Santoni's Luxury Mountain


santoni footwear luxury mountain fashionado

Are you planning a weekend in the mountains between ski slopes and sub-zero temperatures? Then you cannot forget to pack the modern and dynamic Everest hiking boots in elegant hand-painted calfskin in tan shades and the precious and comfortable inside out calfskin mules with mink and beaver from the Santoni Fall Winter 2018-19 collection. Featuring a touch of style and incomparable quality, here are the ideal shoes for an active chic, high-altitude weekend.



pierre hardy

The Summer collection introduces a new informal and emancipated elegance articulated around two types of models. 

First, a folk spirit is given to lightweight classics developed in supple leathers – often unlined – and mounted on thin leather or rubber soles. Desert boots, “espadrille” slippers and slip-ons refer to a drifting Jack Kerouac look or an unlaced derby evoking a Gyspy Rock Jimmy Hendrix type. These shoes reflect a feeling of travel, wandering, from the Mediterranean Sea to Orient. Black, cobalt blue, Havana and black stripes, kaki … these colors take us to solar places.

The sport models refer to a more urban aesthetic. Two new sneakers, the Vibe and the Trail, play on graphic constructions. Pierre Hardy designs extremely striking models in contrasting tones.

Casual or sporty, these models are often punctuated with colorful lines, whether it’s in black and Havana leather for the dressed models or in overlapped leather bands for the sneakers.

Pierre Hardy defines a new dynamic tempo.  



selena gomez puma

Global sports brand PUMA announced a long-term partnership with singer, actress, and producer Selena Gomez who will work with the brand to design product and create marketing campaigns. Selena will start working with PUMA immediately and will first appear in the brand’s newest campaign for the Phenom, an upcoming women’s footwear drop.

“Being part of the PUMA family is very exciting for me,” said Selena Gomez. “PUMA has changed the game when it comes to the mash-up of athletic wear and fashion. It’s amazing to see this influence on style and culture and I’m excited to be a part of it. I am hoping that we can create something special together. We already have some really cool projects in the works.”

Selena and PUMA are a great match, not only because she fits with PUMA’s brand values, but also because of her powerful influence over young women, her integrity, hustle, and drive to succeed. Her work with the brand will be more than simply appearing in a campaign, she will be an active voice for the brand’s consumers. In addition, this partnership includes PUMA and Selena working with and supporting causes close to her heart.

“Selena is authentic, creative, talented, and fearlessly real. She is everything that today’s female consumer is looking for in a role model,” said Adam Petrick, Global Director for Brand and Marketing for PUMA. "In recent days, she has demonstrated just how strong she truly is. With her honesty and openness about living with Lupus, she has provided an incredible example of confidence, poise, and determination for all of us. Selena is a perfect partner for PUMA because she is not afraid of the challenges our world can offer; she fights and perseveres, which is exactly what PUMA is all about. She will not only represent our brand, but she will help to define and enhance our women’s business.”

The brand’s women’s business has been reinvigorated in recent years and they are expecting continued growth in this area.


FRYE's Modern Icons Collection


Legendary style meets the modernity of today with the launch of The Modern Icons Collection, a new range of men’s and women’s boots inspired by Frye’s heritage boot designs.

For over 150 years, Frye’s iconic boots have defined eras, embodied social movements and been proudly worn by the courageous and the cool. With a legacy of unrivaled quality and craftsmanship, these boots capture the essence of timeless American style.  

Now, Frye has created the next generation of Icons, made modern with refreshed details and refined profiles that exude the spirit of now.

Every Frye boot is bench crafted from the finest materials and expertly finished with time-honored (190-step) processes. Expert artisans have created the Modern Icons Collection by combining traditional techniques with modern advancements, keeping today’s customer in mind. 

At the heart of each boot in the collection is the leather. Frye searched the world over for the best quality full-grain and vegetable tanned leathers. Every detail has been carefully considered, from more tapered shapes and refined profiles to constructions made with comfort in mind and soft-as-butter materials that feel broken-in from first wear. The finishing touches are the all-but-indestructible factory-forged rings, buckles and hardware. 

The Frye Modern Icons Collection is comprised of six styles for men and women, featuring a range of sumptuous leather and suede and a variety of washes and colors. Each one simultaneously honors the original icon while being undeniably unique and of the moment.

 The next chapter of the story marries the past with the present: Frye’s long-standing heritage and passion for quality, craftsmanship and a quintessential expression of American iconic style meet a style profile that is distinctly in the now. Beauty, irreverence, harmony and rock ’n’ roll—the collection has it all.


Thom Browne Boots

Thom Browne
Thom Browne

I amy not have many needs but I sure have a lot of wants! Like the beauties that were not only made for walking but stopping traffic. They are the Gibson Wool-Tweed Derby Boot by Thom Browne available at MR Porter. I have a thousand looks already spiraling in my head to match them up with.


Tom Ford's Chesterfield Florals


Tom Ford delivers the WOW factor in footwear this season. Featuring embroidered silk and topped with a crocodile tassel, this Italian-made shoe is sure to stop traffic. While this work of art is versatile, as I can see wearing it with jeans or a tux, like a work of art, it's uncomprimising in price. But at $3,770 will it hold it's value and appreciate, like art? I once read an article that with humorous sarcasm stated that only millionaires can buy Tom Ford. Yup, I guess I'll admire these from his website.


Silver Long Wing Tip Shoe


The only thing wrong with this picture is that the shoes aren't on my feet! I'm not sure that I need these, but damn do I want them! I can think of numerous looks to sport the metallic leather footwear with ... And for only $975 you could own a pair too.... In stock now at Thom Browne!