Pippa chose, shown, are available online at ArunaSeth.com for approximately $810.

Another pair of royal wedding shoes that deserves mentioning is the sky high pair of custom-made Christian Louboutins that Victoria Beckham wore…while almost seven months pregnant! (Not a good idea for expectant mothers…in fact, it is quite dangerous!)

Another bit of shoes-worthy talk is the pair of shoes that Kate wore as she departed for her honeymoon with Prince William. These patent leather wedges by London chain LK Bennett  are called the “Greta wedge,” but they were recently discontinued…until now!  According to sources in the industry, “The Kate” will return to the LK Bennett lineup in June.

Well, as we can see, both the royal family and their guests were wearing the finest designer shoes (and dresses) to this royal affair…and we just can’t get enough of it, can we? (OK, maybe some of us can!!!) And I’m sure that Kate’s shoes will get more and more attention as she shows off more of her styles.

Dedicated to your foot health and your shoes,

 Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert 

“All shoes, all the time!”

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