Christian Louboutin Exhibit Coming to Toronto!

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Shoeaholics, rejoice! Coming to Toronto’s Design Exchange next year is the Christian Louboutin Exhibit! Expected to run from June 21 to September 15, 2013, the exhibit will most likely feature designs from Louboutin’s personal archives, showcasing handcrafted designs, and one-of-a-kind pieces, which will surely delight the die-hard fans of the designer.

“At the core of the exhibition will be a unique exploration of Louboutin’s design process, taking the visitor through every stage of the design journey, revealing how a shoe is constructed, from the initial drawing and first prototype through to production in the factory,” reports The Fashion Spot.

And while, I haven’t been too impressed with the most recent Louboutin designs, I am definitely excited about this exhibit! Are you going to check it out when it finally arrives in Toronto? Share in the comments!

Photo Credits: TFS

Style Days of Christmas: Teva Jordanelle Boots

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Welcome to Day 2 of our Style Days of Christmas Giveaways! Today’s prize is a pair of awesome Teva Jordanelle boots. Light, waterproof, and collapsible, not only are these boots the most comfortable thing ever, they are super easy to pack too! The Jordanelle boots also have a removable inner Thinsulate bootie that doubles as a boot to drive to the chalet in, as well as use as a slipper for indoors following a cold day out on the slopes! So whether you’re into skiing, snowboarding, or simply spending time outside on snowy days, these boots will keep you warm and comfy no matter the setting. Want a pair? Enter below!

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Wishlist: Favorite Maison Martin Margiela at H&M Pieces (With Canadian Prices!)

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November is almost here, and that means Maison Martin Margiela at H&M collection will be hitting the stores very soon (on November 15th)! As with all the other designer collabs, I’ve made a wishlist of items I will have to get my paws on come launch day.

This time, I want a lot of accessories, like the glove clutch and the candy wrapper clutch…and of course, the plexiglass ankle booties (and possibly shoes too!). I also hope to pick up a couple of MMMxH&M dresses and that fun bodysuit too.

What about you? What’s on your shopping list this time around? Share in the comments!

For the full Canadian price list of this collection, please visit our friends at Flare.com.

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Wishlist: Stubbs and Wootton

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When I originally posted the Toronto Fashion Week Survival Guide, a few of you emailed me to ask about the slippers I included in the post, and since I’ve been coveting these for a while now, I’ve decided to share more styles for you to drool over. The gorgeous styles above are by Stubbs and Wootton, a Palm Beach based company, which makes their cheeky slippers in La Mancha, Spain.

Being a kitsch-lover that I am, I can’t get enough of those “screw you” slippers…but the “YES NO” pair is mighty cute too. If you don’t see a pair calling your name, you can order some bespoke slippers too! Shoe type, fabric, color, embroidery, even your very own monogram – all custom-made!

What do you think of Stubbs and Wooton’s slippers? Are they your cup of tea? Share in the comments.

Photo Credits: Stubbs and Wootton

Friday Faux Pas: Prada Spring 2013 Sock Shoes

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As a huge fan of Miuccia Prada’s work and an obsessed Prada-lover, I really wanted to like these Spring 2013 Prada “Sock Shoes”, but they are just too awful to even begin to try. Unflattering, uncomfortable (looking), and just plain hideous…these so-called shoes are a huge departure from Miuccia’s usual blend of chic and quirky. As much as I loved her “car shoes”, her “rose heel shoes”, the “Chiquita Banana” collection,  along with pretty much everything else…I just can’t with these fugly silver/gold monstrosities.

What do you think of these Spring 2013 Prada Sock Shoes? Can they be saved with a couple of tweaks? Will you buy a pair when they inevitably get majorly discounted and pop-up at your neighborhood Winners/Marshalls? Are these so bad that they somehow become good? Am I super wrong to hate these? Share your opinions below. Would love to hear what you think.

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Stuart Weitzman Fall 2012 Trend Event

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Last month, Stuart Weitzman held Fall 2012 Trend Event in Toronto, and I was lucky to get a little preview of the goods. The brand’s fall collection was full of drool-worthy shoes and boots, from embroidered smoking flats, to over-the-knee croc-embossed leather boots, to bold animal prints, the variety of styles made my head spin. And that was not all! The new collection of handbags was also unveiled at the event, showcasing a line-up of sophisticated structured satchels, envelope clutches, and more.

My fall favourites included the aforementioned embroidered flats, toe-cap lace-ups, and those gorgeous (GORGEOUS) croc-embossed boots. I might not be a fan of low temperatures, but I sure do love my fall footwear!

To check out Stuart Weitzman’s entire Fall 2012 collection, please visit the brand’s website, and choose your own favorites!

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Wishlist: Pamela Love x Nine West Boots

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As we are all gearing up for colder temps, shopping for warm layers and boots becomes a priority. So imagine my delight when I learned about the amazing Pamela Love x Nine West collaboration. I was thrilled! Still am, actually. These gorgeous vintage-looking moto boots ($299) look super comfy (but so cool), and would be perfect for lazy weekends, and fun nights out alike. Can’t wait to get my paws on a pair…or two, come October 30th.

“I really felt the idea of the traveler riding on their motorcycle through the Southwest summed up my brand and my personality more than anything else. I wanted to design a boot that could have been from another time, and I wanted it to feel tough,” says Love about the collab.

What do you think? Would you ever wear these Pamela booties? Share in the comments!

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Photo Credits: Nine West

Anna Dello Russo for H&M Ad Campaign!

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Since so many of you got super excited about Anna Dello Russo at H&M collection, I thought I’d share a few more images to feed your obsession. This time, enjoy the fab ad campaign images feturing Anna Dello Russo herself modeling the gilded jewels, bags, and other accessories! I never knew she had such beautiful green eyes! Just stunning, non? And that body! Gotta sign up for some yoga classes ASAP.

So, my lovely readers…which Anna Dello Russo at H&M pieces do you see yourself rocking come October 4th? Share in the comments!

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Friday Faux Pas: Another Blatant Charlotte Olympia Knock Off

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I realize that a lot of fast fashion brands tend to “borrow” ideas from the more expensive brands, but this particular knock-off really takes the fake cake. Unlike Jeffrey Campbell with those Fruit Pump knock-offsGo Jane hasn’t even bothered to change up Charlotte Olympia’s nearly iconic kitty flats design. The cat face is undeniably similar to Charlotte’s kitty, and though this pair will only cost you $19.40, these cheap faux-suede loafers certainly don’t look nearly as good as the original pair.

But what do you think about this? Is it wrong for Go Jane to blatantly rip off an original design, or do you think it’s not a big deal? Take the poll below, or comment to share your opinion.

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Aldo Shoes x Flare Magazine by Liz Cabral Fall 2012 Sneak Peek *Updated*

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Exciting news, guys! We’ve got a sneak peek photo of Flare x Aldo Shoes Fall 2012 collab designed by Flare’s own Liz Cabral. It’s the second collaboration the Canadian street style star and Flare’s Fashion Director created, and I seriously can’t wait to get my hands on it…and my feet in it! Just like the Bish pair was THE perfect summer sandal, the Lace Stiletto Bootie ($175) looks like it would go with anything from jeans to dresses this fall. Needless to say, I need it in my closet stat.

I’m still not sure whether this collab is just one pair, or if there’s more where this pair came from…but I am definitely hoping for the latter. What do you think of this sneak peek? Are you excited to see more? Share in the comments!

UPDATE: Shoe dreams do come true! We’ve confirmed that there will be at least TWO pairs of Aldo x Flare shoes this time around, and the second pair is a stunner too! Click below to see!

UPDATE #2: And we have the official photos of the entire capsule collection designed by Liz Cabral for Aldo Shoes! Not only do we get not 1 but 2 pairs of gorgeous shoes this fall, but to top it all off, Liz designed a gorgeous (and practical) faux croc trimmed bag too! To read all about Liz’s design process from The Pitch to The Final Product, check out Flare’s story on this awesome new collection! In stores this October!

UPDATE #3: The shoes are now in stores!!! So, go on, and pick up a pair or two, and don’t forget to grab one of the amazing bags as well! I already bought the lace booties and oxblood bag, and am still trying to hunt down the one in blue/black colorway. Quantities are very limited, so get yours while you can.

List of locations is below:

Montreal – Eaton Centre
Toronto – 50 Bloor Street West
Toronto – Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Vancouver – 1025 Robson Street
Calgary – Chinook Centre

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