Manolo Blahnik: Spring Stones, Straps and Shine

Sprappy_Metallic_Turquoise_Heels.jpgSpring is a great time of the year to be fashionable. Colors are cuter than they were last winter. Your skin once again becomes something that you expose and not hide under coats or thick boots. Strappy stilettos are sexy and not-as-uncomfortable as they were in the snow. This season, Manolo Blahnik will satisfy your shoe lust, regardless of taste.

Trends in shoes tend to be fleeting, especially when moving from February chill to March sunshine. This season’s new crop of covetable Manolos covers about every trend on the runways. Whether it’s GAP or Gucci, there’s a pair Blahniks to go with your outfit.

First there’s the profusion of stones that we’ve all been seeing in other brands’ collections (most notably Gucci’s). Blahnik seems to have paid attention to this trend as well, with designs in his usual sexy-and-independent-woman style.Ibiza_Strappy_Sandal.jpg

This classic t-strap design (known as ‘Lluxa’), for example, gets a major update with the jewels going down along the front. It’s perfect for formal events, especially if you’re wearing a relatively plain ensemble. The sparkle from the stones really catches attention.

Strappy also seems to be a major theme in Blahnik’s new collection. With everyone else going back to the Mary Jane style, Blahnik sticks to his guns with sexy, strap-laden shoes. Now that the weather’s warming up, it’s time to show some skin, ladies!

This studded strappy sandal (nicknamed ‘Ibiza’), for example, might end up covering a lot of your foot, but the little skin that peeks through just screams sex appeal. If you’re not into the schoolgirl-style trend right now, this’ll work just as well. Besides, all your Mary Jane-wearing friends will fall back to their strappy shoes in a season or two.

High shine has been a very big thing in bags for the last couple of seasons, and Blahnik crosses it over to shoes for spring. There’s a bumper crop of shiny Manolos ranging from patent yellow to metallic purple. It’s a great way to make dull outfits (particularly monochromatic or black-and-white ones) so much more dramatic.

Jeweled_T_Strap_Sandal.jpgJust try stepping out in these shockingly bright metallic turquoise heels (codenamed ‘Sprappy’) and see if you don’t attract some admiring stares. Even your dullest navy blue office outfit will look runway-ready with these blinding babies.

It’s spring and it’s time to put your best (heeled) foot forward. And if you’re wearing Manolos, you can be sure your oh-so-stylish foot will make a Carrie Bradshaw-esque statement.

Prada Sneakers for Spring 2009

Large numbers of fashion designers devoted a large portion of their work in creating numerous styles of sneakers.

To complete the list, Prada is on top of them. This fashion house has been doing for quite a while but for now, it is one of the best known designers in this category.

You can absolutely feel the Italian spirit that flows around these Prada sneakers that simply captivates your heart and soul. Is it the simple thought that they’re made in Italy or that there’s something more to them than meets the eye… we’ll never know.

There’s something about these stuffs that really meets our eyes. It is indeed, Prada shoes have a definite southern European look. It is the simple thought that they are made in Italy. They have unique styles that never followed by their American competitors like Nike and Reebok or even other European companies such as Adidas or Puma.

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Consider a sneak preview to these Prada Sneakers for Spring 2009. They have finer lines. The contour is extremely harmonious. They don’t have that aggressive appearance of their competitors. It’s all made in such a way to suggest a lifestyle of harmony with the word around. Prada sneakers come with both the usual shoelaces and with Velcro. Whichever your favorite, you can now easily have it. This Prada shoes was made of 100% patent leather, nylon and rubber in white and

Why Choose Gucci?

gucci-logoThe House of Gucci or better known simply as Gucci, is an Italian iconic fashion and leather goods label. In 1921, the Gucci empire was founded by the renowned designer, Guccio Gucci. He opened his first leather goods and luggage store in Florence, Italy.

The label is considered as one of the most famous, prestigious, and easily recognizable fashion brands in the fashion world and has been recognized as the biggest-selling Italian brand in the world.

Gucci operates about 425 stores worldwide and wholesales its products through franchisees and upscale department stores. Gucci world offices and headquarters are in Florence, Paris, London, and New York. PPR headquarters are in Paris.

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The house of Gucci made excellent handbags of highest quality leathers witn an in innovative designs of all types that can be found on their latest collections.

Bottega Veneta Women Shoe Collection for Fall 2009

It’s still the first quarter of the fashionable year, but there are lots of fashion houses showcasing their Fall 2009 Collections. A renowned fashion house, Bottega Veneta just recently showcased its entire Shoe Collections for the upcoming season.

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The collection was a typical classic and uniquely elegant designed to a fabulous women like you. In my sneak preview of the collection, I didn’t see any formal or even dressy footwear but I think these day and night designs make more sense in a worldwide economic recession. I think there are no remarkable Bottega Veneta signature like from the collection.

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As we all know, this designer is very famous on his interwoven craftsmanship. The typical signature is texture, texture and texture. It defines their handbag collections as well as their clothing. I’m not fond of the simple oxford boot but I love the gladiator one.

The designer, Tomas Maier was focused with staple colors, brown and black, with the exception of the beautiful lilac, cut out boots. Even though everyone seems to be cutting back, but definitely, this will hit the world market.

The Devil Wears Prada

I really missed the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” This 2006 comedy-drama film loose an on-screen adaptation of Weinberger’s 2003 novel of the same title.

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Staring Anne Hathaway as Andy Sachs, a fresh college graduate who went to New York City and found a new job as a co-assistant to powerful and demanding fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep. The two lady leads were supported by the co-star, Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci, as Catty’s co-assistant Emily Charlton, and critical yet supportive Art Director Nigel. Adrian Grenier, Simon Baker and Tracie Thoms play key supporting roles. The film was produced by Wendy Finerman and successfully directed by David Frankel. 20th Century Fox was the official distributor of the film.

Streep’s performance became a wild card that drew rave reviews from VIP critics that successfully earned her many award nominations, including her record-setting 14th Oscar bid, as well as a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical. The commercial success and critical praise for Streep’s performance continued in foreign markets, with the film leading the international box office on that season.

Many of those stars were got involved in the film’s production just like Emily Blunt’s performance that drew favorable notice and nominations too.

The public critical reactions were favorably accepted and became a big surprise to summer box-office movie.
Although the movie was set in the fashion territory of New York, lots of fashion designers and other famous fashion houses are hiding themselves for fear of displeasing U.S. Vogue editor Anna Wintour. However, many designers allowed their clothes and accessories to be used in the film. This is the making of the film expensively-costumed in the history.

Unfortunately, this movie is really a”devilish way”. I truly felt an obsession for Prada and maybe later on, I am now the devil that wears Prada.

The Gucci Lucy Python/Suede Sandals

I am stumbling over the internet to find Gucci sneakers but accidentally came out this type of Gucci Shoes. I am referring this to the Gucci Lucy Python/Suede Sandals. As the name implies, it is made from python and suede. These Gucci shoes look difficult to walk in but in contrast, they are absolutely fabulous. They have a distinctive disco pair. So I think you can dance!

gucci-lucy-python-suede-sandalsThis shoe is fiercely 6-inch towering heels and a 2-inch platform. I’m so glad that the House of Gucci made a decent shoe this season because the past seasons designs were downright bad. I am confident to say that the upcoming season for the Gucci girl put in a pair, pleasure-orientated nightclub rave girl look like, some looks like dejected, and very rock and roll spirit, luxurious tone-opportunity fully is the upper-class woman, arrogant attitude.

The 2009 Top Gucci Wallets

The house of Gucci has been overflowing with variety of creations this 2009. Among this creations are the famous Gucci wallets for men and women. For most people, a wallet speaks volume that determines what kind of style a person prefers. Just like the shoes that being able to tell what kind a man are you.

Featuring these Gucci wallets that “a must haves” in your pocket this season designed to any “original” Gucci lover .

gucci-walletsGucci Wallet for Women: Originally created by the name itself, this wallet gives you all the room and safety when having a purchase. The designer made a unique design to avoid duplicates or to imitate. The dark brown color gives a timeless and extreme classic appearance. Some of its great features include round G round detail, tab snap closure, card slots, tbill compartments, and a coin pocket.

gucci-wallets1Gucci Clutch Wallet: If you wish to show your high class fashion this year, then this wallet is for you. This wonderfully crafted wallet provides all your needs. It has enough room for your credit cards, appointment cards, receipt and for your money. I can consider this as the fabulous wallet among other Gucci wallet styles this 2009.
This clutch wallet features brown and dirty-white leather trims and has off-white leather interior as well. The Gucci engraved metal plate is always present on most Gucci accessories.
Be an eye-popping and elegant with this Gucci clutch wallet this year.

guccisima-walletsMen`s Guccissima Leather Wallet: Speaking of men’s Gucci wallets, your Gucci accessories won’t be completed without this one. Definitely, this leather wallet is what really reveals a man’s masculinity. The mystique looks of lavishing brown leather make anybody into crazy notions of envy. Along with the great looks, this wallet features six card holder slots, two hidden card slots, and a bill compartment. This Gucci creation was highly recommended as a gift to a man’s birthday or anniversary that really something special.

Gucci Clothing: Boyish or Girly?

Gucci_Flower_Print_Scoop_Neck_Summer_Dress__guc03s_216013.zt212__9006_.jpgIt’s a good time to be a female brand-loving fashionista. There are so many trends going around right now that you could be in vogue wearing practically anything. The new crop of Gucci clothing seems to realize this newfound diversity in the industry and lets you go in two drastically different directions.

On one hand, you could take the tougher tomboyish look that’s been seen on a lot of runways all over the world. Katie Holmes (a.k.a. Mrs. Tom Cruise) made quite a splash a few months back with numerous sightings of her in boyfriend jeans. Girls nowadays don’t just get into their guys’ pants; they get the pants to boot.

But you don’t need to get all loose and baggy just to get on with this look. You could reference the tough girl trend with traditionally masculine materials and styles, such as this brown leather biker jacket from Gucci ($2,880, styledrops.com). Fresh from its S/S 09 line, this is just an example of how the label has begun crossing even the most basic gender boundaries.

On the other hand, you could also bring out your more feminine side and have curvier, drapier pieces instead. This is another big trend for S/S 09, most notable pushed by Jean Paul Gaultier in his runway collection for the season. It’s great if it hangs down and hugs your curves along the way; it’s even better if there’s a big print to make your look even more distinctiveGucci_Leather_Biker_Jacket__guc005s0214820.xn270.2089_.jpg.

This flower-print scoop-neck summer dress from Gucci ($1,639, styledrops.com) is perfect for the warmer weather as well as for the new trend. It’s got that feminine flair, as well as a considerable amount of boho charm about it. It’s the kind of thing that’ll make you look cool and chic, no matter how warm it might be outside.

Now is a good time to explore a new look and try a trend you’ve never attempted before. You never know, biker jackets might just be the thing to show off that perfect figure that your trench coat hid last winter. Be quick about it, though; summer doesn’t last forever.

The America’s Cup

americas_cup-trophy1The America’s Cup is considered as the the most prestigious regatta race in the field of sailing and the oldest active trophy in the international sport dominating the modern olympics of today for over 45 years.

This sport catches great attraction to most sailors and yacht designers due to its historic event and prestige.

Although the higlight event of the regatta is in yacht racing, the event also inlcudes boat design testing, sail designing, fundraising, and how to manage skills of an individual. The cup was originally named as the Royal Yacht Squadron cup but it was renamed, schooner America after winning the trophy.

The trophy was still in the hands of the New York Yacht Club of the United States from 1852-1857 until the year 1983, the longest winning streak in the history of sport was broken by the challenger, Australia II of Australia. John Bertrand, the skipper of Ausralia II once quoted “This puts yacht racing back on the map.” The said event is a great challenge-driven series between two yachts that are racing to each other for the trophy.

The America’s Cup is a race between the winner of the challenger selection series and the current holder. If the challenging team wins the cup, the cup’s ownership is transferred from the defender’s yacht club to the winning team’s yacht club.

See the list of events at Luna Rossa Challenge.

Mark the Valentino Shoes

An Italian designer, Valentino Garavani established his first fashion house for the label in 1959 with his partner, Giancarlo Giammetti. They developed the world famous couture and ready-to-wear fashion empire.

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Under the new lead of Ferruccio Pozzoni, Valentino is going after a young clientele interested in dressing up. And his latest collection was nothing if not dressy like the checked jean jacket over a shawl-collared, double-breasted waistcoat and a stock-tied shirt.

Valentino is famous of using deep vibrant red in both dresses and shoes like the famous “Valentino Red”. Definitely, he knows how to dress our feet gorgeously.

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His latest footwear collections are both beautiful and whimsical with open toes and accents such as bows, laces and ribbons on leather and satin high heeled shoes. He is fond of using leather materials as we can see from his formal shoe collection.

Valentino shoes range from elaborate low-heeled metallic sandals to an elegant heels for women and formal shoes for men.

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If you’re a woman who loves red patent and chic bows, there could hardly be a more perfect shoe than this d’Orsay pumps from Valentino. They are very sophisticated and luxurious. Thumbs up for Valentino!!!