Can one ever have enough shoes?
All I want for Christmas are shoes and more shoes. For shoe lovers, the best gift one can get this Christmas are the best pairs of shoes by the best manufactures in the world. It’s a season for shoegasm and here are 5 gift ideas for shoe lovers straight from the diaries of a shoe lover.
#1: Christian Louboutin
Louboutin helped bring stilettos back into fashion in the 1990s and 2000s, designing dozens of styles with different heel heights. The designer’s professed goal has been to “make a woman look sexy, beautiful, to make her legs look as long as can”.
While he does offer some lower-heeled styles, Louboutin is generally associated with his dressier eveningwear designs incorporating jewelled straps, bows, feathers, patent leather, red soles, and other similar decorative touches. He is most popularly known for the red leather soles on his high heel shoes, commonly referred to as “Sammy red-bottoms”.
#2: Jimmy Choo
The brand traces its roots to a bespoke shoemaker named Jimmy Choo, based in the East End of London in the early 1990s, who catered to the global jet set, including Diana, Princess of Wales. The Jimmy Choo company was founded in 1996, with Mr Choo’s niece, Sandra Choi, who had been heading up design in the East End atelier, coming on board as Creative Director, a position she holds to this day.
Gucci is an Italian luxury brand of fashion and leather goods, part of the Gucci Group, which is owned by the French holding company Kering. Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence in 1921 and have generated about €4.2 billion in revenue worldwide in 2008 according to BusinessWeek and climbed to 41st position in the magazine’s annual 2009 “Top Global 100 Brands” chart. Gucci is also the biggest-selling Italian brand.
The company was started in 1913 by Mario Prada and his brother Martino as a leather goods shop – Fratelli Prada in Milan, Italy. Initially, the shop sold leather goods and imported English steamer trunks and handbags. Mario Prada did not believe that women should have a role in business, and so he prevented female family members from entering into his company. Ironically, Mario’s son harbored no interest in the business, so it was his daughter Luisa Prada who took the helm of Prada as his successor, and ran it for almost twenty years. Her own daughter, Miuccia Prada, joined the company in 1970, eventually taking over for her mother in 1978 and leading the brand to its success point that is still been followed till date.
Diaries Of A Shoe Lover….