Monday, April 12, 2010

Natural Wonderful Fashion

For those of you in the northern hemisphere, Spring is in the air! And after a long, cold winter - it couldn't be more welcomed! Flowers are blossoming, grasses are green again, trees are stretching their branches, and the Earth is bursting with a whole new livelihood!

Fashion is definitely following Mother Nature's awakening with fervor and zest. Bright spring colours are bolder than ever, with gorgeous greens, poppin' pinks, yummy yellows, and brilliant blues. Flowers are power in fashion - from adorning footwear, to prints on fabrics, and always present through hair accessories, broaches, pins, and handbags.

We're revisiting natural trends of incorporating wood, raffia and grasses, bone, and cork.
Some trends in footwear I'm absolutely loving, in no particular order:

Slingback wedge from UGG Australia - shown in espresso, but also available in black sheepskin. features 4,5" cork heel, rubber sole, and padded insole. US$140

Confetti Hearts Wedge Sandal from Burberry - shown in trench, with granulated leather straps, metallic accents and hardware, natural rope detailing, and leather insole, and 4,75" wedge heel. US$495.

Snake-embossed strappy sandal by Elie Tahari - shown in metallic Brass snake-embossed leather, features elastic backing for added comfort and security, and a gorgeous 5" wooded heel and 1,375" toe platform. US$398.

Patent Lolita Bootie from Christian Dior, featuring 4,75" cork heel and platform, shown in black patent leather with tonal top-stitching, silver hardware, iconic embossed bow detail, and zipper back. US$680.

Air Phoebe Wedge by Cole Haan - featuring NIKE Technology for comfort and performance, fully leather lined in gorgeous metallic gold, with braided suede rope detailing, leather sole with long lasting rubber insert, and 3" heel. US$198.

Ladies - put your best foot forward and make the sidewalk your catwalk!

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