Shoe for the week

Traveling for a photo shoot to a remote, non-glamorous location, so my challenge is to travel light, not pack any shoes and only wear one pair of boots for the week. What boot will get me through the airport, into rough terrain and canyons and still look stylish with jeans and leggings? Sendra‘s hand-made motorcycle boot! It’s a basic boot with a 2″ heel, silver harness detail and low shaft. Perfectly styled, comfortable and well-made with care and high end materials…actually 90% of their production is handmade. The boots might cost a little more, but they are totally worth it. Weathered and worn, these bad-ass boots will last a lifetime – not just a week on my feet.

Sendra moto Sendra side Sendra snapshot


Picture of boots after a week in rough terrain…a little dirty, but still looking great!

boots after shoot


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Another cold day, another stylish boot. Charles David created the “Rowdy” boot and it’s been copied by many designers. The best compliment you can get is to be copied. This particular pair I’ve had for about 5 years and it’s definitely unique. It has the knee-high slanted topline, distressed oiled brown leather, slender ankle strap and red contrast-trim zipper detail along the back, but this pair has a unique 3″ heel where most others in the line were flat roper styled. These boots are stylish, very comfortable and I always get asked about where I bought them whenever they’re worn. Seriously, you had me at the red zipper. Buyer beware, there are impostors but there is only one Charles David. After all, you do get what you pay for.

Charles David - detail Charles David Rowdy sideCharles David Rowdy heel Charles David Rowdy snapshot


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Sometimes you need to rough up your wardrobe a bit and these biker chic boots from Bacio 61 add just the right amount of roughness and toughness with the perfect amount of sass. The “Profondo”, an aptly named black leather high shaft, deep boot with an inner side zip, a decorative rear zip and buckles galore. The1.5″ block heel has a rubber lug sole providing a comfortable strut and plenty of traction – even in snow. This style boot is a fashion must.

bacio 61 side profondo bacio 61 profondo angleBacio 61 buckle boot snapshot


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It may look intimidating but looks can be deceiving. Alice and Olivia’s white suede and patent leather platform loafer pumps. A modern interpretation of a traditional suede loafer. Off-white suede is nicely contrasted with patent leather trim but it is the black wood stacked platform heel that makes a fashion statement. A stacked 5.5″ heel has a 1″ stacked platform. The heel itself is a fun version of a wedge. Very stylish and very versatile, not to mention, very comfortable.

Alice & Olivia

Alice and Olivia snapshotAice

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Great detail on a classic styled work pump. Robert Cavalli is known for his exotic prints and this pump has just a hint of that exotic detail.  A leather platform pump with whip-stitched detail by Just Cavalli in a black smooth leather mixed with crocodile print. A rounded toe is topped off with tassels. The only logo detail is stamped on the gold side studs. A very forgiving 1″ covered platform and 5″ square crocodile print covered heel. Stylish, unique and classy…another wardrobe basic to lengthen your legs and lengthen your look.

Just CavalliJust Cavalli snapshot


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Mirror, mirror on my shoes, chase away the winter blues. A festive all day event today…the company holiday party which calls for shimmer, shine and reflection on the year gone by. And I have the perfect footwear…Prada‘s pointy toe pump.  A 4.25″ stiletto heel, classic pointy toe, stunning, silver metallic, mirrored leather – topped off with a simple black leather bow adornment. The perfect holiday package to complete your holiday attire. The only accessory needed is a drink in hand.

Prada pointy toe pump Prada bow detail


Prada pointy toe snapshot

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On there’s a section labeled Fluemarket – where you can buy, sell or swap used vogs. It’s a great concept since Fluevog shoes are timeless. And if you ever tire of your vogs, you want to make sure they go to a good home. Part of my collection since 2008, the  now discontinued “Inge” boot from the Fluevog Soprano line is the perfect boot. A comfortable, versatile boot with a little vintage flair. Soft black leather, mid calf boot with rounded toe, rubber sole and 3″ stacked heel. A cool detail is the wrap around leather strap complete with grommets and ribbon ties, lets you create the perfect bow. Make a stylish entrance and exit!

Fluevog Inge cuffed boot Fluvog Inge back Fluevog Inge Fluevog Inge snapshot

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Alexander McQueen is known for designing styles that are over the top. This luxurious, black leather, ankle high boot has an almond shaped toe, a fold-over tongue and a dominating, overblown gold tone buckle. There’s an architectural 5″ heel and a 1″ platform. I was a little concerned with the platform not being flush, thinking I’d topple when I walked, but that’s not the case with these. Lift and elongate your look with a masterfully designed, stylish, comfortable and bad-ass boot.

McQueen angle  Alexander McQueen Geo Boot frontMcQueen snapshot

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Taking the plunge in a Report Signature bootie.  The plunging topline and cross over leather adds drama to a streamlined, stylish pointed toe bootie. The leather wrapped stiletto heel is 3.25″, so it’s easy to walk in. Simple and understated, this bootie pairs well with jeans and dresses.

Report Signature Report Signature snapshot

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Give the work wardrobe a little more trend with Brian Atwood’s B line. The impressive B line is a more affordable version of his regular line, yet he didn’t skimp on quality or details. The “Petisca” platform pump in black calf hair – rich and luxurious, stunning and sexy. This pump has a high pitch, but don’t let the heel scare you.  The 5″ stacked wood heel has a calf hair covered  1.5” platform, so it compares to a 3.5” heel. Whether dressed up or paired with jeans, these pumps have me walking tall, in style and confidence.

B line - Petisca Petisca by B BA