Adrianna Papell Footwear: A Shoe-in for Style

You have read several blog posts from us drooling over the fashion offerings from Adrianna Papell. Well, we’re about to do the same with their footwear collection. Oh, did you not know about Adrianna Papell Footwear? We’re happy to keep you informed. You already know that Adrianna Papell is known for their stunning red carpet gowns, prom dresses, and chic sportswear, well they also offer a wide selection of designer women’s shoes. Let us formally introduce you to the Adrianna Papell Footwear Collection.

The Adrianna Papell Footwear collection includes dress shoes, boots, pumps, wedding shoes, and sandals for every occasion. With footwear styles that pair perfectly with your daywear, prom dress, or evening gown, and vary in looks, styles, and colors. The Adrianna Papell’s designer women’s shoes are sure to please even the pickiest and most discerning of shoe shoppers.

The collection of Adrianna Papell Footwear is crafted with the same meticulous artisanal craftsmanship that their dresses are made with, and are designed to be both comfortable and versatile. We’re enamored with several styles from the collection. Particular favorites including the Heather Boot, an open-toe shootie which boasts asymmetrical elastic upper made from textural fabric, a tailored fit, and a comfortable heel; the Prince Studded Smoking Slippers (and it’s mule counterpart), boasts beautiful novelty leather uppers, low stacked heels and studded welt details; the Glam Heel, a mesh and leather mule with a swirl designed upper; and the Addison Pointy Toe Pump, a pointed toe pump with mesh inserts and leather piping around the throat. There’s much more from the collection to drool over.

Whether it’s a new pair of shoes for work, party shoes, prom shoes, or a pair of shoes to match the wedding dress of your dreams, Adrianna Papell Footwear has the right pair of shoes for you on your special day or just for every day!

Ipanema Made a Splash as the Official Footwear Sponsor of MBFW Swim

Last week was Miami Swim Week and though I would have loved to be there enjoying the swim shows while having delightful ocean breezes wash over me, I couldn’t attend yet again this season (oh winning lottery jackpot, where art thou?). But I’ve been getting some great feedback on events I missed, such as the roundup on the wonderful events by the Official Footwear Sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, Ipanema Footwear, who made quite an impact with models, editors, buyers and VIP guests. Join me as I live vicariously through event attendees.

As the Official Footwear Sponsor,now through 2015, Ipanema made a splash in its successful first year of a sponsorship trilogy. From July 18th-July 22nd, the Brazilian sandal brand commandeered The Raleigh, home of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, with an impressive poolside cabana, presence at notable runway shows, such as L*SPACE by Monica Wise, and a cocktail event for an exclusive group of VIP guests.

Designed to be a chic beachside living room, Ipanema‘s poolside cabana functioned as an oasis, enjoyed by the event’s guests. Enjoying non-stop foot traffic, Ipanema’s cabana was bustling as guests had their photos taken by a Facebook integrated photo kiosk with an illuminated Ipanema beach backdrop, previewed the brand’s 2014 collection and left with a pair of the Limited Edition Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week flip flops in-hand.

Throughout the fashionable week, models were seen wearing Ipanema flip flops and toting around branded “Model Survivor Kits” catering to the models’ demanding on-the-go schedules during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. Ipanema created these kits with all the Ipanema-branded necessities any model would need to survive the hectic week, such as a neck pillow, nail file, and of course flip flops, establishing itself as a must-have within the model community.

In celebration of the brand’s sponsorship and the debut of its 2014 collection, Ipanema hosted an intimate cocktail event at Restaurant Michael Schwartz at The Raleigh Saturday evening. Notable editors, bloggers, influencers and taste-makers mingled with Ipanema leadership while enjoying custom Ipanema cocktails named after signature styles, such as the “Maya-Tai” and “Neo California Love”, before leaving with their very own survivor kits

The following evening, Ipanema served as the Official Sponsor of the 2014 L*SPACE by Monica Wise runway show in the Cabana Grande tent. Models were seen wearing their Ipanema Sandals backstage while the show’s VIP guests walked away with Ipanema in their gift bags. Both brands were excited to be partnering for the debut of L*SPACE by Monica Wise’s 2014 collection. Designer, Monica Wise, said, “I feel like Ipanema and L*SPACE go hand in hand. When you think about beachwear, you can’t help but think of a great sandal, and Ipanema has the style to complete the look. Having them involved in our show makes sense in completing the beach style that Miami is known for.”

Designer, Monica Wise, and L*SPACE by Monica Wise model with Ipanema model survival kit 

But that’s not all, Ipanema was also included in the VIP gift bags at the Luli Fama 2014 runway show held the same Sunday at the Cabana Grande tent, proving that there is no beach attire their sandals can’t compliment.

From the overwhelmingly positive response to Ipanema’s 2014 collection, to the brand’s
impact on guests attending Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014, Ipanema started
the three-year sponsorship off strong. The brand looks forward to continuously making an impact with their chic sandals as the Official Footwear Sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim for the next two years. They are especially excited about being a part of the event’s 10th Anniversary celebration next year. Hopefully I will see them there myself.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Gustavo Caballaro

It’s Beach Season, Time for Summer Sandals & Cover Ups

Summer is officially here and that means one thing – it’s beach season! Time to plan those trips to the beach, the pool or any other body of water where you can relax, have fun and enjoy the weather. Of course this also means it’s for swimsuits but it’s not just about the swimsuits. Top off your look with some great coordinating shoes and cover ups to add that cool touch to your beach look. Eco-friendly scarf maker, Nepali by TDM Design and Jellypop Shoes, which features cool styles under $50.00, have perfect accessories for any beach/summer fashion.

Whether you go for a bold color or print to add a bit of “wow” to a solid colored swimsuit or play up your bathing suit’s bold accents, you are sure to get something superb from these brands. Compliments will follow.