I really love shoes. I really do. I think if I could only pick one thing in fashion to splurge on it would be shoes and Carmina Shoemaker has some of the most beautiful and finely crafted shoes on the planet.
This brand was started by Matias Pujadas in a small workshop in Inca, Majorca in 1866.
Many generations later…
…and after a downturn in the market for luxury shoes in 1997 (what were they thinking?) Carmina Shoemaker was born.
Created by Matais great-great grandson Jose Albaldejo and family, they decided to…
Women’s Oscaria Last
…provide some of best hand-crafted shoes to the world. And I must say, they have definitely succeeded in their mission.
I mean, just look at how beautiful these shoes and boots are.
Rain Snuff Swede
And the styles are also incredibly timeless. Not an easy “feat” to pull off, (yeah, I did!)
And yet they are also very sexy.
Women’s wingtips and tassels
And what I really love about this company is the fact that they also do gorgeous women’s shoes…
…that are inspired by their masculine counterparts.
I have such a big foot I can wear men’s or women’s shoes, but for the Dandi’s out there with smaller feet (but a bigger budget because these shoes start in the $400 range) this is definitely an investment well made.
Photo’s courtesy of:
Carmina Shoemaker tumblr
From the Saint Harridan website:
|Oh My God … They Fit!
Day one of our first Pop-Up Shop is finished and the news is fantastic: We did it! We absolutely did it!
We set out to make an impeccable men’s style suit that will fit hansdsomely on women and transmen … and it worked! Person after person came in the store – different shapes, different heights, different weights – put on our trousers and jackets, and looked fantastic!
Hey Bay Area, Don’t Miss Day Two!
So, it’s really happening. And for one more day (today!) you can experience it. You can walk into our Pop-Up Shop, knowing you’re our expected customer. You can try on a suit you will love, and it will fit your body. You can experience the beginning of this era we are entering: a time when the clothes you wear validate the life you live.
If you feel right in a suit, come try one on!
Saint Harridan Pop-Up Shop
Sunday, August 18, 2013
LOCATION: Show & Tell Concept Shop
1300 Clay Street #160, Oakland – at City Center
1 block from 12th Street Bart
|And remember, you don’t have to live in Oakland, California to get yourself some Saint Harridan threads!
So the dog days of winter are upon us and it’s time to not only start thinking spring but start shopping for spring.
So I too must follow suit and check out what’s in the stores to my liking.
- Robert Graham
And of course I found tons of things but all Dandi’s are on a budget of some kind so I did have to pull back and make smart choices.
Always take into account what you already have in your closet that you are excited to give a fresh look to for the new season.
And don’t forget to take into account any new activities that you want to start up or have over the winter. Like these white shorts for me, since over the winter I took up tennis again. These will be great to hit the courts in.
And so many of us are somehow still showing up at the gym since our New Year’s resolutions. If you are feeling the need for a little incentive try buying yourself a new groovy bag to put your things in, that should keep you going for at least another month.
And though I truly have no more room in my closet for new shoes, they are a must. If your budget will not allow for a lot of new things, I always find a great new pair of shoes will draw the eye off of the clothes you may be recycling from last year and make everything fresher.
Sometimes all we need is a little pick me up to accentuate our wardrobe but don’t know quite what it is. Well if you can’t use another bow-tie or pocket square you can never go wrong with another pair of colorful, conversation starting socks.