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:

noemi sanremo shoes 2016

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:


shoes anna leavesetta sanremo

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:


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.

vegan shoes walter footwear

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.

melissa satta bata

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.

spring outfit

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.

fashion blogger new york

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.

dancers walterine walter shoes

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.

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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.