I have Spring on the brain and for several good reasons. All of last week’s snow has pretty much melted away and the groundhog did not see his shadow. So I find myself fantasizing about warmer weather and all of the wonderful shoes that it will bring. If you have read my blog before you know that I am having a not so secret love affair with Francesco Russo and after perusing the SS16 collection it doesn’t look it is going to end anytime soon. It is simply amazing. One of my favorites are these black patent leather braided sandals which will look great with basically anything. I definitely foresee another visit to 8 Rue de Valois in the near future.
Last week I went to London and Paris for a bit of a winter break. Anyone who knows me is very aware (and perhaps also the customs officer who took note of my previous stamps from Paris) that I adore Paris. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world. I love to wander around the city and take in all that it has to offer – which of course includes great food and shopping. This visit was no different. I went to some of my favorite shops and Italian restaurant in Le Marais.
This visit I also had the opportunity to visit the Francesco Russo salon. If you have been reading any of my posts lately, you know that I am crushing really hard on his shoe designs right now. My heart sank a little when I arrived at the shop with my girlfriend only to see a “Be back in 30 minutes” note in the window. It was almost 4:00 in the afternoon, so we decided to grab a late lunch and return because not visiting the salon was not an option. In hindsight, it was probably best that we had a rest and fueled up a bit because I certainly needed all of my strength for all of the awesomeness that awaited me.
So please forgive me but I am having a bit of a love affair with Francesco Russo at the moment. He shoes are just so sexy to me. So this week’s Wishlist Wednesday pick is another Francesco Russo confection and trust me it is worth it. I don’t really love blue and I have never really fancied (sorry I am writing from London this week) a pair of blue suede shoes. But these shoes have me thinking twice. You tell me…am I crazy? I don’t think so.
I have always loved animal print but I am a little obsessed with it at this very moment. There is not a pair of leopard shoes or a bag that I don’t want to bring home with me. So obviously when I came across this pair of leopard-print calf hair sandals from newcomer Francesco Russo, the drool commenced. And no, I didn’t bring home me. Well not yet at least. Russo started his line in 2014 and mark my words he is a designer that I will be keeping my eyes on because I expect many more drool worthy shoes from his line. In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful sandal I know, I will.
Source: Bergdorf Goodman