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May 13, 2018

Summer is finally upon us.  And there are 2 things that I cannot wait to wear, sandals and espadrilles.  Let's just forget the fact that I haven't blogged in a year...life and most importantly WORK happens.  Back to shoes....above is the Ralph Lauren Genina Sport Calf...

March 25, 2017

The Lauren was the only shoe I have tried on that was true to my normal size (US 8.5/Italian 38.5)

March 24, 2017

I wanted to love this shoe.  But for me and my normal sized ankles, they did not work.

Outside from the short ankle strap that caused me

not to be able to put the end of the strap through the buckle, the fit was pretty good.  I probably should have tried on the next size...

March 19, 2017

I typically wear an 8.5 US (my foot is also narrow) but I find in Italian made shoes I am more comfortable in a size 39. The 39 in the Jimmy Choo Lucy 65mm d'O

December 12, 2016

 With the intent to find the best and most comfortable mid heels, I tried on the Valentino Tango 50 mm ankle strap pump, the Aquazzura Alix 50 mm suede pump, and the Manolo Blahnik Listony ankle strap pump.  Although I preferred the toe shape and heel of the Valentino,...

November 21, 2016

I love the look of these shoes!!! However, as I saw people wearing them, I noticed the "saggy strap syndrome"...so let's discuss!!!   By the way, it's totally a coincidence that the last 3 posts featured shoes with studs...I must be obsessed...jeez!!!.  Anyway, I love...

November 17, 2016

 In pursuit of the wearable heels, I tried on the Jimmy Choo Veto 65.  I love the heel height and the ankle strap, BUT unfortunately this style did not fit well at all!!!  The issue is that it does not hold the foot in the proper place.  Although the ankle strap held m...

November 16, 2016

My trip to Saks continued with me trying on the Valentino Rockstud Ankle boots in pebble leather. When my size came out, I was a little bit unimpressed...size 39s are not as cute as the 36/7 on the floor, and with the leather was a little dull looking...didn't look lux...

November 13, 2016

I LOVE this shoe, so I headed to Saks Fifth Avenue in Lower Manhattan to see if the Valentino Rockstud Espadrille would live up to my super high expectations.  And it did!!!  Even though the wedge height is 90mm but with about a 20 mm platform, it brings the feeling of...

November 1, 2016

 As a shoe designer, I am hyper aware of the mistakes that can happen on shoes, particularly when they are coming down the runway.  Many times the designer of these shoes didn't have the opportunity to correct them before they have to be on the model for the show, or t...

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I'm a shoe and accessories

designer who is obsessed

with the notion that shoes should be beautiful, well made AND functional! I also love to take you behind the scenes of the fashion world. I've designed for Ralph Lauren, and Coach, and I

consult for start up brands.

In this space I share my  pursuit of the best walkable & well designed shoes out there.