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


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


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


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


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!


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.

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.