Shoes


I hope everyone in WA state reads my favorite blog, VueSociety. (if you don’t, it’s time to add the blog to your favorites list). Well in that case, I’m for sure you recall her Happy New Year/Decade/2010 post. (Well if you haven’t, clicky clicky!).

Now that I reside on the west side of Lake Washington, I am noticing that many of the girls at UW didn’t get the memo that UGG boots are OUT and many people are sick of seeing them on/or off campus. PUHH-LEASE!!! It’s simple… JUST SAY NO TO UGGs!!!

Okay, I know they are comfortable, yaddah yaddah, but PLEASE ladies, if you spend an extra hour getting all “dolled” up to go to class so that 1 out of 1,000 male specimans would notice you. THINK AGAIN! Instead of throwing on a cheap tunic from Forever 21, a pair of outdated 7 of all Mankind jeans, and a pair of these F-UGG-GLY boots.. You do NOT have the potential of attracting some hot intellectual guy but instead, you’ll attract some douche bag who wants a one night stand. Rather than wasting that hour of trying a billion outfits, why don’t you coordinate your outfit according to your newly acquired flat or sandal? I’m not asking you to wear your Manolos or Choos, not that most of you even shop there, but there are MANY alternatives compared to just wearing UGGs.

[img credit: Nordstrom]

I know that many of you girls don’t really have the budget since your either living in the dorms, sorority house, or even renting an apartment but don’t freak out just yet because Nordstrom is having their Half-Yearly Sale for Women & Kids. I urge you not to splurge on UGGs though, there are some cute stuff that are on sale right now, I’m for sure you have more of an urge to splurge on. So please do us all a favor and BURN THOSE BITCHES!

It’s The Shoe To-Do!

Purchase two or more pairs of regular-priced shoes during this event and Neiman Marcus will donate $50 to Dress For Success Worldwide – an organization that helps disadvantaged women succeed in work and in life.

Shopping this event is a great way to help those less fortunate-especially if you’re buying shoes anyway.

Why not do a good deed?

Offer valid March 26 and 27, 2010, only. One donation per customer. No adjustments for prior purchases. Offer excludes trunk shows, special orders, catalogs, Bergdorf Goodman, Cusp stores, and Last Call Stores. Other exclusions may apply; see sales associate for details.

Roberto Cavalli Spider-web Suede Sandals

The heel is 4.5 inches. These are statement heels not “everyday” heels. Sold via – Net-A-Porter.com $700.

Gucci Spring 2010 – hi-top, slim silhouette, and Velcro straps.

Raf Simons Astronaut – back zipper pocket – unique & stylish.

Missoni for Converse – using their F/W 2010 print – goes on sale April 2010.

Givenchy Gold Spring 2010 – Hi-Top sneaker in metallic gold.

Balenciaga Spring 2010 – combining crocodile and suede.


Sorry for the delay. I’ve been quickly getting over a bad cold or whatever the icky thing was called.. (haha). However, since I wasn’t able to attend school, I did get to enjoy the Bravern 4 hours everyday with my partner in crime S, P, and N… Names won’t be disclosed but I’m for sure if you catch up on my tweets and filter out just the “bravern”… We’ll be spamming up the @Bravern inbox. Hahaha!

I enjoy spending time with the hubby & my partners in crime by visiting the Bellevue Hermes Store waiting for my black 35 cm Birkin bag to arrive and of course all the other pretty glitzy stuff at the Bellevue Neiman Marcus Store.

Yes, I may be crazy but its fun… Especially when you run into your favorite associates there who are always willing to help you out. Here are few of them

Naomi W-T — Jewelry from Neiman Marcus
Kendall – Salon Shoes from Neiman Marcus
Brett – Mariposa from Neiman Marcus
Ryan – Chanel [handbags] from Neiman Marcus
Nicole – Chanel [handbags] from Neiman Marcus
Terry – Hermes
Jane – Hermes
Trevor – Jimmy Choo
Matt – Louis Vuitton
Cathy – Louis Vuitton
Annie – John Howie Steak
Chef John Howie – John Howie Steak

Love them ALL!!!!

[Note to my Partners in Crime] – – Oh by the way, lovelies, I hope your all attending the Christian Louboutin Trunk Show on Feb 6th [sat] I already RSVP’ed with a plus one! so may be with our hubbies we can all have dinner at Nishino at Madison Park!!! 😀

Check out “The Towering World of Jimmy Choo: A Glamorous Story of Power, profits, and the Pursuit of the Perfect Shoe” by Laura Goldstein Crowe, the former (and fab) Fashion Inc. blogger and Sagra Maceira de Rosen, an executive specializing in Luxury and Retail investments.

Get it at AMAZON.com

Jimmy Choo was launched in 1996 when Tamara Mellon, Accessories Editor at British Vogue realised the potential demand for stylish but wearable shoes and approached Mr Jimmy Choo, the couture shoe maker based in the East End of London, recognized for his excellent craftsmanship. Tamara partnered with Mr Jimmy Choo to start the ready-to-wear shoe company and opened the first stand alone boutique on Motcomb Street, London along with a strong wholesale business. Sandra Choi, Mr Jimmy Choo’s niece, was named Creative Director, a position she holds to this day, reporting to Tamara Mellon.

In 1998, Jimmy Choo opened its first boutique in New York followed by Los Angeles in 1999. Sparking an immediate success amongst young Hollywood, Jimmy Choo became synonymous with the “red carpet” shoe of choice and was hailed the lucky charm for Oscar winners such as Cate Blanchett, Halle Berry, Hilary Swank and many other Hollywood actresses.

In April 2001, Mr Jimmy Choo’s equity share of the business was purchased by Equinox Luxury Holdings Ltd. During this period, Jimmy Choo saw its first significant expansion and the introduction of handbags. In November 2004, Lion Capital acquired a majority shareholding, valuing the company at £101 million. In February 2007, a majority shareholding of Jimmy Choo was acquired by TowerBrook Capital Partners, the international private equity firm, a deal which valued the company at £185 million.

Today, Jimmy Choo encompasses a complete luxury lifestyle accessory brand with women’s shoes, handbags, small leather goods, sunglasses and eyewear. Its products are available in the growing network of Jimmy Choo freestanding stores as well as in the most prestigious department and specialty stores worldwide. From its original base in the United Kingdom and United States, the Jimmy Choo store network now encompasses over 100 locations in 32 countries.

In October 2009, Jimmy Choo announced a new licence agreement with Inter Parfums SA for the creation, development and distribution of fragrances under the Jimmy Choo brand.

The brand is the recipient of the 2008 ‘Designer Brand of the Year’ award from the British Fashion Council, the 2008 ACE award for ‘Brand of the Year’ from the Accessory Council and the 2008 ‘Brand of the Year’ from the 22nd Annual Footwear News Awards in New York and the 2009 Nordstrom ‘Partners In Excellence’ award.

Tamara Mellon, Founder and President, and Joshua Schulman, Chief Executive Officer, are in charge of the company’s development which today enjoys the stature of one of the world’s most treasured and prominent luxury brands.

[Image Sources & Story Source via Jimmy Choo]


“I did not really choose the red sole. Its more like the red sole came to me and had to stay with me. It started as a happy accident, which I kept. I was very inspired by pop art so all my drawings were really full of colors. So the first prototype arrives. Its very similar to my designs so I was very happy. But something was missing. Thank God I had this girl with me who was painting her nails. Grabbed her nail polish – thank you to Chanel for that! I grabbed the nail polish and I painted the sole.”

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