Italian Shoemakers

14 Dec 18
Donuts at Cartier

One of the terms that luxury goods companies mention frequently is “hand-made”. They have a habit of using the term rather loosely.  How does one know if something is actually hand-made? Delightfully, it is like pornography. As United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart wrote in 1964, “I know it when I see it.” Unfortunately, […]

15 Dec 18
Us Weekly
Fashion fact: Celebrities have a sincere, impenetrable and longstanding love for Jimmy Choo shoes. The London-based label secured its iconic status after being named the official bespoke shoemaker of Princess Diana in the early ’90s. If that weren’t enough to make a Jimmy Choo design the most coveted thing in fashion, Sex and the City‘s Sarah Jessica Parker cemented things undoubtedly. [ami-related id=”- Click to search articles -” url=”” title=”Shop With Us: We’re Ready for Every Holiday Party on the Calendar With These Stylish Picks” target=”_blank” inset=”true”] “With no man in sight, I decided to rescue my ankles from a life of boredom by purchasing too many pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes,” her character Carrie Bradshaw famously stated in the cult classic series. Since then, the Jimmy Choo shoe has lost no steam with celebrities we love like Reese Witherspoon, Tracee Ellis Ross and Halle Berry all stepping out in different heels from the brand. Nearly 20 celebrities wore Jimmy Choos to the 2018 Golden Globes. Talk about an awards show sweep! Sticking close to their royal roots, a nude pair of Jimmy Choo pumps made their way to the wedding of Duchess Meghan by way of Pippa Middleton. Most recently, supermodel gal pals Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lily Aldridge and Joan Smalls became the faces of a new Jimmy Choo campaign in September. We have been salivating over this shoe brand beloved by Hollywood for so long and finally, our Jimmy Choo dreams are about to come true thanks to an ankle bootie the Shop With Us team spotted on sale at Nordstrom. The Jimmy Choo Easton Block Heel Bootie just took our holiday dressing plans to a glittery new level. Doesn’t this ankle bootie give off the sparkliest holiday vibes? See it: Snag this Jimmy Choo Easton Block Heel Bootie (marked down 60 percent off its original $950 price, now $380) while so many sizes are in stock! Want to catch a different style? Check out the rest of the Jimmy Choos on sale at Nordstrom. This Italian-made bootie features an all-over chunky glitter design, leather lining and a back zip closure for easy slipping on and off. What we adore most about this shoe is the low and walkable block heel. Who says designer shoes have to be uncomfortable? The heel on this bootie makes it a smart dancing shoe choice for the holiday parties on our calendars. Sizes range from 4.5 to 9.5 and according to Nordstrom, they run small so it is best to carefully eye the size guide and order a half-size up. We also love that there are so many ways to wear these festive booties. We can easily step out in a holiday knit top and skinny jeans for Ugly Sweater parties. For fancier events this season, we can go classic Carrie Bradshaw with a midi length tulle skirt in an A-line silhouette and cropped sweater or tucked turtleneck. For a fun New Year’s look, the boots will also compliment a simple sweater dress in black or red! The Easton block heel isn’t the only Jimmy Choo marked down at Nordstrom. So many more shoes from the luxury label are finally on sale. Shoppers who love the idea of glittery shoes but prefer to go the strappy heel route might fall for the Jimmy Choo Lang Sandal. See it: Scoop up the Jimmy Choo Lang Sandal (marked down 60 percent off its original $850 price, now $340) while select sizes are still in stock. Want to catch a different style? Check out the rest of the Jimmy Choo shoes on sale at Nordstrom. The Lang sandal features adjustable straps with buckle closures in a curving design. A glittering finish gives the shoe an extra dose of glamour. We will be wearing this Lang shoe with our favorite bodycon dress and a cropped faux fur jacket for a chic going out ensemble. Select sizes are available and these beauties are flying off of shelves quickly! For a flat we can wear in a variety of settings, we are eyeing the Jimmy Choo Lancer Ankle Strap Flat.     See it: Snag the Jimmy ChooLancer Ankle Strap Flat (marked down 60 percent off its original $750 price tag, now $300) while select sizes are still in stock. Want to catch a different style? Check out the rest of the Jimmy Choo shoes on sale at Nordstrom. We can never own too many pointed toe flats. The suede finish with the asymmetrical d’Orsay silhouette gives this shoe the right amount of edge while maintaining a conservative feel. We can wear this design with dressy attire for professional settings or use the shoes to dress up our favorite cropped skinny jeans with an oversized cable knit sweater for a vintage style look. See it: Snag this Jimmy Choo Easton Block Heel Bootie (marked down 60 percent off its original $950 price, now $380) while so many sizes are in stock! Want to catch a different style? Check out the rest of the Jimmy Choo shoes on sale at Nordstrom.    Check out more of our picks and deals here! This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post. The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from the advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at Happy shopping!
11 Dec 18
The Loadout Room

Società Calzaturiera Asolana Riunita Pedemontana Anonima, or SCARPA, translates to Associated Shoe Manufacturing Company of the Asolo Mountain Area. Located in the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains, in the Asolo / Montebelluna region of Northern Italy, SCARPA was founded in 1938. Their mission was to bring together the best shoemakers in the Asolo region to hand build […]

11 Dec 18
Taylor Unicorn

    Salvatore Ferragamo is an Italian luxury goods company, with headquarters in Florence, Italy. It specializes in shoes, leather goods, Swiss-made timepieces, and ready-to-wear for men and women. The company licences eyewear and watches. Salvatore Ferragamo is known as the “shoemaker to the stars.” Back in the late 1920’s before most of the big […]

09 Dec 18
Shoes and Feet

  When it came to sandals the ancient Greeks were preoccupied with elegance and grace whereas the Romans were far more pragmatic. Conquering legions wore hobnailed clavata, an Estruscan innovation, which allowed the spreading empire to grow and introduce sandal making to the conquered. Something the Italians have been very good at, ever since.   […]

08 Dec 18

I decided to read Italian Shoes by Henning Mankell, translated by Laurie Thompson, after reading After the Fire his second book about Frederick Welin.  The events in Italian Shoes take place eight years earlier and explains in more detail Welin’s background and why he lives in self-imposed exile on an island in the Swedish archipelago. The two books can […]

05 Dec 18

A Supernatural Natural By Gene Fowler Natural talent has a knack for finding its way to the gallery or stage, especially when it operates in Shakespeare’s context of “all the world.” Many, if not most, of the leathercraft artists I’ve spoken with began drawing or practicing some other form of the visual arts in their […]

05 Dec 18
LDNfashion - The definitive fashion guide to London

Tom Kilgallon is the founder of the limited-edition shoe company, Tom Kilgallon, London. As well as founding Tom Kilgallon, London, Tom has also brought the East German Zeha-Berlin range of original 1950s design sports shoes to the U.K. Tom was the sort of child who liked to take his toys apart to see how they […]

02 Dec 18

FIQWS10115, Anyhara Garcia; Modern Jewish American Literature

READING BEYOND OUR COMFORT ZONE  (Prof. Kratka) The experience of reading a book could be stressful, or it could be discouraging and boring. We tend to search for books that relate to the type of genre we like, but what about going beyond our comfort zone; reading something that might challenge our beliefs or that […]

30 Nov 18
Kevin Gonser

image: Fendi Is Fendi a worthwhile investment or a one-trick pony, relying largely on revenue being driven by one thing – its popular Baguette bag? That was the critical question that plagued investors during the crawling weeks of the summer of 1999. While much of fashion’s inner circle was flocking to the Hamptons for a […]

29 Nov 18

Leonardo knew how to marry observation and imagination, which made him history’s consummate innovator.

27 Nov 18
Third Atlantic

Deep in Bauta, a sleepy Cuban town 17 miles southwest of Havana, past rows of billboards painted with portraits of national heroes and narrow streets lined with colorful Spanish colonial houses, sits an abandoned factory on a plot of lush, overgrown farmland. The Textilera de Ariguanabo was built in 1931 by Dayton Hedges, an American […]

25 Nov 18
Lee Duigon

From Chapter CCXXXIII of Violet Crepuscular’s epic romance, Oy, Rodney, we pass on to–Chapter IV? Hey! What gives? “Looking back,” the author explains, “I am most unsatisfied with my earlier presentation of Chapter IV, and I beg the reader to disregard it. Cross out those 57 pages! Pretend I never wrote it, and you never […]

24 Nov 18
News Archives Uk

The Canadian press – November 24, 2018 / 9:07 am | History: 242818 Photo: The Canadian press Protesters, according to the yellow jackets, erected a makeshift barricade on the famed Champs Elysees Avenue as they protested against the increase in fuel taxes on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in Paris, France. French police fired tear gas […]