Tag Archive: Aldo

Dec 07 2011

Hot Picks: These Boots Are Made For Walking

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I am a boot hoarder, I think when it comes to footwear I fall head over heels for boots more than any other style, so I thought it only right to share my love with everyone. I have put together my top eight boots that I am lusting over at the moment, quite a mixture of funky, practical and my favourites being super comfie!!

1. Mou Eskimo suede boots, £280, Net-a-Porter

I have recently been introduced to this amazing brand, full blog post to come soon I promise, and these anthracite suede boots will keep your warm this winter with their sheepskin lining. I also love the contrasting stitching. The most expensive of my picks but definitely worth the investment.

2. EMU Australia Illura boots, £250, EMU Australia

I have been an EMU Australia convert for many years now, what I love about this mid-calf style other than the gorgeous mushroom colour has to be the belt and sheepskin detailing, which allows the style to be worn up or folded down. As well as it being stylish, unlike other sheepskin boots EMU are water-resistant.

3. Dr Martens Aries boots, £200, Dr Marten

A re-working of the 1460 classic in a beautiful grey suede leather boot that is lined with wool shearling. I know, you get the edgy vibe of wearing Dr Martens, while still staying toasty warm. LOVE!!

4. Cheryl Cole for StylistPick T.L.C boots, £79.90, StylistPick

Just launched this week Chezza’s debut footwear collection is something special and one of my favourites has to be these slouchy ankle boots with faux sheepskin lining and a duffle toggle.

5. Red or Dead Celeste boots, £130, Schuh

One of my favourite features is Shop Her Style, so I thought only fitting to include a boot that has recently been picked up by a celebrity and these boots were bought by Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson. These work as both practical come on who doesn’t need a pair of black knee-high boots, and also fashionable with its vintage detailing of the stacked heel and leather tassels.

6. Medwinds Niza Knee Highs, £110, Medwinds

Classic knee highs never go out of fashion and these are beauties, I especially love the contrasting stacked heel and the price – such great value.

7. Aldo Barrarito, £200, Aldo

Want a designer boot at a more affordable price? Well the Christian Cota for Aldo collection is edgy and fashionable. My favourite has to be these knee-high leather boots, which do double duty as a trendy urban boots. As well as having a soft and cosy shearling lining – they also have a removable ankle cover – but that is the best bit for me. They also come in black but I just loved the brown.

8. Senso Jay Glitter Boot, £145, Doll Boutique

I couldn’t do a my top boots without including a glittery number or without one of my favourite Australian brands. I think these are perfect for the festive season, while still being comfortable as they only have a mid heel – also the harness feature I think allows these to be worn during the day as well.

Which one is your favourite?

Jun 27 2011

Shoe Loving: ALDO Get Lucky Launch Party

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Last week I was invited to international footwear brand ALDO’s autumn/winter 2011 campaign launch at the fabulous One Marylebone in London. The party was to launch their new campaign ‘Get Lucky’ shot by Terry Richardson and fronted by the gorgeous Lily Donaldson, who was completely stunning in real life.

ALDO has always been on my radar as they do a great selection of boots, but what was nice about this event was finding out more about the brand, Mr ALDO was even in the house, as well as finding out about their designer capsule collaborations, the ALDO Rise initiative, which sees the brand hooking up with up-and-coming design talent.

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The event was hosted by ALDO Creative Director Douglas Bensadoun, what a cutie, seen here with the gorgeous Lily, who introduced us to the brand’s new developments for AW11 as well as SS12, which included details of the retailers new Oxford Street flagship store, their intentions to launch a London-based design studio over the summer, as well as the amazing news that British-based fashion designers Mark Fast, J.W. Anderson and Preen are teaming up with ALDO for SS12, I seriously can’t wait to see Mark Fast’s capsule collection.

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I was quite taken with the AW11 Rise capsule collection by Christian Cota, the boots were amazing, and I choose the black knee-high ones as my ‘Get Lucky’ free gift, so can’t wait to wear them!!!

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There were also a lot of celebs in attendance, including the gorgeous Louise Roe, loving her orange top, nails and bling ring!!! As well as Alexis  Jordan, Jameela  Jamil, Caroline  Flack, Henry  Holland, Rita  Ora, Jade  Parfitt, Jasmine Guniness, and Sunday Girl, seriously cool crowd!!

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As well as the exciting news, the striking Lily and celeb pals, ALDO also showed off its new collections, lots of sparkly, very high, and all extremely glamorous. My favs were these purple sparkly wedge heels that all the Surgery PR girls were working, very seventies diva, LOVE!

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It was also nice to catch up with fellow bloggers Carina100 and Really Ree. Such a great event, gorgeous campaign, and so can’t wait for the autumn/winter collection to hit the stores.

Jun 26 2011

My Style: Floral Vibe In The City

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Not the best of piccies, I really do need to learn to smile, but after I tweeted what I was wearing on Tuesday I got a lot of comments, so as promise here is my look for my afternoon of press appointments and the Aldo AW11 bash *full post on the party coming up*.

I had already picked out a cute summer dress for my afternoon in London, that was until I opened the curtains and was greeted with a gloomy rainy day, seriously worst June ever!!! So I thought that my trusted skinny flare jeans needed brightening up with my floral vest.

I am conscious of the fact that the top,  jeans, shoes and watch have featured before, but come on who wears things just once, I am keeping it real that my wardrobe maybe vast but I generally stick to what I love.

I like the fact that this floral vest is so versatile and flattering, it has a great print and worked well with the skirt but also looks good with jeans. I paired it with my navy boyfriend cardigan for a casual-smart vibe, while not being too hot as even though the weather was sucky it was still humid.

 

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I find that my personality comes out more in my accessories, so you have my retro pink watch, which I adore, as well as my new Gogo Philip woody heart necklace, and I carried my cobalt blue Rebecca Minkoff *not sure why I didn’t have it with me in the pic*.

To round off my outfit were my trusty Primark brogues, not only are they comfortable but at the moment the only shoes that don’t hurt the top of my feet *don’t ask!*.

Hope it was worth the wait.

Floral vest – New Look
Navy boyfriend cardigan – New Look
Skinny flared jeans – Dorothy Perkins
Casio watch – Time2
Woody heart necklace – Gogo Philip
Black heeled brogues – Primark

 

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