Sunday, 20 November 2011

Raising the bar


Thanks to what I today have the privilege to call my job, I go through a lot of shoes. I'm always equally kind to them all, I keep them in the box, wrapped in tissue paper for a few days while they decorate my messy desk. But then one day, I came across Mark Charles. After a lot of shoe admiring and a brief meeting with the man himself, the idea behind the brand became quite clear to me after he said something in the following way: ''When I saw girls waking home bare feet after a night out, carrying their shoes, I just really wanted to do something about it''. So was born his way of not just designing, but way of delivering shoes that serve their primal purpose. I'm talking extra cushioned soles, tailored tight fit, limited to only 500 pairs pair style. The shoes all come in a white wooden box with replaceable heels tips and a little care kit. This all resulting in me thinking.. I'm not sure how serious I can take shoes that come box-less anymore...


weekday coat
alexander wang shirt dress
h&m turtleneck

I took the black 'Afina' and beige 'Camy' out for a walk the other day, and at the moment the black beauties are sitting on my shoe shelf. Gorgeous they are both, but you know I always feel a bit biased towards black shoes... I wore them with a pencil skirt, I think we are in the last of days when it comes to the weather. And wang shirt, that with it's cool lenght continues to serve me as a true soldier.

115 comments:

love oracle wild said...

Oh my goodness! I am in love with these boots! Could the tan colour be any more perfect? AMAZING!

http://oraclewild.blogspot.com/

love oracle wild x

Norah said...

heh you're like carrie bradshaw - you always have the most gorgeous footwear!

Habiba. J said...

I love the shape of the heel, the curve of it is gorgeous. I would love it if you checked out my blog, I have a new fashion post you might love to read.

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Monse Fuentes said...

wow, those boots are beautiful!

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Marina :) said...

LOVE them :)

mwan said...

love it so pretty and your pics
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RAYNE said...

What an incredible idea, stunning shoes as well. Every shoe brand should create not only eye catchers but comfort for women as well.

xx
www.lluviaforallseasons.com

Bri said...

Love those boots!
xx

GINGER FASHION MONSTERS said...

oh oh oh my the curved heel is just... lush!! anyday. anywhere.

www.gingerfashionmonsters.blogspot.com

patrycja2407 said...

wonderful shoes!: )
greetings

nakedqueen said...

wooow
amazing choice!

great design!!!

love it

eleni said...

those shoes are amazing!! really unique! lovely outfit ! xx

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STAY ON THE FASHION said...

Wooooow amazing boots <3 <3 <3 <3

MadisonTheresa said...

I love these!!! I usually prefer tan shoes but I think the black ones are way cuter! Love your outfit as well

xo <a href="www.madisontheresa.com> Madison Theresa </a>

The Fancy Teacup said...

I'm partial to black as well. Those boots are such gems. x

www.TheFancyTeacup.com

Melissa Soldera said...

They are STUNNING! Can't even decide which color I like better!

M.
xo

www.stylesocietyinc.com

Jen Umm said...

in love with the boots!

STYLE DECORUM

Project Umbrella said...

I love these boots so much! ;)
Great blog ;)

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Project Umbrella said...

I love these boots so much! ;)
Great blog ;)

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Jennifer said...

i absolutely love the story behind these shoes. if only everybody thought that way. they're really beautiful too x

SAMANTHA said...

wow these are incredible, I love both colors! great post.. I wish I could have a pair of these!



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Mary said...

SANDRA LOVE THE PICTURES AS ALWAYS.....



GREAT SHOES !!


KISSES FROM ITALY www.thelastillusion.blogspot.com

Lia said...

those shoes are AHmazing!!!

xx
Glass of Fashion

Naina said...

So are they really that comfy? Can you finally say "just walk a mile in my shoes" without having the other person cringe because all you wear are heels? ;)
Oh, and what a beaut you are Sandra!

SIDEWALKCATWALKS.com

monkeyshines ♥ said...

stunning pairs!

Bises,
monkeyshines
http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

Ivory † said...

I am in love with those shoes, especially the ones in black.

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jennyjk said...

I seriously almost felt gasmic when I saw these boots! The black ones actually look more chic than the brown colored ones, but the side detailing is to die for!

http://harperandmonroe.blogspot.com/

Ariel said...

Those shoes are absolutely stunning!!! : )

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Jen S. said...

Those shoes are AMAZING!!!!

jen
http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

Alyssa said...

Ahh they are so beautiful. Love the care kit and wooden box. Such a fantastic idea!

http://highheelsandfashionsteals.blogspot.com

Urban Jungle Fashion said...

This is my favorite new blog. I'm am dead serious. ANYONE who has this great taste in shoes needs to be uplifted. You are amazing!

Veronica said...

Love the stitching on the boots! Hope you are having a great day! :)

xx Veronica

thestyleflux said...

Love the wrap around strap design of that boots! :)

Kaye
http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com

::little projects in style:: said...

hmmmm these shoes are yummy!! :) totally made my morning!!

Sara Soda said...

Those are so fantastic!! I always hate wearing out my favorite shoes, I feel like I lose a friend when I have to get rid of them! What a fantastic idea.

Ashley said...

The detail on the shoes are amazing. I love the 'x' stitching. Great photos too - the one of you holding the leaf is beautiful.

Ashley
www.validatemenow.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

those are gorgeous boots!

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Bridg said...

wow the shoes are beautiful... and i like the story behind them, seems like a truely passionate designer! :) thanks for sharing, great post!!

B xx

www.phoandchips.com

jas said...

wow thats such a great idea with the shoe kit. great pair of shoes

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mintyandpeaches said...

These shoes by Mark Charles look AMAZING! Love those strappy details.

And replaceable heels? GENIUS! I LOVE that!

x Minty
http://mintyandpeaches.wordpress.com

Avocado Sundays said...

Wow good on that guy for creating a brand like this! It truly is just what a girl wants - esp with the care pack and everything.

Just awesome!

http://avocadosundays.blogspot.com/

Aissata said...

so cute
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Jane Michiel said...

Beautiful! Art.

vanillachic said...

truly amazing shoes. in both colors!

http://vanillachic.wordpress.com/
http://vanillachic.wordpress.com/

Lynn said...

He is one thoughtful shoemaker! Love those boots!! :)

xoxo,
lynn

Birdie said...

Love the boots!!

birdieshoots.blogspot.com

E.G said...

Omg Love love love those boots..
You look Great..beautiful pictures


P.s Love your blog

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merci pour le venin said...

omg, they are amazing. especially the black ones, i want them so much.

Marloes said...

Whaa love these shoes! Especially the black ones. Shoe envy!

roviedear said...

oh my amazing shoes <3

Lola said...

So amazing!!! Both of them!! Love the straps!!

Anonymous said...

The tan one looks more beautiful in the picture though I am just like you I usually go for the black ones. I think the design is showing more in the tan.

Dominika said...

amazing shoes!
<3


Fashion Philosophy
www.fashionphilosophy.net

Augusta Buan said...

CRAVING!!! They´re gorgeous looking and my heart beats faster
xx
http://midtomnatten.blogspot.com

Irene Mo. said...

love your outfit!
=)
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Jennifer said...

those are so cute!!! I love the tanned ones

Guenda said...

cool as usual!! :)

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Tanja van S - PureGlam.tv said...

Beautiful heels - really love your style... and might still look comfortable..

Tanja - PureGlam.tv or via Bloglovin

Sandra said...

awesome shoes!!

Laura said...

Those shoes are amazing!
Totally your (and my ;)) style :)

xxx
Laura

http://the-shoe-issue.blogspot.com

la vie quotidienne said...

Sandra great boots, i love brown boots with leather jacket and blue jeans.

XOXO from Munich

La Vie Quotidienne

www.laviequo.com

Dena TsaL said...

OMG!!Stunning!

Style LimeLight

JOANA said...

They're perfect!! ♥

http://callme-jo.blogspot.com/

Raya said...

both pairs are amazing!

Malena said...

Love that look! Both pairs are great!

Anne Elena Kaae Schmidt said...

wow, beautiful!

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Michelle Lee said...

Love them

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Oxana Ivanova said...

Amazing boots!!!

Blog by Oxana Ivanova

Outside Looking In said...

WOW! Georgeous!

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Hélène said...

Nice photos :)

bloo. said...

OH! Amazing outfit, great job dear :-))

x
bloo.

Mary said...

These shoes sound and look fantastic. Winner!

Liz said...

Amazing! love those boots.

Sandra said...

liek pieces of art, definitely :)

Sandra
Stop by - Where are my keys?

Laura_Maradam said...

Very nice this man, Ive also suffered from the walking home barefoot syndrome... My respects ;)
xxx

Laura said...

Great boots! Nice photos girl

Xoxo
http://lauralexo.blogspot.com

Sara said...

love the pictures

www.trash-de-luxe.blogspot.com

soffisingles said...

so cool.

http://soffisinglesstyle.blogspot.com/

Daria said...

Love the boots!


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Jani said...

Love those boots! They would look great with a pair of leather leggings!

-Jani
www.funfashionfit.com
www.foottraffic.com

thefashionguitar said...

Wow, they are really nice! Love that the heel is like babana shaped!

XO Charlotte
www.thefashionguitar.com

Nissy B Unique said...

This boots are amazing!! totally in love!

xxo Nissy

nissybunique.blogspot.com

Vasilieva said...

one word - divine

http://www.vasilievablog.com/
x

Like Mousse Au Chocolat said...

♥♥♥♥

Isabel said...

really nice shoes, bought of them!

Johanna said...

OMG!!! These are AMAZING!! I absolutely have to have them!! Thanks for turning us on to Mark Charles!

İzmir İstanbul Arası said...

I can't believe! you shoes are amazing!

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Sammie said...

those boots are so hot :) lucky girl :)
i wouldn't know what color to pick,they are both equally beautiful


sammie
from
fashionbarbecue.com

designerbinary said...

They sound amazin, and look great!

Eda. said...

The boots happen to be amazing.

Eda ♥

www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

marblava said...

Amazing!! Love them!

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BubblyBrunett said...

is it possible to have nicer shoes??

Miss Shannon Kaitlyn Veronica said...

those shoes are amazing!! xx

http://shesingsndrinks.blogspot.com/

gabbie said...

those boots are certainly made for walking! The coat, shirt dress, and messy hair are put in place letting them shine <3

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

wow..the boots look great! & you look good..

www.fiftnsixth.com

Shawna Hynes said...

Gorgeous shoes, that certainly do look comfortable! Love the thought and idea behind them as well :)

<3 Shawna
http://serpentinestreets.blogspot.com

dollcake said...

love your outfit and the way you make the boots shine:)
do you have any items you have designed?

www.dollcake.blogspot.com

Red to Yellow said...

gorgeus!!!!!!!!!!

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http://redtoyellow.blogspot.com/

IN State of Fashion said...

Amazing boots.. i am in love with these boots.. and GREAT outfit dear.. as usual


xoxo

Pins, Needles & Fashion said...

In love with those boots! obsessed with the brown ones.

www.pinsneedlesfashion.blogspot.com

Malin Nyman said...

O. M. G. That's love in the shape of a pair of heels!

Helt otroligt vad avundsjuk jag blir på din skogarderob, Sandra. Ge mig!

Sandra said...

wooooowwwww, no words!!!

can't choose my favs! brown or black... both!!

www.mysavageside.blogspot.com

the gorgeous said...

this weekday coat is soo rad! do you know how to get weekday stuff from spain? any e-shop? thanks! ;)

Marina said...

amazing boots <3 I love it

http://biskvittka.blogspot.com/

Sydney said...

I know your affinity for black but I am more of a brown/tan/cream girl and the brown boots are perfection!

-Sydney page

Chicstripes.wordpress.com

Raspberry Heels said...

Where on earth and how did you find Mark Charles ~ amazing !!!

Dexter said...

This pair looks really good, and the extras that came with it, wow!

grace h said...

hey girl! you have a beautiful blog. i'm in love with you and your style~

xx,
graceinajar

Nadège said...

no words to describe this pair !!! AMAZING love them :):):)

Cristiana Nunes said...

Omg.. the boots are to die for!!

The F Word said...

You always have such great shoes!! Loving these.

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Ria said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the packaging of the shoes too and extra cushion, how brilliant.

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