I Taste Just Like Kandee

27 August, 2010

I've got to hand it to the people over at Kandee Shoes, it says a lot about the creative skills of a company, when a mere picture of the prototype of an upcoming design can whip you up into a frenzy without even seeing the finished project yet, I'd say you're on to a good thing. So when they posted this sneak preview of their new boot shape and added that the final product would also be in leopard print, I knew that their A/W  Collection would definitely be worth the wait.

And I was right,  a few days ago they previewed the final product; aptly named the "Peanut Butter Crunchy" what else needs to be said, the shoe is hot! 
The spikes, textured print material and the gold sole all add up to a unique  and unexpected shoe from such a young, reasonably priced designer. 

And if spikes aren't your thing, they also have a version without them, called "Peanut Butter Smooth".

Or if for some reason, leopard print, just isn't your thing (why?) then they've got loads of other beauties for you to chose from.

Chocolate Lime

Cherry Bomb

Black Liquorish 

Creme Carmel

Blue Raspberry Prototype

Neon Lime (with glow in the neon green soles!)
The new collection is a much more edgier and darker direction than their previous collection, "Dolly Mix" which was reminiscent of  a 1950's sweet shop, sweet, bright, simple and cute whereas the current collection can only be described as 1990's E-numbers gone mad, if that makes any sense, everything is much brighter, harder and extreme.

Unfortunately, the shoes won't be available until next month, but at the meantime you can go to their site to take a look at their past treats, and add their twitter to see what else they've got planned next.

Trapped in The Closet...

24 August, 2010

Sales, binge eating, shopping sprees; three of the main culprits resulting in this, these are the clothes we buy but never actually end up wearing for one reason or another. The average British woman has 14 items of unworn clothing hanging about in their wardrobe/floor/room.

It wasn't til I started re-organising my room that I realised I too was one of those women, I never realised I had so many clothes I hadn't actually worn or only worn once and how much money I'd wasted!

Here are just some of my unworn goodies.....

Luckily for me, most of these items were kind a cheap, but apparently the average woman has around £200 worth of unworn clothes in their wardrobe which adds up to over £4.7 billion overall.

There are of course ways to combat it; first and foremost, only buy what you need, but if like me it's a little too late you can always salvage it buy either; DIYing, Ebaying, or being a nice person by donating to Charity.

ETA : Sorry if this post is a bit bare, there was actually some writing to go with the pretty pictures (quite a lot of it actually) but it turns out that it didn't make much sense as it was the result of medicine-enduced ramblings.

Better Late Than Never

Their shoes have been seen on almost every other fashion blogs the past year, but for those in good old Blighty, Jeffrey Campbell's cult shoes have been notoriously difficult to get our hands on until now. The brand have finally graced our shores (and probably our hearts) and can be found at Office and Motel are now the official UK Jeffrey Campbell retailers.

The 'Mary Roks' - Next on my wishlist

Jeffrey Campbell have been around for over a decade now, with a moderate amount of success, that was until they embraced the power of the wedge last year and brought out 3 shoes which all managed to seal their fate as the bloggers favourite shoe designer. The Tick, the 99 and the Alexa; all 3 are in essence a simple black wedge, but yet still manage to be much more. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Tick and 99 last year from Karmaloop and, but on both occasions was landed with ridiculous custom charges, so I'm glad to know that I won't be faced with that problem the next time I need my JC fix.

My 'Tick' s

My '99's

The 'Alexa'