Outlet Louboutin, Zanotti, Casadei: How To Avoid Scams!

Outlet Louboutin, Zanotti, Casadei: How To Avoid Scams!

Are there any Louboutin , Casadei and Zanotti outlets or are they all scams ?! This is one of the most requested post of all time, I hope to be able to write all the useful information to avoid fueling the market of fake shoes.

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Over the years I have dispensed advice to avoid buying non-original shoes on sites such as Ebay and Subito.it, I have often focused on Louboutin but this plague afflicts many brands; the most terrible thing for me was to find out that these fake shoes companies have started to send discounts and free products to bloggers and youtubers to advertise themselves using the most popular channels. I care about who reads me and I do not want you arrested, so I will play the part of the luxury brand’s champion, and I will do it because I know how terrible it is to be copied by those who can not invent something interesting.

Today my fight against counterfeiting will focus on those sites that sell themselves as Louboutin outlets authorized to sell designer shoes; the same speech also applies to   Giuseppe Zanotti, Casadei, and all the luxury brands etc etc; in 99% of cases they are dealers located in China that have no connection with the companies just mentioned and that almost certainly will not send you anything. Or you will get home a horrible shoe that recalls what you thought you had bought, in a new version crushed by a tir and chewed by a Tyrannosaurus.

The brands mentioned above do not have, to date, official online outlets, but there are many sites that sell models of collections passed at discounted prices. I’m preparing a guide that includes them all, for the moment I want to limit myself to list some useful points to understand if the site you found is reliable or not. I also refer you to this video , which complements the post.

How to avoid unauthorized Louboutin outlets:

1) The name . Often these sites have a name that recalls that of the official page, as nomebrand-it.com, and already this is an alarm bell to keep in mind. Usually the European version of an American e-shop (like Louboutin’s, for example) reports the eu writing at the beginning or end of the url, not in the middle separated by a hyphen. Even more often, the official website is unique for the whole world, but inside it is possible to select the language and therefore the country of origin; so be wary of overly complicated url, especially if they lead to sites that claim to be official outlets related to the company. If so, the link would be present on the official website of the single brand, in the list of authorized outlets.

2) The photos . In these fake websites, the photos are often the same as those found on the original sites; for the most inexperienced it might seem reassuring, but I assure you that official retailers rarely do it. It happens that they use the photos of the lookbook to present the collection, but the photos of the shoes in “still life” are often taken specifically for the site / outlet. Other fake sites, the more daring ones, match the official photos with those of the shoes that will then reach you at home, of the informal monsters that have nothing to do with the originals. Pay attention to the details of the photos, and if you have doubts, ask the customer service of the site itself for additional images; if you are honest you will find it in record time!

3) The texts . This point is linked to the previous one, because under each photo there is a description of the product. Usually fake sites copy the caption of the original e-shop, so to understand if it is a reliable store, the best thing to do is to go around the site. Open all the available tendons, from those related to customer service to those on payment methods and FAQs, as I told you before often the websites that sell fake shoes are based in China and use bizarre systems to translate texts; chances are you’ll find phrases like this: “Your satisfaction is what we strive for. We offer a global return policy for you. Before you want to return the goods, please first contact us to discuss the problem you are having. If there are irreparable defects with the goods, it is possible to go back to us for repair or replacement “. Very clear, no? Close the site and spend your money elsewhere.

4) Registered office . The honest sites write, usually down, all the legal information related to the company, because they are regular companies. So if you do not find any reference to a physical location, a VAT number / registration to the register of companies and so on, start to ask you some questions.

5) Prices . If the site promises balances of 70% it sells Louboutin or Casadei false shoes. And this also applies to other designers, because authorized dealers can not devalue their shoes by making such high discounts, which does not even happen in boutiques. Louboutin makes sales of 40%, Casadei reaches 50% on some models, and so on; the only case in which I saw some models discounted by 70% was defective shoes, properly marked, but they are rare exceptions, so be careful.

6) Payment systems . The safest means of payment online is PayPal, so I strongly advise against buying anything from any person / store that does not accept this system, especially if it is based abroad. PayPal is always on the side of the buyer, as a seller is something that I hate, but when I had my problems I was happy to have from my system ready to solve issues due to incorrect transactions. If you pay with a credit card nobody will worry about the non-delivery / delivery of your shoes, or the fact that they are awful plasticoni that have nothing to do with the originals. Then check the accepted payment methods in case of suspicious website, if PayPal is not present change to another.

7) Returns . In principle, an authorized outlet has no problem accepting a return; some do it for free, for others the shipment is at the expense of the buyer, but it is difficult for the site of a store to refuse to change the purchased product a priori. Many fake shoe sites instead do not accept returns; they will “come to meet you” in case of wrong sizes, but if the problem is with the conformity of the product you will no longer receive any response from the efficient customer service. Then check this information before proceeding with the purchase.

These seven points should help you to keep away scams and illegal purchases (because that’s what we’re talking about), I can not guarantee that their absence will guarantee 100% secure purchases, but I can assure you that if only two of these points are present you are in front of a retailer of fake designer shoes. The choice is to risk big!

 

Shoe Decluttering: Useful Tips and The Video of My Decluttering

Shoe Decluttering: Useful Tips and The Video of My Decluttering

Finally a few days ago I found the time for the decluttering shoe rack : to be honest I also dedicated to that of the wardrobe, because from the move onwards I had limited myself to create ever taller stacks of clothes, in an unsurpassable chaos and also quite inconvenient to manage.

I took advantage of a Saturday of almost relaxation to completely empty the shoe rack and to decide which shoes to keep and which to remove; I have other spaces in the house where I organize shoes, and many are still in Rome, but later thanks to this morning of decluttering I created a new organization system suited to my needs.

Shoe Decluttering: how I organized the spaces

In the open shoe cabinet I decided to exhibit only high-heeled shoes because they need more space and are aesthetically more beautiful to look at. In the lower shelves I placed the closed decollete that I now use less, and then to climb open toe and sandals.

For sneakers, dancers and flat sandals I have selected different systems of organization: some boxes of Ikea blue Tiffany, and a product to put under the bed of Dmail really practical to take advantage of an otherwise forgotten area.

Optimizing spaces is always the best way to take advantage of every corner of the house, and I must say that this system is also very easy to manage and keep in order.

I promised to fix every shoe that goes into the house without waiting, with the only exception given by the models that I have to photograph for the blog: those have their own space apart from my office (which I occasionally show on Instagram), but later having taken immediately I put back the shoes that remain with me and send back / return the ones that have been lent to me.

Shoe Decluttering: part of my shoe collection

But now let’s go to the point: shoes.

Here they are in order, starting from the left. I have linked the presentation articles of the models that have appeared in the blog, so if you want to know more about where to go.

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René Caovilla; Le Walterine ; Cinti ; Jimmy Choo x H & M.

Le Walterine ; Flavio Castellani ; Mario Bologna ; Sophia Webster ; Dolce & Gabbana.

The Stars ; Alessandro Oteri ; N21; It’s Pommy ; René Caovilla.

Christian Louboutin ; Christian Louboutin ;   Christian Louboutin ; Christian Louboutin; Aurora .

Jimmy Choo; Dolce & Gabbana; Cesare Paciotti ; Casadei; Casadei.

Asos ; The Stars ; Stuart Weitzman; Fera Libens ; Casadei.

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Zara; Gianluca Peverada ; Francesco Sacco; Aldo .

Casadei; Cinti; Le Walterine ; Vince Camuto , Manolo Blahnik.

Miu Miu; Casadei; Amato Daniele ; ; Sergio Rossi; Sergio Rossi.

Shoe decluttering: useful tips

Being able to survive this experience taught me a lot of things. Maybe you know how to make the job lighter!

  • Completely empty any shoe, box or trunk in which you keep your shoes; clean the shelves well with a suitable product, from top to bottom.
  • Select with clear thinking what you want to keep and what can be deleted. In the video I show you how I chose, and what I decided to take out.
  • You may have noticed two oddities: the Manolo Blahnik sandals are hidden in the dustbag behind those of Vince Camuto, and the Louboutin decollete have both the point facing the bottom of the shoe rack: not a coincidence, but a deliberate choice, useful to protect the white paint, which turns yellow with the sun. And there is no remedy, so be careful!
  • Create your own organization system, which is beautiful to look at but also practical for your needs.
  • Get ready to change your mind a thousand times on the arrangement of shoes, it’s part of the game.
  • Take 3 ice cubes out of the freezer, use them to cool a glass for a few minutes, then throw them away and replace them with a nice glass of fresh prosecco, you deserve it!

Red Carpet Oscar Look and Shoes 2016

Oscar 2016: The Most Beautiful Looks and Shoes Worn by the Stars on the Red Carpet

I did it, I’m doing it! A year ago I wrote that I would like to follow the direct Oscar and now I’m here, in the middle of the night, to write the post while on the red capet parade the stars: if I had to watch this show live I would probably die of a heart attack because I’m also thrilling while staying in your pajamas on the sofa, with a face mask to be smeared on the face and fresh nail polish on the nails!

But it’s time to talk about them, the stars and their looks on the red carpet of the 2016 Oscars ! This time I also gave the votes, I’m more productive at night.

Alicia Vikander has just arrived on the red carpet, wrapped in a delightful light yellow strapless dress by Louis Vuitton, with jeweled appliqués and a wide skirt that seems to be a tribute to her past as a dancer. At the feet, a pair of metallic leather sandals with wide band, chunky Plexiglas heel and ankle strap, signed Louis Vuitton: promoted despite not being a fan of the half-bun , the most fashionable hairstyle at the moment, which is more or less what I do when I have to wash my face! A further point in his favor is the choice not to parade with his fiance, Michael Fassbender. 8/10

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From a romantic look to the sensuality of Latina Vergara, wrapped in a marvelous blue night dress by Marchesa that seems to have been sewn on her body: it will not be the height of elegance, but it is so beautiful that I can not fail it! 7/10

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Even Brie Larson chose blue, but in his case the tone is bright and vibrant, as well as one of my favorites: his electric blue Gucci look in the picture looks boring and obvious but I assure you that seeing it on the red carpet was exciting ! I liked it a lot, for me it is absolutely promoted. 8/10

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I’m very disappointed by the look raised by Daisy Ridley: the jewel dress on the red carpet of the Oscars is almost a must have, but this model of Chanel with ruche at the waist does not give it at all, and diminish that beauty is not easy! Graceful Christian Louboutin’s Gardnera jewel sandals, but the ankle strap with a dress of that length should be illegal. I’m sure that will change different looks during this long night, I hope to change my mind later. 5/10

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Shiny dress also for Saoirse Ronan, a modern siren: her green sequin dress is signed Calvin Klein, the simple shape and the wraparound line is perfect for her long-limbed body. It ‘s certainly promoted even if I do not share the enthusiasm of my American colleagues who are going crazy for this look: the color is fantastic but for the Oscars I expect more! 7/10

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Rhinestones and sequins have also illuminated the mermaid dress chosen by Naomi Watts and signed Armani Privé: the make-up is impeccable, she is impeccable. Perfect with this “old Hollywood” look, for me it deserves a 9/10.

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And then comes Olivia Wilde and the world stops: to say that it is beautiful to say little, has a beautiful face framed by a hairstyle composed of a game of braids really refined and a precious brilliant necklace. The pleated ivory dress with a plunging neckline that also uncovers the back by Valentino does nothing but emphasize its beauty, I would have worn more but it is undeniable that it is perfect for her, sensual and elegant at the right point! 8/10

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How to comment Heidi Klum dressed as the queen of unicorns? The German model is always very flashy but this time I found it really excessive, the maxi flowers pinned on the dress in the shade of lilac weigh too much, as well as the transparent sleeve: personally I would have eliminated these details by focusing on a more classic one-shoulder dress in style Jennifer Lopez. Bocciata and in contention for the Oscar of the worst dressed! 2/10

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I did not even like Rooney Mara: the make-up is special and emphasizes her candid complexion, but I can not say the same of Givenchy’s dress, really too light. I always like lace on these occasions, but for once I wanted to see Rooney with something colorful and young, in these garments I did not seem at ease. The minimal sandals are the Nudist by Stuart Weitzman, in the version with plateau. 6/10

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Jennifer Jason Leigh instead wore the rose quartz , her strapless dress with floral applications is undoubtedly elegant but I thought it was a foregone choice, I understand the not wanting to risk but the Oscars! The actress in the red carpet interviews has appeared a bit ‘on revs, of course, the first rumors have already started on the present abuse of substances and alcohol, but here we talk about clothes that is better! 6/10

 

Rose quartz also for Emily Blunt, another that I like a lot but that tonight just did not convince me. Promoted, but the merit goes to the tummy. The dress is from Prada. 6/10

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This year, Julianne Moore chose the sobriety of Chanel’s black; the dress is very elegant, she is always beautiful, nothing to say. 8/10

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And then a few minutes from 2 am she appears, the divine Cate Blanchett, with a #petalous dress by Armani Privé that seems stolen from the wardrobe of a fairytale princess: amazing! Here’s what I mean when I say to dare, the Oscar red carpet is also this, the realization of a dream so why not play? 9/10.

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Instead, it focuses on absolute simplicity combined with a classic Angelina style slit the beautiful Rachel McAdams: I love it, but we’re not really there! The color of August Getty Atelier’s dress is unusual, even the golden sandals are beautiful, but for me this look does not deserve more than 5/10.

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It is always said that wearing red on the red carpet is a risk, but let’s say if your name is Charlize Theron you can afford to dare as much as you want. This woman is not human, there is little to do. The dress is by Valentino, but without her it would be nothing. The Divine for me is from 10/10.

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The disappointment that I do not think I can overcome is Kate Winslet: I hoped to have seen badly, really. After years of perfect clothes I fell right on the Oscar night, with this shiny and boring dress made by Ralph Lauren. For me it is NC / 10. I’m bad but I waited for hours, now I trust Jennifer Lawrence!

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Lady Gaga is sober and refined, who would have thought it? Brandon Maxwell’s bright dress is signed, undoubtedly good as well as the make-up and the vintage hairstyle. 7/10

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Miss Jennifer Lawrence waited, but I would say it was worth it! After the romantic dress worn last year for the Oscars in 2016 he opted for sensuality. I found it beautiful in this dress by Christian Dior with lace corset effect I see and I do not see and flounced skirt: she too as Cate Blanchett has been able to dare, adorable. 9/10

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And that’s all for now! It’s three in the morning and I’m ready to enjoy the awards with the universal flood in the background. To conclude I only say #TeamMorricone !

Birkenstock: How Do They Fit? Wide or Narrow Plant? All About Birkenstock

Birkenstock: How Do They Fit? Wide or Narrow Plant? All About Birkenstock

But are Birkenstock good or bad?

Can they be freed or should we wear them only when nobody sees us and there is no risk of being noticed by some acquaintance who will point the finger at our orthopedic sandals of dubious elegance?

It will amaze you to know that I am pro Birkenstock, and that I consider the German sandals shoes broccoli: they are part of our lives because they are good, and health is not discussed.
I am convinced that nobody really likes broccoli, and that no one considers the “beautiful” Birkenstock; but who has tried it knows its benefits, and they are so evident that doing without it becomes impossible. You can instead live without broccoli, on this I can personally guarantee!
Returning to Birkenstock, the answer is yes, I have a couple myself, that I inherited from my mother, guilty of having the wrong model: I consider a cure for the aching feet after hours on the heels, I bring them for an hour after be dropped from the stiletto and I’ll tell you, the benefits are immediate.
If you do not even have a pair I think after this post you will run to get them, because they are the cure for all the pains of the foot and back: no one has ever seen me in public with Birkenstock, and I do not wear them proudly even at home but together with the green clay mask they are one of my favorite beauty secrets.
They are ugly, ungraceful and some models make even the most perfect foot disproportionate, but do you know what? That this mania for perfection has bored me, and that I do not even like to pretend to be a full-heeled Barbie 12 and deflated feet.
That said, we begin to explore the comfortable Birkenstock world together.

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Birkenstock: how do they fit? Wide foot or narrow foot?

Let’s start from the basics, because the fit of the Birkenstock often creates confusion.
It is well known to those who have already bought the sandals, that the Birkenstock models fit so much, and that it is therefore advisable to buy a size less than the usual one.
But the ideal would be to try the shoes on your foot, to choose the right plant: maybe you do not know, but there are two different shifts, narrow plant and wide plant, marked by a symbol present in the inner plantar and on the box.

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The shape of the foot filled with black represents the normal plant, the one with the empty leg the widest plant: is there a big difference?

Yes and no, in the sense that I have a thin foot and I have those for a wider plant, which I dress perfectly; based on my personal experience, I recommend the narrow-plan models only to those who have a really thin foot, while for the normal ends the other option is fine.
When you try the shoes, undo all the straps, and make sure that the foot is comfortable and does not feel forced by the sole, that having raised edges must dress the foot in a perfect way: a small size means pain, and this nullifies all effects of orthopedic sandals.
It is advisable that both the front and the back should move about one millimeter, the necessary space for the foot to be contained but free to move to walk.

Are the new Birkenstock bad?

Even in this case the answer is yes, at first they may seem rather harassing.
The original plantar (copied from everyone, but you know, I do not have great esteem of who copies the ideas of others) has been studied on the shape of the footprints that the foot leaves on the sand, and is anatomical and perfect to support a correct walking: this means that those who for years have worn shoes that do not follow the natural shape of the foot could suffer a bit.
But the annoyance ends soon, and the relief is really incredible, even for the legs and back; the footbed is made of several layers of raw jute, cork and latex, fine jute and suede.
Comfort is exceptional, the foot unloads body weight in the right places and even the posture is more conscious.
The model Gizeh, with the flip-flops, can give problems between the fingers especially at the beginning, it is just what I have and the first days of use were complicated, but then the plastic insert has softened and I no longer had problems.
Among the most popular sandals also the Arizona slippers, with the two straps with buckles, Almere, with the crossing of thin straps on the fingers, and Madrid, the slipper with the unique adjustable band.
For some years the brand has also launched the same plastic models, suitable for the sea and the pool: they can also be an interesting choice for those who want to try the plantar by spending less.
Are there Birkenstock for vegans ? Also in this case the answer is yes, consult the official website for more information!

Offers Birkenstock: where to buy Birkenstock at a discount

If you want to give in to the trend by saving, keep an eye on Amazon, because that’s where you often find Birkenstock at discount prices; and return policies will meet you in case you need to change size / model.
In the offline world, on the other hand, you go for a ride in a pharmacy, even there often unsold sizes are discounted and prices become quite interesting.

How to clean the Birkentocks – The Birkenstock stink, how do I wash them ?!

The topic is not particularly chic, but it is known that the Birkenstock sandals after years of use tend to stain and take on an unpleasant smell: remember to never wash them with water, you would damage the cork and leather that make up the sole .

To revive the sole use a specific brush for the suede, you will remove dust and various residues; if instead the problem is that your Birkenstock stinks keep them away from the water, and use bicarbonate: put it on the entire surface of the soles, massage it with an old toothbrush and leave it in place for a couple of hours.

Remove it with a shoe brush and your Birkenstock shoes will come back fresher than ever!

How to combine Birkenstock

If you decide to wear them out of the house, just do it, without thinking too much.
Because beautiful or ugly, they are always open shoes, which lend themselves to all the most casual combinations; they are not shoes suitable for formal contexts, for the office and for ceremonies, but for everyday life you can show them off without problems with shorts, long dresses and little dresses.
They are strange, some will look at them with horror, but who cares? There are also those who do not like the Blade of Casadei and love broccoli!
Life is too short to worry about the opinions of others, buy the Birkenstock and pamper your feet between a heel 12 and a killer boot.

The shoes worn in Sanremo: all the models chosen by the stars

The shoes worn in Sanremo: all the models chosen by the stars

Sanremo shoes!

I was not going to write this post, but then I remembered how funny it is to chat with you about the looks of the stars and I changed my mind! The sixty sixth edition of the Sanremo Festival has just ended (with the triumph of the Stadio, I’m very happy!) And this year I have followed almost all the episodes, the music presented is not my favorite genre but I found several interesting moments in one kermesse which turned out to be refreshed and almost pleasant. Almost, because it is still the Festival, expect to have fun all the time, discovering fantastic artists who sing original songs not dedicated to love is a bit like entering from Deichman with the conviction of finding shoes Made in Italy: it will not happen, point.

I really appreciated Virginia Raffaele and her imitations, all of them, she’s really talented and rarely exaggerates, not a little detail; I got excited with Ezio Bosso and his words, even before losing myself in his music, and I discovered that Laura Pausini is not only good, because I already knew that, but also humble and very sweet: how many other artists at that level can say the same? For me, Sanremo 2016 has earned an 8/10, but now let’s go to the point, it’s time to evaluate together the shoes worn by the singers on the stage of the Ariston!

The shoes worn in Sanremo: the photos

Let’s start with Virginia Raffaele / Sabrina Ferilli: the much criticized flesh-colored dress with jewel applications is by the designer Uel Camilo, the jewel sandals are instead of Loriblu; impossible to reject the look because it is really well suited to the imitation of the actress but it is a combination very far from my style, strange to say but I do not even like shoes, I find them very modern.

For the imitation of Belen instead chose to wear a mini dress by Mario Dice, very similar to an outfit worn previously by Emma Marrone and created by the same designer: casualness or feminine astuteness, given the past of the Argentinian showgirl and the Apulian singer ? At the feet of Virginia, a pair of beautiful Cerasella Milano sandals: the girl will make her way, I warned you!

Even Noemi chose Cerasella Milano shoes, unfortunately they were always hidden by clothes or wide pants, but I have at least a couple of pictures to show you, taken before the performances and shared on her Instagram profile:

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We continue to talk about jewel sandals also in reference to the outfits of Madalina Ghenea, a particular beauty that has worn evening dresses of different designers, always matched with the models of René Caovilla from the Spring / Summer 2016 collection: if it seemed to recognize something it is because we talked about it here recently .

 

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Shoes also for the super host Laura Pausini, who matched her black décolleté with plateau of Gedebé to a black and pink dress by Stefano De Lellis: the dress was criticized (as always), but I liked it, even more of the other red fire that the singer did not wear because of the spoiler of “Il Fatto Quotidiano”, which revealed the presumed choice ahead of time. Laura would then have changed outfits at the last moment, opting for this very long model with split and embroidery jewel: for me it is promoted, I told you that with this hosted I won!

 

Still glitter for another guest that I really enjoyed, Anna Foglietta, who lit up her black dress with a pair of popped décolleté from Le Silla’s Spring / Summer 2016 collection:

 

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Another that has been criticized for her outfits as an educanda is Francesca Michielin, I must say that I do not agree even this time: dressed as Au Jour Le Jour appeared fresh and bright, her looks reflect her style and her his young age and it does not matter if I would never put them, if I had to judge the outfits of others according to my personal taste I would not like practically anything of what you see on these occasions! At her feet Francesca wore minimal sandals by Vic Matié with a chrome stiletto, sometimes paired with short socks: I repeat, I would not even put them under torture, but they look good with her character, they represent her and this is more than enough for me.

Photo LaPresse / Matteo Rasero / Federico Guberti 10-02-2016 Sanremo, IM Entertainment 66th Italian Song Festival, Second evening in the photo: Francesca Michelin Photo LaPresse / Matteo Rasero / Federico Guberti 02-10-2016 Sanremo, IM Entertainment 66th Festival of italian song, Second Evening In the photo: Francesca Michelin

 

Even Dolcenera has focused on the metalized leather, combining a pair of golden Loriblu sandals with black elastic bands and a long white Genny dress: it has an exceptional charisma and a beautiful voice but this outfit does not convince me, I would have preferred a shoe that recalled in some the way the dress, the blacks instead are too intrusive for my taste.

 

 

Instead, I really liked Annalisa, wrapped in the clothes of Mario Dice: elegant, sensual, refined but above all natural. Even in this case someone has criticized his physical form, so much so that there was talk of a hidden pregnancy, then denied by the singer, which in my opinion is an unusual beauty and therefore even more fascinating. For all his outings during the Festival he wore Luciano Padovan’s shoes:

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What about Patty Pravo? On the Piper girl I heard everything, so I would like to inform you that the shoes worn on the stage of the Ariston were created for her by Rizieri : it is ankle boots with medium heel and round toe, matched with Gianluca Saitto’s dresses.

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The décolleté worn by Cristina D’Avena , guest of the Sanremo final, are also by Rizieri; for her Riccardo has designed two similar models, these are pumps with t bar and Swarovski crystals, one in gold and the other in black.

Italian singer Cristina D'Avena (C) performs on stage during the Sanremo Italian Song Festival at the Ariston theater in Sanremo, Italy, 13 February 2016. The 66th Italian Song Festival runs from 09 to 13 February. ANSA / CLAUDIO HONORED

For the record I inform you that the shoes of Carlo Conti were by Salvatore Ferragamo, those of Gabriel Garko di Moreschi.

This Festival saw the triumph of Made in Italy, but now I want to know your opinion on shoes and songs!

Before going to sleep, since it is two o’clock in the morning, I want to share with you the three questions that have tormented me for hours:

  1. How much do Noemi’s false eyelashes weigh? He could not keep his eyes open tonight!
  2. Why do singers persist in not combining the shades of red with enamel and lipstick ?!
  3. Who forced Madalina to wear those heavy necklaces, exaggerated given the decorations of Zuhair Murad’s clothes?

 

Vegan Shoes: What Are Vegan Shoes And Why They Are Important

Vegan Shoes: Just Fashion, Or A Commitment To The Future Of The Environment?

What are vegan shoes ?

Are vegan shoes plastic and cardboard shoes sold at crazy prices?

And yet, vegan shoes are of medium-low quality, regardless of the materials used?

These are some of the questions I received a few days ago, after sharing my post on the vegan decollete that you also see here; if you lost that article do not worry, you will find the link at the end of this so you can read it calmly without skipping back and forth.

I want to be completely honest, more than questions I received lapidary sentences that left me perplexed, but they also made me realize that there are many prejudices on the theme “vegan world”, and the lack of information is a constant.

Instead of banning and erasing the comments I decided to take the positive and address the topic in a separate article, written for those who want to understand and learn, because the world we live in is full of nuances and have granitic beliefs based on unfounded clichés is not good for anyone.

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What Are Vegan Shoes

Meanwhile, let’s start from the basics: what are vegan shoes?

They are shoes made with materials of non-animal origin. So no leather, leather, wool or silk, but there’s more, because you have to pay attention to glues and dyes, which must always be cruelty free; no material used to create the shoe must come from an animal, it seems easy but I assure you that it is not at all, also because the labels that state the composition refer to 80% of the materials used, not their totality.

This is why there are specific certifications for vegan shoes, which are declared as such only if 100% cruelty free.

Are Zara’s Chinese shoes and shoes so vegan? The answer is no, indeed, maybe not. Some may be, some not, but not being certified it is impossible to give a precise opinion.

The fact that these low cost shoes are often made of faux leather, and that the vegan shoes are made of materials that resemble the skin, leads to a wrong mental association: the cruelty free shoes are made of plastic and cardboard, and are sold to high prices to fool vegan consumers.

Never association on the vegan world was more wrong: just stop to read the composition of vegan shoes to understand that there are many innovative materials, born after years of specific research, which in addition to being aesthetically pleasing are also comfortable for the foot.

The vegan consumer, moreover, is not a naive buyer who buys at random products that silence his sense of guilt and his curiosity, but is often a very attentive and informed person, used to asking, to question himself to really understand what he has before him.

The latest assumption to be disrupted is that the world of vegan shoes is a closed niche, dedicated to those who have chosen a vegan lifestyle: this is partly true, because initially the specialized brands were only addressed to vegans, but things are changing, and even communication has become more inclusive and open.

You do not need to be vegan to justify the purchase of a vegan shoe, as you do not need to put your food choices in public to propose an alternative to the customary one we have been used to.

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Are Vegan Shoes All Eco-friendly?

No, not all vegan shoes are also eco-friendly and “environmentally friendly”, but many are. This means that companies specializing in this sector do not choose to protect animals and then pollute rivers and oceans with dyes and plastic materials, but work to make all production as clean as possible.

It’s easy? No, it’s not even cheap, but it’s a choice that can not and should not be ignored, because producing leather shoes has an impact on the environment in which we live, and where our children will live, and it’s important to be aware of what is happening around us, since we are responsible for it.

Unfortunately, at this moment it is impossible to create something without also generating a negative impact on the environment, but it is precisely for this reason that we must support and encourage those who try to find a solution, with all the limits that the current world imposes on us.

Knowing, asking and knowing, in order to make conscious choices, must be a duty of all of us, but it is important to do it without demonizing anyone, but above all without giving false information based on clichés so old that they are obsolete.

Quality cruelty free vegan shoes are today a reality, and there are many brands that are starting to approach this new way of doing fashion: I’m happy to have presented you several alternatives , and I will continue to do so until the brand values ​​are in line with my parents.

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Where there is difference there is growth, where there is inclusiveness there is the future.

 

 

 

 

Melissa Satta Nude For Bata Shoes, Also For The Collection For The Holidays

Melissa Satta nude for Bata shoes. Again!

Melissa Satta naked , wearing only the shoes of her collection in collaboration with Bata: we are almost in 2018 and I think that a woman without clothes does not scandalize anybody anymore, yet online the controversy has broken out.

It ‘s very difficult that I agree with the fuss that often arise on social media, which is why I tend to keep my opinions for me, but this time, even if for reasons other than those mentioned in the various comments, I’m d’ agreement with those who say that the photos are totally out of place.

And I think they are not wrong because I think that the nude is vulgar, but because the soubrette was chosen mainly as a designer, as well as a testimonial.

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The collection was designed by her, together with the Bata designers, at least this is the official version: often in these collaborations the stars only put the signature, but since this capsule is called ” Melissa Satta x Bata “, it is reasonable to think that there really worked, as did Cristina Chiabotto for Shoes & Shoes.

So what’s the point of exposing the shoe designer, making her pose as if she were taking pictures for an ordinary calendar? Have you ever seen Sophia Webster posing naked with her creations on her feet? Here, I mean this.

Was it really necessary to devalue the work (whether or not it was not my problem, I adhere to what is said) of Melissa Satta making her look like the usual nude model in high heels? Bizarre choice, given that the collection is aimed at a female audience, the same women who in these days are commenting with resentment shots of the collection.

And it’s a shame, because to talk about Melissa Satta naked we are not talking about the shoe collection, which is very pretty; the style of the models added for the holidays is more casual than those presented months ago, despite being low cost models have a graceful design.

So now let’s talk about them, since this is a shoe blog I want to try to do what Bata did not do, I want to enhance the work of Melissa Satta and those who supported her in the creation of this collection.

That would have been perfectly represented by a beautiful girl, aware of her charm, dressed with elegance and with a touch of glam to her feet: an opportunity wasted for Bata to do something different, less tied to the image of Melissa Satta naked sitting on a white sofa .

And if on YouTube there is a video titled “Melissa Satta For Bata, but shoes who looked at them?” Maybe someone should ask themselves some questions.

Melissa Satta For Bata: shoes and prices

The jewel applications have been included in the collection “for women who do not want to give up the style”, and between style and underwear choose the first one. This is the message I see in the photos, I do not want Melissa Satta, who is and remains a lovely person.

Among jewel decorations made up of maxi colored stones and multi-faceted beads that give light to every step, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Although I find the decollete in golden metallic leather, I must say that I prefer the colleague in red suede with ruffles: more unusual but still festive and feminine.

Interesting also the range of tight boots , seasonal trend: the iridescent model in shades of purple is really unusual and intriguing, I will do my best to go and try it in the store to understand how it is live, because the iridescent effect promises well.

The shoes from the Melissa Satta for Bata collection are available online and in the brand’s stores, in sizes 36 to 41.

Decollete jewel Euro 79.99:

decollete low cost jewel strass stones bata melissa satta

 

Red decollete, also available in black, Euro 69.99:

red shoes bata

 

Red ankle boots, also available in black, Euro 79.99:

low cost red high-heeled ankle boots comfortable

 

Ankle boots with beads, Euro 119:

ankle boots with beads

 

Ankle boots with stones Euro 99.99:

low cost rhinestone booties

 

Iridescent cuissardes boots, available in violet or bronze, Euro 89.99:

 

low cost tight boots

 

How do you think this capsule collection? And which side are you in the “Melissa Satta nude” scandal?

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Spring Ballerina flats 2018 Le Walterine: Made in Italy low cost!

Spring Ballerina flats 2018 Le Walterine: Made in Italy low cost!

Spring 2018 ballerinas : what are the trendy must-have models? The answer is easy, all!

The dancers are the shoes of the moment, the perfect allies to enjoy the change of season in comfort, starting to discover a little ‘skin: the trends for spring seem to please the tastes and needs of all women, as well as the brand Le Walterine, which every year proposes many Made in Italy ballerinas with different shapes.

In these photos taken in New York I present the model Dancing, in a version that seems to be worn in America: the denim upper is in fact decorated with a fantasy stars and stripes, I could not take them with me on the road?

Now that I’m back I consider them a souvenir, I’m often using them with simple jeans and a t-shirt paired with a biker jacket.

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The 200 Dancing dancers are made of leather, suede or patent leather, the color variations are almost endless and are really comfortable and soft; as you may have noticed, they have a shape that hugs the foot well, a detail that is fundamental to me when I have to choose a pair of low-profile shoes.

I do not like models that are too opaque, but I find that those that are too low have little fit for my foot, so this middle way seemed perfect, and after wearing it for a few hours I had the confirmation that I had chosen the most suitable proposal.

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Spring 2018 dancers: which ones to buy?

If you are looking for some ideas for your spring shopping look at all the selection of 2018 dancers signed Le Walterine, I put the link at the bottom of the post: it was for me to take them all, from the metallic ones to the colorful models like flat fuchsia and those turquoise aquamarine!

I point out that there are also some models of dancers with internal wedge ( 1860 model ): I tried them in the store and in addition to being soft as clouds are perfect for those who want to wear flat shoes all day without straining too much back and heels.

And what is even more fantastic is that the internal wedge is not seen, you only hear the shoe when I tried, I was rather skeptical, but they are really well done and comfortable, a pleasant discovery to keep in mind.

In the spring 2018 dancers collection you can also find different flat toe, more dressy and suitable for more elegant outfits: I find delicious all the models with the strap on the instep, a detail that in addition to being practical adds a feminine touch to a rather versatile basic shoe.

And then there are the lacing dancers , those of Orsay, the models with accentuated neckline and strap that frames the attachment of the fingers, the slingback in satin, every page of the site is full of temptations!

If you love the dancers as much as I love them, you will go crazy among the Le Walterine proposals, the value for money is really exceptional and the shoes are Made in Italy.

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Spring 2018 ballerinas: 3 must-have models

If you do not know what to choose I’ll help you, with great effort I made a small selection of the most versatile models for spring, to wear immediately instead of sneakers and ankle boots, which can finally hibernate for a few months.

  1. Ballerinas in rose gold metallic leather: the chic version of nude is a shade that looks great on both the pale complexion and on already tanned skins, and goes well with everything. The laminated effect adds a fun touch to an everlasting shoe.
  2. Pointed ballerina with strap or laces: they are more refined than the basic models, try them and you will not leave them anymore, not even in the evening. It happened to me, and that says a lot!
  3. Colored suede ballerinas: I vote for aquamarine, but lemon yellow or fuxia is fine too. A colorful dancer awakens every outfit and makes you feel special even if you’re simply queuing up on Saturday mornings, before running out to shop and a thousand other commissions! Wear it with trousers or jeans rolled up at the ankle and the figure will immediately be more slender and chic.

outfit dancers

What I wear: Stradivarius top, OVS jeans, Purificacion Garcia bag, Le Walterine ballerinas .

Location: Brooklyn Bridge, New York.

It was too much to believe it true; so complicated, immense, unfathomable. And so beautiful, seen from a distance: canyons of shadow and light, sunstrokes on the crystal facades, and the pink twilight crowning the skyscrapers like backgroundless shadows draped over powerful abysses.

Cannes Film Festival: All the Shoes of the Stars on the Red Carpet!

Cannes Film Festival: All the Shoes of the Stars on the Red Carpet!

I avoided to dedicate a post to the Met Gala 2015 because I did not find any ideas worthy of being shared, but the Cannes Film Festival is giving me a lot of satisfactions, one of them is Charlize Theron, so I decided to publish the photos of the shoes here and the looks that the stars are wearing on the red carpet and in the side events.

Also on this occasion, as during the Oscars night , essential and minimal sandals are everywhere, but accompanied by very high décolleté and maxi platformers: there really is something for everyone, so make yourself comfortable and choose your favorite star! My name is Charlize, and I want to start with her.

From what world is the world we women know that yellow is bad for blondes, we are educated since childhood to learn strict rules like this, so as to grow up convinced to know our business. Then comes Charlize, wrapped in lemon-colored Dior evening dress, and the world stops: divine, there is nothing else to add; at her feet she wore Jimmy Choo Minny sandals in metal leather. This model, simple and elegant, is one of the most loved by the stars, in recent months has appeared on several international red carpet and even in Cannes we often saw:

jimmy choo minny

The Minny sandal was also spotted at the feet of the beautiful model Doutzen Kroes, who matched the silver version with a white dress by Versace with maxi slit: another beautiful that is fine with everything, but personally I would have preferred a less sensual dress.

And again Minny , this time in a fiery red version, has dressed the feet of the director and actress Emmanuelle Bercot, it seems that the fashion of nude sandals is destined to keep us company for a long time!

shoes cannes 2015

The super top Karlie Kloss focuses on 100% sensuality, dressed by the Versace fashion house; personally I find the dress really not very elegant, but with that body I can understand the desire to discover myself. The décolleté in silver leather with chromed stiletto are signed Versace:

karlie kloss cannes shoes

He has convinced little the look of an educanda I choose from our Jasmine Trinca, in stark contrast to the excesses seen above: the actress was so elegant, but her outfit immediately appeared trivial and not suitable for an international red carpet. Even the shoes chosen, the simple black open toe décolleté, are not really anything special, but since “less is more” I do not want to reject it, for now it is only postponed!

jasmine trinca cannes 2015

I really liked the determination of another Italian, Alba Rohrwacher, in a total Valentino look; to note the ankle boots Rockstud, good choice to give short dress character, a preview of the collection A / W 2015/2016 of the brand:

Short dress also for Selma Hayek, actress who in my opinion always looks the same dressed; in Cannes she was dressed in an Alexander McQueen dress combined with black pumps with maxi platform inside Giuseppe Zanotti Design: many will forget this look before the end of the Festival, thankfully!

She was not afraid to dare with the look the actress Julianne Moore, who this year did forget the terrible misstep happened on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival in 2013; she, like Charlize Theron, has also challenged another fashion rule, which suggests to women with red hair not to wear this color. She did it, and she did it on a red carpet, what courage! Needless to say, it has won everyone thanks to its elegance emphasized by the Givenchy total look created by Riccardo Tisci; splendid, simply splendid.

julianne moore givenchy

Even Natalie Portman has dared with a fire red dress Dior, I’m sorry to say because I love her forever, but this look did not convince me: I found it already seen, not at all original and not very suitable for its skinny body. At the feet of simple black satin sandals, they too beautiful, but nothing special:

natalie portman cannes 2015

Miranda Kerr, another super model, wore two dresses for the Magnum party organized in Cannes; the first, black and sparkling, is by David Koma, I did not particularly like it but I liked the shoes chosen by the stars, the Solonu décolleté by Christian Louboutin . The light fuchsia dress by Emanuel Ungaro, combined with simple nude sandals, which he wore for the same event:

Even Emma Stone has remained faithful to Christian Louboutin shoes , choosing the So Kate in the degradé version, combined with an Oscar De La Renta mini dress: in formal occasions it is always fabulous, but the Dior evening dress worn on the red carpet has me a bit ‘disappointed.

 

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Conclude with the actress who for me is now the undisputed queen of the red carpet, every time I see her I melt, is elegant, beautiful and wearing difficult clothes with rare ease: here is Lupita Nyong’o in Gucci, a green cloud that leaves breathless!

 

Shoes In a Suitcase: How To Put Them And Which Ones To Wear

Shoes In a Suitcase: How To Put Them And Which Ones To Wear

Knowing how to fit your shoes in your suitcase is essential to maximize the space, but above all to create it in case of crazy shopping on holiday.

When I leave for a destination where I know that the possibility of a new purchase is high, I organize myself before leaving, but what happens when the fall in love comes as a surprise? Let’s see together how to put the shoes in the suitcase, the new purchases but also those that we carry with us already on the way.

Not sure which ones to choose? No problem!

First of all, think about the essentials, then prepare the ones you really need, then the COMODI models. I know!

After selecting the useful shoes choose at least a pair of crazy sandals: maybe those that you never wear because “there is not the right opportunity”, or those high heels that you need an assistant just to stand up.

It seems crazy but it’s something that I always do, and so far I never confessed it in the blog.

When I was in New York the last time I packed a couple of very high decollete in my suitcase, to pay homage to the city and to feel myself even on the road. I only wore them for a dinner because I travel from morning to night, but it went very well.

In Malaysia instead I brought the sandals heel 14 of Giambattista Valli for an evening already planned, and the open toe Louboutin , totally useless as the travel program was quite clear: walk as much as possible to see as much as possible, despite the infernal heat and 90% humidity.

The premises are not the best, but I wore Louboutin shoes in Singapore, in the wonderful Gardens by the Bay: I felt special in a place so perfect as to seem unreal, I felt myself.

shoes in a suitcase

And this is not what matters?

I often travel by plane, and when I have to choose which shoes to embed in the hold I always think about their value: not at the price, not at what I love them … but at what market has that brand in the second hand world. If he is tall … I do not put my shoes in my suitcase, but I take them with me in my hand baggage.

How much madness in a single article.

But unfortunately it happens, the suitcases are opened, bags and designer shoes disappear and I do not want to risk ruining the trip, so yes, I traveled for more than 14 hours with the nearby Louboutin.

Ah, I do the same thing on the train if I have the big suitcase: she is placed in the appropriate compartments, but the shoes travel with me, because at least if they steal the luggage I do not remain barefoot.

How much paranoia in a single article.

How to fix the shoes in a suitcase

If you decide to put the shoes in a suitcase, wrap them separately in the fabric dustbag and place them on the bottom of the suitcase and near the edges, before filling it with clothes, beauty cases and anything else. Avoid plastic bags because in addition to being ugly in the heat can stick to the precious shoes, sacrilege!

Make sure they are comfortable and fill the spaces between heels and soles with socks and other small and soft garments. The cotton pads (or make-up wipes) are perfect for the role of “pads”.

Shopping on vacation? Unfortunately the bad news is that in 90% of the cases you will have to throw the box, and arrange the shoes along with all the others in the suitcase, especially in case of short trips in which you have with you only the hand baggage.

But how much can a box be worth if you have conquered a new treasure?

If you do not have a dustbag for your new purchase and you need to keep it separate from the rest of your clothes get one of those horrible transparent shower caps that you give in hotels and use it as a dustbag: it’s not the best because it’s plastic, but it remains open so do not risk sticking to the varnish of your new sandals.

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It seems stupid but it works, sometimes I happened to use it to keep aside all the various charger cables that I had scattered in your suitcase, you can use it to protect the camera in case of sudden rain and you can wear them as rainboots in case of flood In essence, the only thing you absolutely must always pack is a shower cap. Or two!