Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Catherine de' Medici 1533, Susana Traca Premium Footwear -2015


Need even more proof that women buy shoes (and accessories) with a bit more anticipatory ease and glee- than say, apparel…? 

A visit to Jim Villa showroom recently-clued us in on new to us female led- luxury designer labels made in Europe---that elicited big WOWs…for silhouette, craftsmanship and design. 

Interesting to note-smaller brick and mortar retailers need to see these collections----imo, their footwear customers will have a new reason to shop.

Most styles -pictured below-are available now-but we think these are year round wears---as true premium footwear with breathable leather or sporty footbeds are practically impervious to warmer/colder temps.
Monoceros $1495 multi-colored reptilian booties…lace-ups are cleverly-half python, half velvet...

 Catherine de Medici 1533 is named in homage to the Italian born former Queen of France…who is cited as the originator of the high heels that the royals -men and women-favored.

Sensual and visual knock-outs-this wonderful collection-that literally stopped us in our tracks as soon as we got to the showroom- is made from premium materials-the styles are all elegant sexy silhouettes that flatter, and design details including signature purple outsoles, crown and doodle upper embellishments…unusual and timeless.
Scorpius-Snakes multi-colored python pumps elegant sexy upper are classics $1295-$1195

pointy toe flats---with signature swirl---

Phoenix suede+metallic leather- left cut-outs elongate the eye-colorful patent options on right $895 
Lyra slingbacks-our fav (obvi) $945

what's a Queen without a crown? Embellished buckle on silk and suede Jewelry pumps

Cygnus $965

Columba $965 crowned flats with pointy toes go with practically everything one would wear-from jeans to cocktail frocks.

Crown single sole Andromeda $995

Pavo $1295 whimsical flourishes on suede booties an knee boots-in rich suede…royal purple outsoles are signature an direct reference to the monarchy of the 16-17th century.

Lupus $1545

heels are sculptural jewels…beautiful silk ruffled booties are STUNNING.

Perseo booties…with patent cap toe detail $1495 

Pearls-Orion pumps $1095
social media: @catherinedemedici1533

Currently available online at Moda 

Upscale sport inspired footwear has been popular in Italy for a bit longer than in the USA…and the Italian based Susana Traca delivers a sparkling collection of ankle boots, wedges, cap-toe sandals that remind us of our fav river sandals-but with a lot more style-including moccasins, and gladiator multi-strap boots…all blessed with very shock absorbing rubber outsoles…function/fashion at its best.

chelsea boots-rock-on!
SO FUN TOO! Great every day and travel footwear that would not look at a place at a night club.

techy material on the upper…space-age foil looking textile with embossed characteristics…like the toe bump too…great to travel with

from the Fall 2015 collection…geometric patterns…Running Lines pattern

keeping the sparkle into Fall deliveries---classic pointy toe bootie…and pump

white rubber outsoles work with this sparkling hybrid of a mid top sneaker-with patent leather buckle detail
Available in several outlets including Zappos.

slip on in printed calf hair...