Shoe lovers—especially vintage shoe lovers—will revel in this collection of twentieth century footwear. Over one hundred years of shoe design, explored decade by decade, are bound into Vintage Shoes. The most collectible and influential shoes from the past century are chronicled through stunning imagery and specially commissioned photography, curated by Caroline Cox. Vintage collectors benefit from the shopping, sourcing, and caring guides for vintage footwear. A glossary of the shoe designers from Salvatore Ferragamo to Vivienne Westwood will expand even the most dedicated shoe lover’s knowledge on the history of footwear. Most excitingly, Vintage Shoes features a forward by the purveyor of scarlet soles (who’s designs will soon be coveted vintage pieces in their own right)—Christian Louboutin.
Vintage Shoes by Caroline Cox; $29.99
Every girl-on-the-go is pinched for time at some point or another, and every now and then, she may lack the inspiration to make a quick turnaround from the daytime look to one she can wear out on the town. Well have no fear busy beauties, Joonbug is here! We have come up with 5 great tips that can help you to create the perfect day-to-night look without having to stop at home or pack a duffle on your way to work.
Tip 1: Let’s start with shoes- Slip into a pair of your fave heels!
There is no better way to turn a day look into nighttime style than by ditching the flats and pumping it up (literally!) For those who don’t want to endure the “torture” of the 5-inch stiletto, we have the perfect solution to the misconception that beauty=pain. Check out the Cole Haan collection by Maria Sharpova. With concealed NIKE AIR technology leather, lined leather mid-sole, and stacked heel rubber sole, these babies add comfort to style (also available at Macy’s and Nordstrom). Once that’s taken care of, throw on a pair of your favorite skinny jeans and you’re good to go. We know, not all are fans of the skinny jeans, and if this speaks to you, try a trendy wedge sandal with your simple skirt or dress. It is the perfect variation of high-heels that is comfortable and sure to add flair to your look.
Old Hollywood glamour meets modern structure with the latest trend of black and gold accessories. Designers are pairing metallics with matted blacks to create a perfect compliment to a day or evening look. Keep it classic or make a statement—heels, handbags, wedges, and jewelry will add sophisticated fantasy to your fall wardrobe.
The feminine and flirty style of Bruno Frisoni’s Disco Wedge is highlighted by a large bow and metallic squares. Pair these with your “lunch with the girls” wrap dress and you have a daytime winner that any café girl would love.
Sadly enough, looking fabulous comes with its consequences. The hot little Jimmy Choo heels you just bought for fall may cause bunions, heel pain, toe deformities, or trapped nerves. A recent study done on 2,000 women by the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists in the UK reports that 37 percent of women will sacrifice comfort for fashion.
Are you one of the four in ten women that buy shoes that don’t fit you? According to the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, 90 percent of the nearly 800,000 operations each year for bunions, hammertoes, and trapped nerves can be connected to a woman’s high-heel choice. It is estimated by the AOFAS that we take an average of 10,000 steps a day, so your wonderfully-wedged Dolce & Gabanna metallics keeps your body tilted forward, putting excess pressure on your back.