Thursday, December 13, 2012

NINA + NINA ORIGINALS SPRING 2013 Women's Shoes, Sandals, Handbags

adore, adore-these hand painted murals by Rueben Toledo-circa 1992---at the showroom. We think would make a terrif pattern for a silk fabric shoe pump and matchy match clutch handbag

words/images Judith Ecochard

Sixty years young and still family owned, NINA Footwear company showed a wonderful variety of  Spring 2013 varied très chic heel heights of wedges, flats, and stiletto shoes,  and sandals-with on trend embellishments-in bold tones, pretty pastels, metallics, and patterns---PLUS a clutches perfect collection---to media types recently...under its labels, Nina (plus a Bridal collection that really could also be a Divorce collection-meaning suitable no matter marital status-ha ha ha),  Delman, and a new stamp on footbeds-Nina Originals.

Ultra $110 -front-boho haute hippie...
As can be surmised from the moniker-the Nina Originals Collection refs iconic styles straight from the archives...some "as authentic pieces' according to a press release quoting Flori Silverstein, Creative Director...and "...reinterpreted others, filtering them through todays lens"=25 styles priced $110-$200

HIGHLIGHTS: Nina Originals, Nina

the redux of the Greenwich Villager by Nina Originals

colorblock peep toe pump-Samba $160

block heels=ez walk on-

perforated upper-refs men's kicks-Etta $175 lace-up+Diandra stacked strap pump so 70's $195

in metallic leather

soft napa cross strap uppers in a bold red on retro square shaped heel w/ ankle strap-with blue upper band trim 

sheer uppers-with leather polka dots-summey whimsical---with patent or gold metallic trim

lace-ups on a solid heel-mixed leather/fabric texture

hybrid wedge/sneaker with hiking boot style metal mix of leather and linen like upper. 

grosgrain ribbon dsnadl with leather ankle straps

multi color  bands makes this leather ankle strap sandal special

Hayley $215

men's toe cap oxford gets the feminine treatment in this heeled lace-up 

beach worthy..rope textured upper in a slide with durable rubber outsole

one from the boys- leather heels derbys

Esperanza $135 espadrilles-with ankle ties

Krisia $145

crotchet lace/roughish burlap toe cap-sweet Raine $135

a burst of florals-Kenyon $195

we think these stacked chunky heels sandals-with multi buckle side straps polished enough for work.

raffia woven braided multi-color upper wedge heel--nice Sonya $165  

 metal studs on leather upper-chunky sandal-Kalinda $195

we like the mix of leather and textured burlap-multi strap sandal with back ankle strap

Jive ballet flats and Juniper flats with back strap----loads of color options $125..the tapered toe makes this sleek not frilly

Kellyanne pumps up top $145

right-Kayla $165 color block suede wedge

graphic black white blocks of color-a pattern we saw all over the runways for Spring 2013...wedge sandal left=Shari-$175

patent pump with a tiny bow-square heel with height=Dynasty 165

metallic silver-Dynasty pump and Juniper flat

Dynasty pump in bold colbalt blue-another trend color for Spring 2013

crotchet uppers- Smile sandals $145

with a heel-crotcheted uppers ---nicely done ---- hand wrought crafty style

Edie-$145-saddle shoe with patent leather



Highly affordable-seriously ($69-$179-for ultra crystal embellishments)---NINA highlights included laser leather cut-out uppers, lucite wedges, and sparkling trims---especially on metallics-for that 'special day' or anyday.

walls of shoes---so many choices, so little time....

tiny gold metal stud details-

Farrie $119-laser cut outs in a stiletto peep toe or flat

multi colored and clear stone accents-sparkle

glam, glam, galm Maybell $99

caged sandals...gladiator trend always fashionable

Benicia $99

Ruth $79

Red carpet ready---all that glitters is gold....and crystal...shown with select Nina handbags.
Mena Clutch $115

we loved these multi-colored python prints uppers

Bridal Collection smartly done in a wide variety of styles and color options---for todays gals who might want to be comfy---or switches shoes out depending on the reception. AND design your own options---where one picks the style---and then the color-including this pretty tea rose luster satin option-----($200)
glitter metallics- Blanche pump $79

there several illustrations for ads of old

Keegan $69

comfy cork eds-studded uppers easy wear sandal

HANDBAGS- the selections we saw were dressy---and just as well made as the footwear.

Mid-sized clutches, pouches, minaudieres, and a few wristlets all with those special details and embellishments...and what's nice is all the sizes allows for smartphones and other must carry items---like 3 tubes of lipstick, credit cards...
There were so many styles and color options---most available NOW...on the company website

Clutches---HB Lyndal -2 on right-$125 and Leya w/ leaf shape crystals $110

Luz Pouch $64

Leto $45