Textured Leather Ankle Boots

Textured leather is very eye-catching. If done well, it adds flair to any outfit, transforming it from mundane to fashionable. Spanish shoe makers, with their amazing leather making tradition, excel at leather effects, textured leather included. Given the season, ankle boots are on everyone's mind. They are a very versatile urban style, good for the cool fall weather. Ankle boots come in a variety of colors, but black boots are a staple in any woman's wardrobe.

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Deux Souliers Shoes: Toothy Soles

Deux Souliers Shoes Spring-Summer 2016 collection stands out because of its serrated or "toothy" soles. These soles, designed in-house, are made from Microporous EVA, a very good anti-slip material. The forward-thinking Barcelona-based brand prides itself on using the best and the latest in footwear technology in its collections.

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Shoe Shopping in Chamberí

Shoe shopping in Chamberí is a very pleasant experience. Small, centrally located, this Madrid neighborhood is within walking distance from the posh Salamanca. Yet the vibe is different. Chamberí is low-key

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Seville April Fair

The Fair of Seville is a big dress up party, as the city celebrates its living flamenco and gypsy heritage. It helps if you know how to dance the famous "Sevillanas" dance. Or you can just hang out and drink copious amount of wine in one of the many beautifully decorated tents ("casetas"). One of the greatest things for me is to observe the gorgeous outfits and accessories that you see the ladies wearing. In fact, I was so psyched that I came up with the "Rose of Seville" challenge.

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Shoe of the Week: Neosens

The La Rioja-based Neosens brand is known for its innovative approach to footwear and the "metropolitan" fashion style. The "Moravia" sandal is also in trend: clogs are back. It is a cross between a clog and a sandal. The well-tanned deep cognac tinted leather is oh, so pretty... The "Moravia" looks comfortable, sturdy, whimsical, and swanky at the same time.

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Fascination With White Shoes

Fascination with white shoes has been with me for a long time. Independent of bridal fantasies, I think that there is something about white shoes that is dear to a girl's heart. It may be the promise of summer romance, of carefree time, of dancing....

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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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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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