This October eve marks the end of the Spanishoegallery Blog’s third anniversary celebration month. It makes for a good occasion to show you my current picks from the Fall-Winter 2016-17 collection of yet another favorite Spanish shoe brand: Audley.
In Audley Shoes every stitch, every little piece of hardware bears testimony to high-level Spanish craftsmanship. Whether it’s a boot, a loafer, or a pump, the shoes are both ladylike and practical. Their generous shape makes them very inviting, but fear not, no sacrifice of style is involved. In “Oria” (the ankle boot above), the wide heel is softly tapered at the top, harmoniously joining with the natural curve of the back. The three silver buttons on the side are a perfect contrasting detail to the deep black of the velvety suede. The top line of the boot slopes down to the comfy rounded toe at just the right angle. In short, this English-Spanish hybrid brand happily solves the dilemma that most modern women face on a daily basis: how to appear businesslike and feminine at the same time.
Audley has definitely transformed my approach to femininity and fashion. I feel like I trust myself more now fashion-wise.
“Punched leather” pumps with tubular modernist heels are another Audley staple that I can’t wait to get my feet into. Colors vary, but burgundy reds and deep cobalt blues are currently trend:
Every collection includes unconventional pieces with an exuberant touch, like this “Macarena” V-cut bootie with an exaggerated baroque-style curved heel.
Time flies when you are looking at, or, better still, trying on Spanish shoes. It’s October eve 2016, the Spanishoegallery Blog is three years old, and the best is yet to come. See you in October!