image: VOGUE UK
How lovely was to see Sandra Bullock, who voices Scarlet Overkill in Minions 2, auctioning a lot of 10 Rupert Sanderson’s Minions inspired stilettos, not only raising the money from the sales but matching the amount herself.
They are very unusual shoes, I have to say, but the Minion fever, and the charity aspect, as well as Bullock’s autograph, raised an epic US$42,425. With Sandra’s matching, the amount went to almost US$85K, all going to the Art + Practice charity, which helps foster youth in LA, encouraging education and culture.
As for the shoes, I find them very cute. And that’s the kind of shoes news that makes me smile even more.
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I often say that I dream in colour and I believe that in life, vibrancy you can see is halfway to creating the spark within.
That’s why I am bringing this Little Book of Fashion in collaboration with Dove. The brief? Colour confidence.
When I heard my beloved V&A was going to open an exhibition called “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” I was filled with excitement, after all, it focuses around my magic word: shoes.
Not only that, it looks at footwear extremes, a subject, in fact, I am particularly fascinated by. On top of it, these 250 pairs, spanning 2,000 years, 20 countries and 70 designers, chart cultural, sociological and historical significance of shoes, as well as their power of transformation, which I can personally vouch for. And obsession.
You can read my squees of excitement here when I found out about the exhibition – so you can only imagine the extra loud squee for me being at the preview and seeing it all three days before it opened to the public.
Manolo, is that you? Oh….
I didn’t think I’d be here to talk about Sarah Jessica Parker’s shoes ever again, after I wrote about not being very keen on the launch.
My plans to create a series of features on more fashionable looks started a long time ago. However, finally getting off the ground took some planning.
The aim of Dani’s Little Book of Fashion is to dissect looks into wearable chunks, that will work for the person carrying it, whatever their personal style.
Seven Dials is a very cute place in London just off Covent Garden with some amazing shops.
On the 9th May, they held a fabulous shopping event and I was really happy to be invited by the lovelies from Sister Is PR to their VIP tent, before the trends talk began, to have a (maybe some) King Bloom cocktail, a Cawston Press amazing rhubarb soft drink and Propercorn popcorn (fuelling my Vanilla & Coconut flavour addiction).
So everyone talks about how painful heels are. Well, some might be a little bit – and there is a trade off as heels are just, well, awesome.
Now, no one talks about flat shoes pain. They are meant to be comfortable. Right. But I will let you in to my little secret: I found comfort on the amazing Scholl Party Feet Invisible Gel Sore Spots.
Christian Louboutin talks to Alexandra Shulman. Image from Vogue UK by Darren-Gerrish
Ooooh, Christian Louboutin. Not only he is the master behind my favourite shoes, but he is also a charming human being.
No wonder women fall in love with his shoes; after seeing him talk, I can certainly say he does manage to transmit his captivating personality to footwear. If I was a fan before, this talk took it to another level.
I know, it has been soooo long since I posted an outfit entry. It is not that I’ve been walking around naked or been wearing track suit bottoms day in and day out – it’s more like a mix of lack of time to photograph and boredom with the winter wardrobe!
But now… winds are (I hope they are) changing…. and I feel excited about wardrobes again! Here is my latest selection:
Tomato red backless top from Boohoo, black pencil skirt from H&M, black court shoes from Christian Louboutin (Pigalle), belt and necklace from Primark, rings from Sobral, Primark and H&M. Bracelet tattoo from Paperself.
So a girl loses ONE shoe and bang – more important than one prince charming, 9 designers rush to the rescue…