Castañer’s Big Birthday

It was Castañer's big birthday the other day - the iconic Spanish espadrille firm is 90 years old. I have professed my love for this brand countless times on this blog. One of the most popular Castañer models these days is the "Carina" espadrille wedge. The brand is currently running a draw - every day until April 16, 2017, you can win a pair of "Carinas" by going to Castañer's FB page or through their website. If you don't win, there is a very attractive version of the "Carina" espadrille currently being sold on FarFetch.

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The highlight of Paloma Barceló Fall-Winter 16-17 collection is the herringbone style pattern in burgundy, a trend color this fall. I am not one to to bet on just one color (unless it's white), but I was seduced by the contrast between sleek calfskin and the dynamic visual beat of the herringbone pattern.

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When I think of Pons Quintana I think of their woven shoes and bags. The "Great Weave" is Pons Quintana's specialty and most spectacular design feature. Impeccable execution and brilliant use of color make the shoes (and the bags) a mesmerizing sight. Woven shoes and accessories are also a real pleasure to wear and to touch. The braided texture gives them extra pliability and airiness while maintaining its shape.

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Three Magic Kings

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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Spanish Magic in New York

As usual, I am continuing to track the success of Spanish brands at the New York Fashion Week, the most coveted fashion venue in the world. To see earlier posts

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  The Balearic Islands of Menorca and Mallorca are known for their leather. Culturally close to business-savvy Catalonia, these are ancient places that have their well-kept secrets. Shoe making is

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In a follow up to the post on the Madrid Fashion Week, here is a sampling of Spanish designers that hit the runways of the New York and Paris Fashion

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Fashion weeks rock! They are definitely more than just another hyped-up media event. Whether in person or virtually, the fashion week season is THE opportunity to witness the fashion world

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Browsing shoes online last Christmas, I came across these darlings: Red suede T-strap sandals with rhinestones in the front, by Pons Quintana. In the midst of Canadian winter, these beauties

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