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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Lace Up Sandals

Lace up sandals are making a very strong appearance this season and I'm loving it! Lace-ups look great on the feet and on the legs. Here is fashion icon Kendall Jenner wearing a striking "gladiator" version of the lace-up sandal, also called the "cage" sandal.

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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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Shoe of the Week: Pura López

This high-heel open platform sandal by Pura López is super-glamorous, with its golden-black leopard-print body and luscious black suede of the heel, back, and the buckled ankle strap. This type of  Pura López sandal is a real rarity on YOOX.

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Shoe of the Week: Audley

Audley shoes have a very distinct style, which I've seen described as being influenced by Bauhaus - a German art movement from the beginning of the 20th century. Bauhaus is very well-known for its fusion of art and industry, crafts and fine arts.

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