On the Heels of MB Fashion Week Madrid

The heels of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid took the stage at Spain's most important fashion show from February 18 to 23, 2016. Here are my favorites shoes and accessories from the Fall-Winter 2016-17 collections.

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Paloma Barceló Twirly Wedges

Paloma Barceló Summer 2016 collection features gracefully twirling patterns on the signature sky-high wedges. Taking inspiration from Gaudi's Barcelona, the brand designers create more than shoes. They create conversation starters.

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Versatile Farrutx

Farrutx is a brand that has retained its Mallorcan roots. Farrutx has a distinctly unique voice in Spanish shoe design but at the same time it also shares in the legacy of the island's traditional high-quality craftsmanship and leather know-how with other well-known high-end brands like Camper, Lottusse and Barrats 1890.

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Shoe of the Week: Ángel Alarcón

Today's Shoe of the Week comes from Ángel Alarcón. The brand makes embellished pumps and sandals with high heels designed for formal occasions, like weddings, but also for any party or evening out. Ángel Alarcón shares the same foot-friendly philosophy and shapely silhouette with its sister brand, Mikaela.

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Élysèss

Élysèss, an exclusively women's Spanish shoe brand based in Elche, stood out to me because of its deft mix of retro, classic, and bohemian styles. Flowing, feminine lines, smooth edge finish, soft textures, sparse, but effective embellishments, and moderately high heels present a unified design vision.

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Three Magic Kings List

It's time to get your list ready for the Three Magic Kings! So, traditionally, on this blog I put my own list together, if only to really determine what it is that I really, really want (pardon the pun). Of course, I only blog about things that I consider worthy of notice, but I post for many people, with different tastes, not only my own. The following list represents my own personal taste (all Made in Spain, of course).

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A Chie Mihara Gal

finally decided to find the aThere is a question that has been on my mind for a while: is there a quintessential Chie Mihara gal? I finally decided to find an answer to this question after checking out Chie Mihara's Fall-Winter 2015-16 collection. I've covered plenty of her shoes on this blog and many astounded me with their exquisitely worked textures, stunning colors, quirky patterns, slightly surrealistic aesthetic, and, of course, the attention to anatomical correctness.

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Shoe of the Week: By Antía

This week's Shoe of the Week is the "Mimosa" pump made by a young Valencian brand By Antía, established in 2014 by designer Antía López Figueiras. There are many things that I love about this shoe: the softness of lines, the sumptuous leather upper and quality leather lining, the color, the happy combination of the punctured brogue-style embellishment and reptile-print effect, the elegant and supportive heel.

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Shoes Extraordinaire

One of the main reasons I love Spanish shoes is the unbridled fantasy of the designers and their ability to channel their love of life into shoes. Their flight of fancy is wholeheartedly supported by the Spanish public, which loves to be original, extravagant, and daring. A "shoe extraordinaire" can mean a unique color combination, unusual texture, a special embellishment effect, or a "fashion quote" from a time long past.

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Shoe of the Week: Palomitas

Our Shoe of the Week series is back! This week we are featuring the "Astrid" heeled loafer from the Palomitas line of Paloma Barceló. (The Palomitas line is like Paloma Barceló light - less drama, more down-to-earth and casual). Making shoes with a thick lug platform and heel look elegant is a feat that the designers at Paloma Barceló have perfected down to an art.

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