April 6, 2012 § 3 Comments
Everyone that knows me knows that my favorite color is blue. I have blue vans, blue wallets, a blue charm on my necklace and probably half of my closet is different shades and tones of blue. So it is very nice, when I see that a lot of designers are using blue in their pieces.
I’m calling it: BLUE IS GONNA BE REALLY HOT THIS YEAR! I mean, Beyoncé named her child BLUE Ivy. I don’t think that was a coincidence!
PS THIS EXPERIENCE WILL BE SO MUCH BETTER IF YOU LISTEN TO THIS WHILE READING:
Let’s start with this iPhone cover, it’s by Reedwrite and it’s pretty cool cause it also works as a card case. Plus, I gotta say, the blue/yellow combo in this picture is amazing.
I also really like quirky accessories like this Cast of Vices leather bag which resembles a plastic grocery bag.
This cap from Supreme is actually pretty cool. It is very ornate and not everyone could wear it, but Id give it a try.
2 things that are very hot right now, Blue and polka dots, combined perfectly in this Comme Des Garçons shirt. Also, the pattern mixing looks rad.
I am so in love with different colors sleeves in shirts right now. i think it just adds a touch and makes the shirt less boring. Of course i really like this One Nine Zero Six shirt. It loos so effortless and cool.
And this Patrik Ervell sweater.
Now, color blocking is always cool. It makes you look like you’re daring and caring in fashion. This simple polo from Uniform Experiment is SOOO COOL, like i am in love with it. Plus, it has the little blue skull.
Since it’s practically summer, i find it appropriate that Bolt has these blue board shorts. Classic short in a classic color, but the silhouette makes it so much better and the yellow lightning bolt just adds a nice touch.
Now, these are a little too much, but i just wanted to show that blue really will be big. These patent leather loafers from YSL might look cool if paired with the right outfit. They are kinda cool, kinda not. I don’t know how i really feel about them and i don’t think i will know until i see them worn.
It is even popping up as an accent color. These United Nude desert boots are really cool because they are not overwhelming and are pretty easy to incorporate into your wardrobe. The classic desert boot gets a lift with the electric blue sole.
These i LOVE. The two toned blue shoes are soooo pretty and they could make any look so much cooler. I can picture me wearing them with some rolled jeans and a white shirt. The shoes ARE the outfit. These Nubuck Derby Shoes from T&F Slack in London are AWESOME!
Another big trend right now is the wedge sole. These Prada combine the perfect classiness of wingtips in black patent leather with some crazy striped black and blue wedge soles. I would do anything for these. I REALLY MEAN ANYTHING!
These are more toned down, but no less special. Plus, they look more refined and could work in more formal occasions. The Havana Navy Flats by Christian Loubutin which has become one of my favorite designers.
For those of you who are unsure about going full blue, here is a good alternative. These black and navy Grenson brogues are pretty nice.
And now of course, I wanna talk about what i own. These Sperry Top Siders are amazing, they combine the classic shape and leather brown color way with my favorite color on the sole.
To finish this post off, I leave you with ANOTHER BLUE related song. The Blood Orange remix of the lovely Lana del Rey song Blue Jeans CLICK HERE!!!
December 10, 2011 § Leave a comment
Leopard print is EVERYWHERE!!!
I mean, a few years ago, this might’ve looked cheesy or trashy, but lately designers are just doing it right. The cool thing is that I’ve always thought of animal print as a more feminine trend, but here are a few cool options that make it cool for a guy to wear.
I’m starting off on the wrong foot cause technically this is cheetah, but it goes to show that guys are getting in n the animal action. Plus, it’s also floral.
Back to leopard, we have this collaboration from XLARGE and Madfoot! that wen’t all match-matchy. I don’t know if i love it, but i’ll give it a try.
Talking about match-matchy, that old rule about matching your shoes to your belt, you can do that with this one by Grin & Berrett (Best name ever for a company).
The Versace for H&M Collection also helped the trend, offering jackets, shirts and caps with colorful leopard print.
Supra has an entire line of leopard printed sneakers. The Assault, Cutler and Wrap actually look pretty cool in this pattern.
Another cool leopard sneaker is the Alien Stomper by Reebok. From all the animal printed sneakers I’ve seen, i think these are by far my faves. The pattern isn’t overwhelming but compliments the style of the shoe. Pretty cool.
Coming in a close second is the Adidas Forum Mid.
One of the kings of shoes is Mr Louboutin. He never fails to impress with his men’s offerings. His popular Rantus Orlato sneaker gets the wild treatment with leopard pony (huh?). Here it goes.
One of my favorite designers for his over the top fashion, Jeremy Scott, has created THIS. Would i wear it? No. Is it crazy? Yes. Is it cool? HELL YES!
Now, i love topsiders and to this day i only have 1 pair and they’re like beige and suede. Not your traditional shoe, but this one goes even further. The Yuketen Country Ranger has gone wild.
Vans and puma are in on the trend too.
It should be noted, that it’s not always the traditional leopard print. Some are using it in greys or even colored. Like these White Mountaneering sneakers.
Or these parkas made in collaboration by Supreme and North Face.
And that is not always sneakers, wingtips are going animal kingdom too.
Enough animal prints, they got me going wild. Are you gonna be spotted wearing these?
December 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
I’ve actually been thinking about black shoes a lot lately.
I don’t actually own a pair of black dress shoes and it wasn’t until recently that i didn’t own a pair of black sneakers. I always find it really hard to choose black shoes. Choose! Shoes! That rhymed! Anyway, I always feel that you have to be really picky about black dress shoes. They have to look good with a suit, but also work with jeans. Not too shinny or pointy. It’s a mess. And with sneakers i just need them to have a little bit of white or other color in it.
Here are a few black shoes that I really like but won’t know if i love them until i try them on.
– Christian Loubutin Metal Toe Cap lace ups
Although i love these. There a little too flashy.
– Dainite Sole Gibson by Inventory & Mark McNairy
As awesome as it looks, with the beige sole, i feel like these would only work for jeans.
Now, THESE are perfect. I would totally rock these if they weren’t so expensive. They are beautiful and I’m sure that they’d work well with pretty much anything. They’re Maison Martin Margiela and are called the Paint oxford.
Now, i always end up going to Zara to get my shoes but whenever i try them on i just don’t like them. Here are a few black shoes that i haven’t tried on yet and i like. All of them are nice, but who knows how they look on my feet or with jeans or a nice pant?
Like i said, when it comes to sneakers, it helps if the shoe isn’t ALL black. I already found some pretty awesome Switchback Vans, but these Converse in collaboration with Vanquish are pretty dope.
i know people love the Loubutin spikes, but until now i actually hadn’t found a pair of shoes with them that i liked. These slip ons are actually pretty cool, they look comfortable and would take your rocker look to a whole new level. Can someone get them for me?
Now these i don’t know where to put. They are kinda casual, kinda dressy. It’s one of the latest trends in mens shoes, the wedge. These are by British remains. I’m not sure if i’d wear them, but at least i’d look taller!
Any other nice black shoes? Let me know guys 😀
PS these are the only black “dress” shoes i have and the vans i bought the other day.
May 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
So after a veeeeeeery long hiatus, I’m back and with bilingual posts! (sometimes. yeah… not really. too much work!) and a new look to the blog!
I’ve been really busy with school and moving to NYC (studying fashion marketing @ parsons) so I never had time to post anything. Anyway, here goes. You know I love shoes, so here are a few that i think could be great for summer 😀
What better way to start, than with these very tropical vans? perfect for the summer! I love the colors and although the print can be a bit overwhelming, it looks so cool!
Who doesn’t love Christian Louboutin? I think he may be becoming one of my favorite shoe designers. If only i could afford them!
a perfect alternate to the classic boat shoe, the Biarritz Flat.
I like them better with the variation of studs and colors. The Louis Tik Tik Flat
The spacer flat
Alfred Suede Derby
I’m really feeling these Alfie Mocs. they look so nice, clean and cool. As well as appearing comfortable. I wish I knew where to get them.
The Alfie Chukka Native’s colors are so beachy!
Another good alternative for the sperrys are these LV Yucatan. SOOOOOOO PREETTY!!
YSL makes awesome shoes as well. They somehow manage to look really cool and easy while still maintaining the label’s luxury.
These all look very nice, but I’m sure there’s a hipster among us who would love these. The Pabst Blue Ribbon X Pro Keds. I gotta say, my hipster tendencies are tingling.
I wish these could be my summer shoes. I think I’d buy them in all the colors colors. The Méditerranée by Veja.
I already have two pairs of desert boots from Clarks, but i can’t help but love this color.
And to finish it all off, I have to talk about one the most talked about events this past week. The Royal Wedding! It was so beautiful! I’m sooo happy for Will & Kate (sorry Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge), but I’m kinda pissed that i didn’t know about these shoes until after the wedding. They look awesome! Can you imagine if Harry was rocking some on the wedding day? Wasn’t the wedding so nice, romantic and pretty? Her dress was beautiful!
That’s all folks! See you soon!