Shoesday Tuesday… how does a week go by so fast? Before the Emmys and Fashion Week begins at work, I’m happy to bring you another independent designer. And since it’s still summer, let’s tan our toes and check out these Greek Chic sandals.
Designer Eleftheria Tyraki “lives for summer” (who doesn’t?!) and hand-makes each pair of sandals with the same enthusiasm as the first pair. A sign of a true entrepreneur, this one-woman show is turning women into a Greek goddess, one sandal at a time. Now if she could only figure out a way to bottle summer so we can wear sandals all year round…
Designer To Watch: Greek Chic Handmades
Shoesday Tuesday is here again… time to feature an independent shoe designer. This week the spotlight is on Abramey - a small series collection of handmade shoes that are clean yet chic.
Designer Noa Levy Aran’s believes, “When you dress in the morning, never look in the mirror before wearing shoes. The shoes are the ones to dictate your whole look.” An accessories girl after my own heart, Noa’s quest is to design exciting accessories that you can wear your own way. And that, my dears, is what separates style from fashion.
Designer To Watch: Abramey
Shoesday Tuesday is upon us again and today’s spotlight is on designer Maya Levi of Olive Thomas Shoes. An indie shoe designer from Tel Aviv, Isreal, Maya spends her time designing, manufacturing, working at her brick-and-mortor shop and having a personal life which is no small feat for an independent designer. Lucky for us, you can also purchase her footwear online as well.
Check out her shop here for your own favorites and do your feet a favor.
Designer To Watch: Olive Thomas Shoes
It’s Shoeday Tuesday - the day I highlight an independent shoe designer. Today’s designer not only has an eye for aesthetics, but she also has an impressive background in music. She’s a professional violinist, having studied at Ecole Normale Musique de Paris, and started her line Keyman Designs in 2007.
Her shoes are not only made with fabric and fine leather, but they also include a piece of an instrument! The Mira shoe, $195 on top and the Astrid shoe, $217 in the middle includes a violin tuning peg as an ornate detail on the front! Instruments aren’t your thing, the Cecile, $240 is 100% leather, and like all of the other designs, 100% handmade.
"Wearable art" is how designer Ceren Keyman Kirbas describes her creations. Thankfully we have the internet so you can purchase through her online store If you can’t make it to any modern museum shops in Turkey that carry her line.
It’s just a few days before it’s officially summer, but Shoesday Tuesday needs some sandal lovin’. What I’m lovin’ is The Meraki Company - a handmade all leather Greek-inspired line of sandals.
Comprised of two sisters from Cyprus (which I’ve visited and it’s beautifully preserved), the line draws inspiration from Greek Culture and Mythology. The word “Meraki” is Greek and means, the essence to yourself that is put into something; the soul, creativity or love put into all that you do.
The Greek theme is clear in the gladiator sandals above, which actually have a gladiator image impressed into the leather. What I especially love, being Sicilian myself, is the “evil eye” sandal (also a big accessories trend for the summer).
Sandals range from $70-90 and include free shipping so hurry up and get your pair for summer and then sit back and wait for all of the compliments…
Designer to Watch: The Meraki Company
It’s Shoesday Tuesday, the day of the week where I introduce y’all to an independent shoe designer. Wouldn’t you rather have a handmade shoe for the same price you’d pay at Macy’s? No? Well this might change your mind…
Avigayil Kor is one to watch on the accessories design hot list. She makes each pair by hand from leather, rubber and/or EVA from her home in Tel Aviv. The three-tone Santos sandals above are perfect for work and play. The red piping along the Lymric loafers creates a bold contrast between the white and pearly pink panels.
But my favorite are the Brazilya sandals - dressy enough for a day of casual shopping around Soho yet glam to pair with a cover-up to grab dinner in Malibu after a long day at the beach.
Stylish + comfort = Avigayil Kor, my Shoesday Tuesday Designer to Watch.
In case you’re shopping, selling, walking, getting dressed, reading, sleeping, etc etc, here’s a photo of all the different types of shoes so you can sound like you know your stuff.
PS - I have no idea what the hell Crocs is doing on this list.
Ugh, good-bye paycheck and hello Croon shoes! This is why I can’t save money. Has anyone ever purchased these before?
Apparently you can shop through their Tumblr!
I’m an accessories gal. I tend to wear dark colors, mostly black, and make a statement with my accessories (black doesn’t get as dirty in NYC) but any of these shoes by Kobi Levi would make an exclamation!
Sing, Write, Arch, and Contemporary Chinese are among my faves.
Which ones are yours?
For all you stylish men out there, a handy guide to different gentlemen’s shoe styles!
Obsession du Jour: the futuristic shoe designed by architect Zaha Hadid in a collaboration with United Nude (another architect-turned-shoe designer). Made from metallic chromed vinyl rubber and fiberglass, these shoes are built to last!