Friday, July 18, 2008

3.1 Phillip Lim Triple Strappe Pumps

3.1 Phillip Lim Triple Strappe Pumps from the Fall 2008 collection are ace! I so love these. They are simple yet sexy.

Fashion Phonetics by Elle UK

How well do you know your designers?

There are many International designers on the fashion scene and sure enough, some of the names take some thinking about before pronouncing.

Well, thanks to 'Elle Magazine UK's Fashion phonetics' we can now confidently talk about our favourite designers without being corrected.

Here are some names that you might be familiar with. I have also taken the liberty to put face to name where possible.

Lanvin: lon-van

Marchesa: mar-key-sa

Moschino: moss-key-no

Loewe: low-ev-aye

Erotokritos: er-otto-crete-us

Herve Leger: her-vay le-j-air

Hermes: er-mez

Avsh alom gur: av-sha-lom-gurr

Burberry Prorsum: burr-berry p-roar-sum

Giambattista Valli: gee-yam-bat-easter var-lee

Mawi: m-oy

Comptoirs des Cottoniers: con-twar day cot-on-yay

Pauric Sweeney: pore-ig swee-knee

Giuseppe Zanotti: ji-sep-ee za-not-ee

Gianfranco Ferre: gee-anne-franko fair-er

Thakoon: ta-coon

Rei Kawakubo: ray ka-wa-coo-bo and founder of Comme des Garcons: com day gar-s-on

Charles Anastase: charles anna - stars

Irina Lazareanu: eye-re-na la-za-ray-nu

Coco Rocha: co-co rosh-ah

Alexa Adams and Flora Gill are the designers behind Ohne Titel: own-er teet-al

Roksanda Illincic: rok-san-der ill-in-ch-itch

Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto are behind label Eley Kishimoto: eel-ee kish-ee-mow-toe

Miuccia Prada: moo-chi-a pra-da

Andrew Gn: an-drew jen

Sonia Rykiel: son-ya rick-eel

Azzedine Alaia: az-a-dean a-lie-ya

Jean Charles de Castelbajac: je-on sh-arl de cass-tell-bar-yak

Marios Schwab: ma-ree-os shh-wab

Hussein Chalayan: who-sain sha-lie-on

Balenciaga: bal-en-see-aga (a young Balenciaga, born on January 21, 1895 and died March 23, 1972 aged 87)

Rodarte: row-dart-ay by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy

Stuart Weitzman: stew-ert wise-man

Spijkers en Spijkers: spike-ers 'n' spike-ers

Sophia Kokosalaki: so-fia coco-sa-la-ki

Proenza Schouler: pro-n-sa shoe-ler

Nicolas Ghesquiere: nicola guess-key-air

Narciso Rodriguez: nar-see-so rod-re-gez

John Paul Gaultier: john-paul go-tea-air

Ines van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin: in-ez van lambs-veard and vee-nude matt-a-din

Hedi Slimane: eddie slim-arn

Consuelo Castglioni: con-sway-low cass-till-e-an-ee

Alber Elbaz: al-bear el-baz

Osman Yousefzada: oz-man you-sef-zar-der

Agyness Deyn: ag-ness dean

Doutzen Kroes: doubt-zin cruise (Dutch Super Model)

So be in the know and do not embarrass yourself and get caught out with pronounciations.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dior Deco Bootie

Dior Deco Bootie, £460.

Did I mention that I love ankle boots??? I love ankle boots. These Dior Deco booties are faboulous. One thing I like about booties is that you can wear them with literally anything. Proof is in this picture of Charlize Theron at the German premiere of Hankcock, wearing a black Christian Lacriox dress and Dior Deco Bootie!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Topshop Shanta T-Bar Shoes

Topshop Shanta 'Multi' T-Bar Shoes, £60.

Topshop Shanta 'Magenta' T-Bar Shoes, £60.

Topshop Shanta 'Bright Blue' T-Bar Shoes, £60.

If there is one shoe that you must posses for your summer wardrobe, make it the Topshop Shanta T-Bar shoe. I have previously blogged about these beautiful multi-colour shoes back in March ( and they sold out quick. Another colour (the Magenta) has been added to the line and already many of the large sizes (41s & 42s) have gone. I can't stress it enough, this is a HOT BUY!!!! Get yours now. I just got mine in the multi:))) and am deciding on whether to get the magenta or bright blue.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dior Black Crocodile and Suede Ankle Boots

Dior Black Crocodile and Suede Ankle Boot, £700.

Ahhhhhhh, I love it, love it, love it!!!!! I love these so much I want to scream with joy!! Absolutely gorgeous and the crocodile and suede is just so va va voom!

The explanation of va-va-voom is: "The quality of being exciting, vigorous, or attractive".

Manolo Blahnik Ankle Boots with Disk Detailing

Manolo Blahnik Ankle Boots with Disk Detailing, £785.

Ankle boots are the 'IT' shoes for me. I just have to have them. Yes... yes.... I know its summer and everyone is wearing their gladiator sandals, but these will go perfect with a pair of skinny jeans for a more chic look and its going to be autumn in a few weeks, so for moi, ankle boots are IT!!!

Chloé Blue Ankle Boot in Leather Suede and Python

Chloé Blue Ankle Boot in Leather Suede and Python. (Price on request at Chloé)

Abso-freaking-lutely Marvelous!! I love these fierce Chloé boots. Again another statement shoe that will certainly get you noticed. The blue colour is just brilliant. These are a sure investment that will never age. Team with a pair of skinny jeans.

Camilla Staerk 'Marilyn' Wedge Boot

Camilla Staerk 'Marilyn' Wedge Boot, £220.

These are true statement wedge boots with striking, bold colours....go on, I dare you!!!!