Saturday, May 19, 2012
shoescribe.com is a virtual platform for a unique and interesting medley of shoes and shoe-related content meant to entertain and inspire. On offer too is a series of exclusive shoe-related services available through an annual subscription. One interesting offer, exclusive to shoescribe.com is an original jewelry collection by Marta Ferri and Camilla Vender. Marta is a fashion designer and Camilla is a jewelry designer who both love shoes and together they came up with the idea of a collection of their favourite miniature shoe-shaped jewelry including rings, necklaces and charms.
Shoe Revolt has a new Facebook contest to win a signed copy of Meaghan Cleary’s Shoe Are You?. Shoe are You? is full of advice for life, wardrobe and career and all based on your footwear. Find out what your shoes say about you and understand your shoe personality.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Crocs Cares was started in 2007 with the mission to provide shoes for children and families in need to help protect and provide happy and healthy feet. Crocs Cares donate to impoverished countries, locations hit by natural disasters and areas of need in the United States. They also give hundreds of thousands of shoes to the military and their families, with another 2,000 pairs to the United Service Organization, which will sent the shoes to remote areas in Afghanistan. Over the past five years Crocs Cares has donated 3 million pairs of shoes in 40 countries.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Refinery 29 are currently featuring The illustrated history of the platform shoe by Connie Wang, Zoila Sylvester, illustrated by Isabelle Rancier. From 220 BC until today the history of the platform shoe is long and complicated and caught beautifully in this powerpoint presentation.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
God Save My Shoes (Unrated)by Julie Benasra. God Save My Shoes is the first documentary to explore the intimate relationship that ties women to their shoes. To understand why shoes are the most addictive and seductive fashion accessory, God Save my Shoes journeyed into women's psyches and closets, examining the psychological, sociocultural, and erotic significance of shoes. The quest to decipher why shoes trigger such passion among most women (and quite a few men) took the production to New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Toronto, Milan, and Florence to interview all those who play a role in the global shoe phenomenon: extreme shoe-lovers and everyday women, fashion historians and editors, psychologists, sex experts, as well as shoe fetishists… Witty, glamorous, insightful and sassy, this film brings an offbeat and captivating answer to the universal relationship between women and their shoes. (Includes French with English Subtitles)
Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download this movie.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
A popular trend among those who prefer to design their own footwear is shoe design sites with design option apps. Some let you design a shoe from scratch, selecting colors, materials and components to make a one-of-a-kind shoe. Others will let you tweak an existing design from a design gallery. Delivery is within eight weeks and the cost for custom made footwear can range from between $200-$300. Some companies will make alterations and some will accept returns. It is well worth reading the fine print before committing to a purchase. Milk & honey allows you to design your own pump, flat, sandal, wedge or bootie and customize it with toe shape, straps, piping, embellishments, platforms, heel style, straps and backs. Materials include leather, patent leather, pony, snake, printed snake, glitter, metallic, croc, suede, stain, velvet and printed fabrics. Milk & honey also has pre-designed shoes, some of which you can make simple modifications to, like colour or heel height. The Shoe Design Studio have four basic styles: pump, sandal, t-strap and mule. From there you choose the front, back, middle, heel height and platform. Once you have the design done, you select your materials for all of the shoe parts. Choose from glazed, metallic, patent, nubuck, lace, pony, fabric and snake in a variety of colors. Their "Play of Colours" option, provides design guidance, and you can chat with a stylist, if you need help. Shoes of Prey lets you choose toe, back, decoration, heel and height options. You can also customize one of the 177 pre-made designs. For materials, you can choose from cotton, faded leather, patent, pony, leather, shiny leather, suede, glitter, snake, fish, silk and sequins. Once you have selected your first material, the app will make matching, contrasting and neutral material recommendations. Shoes come in European sizes 31 to 49, and you can select narrow and wide widths.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Much anticpated God Save My Shoes DVD, documentary about women and shoes, will release in the US and Canada on May 8th. The film will be available across more than 30 VOD and pay-per-view platforms including Time Warner Cable, iTunes and Dish Networks. The complete list of VOD partners will be available on God Save My Shoes website . A special edition of the DVD, including the feature film and over 30 minutes of select interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, is also available exclusively from the God Save My Shoes website on May 8th. For each DVD sold Soles4Souls will donate a pair of shoes to someone in need. To celebrate the release, everyone who joins the God Save Shoes e-mailing list from the website, will receive an electronic goodie bag containing the film’s official soundtrack, various images and wallpapers for your mobile, and a 20% discount to purchase the DVD.