I went to AKIRA, Chicago's premiere boutique, Garden Fashion Show. It was at the fabulous Galleria Marchetti. There were multiple bars and and Akira had an amazing pop-up boutique on location as well. While at the fashion show I was so enthralled by the fashions and shoes of the party goers, I saw this as an astute opportunity to jump start this blog. I skipped the show all together to take pictures. Some people were kinda of astute in my approach asking for press release statements, copies etc... Lucky for me my wit and charm allowed me to overcome those hurdles and wrangle some awesome shots. Chicago has been summed up as wind and snow. On the other hand I've always seen my city of one as the most multifaceted places I've ever been. We have amazing music, food, decent nightlife and a small but budding fashion culture. That was certainly evident last night at the show.
Next I spotted this girl in the fringe Jeffrey Campbell shoes I've been coveting. They are Available at Akira. (1849 W North Ave, Chicago /122 S State St., Chicago/662 W Diversey Pkwy)
|This girl is rocking these F21 Suedette Wedges!|
And of course I spotted 4 girls rocking the Jessica Simpson Dany. (I own both colors) This is the cutest I saw it styled.
|F21 Knee High Boots. Also available in a thigh high version. Check out f21.com I got the Thigh High version and I love them.|
|Laura is the manager at Akira's Shoe Store on Diversey. I can't remember the brand but they are available at Akira! I love how she paired them with the nude tight.|
|I love a guy with nice kicks! Size is never as important as the style.|
My friend was rocking these awesome cut out shoes, look like Rachel Roy's Naima caged heels. (insert pic) We found them for 15 dollars at Wet Seal.
|Love the vintage bolero with these hot nude STEVE MADDEN PUMPS!|
|I even ran into my Professor from Northwestern. FABULOUS AS ALWAYS. Best Dressed man on campus hands down.|
|He makes girls like me sometimes look like bumbling fools in heels. He was strutting like crazy all around the party. Love his suede boots.|
|F21 Boots, Akira Label Cobalt Wedges (Available in Gray and Black),Suede Boots brand unknown, and Report Signature jeweled heels.|
|STEVE MADDEN CARESSA! <3|
|Cowboy boots and Combat boots. Sexy and Sexier.|
|Another STEVE MADDEN LOVER!|
|Akira Black Label Wedges.|
|F21 Daisy printed heels and a MCM CLUTCH! I have this heel in all colors. They were only 30 bucks versus the super costly Miu Miu 's.|
|As my mom says :"THESE NUMBERS ARE TOUGH". LOVE THE SEQUINS|
|ACNE WEDGES! If this girl wasn't a 6 she would have gone home shoeless. I never got my hands on a pair. At least now I've see them in person. <3|
|I literally ran in my 5 inch heels to snap pics of these two before they left. HEAD TO TOE FLAWLESS. Love BLACK MILITARY BOOTS.|
|Me in my leather Marc Jacobs Dress. I being in pictures.|
|I LOVED HER OUTFIT SO MUCH! Her necklace is from Aldo! Me in my Yellow Jeffrey Campbell Lita's|
|Pillbox Hat and Vintage Cape!|
|DIVA! Her manager had to approve before I could take a picture.|
For me shoes are the source of authority. They not only offer visual strength but auricular power in the way they click, clank and pounce on pavement and linoleum. I know every girl some what inherently loves shoes and bags. But I live, breathe and work with shoes everyday. My shoe aficionado behavior has gone to such extents that I've beg girls to buy the shoes off their feet and by them a pair to wear home. When a shoe captivates you, it makes your heart murmur and you break into a cold sweat. You are what you wear. Some people don't feel the same but many a great conversation and connections have been made with a killer outfit in heels. I seek to highlight fellow shoe lovers masterpieces and my growing collection of my own. Shoe pornography: noun: the depiction of erotic shoe (as in pictures or writing),the depiction of acts in a sensational manner so as to arouse a quick intense emotional reaction and heavy wallet damage.