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Salvatore Ferragamo Celebrates 80 Years

Salvatore Ferragamo 80th Anniversary

I can’t imagine life without ever having owned a pair or two or three of luxurious Ferragamo shoes. His beautiful designs were good enough for some of the most glamorous Hollywood stars and they are certainly good enough for me.

This weekend in Shanghai, the Italian label Salvatore Ferragamo celebrated it’s 80th anniversary in the business.

Celebrities such as Christina Ricci, Jennifer Jason Lee and Melissa George were on hand for the festivities, which included a fashion show, gala dinner and performance by dancer Roberto Bolle of the La Scala Ballet. Bolle is representative for Ferragamo’s new line of watches.

Congratulations, Ferragamo.

Here are some pictures of the event:

Christina Ricci, Jennifer Jason Lee, Melissa George
From left to right: Christina Ricci, Jennifer Jason Lee, Melissa George

Roberto Bolle of La Scala Ballet
Roberto Bolle strutted the catwalk before breaking into dance

Roberto Bolle at Salvatore Ferragamo 80th Anniversary
Roberto Bolle and partner perform at Salvatore Ferragamo’s 80th Anniversary

Ferragamo 80th Anniversary
At the Salvatore Ferragamo: Evolving Legend 1928-2008 exhibition: a bag-making workshop, a colorful display of shoes, a chandelier made of Ferragamo perfume bottles

Spring Is Here: Time For New Shoes

Prada peep toe pumpsNanette Lepore wedgesChristian Louboutin espadrilles

Prada iris satin rosette peep toe pumps – $448.00
Nanette Lepore cream leather trim ‘Glamour Girl’ wedges – $261.00
Christian Louboutin pink floral canvas ‘Brigette’ espadrilles – $256.00

Stuart Weitzman platform slidesElie Tahari ballerina flatsDolce and Gabbana slide wedges

Stuart Weitzman magenta artsy silk ‘Knotso’ platform slides – $168.00
Elie Tahari tide quilted leather ‘Vivian’ ballerina flats – $135.00
Dolce & Gabbana blue denim charm slide wedges – $380.00

All shoes available at bluefly.com

Covet: Sequined Wedge

sequined wedge

Aren’t these cute for spring? Sequins add a playful touch to a classic peep toe wedge. Available in Cobalt, Silver and Gold.

A bauble for your tootsies! And a peep toe too! A sassy wedge design with an abundance of sequins to tempt you into a walk on the wild side. Add a fashionable wedge platform that’s covered in cork and you have places to go and people to see! Full leather lining on this women’s shoe with a 1-3/4″ wedge on a 1-1/4″ platform.

$64.95 at softsurroundings.com.

Which color do you like best?

sequined wedge

Covet: Petra Rubino Platform Pumps

Petra Rubino Platform Pumps

Petra Rubino Platform Pumps

Petra Rubino Tassel Gray Suede Platform Pump Shoes – $449

Very few designers have the talent or the inclination to make shoes that are a little bit different.

These shoes put a creative twist of the conservative gray flannel loafer by adding a 4-inch heel, daring red details and a thin ankle strap.

You are definitely not in Kansas anymore with these ruby red and luxe suede pumps by Petra Rubino. A vampy red metallic heel and platform sole punches up the sophisticated steel gray suede with loafer-style detail and tassle tie ankle straps. Made in Italy.

Could they be any cuter?

Covet: Celine Sequin Pump

Celine Purple Sequin Pump

Who needs purple sequin pumps? Raise your hand.

OMG, these are so cute. Both of my hands and feet are in the air.

Sequined pump with rounded toe and 3.5″ contrast stacked heel. Leather lining and sole.

You can also get them in gold or black but purple is too cute to pass up. $175 at shopbop.com.

Covet: Maloles Bottine Moccasin Bootie

purple patent leather booties

Handmade in Spain, these adorable purple patent leather booties have a pink velvet tie and a suede cuff. The 3.25″ heel is also covered in purple patent.

So so so cute.

$495 at shopbop.com

purple patent leather booties detail

Forzieri – Italian Luxury Goods

When holiday shopping for friends who appreciate quality goods, try Forzieri.com, the Italian luxury-goods seller.

Here are some fine examples of merchandise worthy of wearing to holiday parties:

Stunning Shoes:

Forzieri - Shoes

Forzieri Cream Cap-Toe Italian Leather Chain Pump Shoes, $335.00
Forzieri Black Suede Pump Shoes, $298.00

Silver Accessories:

Forzieri - Silver Accessories

Loriblu Metallic Silver Evening Clutch w/ Chain Strap, $232.00
Forzieri Four-Row Swarovski Crystal Silvertone Elastic Bracelet, $149.00
Julia Cocco Silver Metal Mesh Ring Handle Beaded Evening Bag, $248.00

Gold Accessories:

Forzieri - Gold Accessories

Ileana Creations Green & Gold Swarovski Crystal Drop Necklace, $290.00
Ileana Creations Retro Swarovski Crystal Gold Plated Fashion Ring, $75.00

All items are made in Italy, but Forzieri ships to America and accepts U.S. dollars.

Take a Shine To Patent Leather

Patent accessories give a polish to your look and add a little whimsy to any outfit.

Try classic black:

Black Patent Accessories

Jean-Michel Cazabat Terry Stretch Patent Bootie – $535
Tory Burch Shoes Patent Madison Button Boot – $545
Belle by Sigerson Morrison Patent Fold Over Snap Bootie – $390

Or go for a funky bold color:

Color Patent Accessories

Jill Stuart Shoes Angela Patent Pump – $328
Goldenbleu Mercedes Patent Clutch – $245
Erotokritos Shoes Karmen Patent Oxford Pump – $410

All accessories available at shopbop.com

My New Favorite Web Site: ShopBop

Shopbop Lookbook

I’m always searching the Web for great shopping sites.

My current favorite is shopbop.

The site has a brilliant selection, is well-organized, and easy to use. Shop by category, trend, or my favorite, by seasonal Lookbook.

The picture above shows:

  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Solid Wool Felt Coat in Blue Fox – $548
  • Vince Long Sleeve Ribbed Turtleneck in Black – $175
  • Vince Stirrup Pant in Black – $195
  • Modern Vintage Shoes Kittie Vintage Tibetan Castoro Boot in Black – $395

Here’s another gorgeous example:

Shopbop Lookbook

  • Helmut Lang Leather Skirt, Black – $480
  • Bop Basics Cashmere Deep V Sweater, Asphalt – $215
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Shoes Satin Open Toe Platform Pump, Night Dark Grey – $485
  • Giles & Brother Large Chanton Rhinestone Hoops, Silver Oxide/Crystal – $135

But not everything is an expensive designer piece. Shopbop has its own line of Bop Basics. I just bought two jackets that were on sale for $26.40 each.