Madrid’s Magnificent Three

Madrid's Magnificent Three is the best way I can describe my favorite moments of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid. This Spring-Summer 2016 season quite a few collections took my breath away. That said, I also have a preference for the designers who work in collaboration with the shoe brands I feature. Here are three couturiers that are not only super talented but who also went with a Spanish shoe designer to complement their collections.

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The Jeweled Sandals Parade

Jeweled sandals are going from strength to strength every year. Always popular with girly girls, they are now becoming bolder, more artistic, more daring, and range from high-end to bohemian casual. The costume jewelry is getting more elaborate. Swarovski crystals are as big with shoemakers now as they are with hat makers. Add the parallel metallic trend, there is scarcely a company that does not get on that jeweled sandals bandwagon. I've always liked "bejeweled" sandals. If well fitted and tastefully made, they make your feet look like something out of the "Thousand and One Night". Exotic and sexy.

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Shoe of the Week: Chie Mihara “Camelia”

Once again, a Chie Mihara is back as our Shoe of the Week. The light-yellow "Camelia" sling-back open toe sandal is from Chie Mihara's SS14 collection and it is available at YOOX in size 8 for $209US. Interestingly, the "Camelia" in coral pink is still available to buy from Chie Mihara's official online shop in European sizes 36 (US 5-6) and 40 (US 9-9.5) for the price of 234 Euros. I guess if you've got a good thing that sells it doesn't matter what season it is from.

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