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These boots are made for walking…and super-styling!

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It’s that time of the year when you have to lock up dainty sandals, and to prevent your toes from turning into ice blocks, update your boots collection for all-day comfort during the chilly months. That said, the gradual transition … Continue reading

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Get more for less at Vicolungo’s 150 style outlets

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While I was playing tour guide to three of my SA friends, they kept expressing interest in visiting some of the outlet stores where last season’s leftovers could be bought at a much reduced price. There wasn’t a lot of … Continue reading

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Classic & colourful designer courts

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A shoe shape that looks splendid with any outfit; skirts of all lengths, skinny or flare trousers, denims, leggings and evening gowns… Court shoes are strapless, easy to slip your feet in and out of, and the heel flatters your … Continue reading

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The Black Booties Search 2013 is on!

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The thing with black boots is that they’re more than a fashionable item but rather an absolute survival tool. The challenge is find a pair that’s practical and in-style all at the same time, so that your cost per wear … Continue reading

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Going for GOLD… And the winning shoe is…?

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When the sky turns grey and the mercury drops, black is always the basic style shade with mood-enhancing colours adding contrasting bursts. Trawling the Quadrilatero Della Moda, I found shoes and bags by Sergio Rossi, Casadei, Roger Vivier and even … Continue reading

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An orientalised Indian dinner at the new Dawat Ristorante

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I feel like a slug. A second night of eating spicy Indian food but this time, completely on the house thanks to my friend, Ashwindar, who invited me to sample the dishes at his newest restaurant, Dawat, only a few … Continue reading

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Your shoe hunt in SA stops @STRUT24

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While we may have a great selection of footwear in South Africa’s upmarket retail boutiques, there’s always room for something a little more exclusive at a not-so-exclusive price. My friend (and inspirational businesswoman), Yasmeen Bhamjee Moosa spotted the gap and … Continue reading

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Exploring sleepy Saronno on a Sunday

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If you plan on visiting Saronno on a Sunday, be warned, this quaint little town does not wake from its slumber before 2pm. I arrived (with my umbrella in hand) around midday and I was rather regretful that I had … Continue reading

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A spectrum of Derby shoes meet white lug soles

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With only one model painted in a variety of fun candy colours, I can’t imagine how any woman would reach a final decision when scouting Fratelli Rossetti’s Summer Collection 2014, but whether you choose a safe black or traffic-stopping red, … Continue reading

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Highlights from Fashion Week Friday!

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After getting to bed in the early hours of Thursday, I decided to sleep in a bit later than usual before waking up to another fun-filled day of eating, shopping and people-watching during Milan Fashion Week. I made it to … Continue reading

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Spotted! Shoes are art…

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Like all things designed and made in Italy, fabulous footwear spotted along Via Montenapoleone and the Quadrilatero della Moda are the best examples of artistic flair. Valentino scalloped pumps in shades of red. Valentino booties in all black or contrasting … Continue reading

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Valentino Tan-go shoes: bling or patent?

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Deserving of an audience, new Valentino Tan-go shoes steal the spotlight and reflect it back with a glittering exterior of rhinestones or shiny patent while a thin, adjustable ankle strap secures the foot just in case you plan on entertaining … Continue reading

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Black & white Fratelli Rossetti shoes and my photoshoot!

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The unveiling of Fratelli Rossetti’s Swinging London collection proved to be quite a treat. I attended the presentation of these Fall/Winter 2013/14 shoes and matching handbag, in another Milanese palazzo where the stark contrast of black and white creations were … Continue reading

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“Would you like to try a Rene Caovilla shoe, signora?”

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How could I refuse the offer when the breathtaking footwear being served on silver platters were even more enticing than the model waiters who served them. Dressed in tuxedos, the young gentlemen swirled around the boutique on the corner of … Continue reading

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Bruno Magli goes bling for F/W 2013/14

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It’s the middle of Milan fashion week and I am leaving tomorrow, so I started my day off by splurging on amazing long black boots by Fratelli Figini (store on Corso Monforte), each made from a single piece of suede … Continue reading

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