Hi! I know – I’m way overdue for an update on my shoes and life. First, here are the shoes I purchased during the holidays, sale season and other shoes I’ve been wearing recently:
Brian Atwood Black Diamond sandals from the Fall 2011 collection
Azzedine Alaïa from the Fall 2011 collection; one size left in suede at The Outnet
I know there are many avid Alaïa lovers and I love their shoes as well however I’ve been disappointed in the quality for the past couple seasons. I’ve worn these twice and the leather laces are starting to shred : (. I know June Ambrose tweeted about her Alaïa platform falling off and Tina from Bag Snob wrote about her Alaïa sandals falling apart…
Donna Karan platform sandals from Spring 2011
This was one of my favorite shoe collections last year. You can find these in gold on sale at Yoox, and there’s other spring styles from this collection at Yoox and Zappos.
Christian Louboutin Spring 2008 123 Scarpe triple platform slingbacks
I came across these online at Yoogi’s last year and had to have them. They’ve been seen on Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Lady Gaga and Leighton Meester. I’m so drawn to the ice blue color and call them my Easter heels.
Tabitha Simmons Betsy Spring 2010 multicoloured silk with polka dots
These are my sister Abigail’s heels. I really wanted this adorable style and wish I could fit them!
I’m engaged! It was completely spontaneous and I’m so excited to spend my life with Max. If you don’t know already…we sold everything (ok, except the shoes) and started traveling the world in April 2010. We both work online and travel with a carry-on suitcase (AH!). The wedding date hasn’t been planned yet and to be honest it will probably also be spontaneous; which means I have to start traveling with these shoes now.
Since this last post I’ve traveled to Las Vegas, Sarasota (FL), Miami, Playa del Carmen Mexico, Austin and back to Sarasota. Mexico is always relaxing and we went to Austin for South By Southwest. Right now, I’m in Florida and we’re planning to visit Los Angeles and Maui soon, then hopefully Paris & London in May.
ShoeRazzi really grew in 2011 and with the constant traveling I really wanted an assistant. It worked out so wonderfully because my sister Abigail wanted to work with me. She’s been assisting since October and I just hired her on full-time this month. I enjoy working with her and she gets my work habits, communication style, etc. I’m training her to take over the celebrity spottings and collections so I can keep writing unique content, review new designs, meet designers, attend events and write more personal blog posts.
I met Heather through a friend a year ago. She’s fun, sincere and one of the most creative people I’ve ever met. She’s into everything from set, interior, web design and runs a really popular site called Hrrrthrrr. I love everything she creates and knew she would be fun to work with to help give ShoeRazzi a new look. Heather works with Josh who’s a WordPress/apps developer. A couple new functions I love about the site: instead of having short paragraph-length pages, you can now see several pages in each category, the adorable PULL tab in the top header (click it!), colors & design – it feels much more me. If you’re looking for a premium web site design you can contact Heather for rates and availability.
I really want to know your thoughts on the new design (please leave a comment!). As always, I’m so thankful for my readers and I feel so much support & love. My next blog post will be on my top 10 shoes I want this spring (I’m forcing myself to narrow it down to 10). Xo