31 May 2010
27 May 2010
How can one man design shoes that can be both provocative & ladylike at the same time? Plan & simple: he's a creative genius who was influenced by Parisian showgirls. Enough said really. His shoes are theatrical & Parisian. They SCREAM with edge and sex appeal and yet can be so pretty, dainty and the absolute epitome of a luxury shoe. They are designed with such extremities. Patent leathers, a multitude of studs, french laces, frills and tassels. They definitely make a statement. No wonder celebs are nuts about them. But, so am I.
Ever since I saw Carrie wearing the infamous pink frill Louboutins in SATC I fell head over heels in love. I remember googling SATC+PINK FRILL+RED SOLE. I had to remind myself that Manolo Blahnik would always be my first love but I more was than willing to cheat. It wasn't until a few years later that Americans then Australians caught onto the hype and finally started stocking the exotic shoes turning Louboutin into quite the epidemic.
The Pigalle was the first Louboutin shoe I gazed at for prolonged monthly intervals at a Sydney department store. They had a sky high 120mm heel, leopard print patent leather. Heaven. David Jones Sydney department store had just brought them in and I was so in love but also very broke and a student. There was no chance they would be going home with me.
Love since my sister and I saw them in a Rhianna film clip! ♥
and the gorgeous studded...♥...and just so many more favourites...here are but a few.
Madame Butterfly Bootie...♥
I was amused by the "Let Me Tell You" booties at first and wasn't sure what I thought about them...but now its love...
Flat over the knee boots + studs = flawless
How can I not LOVE he's flats?!
25 May 2010
The mere fact that you can wear a white t-shirt and some jeans then slip on a pair of Louboutins and still look more than a million dollars- that's got to say something.
I love accessories that scream with a statement. Something heavily encrusted, covered in gold studs, frilled and ruffled, dangling with beads, knotted and bowed. You name it -I love it.
I don't mind if no-one comments on my dress as long as they do my shoes.
Givenchy Givenchy Givenchy...studs and tassels and jewels =heaven!
Stunning crystal cuffs...
The studs make the plain leather version seem so drab!
IMAGES: givenchy.com & stockholmstreetstyle.
19 May 2010
My mother has always said so too...Apparently from young I was always drawn towards something pretty, I would notice well dressed people, nice shoes or an attractive outfit. I would subconsciously remember an event or person by what they wore. It was never done in a superficial manner but purely because I was inspired by it.
I'm still very much like that. I sometimes find myself studying the advertisements in Vogue rather than reading any article or feature in the rest of the magazine. Or the way something is packaged or presented .....this brings me to Laduree.
Everything about Laduree is beautiful from it's rich interiors to its delicate cakes & pastries, the famous macarons in a multitude of flavours, but most importantly its beautiful boxes and packaging.
Yesterday I came across packaging that combined two loves- fashion & macarons. Known as 'Les Signatures' .... I'm in love. French fashion houses & Macaroons. Louboutin and Rykiel ...love love love.
Can it get any better than Louboutin & Rykiel?
...I dont think so. ♥
17 May 2010
14 May 2010
The majority are about fashion and food, elements of Paris, baking, lots of photography. I really love clean, flawless photography (& wish I could take photographs as good as some of these). Lifestyle blogs: I love seeing a beautifully presented home, an amazing lounge or lamp, a dining table set immaculately or a recipe that makes me want to run to the closest supermaket.
I hesitated for a long time about creating my own as (& as stupid as it sounds) I couldnt think of an appropriate blog name (that as well as the fear that no one will read it, or someone that actually does considers it stupid). Anyway, I considered many french words- they always sound so opulent and chic- but then I thought a more classic title would allow me to pretty much blog about everything and anything that I love.
From Victoria With Love is simple and covers all bases.
I'm not sure what I'll blog about as yet but it's sure to consist of fashion and food and all the things that I love.
And as you can tell I love a lot...♥