On The Radar…Footwear Designers

Zara, one of the world's largest apparel retailers has to be top on my list for high street fashion. They have a new collection and the shoes are amazing. So, i thought to share with you guys. This one is especially for my fashionistas on a budget, i have had many say to me that Zara is High Street's high end brand and that their pieces are pricey. I have rounded up a few pairs that cost about N15,000 (NGN) a pair and gorgeous. More interesting are the pieces i found that you can use to build your shoe closet collection.

It's Tuesday and it's shoes day (Everyday is Shoes day when you're a shoe lover) and today, the details are in the heels. I have come across a lot of designers whose focus have been on distinct heels and i'd be featuring a few of these designs today.   Have you read the post on French Designer Jacquemus?. He is one of such designers and below are some of my favorite. He uses shapes in a playful and fun way that gives life to heel of every pair he creates.  


His designs are playful and radiate a free spirited soul who just loves to have fun. From his clothing line to his footwear designs, 28 year old French designer, Simon Jacquemus is yet another breath of fresh air. From deconstructed shirts to voluminous tailoring, his designs are such that will cater to every woman irrespective of body frame, skin color or personality. His big break came on the runway at the Spring/Summer 17 Paris Fashion Week, but he has been designing since he was 19 years old.

It's hard already being a woman, so everyday for me is a day to celebrate women - to lift up, encourage, support, empathize and love another woman. But, i won't pass up on the special days designated to specially celebrate us. And so to every woman - young, old, black, white, married, single, mother - every female gender in the human race, Happy International Women's Day!!!

Shoes are my go to fashion piece to give an oomph to the most minimal outfits. A mix of colors here, a little bit more detailing there, a blend of fabrics here and there, they are my absolute favorite fashion accessories. Asides the genuine materials that are used by luxury designers, their attention to details, I bet is another factor that takes their price tags over the roof.

I don't know how it came about, but the color red is the default color associated with Valentines. It's Valentine's eve, it's a Tuesday and of course that makes it Shoes day. Today, i'd be sharing with you My Top 7 Love Inspired Shoes. This selection is however not restricted to red. I call them Love inspired because of the designs, the color, the style and mostly how sexy i believe they'd look on the feet. From Charlotte Olympia to Sophia Webster. They are fun and flirty and speak the language of love!

No more just a pair of in house footwear, the Pom Pom, feathers and fur shoe trend is one that has come to stay as a fashion statement piece. From Carrie Bradshaw's Dolce and Gabanna Fur Sandals featured in the HBO Sex And The City series to Paul Andrew's 2017 Fall/Winter Feather sandals at the 2017 New York Fashion Week, the trend has evolved over the years and looks like it's going no where.5h0Vy   paul-andrew-nyfw-fall-2017-shoes-photos-16

This time Efemena Tommy Adabamu creates magic on the second episode in this season of In Her Closet. It's the second interview where we get to see a man's perspective of what her closet should be like and Efe Tommy as he is popularly known was spot on. RELATED POST: HIS PERSPECTIVE WITH MOSES EBITE OF MOASH STYLING Known for his man bags and his clean cut styles, Efe has been on the fashion scene for more than just a few years. He is a media personality, TV Presenter, Style enthusiast, Fashion Blogger among many other things. His outing at the New York Fashion Week 2016 was my first real encounter of his fashion statements, on to the Lagos Fashion and Design Week of the same year, where his street style on all 3 days made headlines in the fashion world. RELATED POST: LAGOS FASHION AND DESIGN WEEK 2016 From being in Dubai Design district, and a judge on the Miss Nigeria USA along side famous stylist, Ty Hunter and currently back in New York for the 2017 New York Fashion week, Efe has held the fashion world spell bound not leaving his man bags behind. This is one of those interviews that didn't come so easy as he was in one event or job or the other almost all year. When he was finally able to send in his answers, he indeed created magic. Permit me to say, he is too much sauce. Enjoy!!! E INTERVIEW WITH EFE JAY: Being a media personality, fashion and style is something you're obviously very passionate about. Describe your personal style in one word. EFE: Tailored JAY: Man bags or shoes, which would you pick if you had to pick just one? EFE: Is that a valid question? Shoes of course!  JAY: Who's your favorite male footwear designer and how many of their pieces can we find in your closet? EFE: Has to be Christian Louboutin and Saint Laurent amongst others. And I have about 15 pairs of both all together now but my favorite would be the black velvet slippers from the 20th anniversary collection. Because Louboutin are normally uncomfortable but that one is too comfortable. [caption id="attachment_42492" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Efe at NYFW 2017 with Nikki spotting Louboutin[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Some of his favorite things[/caption] JAY: You meet and are surrounded by a lot fashionable women everyday, what is the first thing you notice in a woman's outfit? EFE: First thing I notice when I see a woman is her presence. I actually feel that before I take notice of every other thing. Shoe, bag, outfit. But your presence speaks more to me. One must carry a good aura. It speaks volumes. [caption id="attachment_42473" align="aligncenter" width="803"] With Yvonne Nwosu at LFDW 2016[/caption] JAY: Bags, jewelry, hair, shoes, clothes - which would be your ideal gift to a woman? EFE: Jewelry of course, it's timeless! JAY: Who's your favorite footwear designer for female footwear ? EFE: Now this is putting me on the spot. I love too many brands. But Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Alessandro Michelle's Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Dolce & Gabanna are few of my favorites.  [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Alessandro Michele[/caption] JAY: What is that one shoe style you think every woman should own? EFE: A pair of stilettos. It is a must! JAY: What is your pet peeve ( something you hate to see) when it comes to women and their shoes? EFE: Dirty shoes.  RELATED POST: SHOE CARE JAY: Who is/are your female style icon(s) home and away? EFE: Jackie Onassis, Michelle Obama, Nike Oshinowo, Late Princess Diana. Doesn't get better than that.  RELATED POST: MICHELLE OBAMA SHOESPIRATION JAY: You've been to NEW YORK FASHION WEEK and served us some major sauce at LAGOS FASHION AND DESIGN WEEK, how would you describe the 2 experiences? EFE: Totally different. NYFW is something every style enthusiast should experience. And with LFDW, I think we are moving and very fast at that. There is nothing to compare. It's two different things and one has a longer experience. JAY: What's the most you've spent on a pair of shoes? EFE: Honestly, $2,200 for a pair of Rocco P Chelsea boots. Those are my type of shoes JAY: Have you caught any female in an embarrassing shoe moment? Pls Share with us. EFE: Not really but I just hate to see women wearing shoes not their size or wear cheap shoes that when they are standing, the heels are bending. It is a moment your enemy should not see you in.  JAY: One style tip for the females.. EFE: Dress comfortable, smell great and own your throne at all times. I had a million questions for him, but i had to prune them down. Thank you Efe and im so looking forward to this year's Lagos Fashion Week. Peace, Love and Own your throne XOXO Jay...