When White Sneakers Blossom

The newly arrived spring is a great excuse to do a white sneakers "edit". We are all so addicted to this cool, sporty casual shoe that many here in Canada and the US tried to cheat and started wearing white sneakers in February, during a spell of unusually warm weather. I can understand - generally, sneakers are light, trendy footwear, but white sneakers are even more special: they are a wardrobe staple that combines with lots of things and adds freshness to any outfit.

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Fresh Espadrille Designs for Spring

Like spring flowers, new espadrille designs are emerging everywhere in Spain – a beautiful promise of sun and leisure that lie ahead. In our latitudes, we are still a good couple of months away from the warm sun, let alone laid-back hours of leisure, but one look at these ultimate summer shoes puts me in a sunnier mood. The espadrille collections I’m presenting today come from two espadrille specialist brands that we haven’t featured before: the Catalan Toni Pons and the Basque Juncal Aguirre or Calzanor.

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Running With The Wind: the Shoe Designer from San Sebastián

Naiara Elgarresta, from Urretxu (pronounced Urrechu) in the Basque region of northern Spain, wanted to be a shoe designer since she was six. On the weekends she would badger her father into taking her to San Sebastián, the closest big city so that she could window shop for shoes, hats, and other accessories. Then she would return home and craft her own fashion pieces.

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Shoes and Accessories MBFW Madrid II

The MBFW Madrid – the event the Spanish fashion crowd affectionately refers to as “La Merche“, rolls on here at the Spanishoegallery Blog with more highlights from my favourite collections.

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Shoes and Accessories MBFW Madrid I

Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Madrid Fall-Winter 2017-18 edition dazzled with a great number of remarkable collections by the Who-Is-Who of Spanish designers,complete with fashion shoes and accessories made specifically for the occasion, in collaboration with some of the best Spanish shoe brands.

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Spanish Fashion Fixture in New York

Spanish fashion has become a recognized voice at the Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, also known as the New York Fashion Week. For the last few years, it has been represented by the trio of Desigual, Delpozo, and Custo Barcelona. Of the three, Custo has been making the trip over the pond the longest. Desigual and Delpozo are more recent additions that have also gotten off to a good start.

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Shoes and Chocolate For Valentine’s Day

Shoes and chocolate are the best treats a woman can get on Valentine’s Day. I used to underestimate chocolate, but I never underestimated the power of shoes. Lately, I’ve been scouring YOOX, my affiliate partner and THE greatest online destination for Spanish shoes outside Spain, for good deals on yummy Spanish shoes.

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Paloma Barceló Summer Raffia Shoes

Summer raffia shoes are one of those simple delights that are very close to my heart. There is so much beauty in something so simple like raffia. Of course, it takes great skill and specific technology to make raffia look like that. Paloma Barceló, one of this blog’s most admired brands, is in full possession of both.

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Mermaid Heels and Other Cool Fantasies

Mermaid heels – that’s what I call shoes that have a distinctly scaly leather texture. They happen to be signature Paco Herrero, a classic Spanish dressy women’s shoe brand from Elda. Not too long ago I featured a “mermaid” ankle boot by them. As I often say on this blog, I’m a huge admirer of textured leather shoes.

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Spanish High-End Bags: The Edit

High-end bags are not limited to a few very well-known names. Unless, of course, you regard high-end handbags as status symbols indicating that you "have arrived", as Samantha from "Sex and the City" famously said. You may or may not remember, but the episode with the uber-exclusive bag actually backfired for her. Still, what do we mean when we refer to a bag as "high-end"?

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