when i first saw the new AW15 collection by London based shoe line Dear Frances i actually said “oooooooh this is GOOD!” out loud. the collection is called Lagom, which means “not too little, not too much, just right” in Swedish.
i LOVE the new spring collection from Charlotte Stone. i have two pairs of sandals by this awesome LA based designer, and i have never ever had so many people ask me “where did you get those?”
Marion Hanania is the designer & founder of vegan footwear brand Good Guys who i’ve featured many times around here. born and raised in Paris, Marion has been spending the past 6 months in California – a move which is truly reflected in her bright & sunny new SS15 collection. i looooove those colour block sandals!
you may remember my previous features on Parisian vegan shoe brand Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather. well they just launched a new FW14 collection and to celebrate Good Guys is giving away one pair of shoes of your choice to one lucky reader. the best part is that Good Guys shoes are unisex, so for once the dudes can also enter one of my giveaways!
soooooooo… Birkenstock, huh? as soon as the topic is raised someone will pipe up, “but i’ve been wearing them forever!” – and, it’s true. any reasonable person will tell you how comfortable they are. i practically lived in mine when i was a teen. my German sister in laws have been wearing them for decades. so it’s kinda cool to see them so de rigueur right now. i particularly love the Monterey black on black version (which, it turns out, are pretty hard to find!) and the white Arizona. not bad for a shoe brand that’s 240 years old.
Danner is a shoemaker based in Portland, Oregon that has been making outdoor boots since 1932. Beckel, also based in Portland, is known for its signature canvas tents and bags which it has been making since 1964. and these two companies actually have a shared history, as current president Kathy Beckel’s father was friends and neighbours with Bill Danner. now, they have collaborated to make the Danner Light Beckel – a boot that’s rooted in Northwest tradition and rugged durability… and looks damn cool, too.