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Merry Christmas!

24 Dec

I hope you enjoy the holidays!

I’ll get back on track in January, I promise 🙂

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Blog birthday

29 Oct

It’s been exactly two years since I’ve started blogging. Back then, I did not know for how long I would do it and today, I still have no idea how long I’ll keep posting shoes seen on various celebrities and pictures of models. But I do know that these two years have been fun, I’ve got to “know” a lot of awesome and very friendly people [that’s you, fellow blogger(ina)].

Thanks for your inspiring posts over at your blogs which widen my horizon (in more ways than you imagine), and thanks for your feedback on my little blog.

I’ve waited until today to launch the Facebook page of “The High Heel Times” – click here to open it in a new tab.

During these two years, a lot has happened. As of today, the blog have had 370.000 visitors and there now 282 post in 18 categories with 923 tags and 1725 comments. The most popular tags of these 923 are:

The top referrers in the last year were Passion Louboutin and The Shoe Girl. This fact, seeing the topic of our blogs, is not much of a surprise 🙂

The top 10 search terms in the last 365 days were: “high heel times”, “julie benz”, “olivia wilde”, “the high heel times”, “alessandra ambrosio”, “blake lively”, “vida guerra”, “jeanette biedermann high heels”, “poppy montgomery”, “marisa miller” (in this particular order). I think this says a lot as well 🙂

Now I’d like to see the opinion of those few of you who regularly visit my blog. I would like to know: what would you like to see on the blog more often? I did not create a poll with options, sorry – there are so many options I didn’t want to leave out anything. So, if you have a particular request or suggestion, critics, anything, please feel free to tell it!

Last but not least, guess what, I have a few pictures for you. No collages this time, but promotional pictures – they are so glamorous that they are appropriate for this special post 🙂

Desperate Housewives Season 7 Promo aka everything a shoe addict could ask for!

Christian Louboutin, Brian Atwood, Sergio Rossi…

Thanks for visiting and reading, have a nice weekend!

Trends and business

3 Sep

A T T E N T I O N!

It is a long post but I hope it’s worth it 🙂

4 topics:

  • Saks Fifth Avenue Celebrates Fashion’s Night Out
  • Stuart Weitzman Launches New Website
  • News from Jimmy Choo and the renaissance of the pointy toe
  • Indirect shoe ads (pictures)

1. Saks Fifth Avenue Celebrates Fashion’s Night Out

“On September 10th, Saks Fifth Avenue will transform its New York flagship into fashion’s ultimate rock ‘n’ party, in celebration of Fashion’s Night Out.”

There will be a lot of activities with a few designers, models and celebrities invited, I mention parts of the press release here:

  • Celebrate Donna Karan’s 25th Anniversary with the designer and surprise celebrity guests.
  • Estée Lauder: Tom Pecheux, Creative Director, celebrates the Pure Drama of Pure Color with the Lauder models Constance Jablonski, Hilary Rhoda, Liu Wen and Carolyn Murphy.
  • Make friendships bracelets with designer Charlotte Ronson and friends in her pop-up-shop and rock out as her friends DJ.
  • Purchase or bring in your Rebecca Minkoff handbag and artist Logan Real will monogram your bag!
  • Play bingo with host Karolina Kurkova and designers Chris Benz, Peter Som, Rachel Roy, and more.
  • See Fashion Designers battle their sketching skills at a “Win, Lose or Draw” games between Christian Cota, Prabel Gurung, Zac Posen, Heidi Mount and Coca Rocha with VOGUE’s Meredith Melling Burke serving as game show host!
  • Meet the Black Eyed Peas’ TABOO as he presents his the latest from his Taboo/Jump sneaker collaboration and shares inside tips on styling like a rock star.
  • Join Sergio Rossi’s Creative Director, Francesco Russo, rock ‘n’ roll fashion royalty, Alexandra and Theodora Richards and DJ Rachel Chandler in SFA’s 10022-SHOE Department for a private, VIP selling session from 6-7pm. Two exclusively-signed SERGIO ROSSI shoes will make their special appearance at the lounge, including: the over-the-knee, stack heel CHELSEA BOOT and the CACHET, a sky-high, peep-toe, platform stiletto in a variety of unique Saks Fifth Avenue colors. The lounge will be open to all from 7-11pm.
  • Meet fashion’s rock stars Victor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren of Victor & Rolf and experience an exciting art installation created by the forward-thinking duo, as OK Go’s Damian Kulash DJs.
  • Play darts with designer Simon Spurr and Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick.
  • Play Fashion Pictionary with designer Christian Siriano and his friends.

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– Would anyone buy me a plane ticket so I could get there? 🙂 –

2. Stuart Weitzman Launches Company-Owned Website with New Contemporary Look

Their statement says, The website showcases the merchandise with modern details like 360 degree rotation with zoom, in motion video featuring styles on a model, fit and care tips as well as trend boutiques. It boasts new, advanced technologies like single page checkout and user-friendly navigation and movement, making the site both fun and easy to shop.”

3. News from Jimmy Choo and the renaissance of the pointy toe

Though summer might be over, one could use these pairs on nights that aren’t too cold:

During the Fall/Winter shows this spring, we could see that pointy toe pumps will be having a renaissance. Prada, Giles, Louis Vuitton, Valentino and a few more brands decided to bring it back. We could say it’s official since Jane of Sea of Shoes already showed her pair by Prada.

In case you don’t like these brands, you could buy your pair at Jimmy Choo:

or at Stuart Weitzman:

4. Indirect shoe ads

The best place to promote shoes, however, must be television. No wonder that guests in various talk shows appear always pretty, wearing trendy shoes. Here’s a little compilation of them.

Kim Cattrall on Fallon wearing Brian Atwood:

Scarlett Johansson on Leno wearing Christian Louboutin:

Amber Valletta on Lopez wearing Nicholas Kirkwood:

Kim Kardashian on Leno wearing YSL:

Kim also uses Twitter very well to promote herself in the first line and this time also Christian Louboutin. You can see her in this outfit on the new cover of Prestige magazine.

Emma Roberts on Leno back in February, HQ picture:

Jessica Alba in HQ as well:

Megan Fox on Leno wearing Sergio Rossi, HQ picture:

A high quality picture of her having a good time with Conan:

That’s all for now, have a nice weekend!

Bye bye summer!

1 Sep

It is September already. Wow, this summer went by quickly! No worries though, here’s something to cheer you up:

You would think, would you not, that it is all I have on this topic. Wrong, here’s what they have in the UK:

At the very same event:

Louie Spence is rather special, isn’t he? Check out this  video 🙂

Okay, I’ll stop with this, let’s talk about shoes again to make this post spectacularly well balanced 🙂

Like here’s this pair by Report Signature for only $130. It’s lovely, I suggest you go for it!

Up next, a somewhat more expensive pair:

Btw, does any of you know for what reason she was invited to the Emmys? I couldn’t figure it out.

The last pair in this post is the following one:

I like Whitney’s makeup; she looks a bit different than she did a few years ago anyway, but I like her glam style.

Last but not least, here’s something for those who aren’t into higher heels than 3 inches and would like to shop.

At Scarpasa,  they have a so-called “Labor Day Sale“, use referral code “LaborDay20” from September 1 through September 7 to get great deals.

That’s all for now, bye!