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The Comfort of Easy Spirit (Rendir Sandal Review)

April 20, 2006 at 9:00 am by Designer Ella

Easy Spirit Rendir

So, after walking that Florida outlet mall over 1.5 miles long … in wedge heels. and then walking the next day in unsupportive Dr. Scholl’s, my feet had it. Then I came across an Easy Spirit store. I found the most fabulously comfortable sandals … that were stylish, too! I scooped up the multicolored pair of these Rendir, pictured, and I think I’ll go get the black, as to not wear one pair out too quickly. They are still comfortable, even more so than my cute little slippers for around the house. They are so supportive, it’s amazing. These really do easily earn their 5 stars and beyond!

Plus: it’s getting to be the time where I can wear them in Massachusetts, even! on especially warm occasions.

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Designer of the Week: Giuseppe Zanotti Sandal

April 18, 2006 at 4:00 pm by Designer Ella

Giuseppe Zanotti makes hot, hot sandals with bright stones and bling. They were quite in last year, but this season I’m not feeling them. Just our luck, they’ve changed things a bit, played that whole thing down a notch. Better still, they’ve even made a shoe that is so current, yet some how so the best of Giuseppe Zanotti!

Giuseppe Zanotti Jeweled Metallic WedgeThe wedge heel on this sandal, from this angle, looks to be made of a woven wood (it is rattan, actually). Isn’t that the best of the season, all in one aspect? Then on the adorned strappy vamp is a ring made of … tortoise shell. How beyond.

Alas, one thing could be done to improve the trend aesthetic; a little bit of a platform toebed. Le sigh!


Ella’s Fashion Confessions

April 14, 2006 at 11:00 am by Designer Ella

I confess, although I have been blessed with taste, I was once a teenager, and I lusted after certain fashion sins.

Purchase Shoes at Shoes.comI will share not only one, but both of my shoe confessions with you! I’m so giving (remember that!).

  • I loved Cinderella, before I was inspired to realize she is a weak woman who waits for things to happen. But I loved her and I thought clear heels were the next best thing to glass slippers. I even thought I could wear a pair at my own storybook wedding. *dies*
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  • Like any girly teen in the late 90s, I was into the Spice Girls. I followed them for their fashion, strikingly different images and even their music (they wrote some good messages, hey! [unlike Cinderella]). So … I had a pair of platform shoes, just like Baby Spice. Oh! how they clomped the sound of faux pas through the halls! Oh! oh.

Although with modification, there is acceptance for these shoes, today, I find these two personal once-upon tastes horrifying. But I feel so liberated that I can trust you!


Manolo & Lace (Designer of the Week)

April 4, 2006 at 8:00 am by Designer Ella

Manolo Blahnik Lace & Satin Pump

What a perfect shoe for my sense of style. The Manolo Blahnik “Tuccio” Satin and Lace Pump. What a perfect shoe for any style. For the sexy, for the demure, for the girly, for the sophisticated.

Unfortunately, it has a 3 1/2″ heel. Oh, and yes, it is $575. Is it worth it? For many, I’m sure.


Clarks Twill Review: Comfortable Espadrille

March 31, 2006 at 10:00 am by Designer Ella

Clarks Twill

What first caught my eye about these low-heeled wedges was the multi-brown pair. I did order the “black” (more dark brown) though because they were running out of sizes. I love them, too. And the 2 1/2″ heel is really great because there is a platform to lessen the feeling. They are really so comfortable, by a new Clarks brand called Artisan, with a padded heel.

They do start to hurt during a lo-hot of walking, especially with the friction from the toe to the leather sole (and the straps, at first). But I still can’t wait to wear them again in shorter distances.

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Steve Madden Nadinee Review

March 24, 2006 at 9:00 am by Designer Ella

Steve Madden - Nadinee (Brown) - Women's

Steve Madden Nadinee is the sexiest shoe I’ve had on my feet in a long time. And it’s practically flat. It has the hot peep toe and wooden wedge. Trendy and chic. Perfect?

Unfortunately, it’s a little rough around the edges. As in hard edges that poke my feet. They’re not the most comfortable.

I have this lovely picture to keep of one shoe on my foot, but unfortunately, these must be returned to Zappos.