Sunday, January 27, 2008

MANOLO BLAHNIK, JIMMY CHOO, AND THE LIKE--CHILDHOOD DREAMS-FASHION FANTASIES


Photo courtesy of Design Museum/London

As a young girl, I used to cut out pictures from fashion magazines and make these massive collages. I would hang them on my wall, look at them in the middle of the night and dream about wearing all of these beautiful clothes and shoes–oh the shoes!

Now, as an adult, my taste has become much more refined and my obsession much more focused. I live to meet Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo (both on my feet and in person). I can strike up a conversation with any perfect stranger and talk about shoes as though we were old friends from childhood.

I want this blog to be my window into the world of high end women’s shoes and the source of every woman’s dream of classy feet. I want it to be fun, funky, and functional.

This blog is for women who love on shoes without caring who knows it. Yes, we can talk about shoes all day and night and would fly to the ends of the earth for that perfect pair of footwear!

Release your inner Imelda--FA’SHOE’NISTAS! Unite!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

FA'SHOE'NISTA!




HIGH FASHION HEELS—DESIGNER SHOES—WHY WOMEN HAVE NO TROUBLE DISCUSSING THEIR CHOICE OF FAVORITE FOOTWEAR

Think of putting together the perfect outfit and the average fashion vixen usually buys that fabulous dress or sultry suit first, shopping for matching shoes later.

The true FA’SHOE’NISTA, however, pounces on the perfect pair of shoes regardless of what’s in her closet. No purchase has more emotion, passion, and pure ecstasy than that of those precious shoes for an upcoming special occasion (or no occasion at all).

FA’SHOE’NISTA! believes that not only do the shoes make the outfit, they also say a lot about the shoe maven who wears them.

THE PRIDE BEHIND THE PURCHASE— HIGH END FASHION & DESIGNER SHOES—ONE WOMAN SHARES HER PASSION FOR STILETTOS

When I came up with the idea for this site, I wasn’t sure in what direction I wanted it to go or what its main purpose would be. Then I started doing a little informal market research. Whether I was in a department store, on the street, or at my job, whenever I ran into a particularly stylish maven with a killer pair of shoes or boots, I would strike up a conversation about said footwear. More often than not, I received much more than just a simple “thank you.” My comments usually sparked a conversation about where they purchased the shoes, why they purchased them and how much they love buying their favorite floor knockers. After so many conversations, the concept of a high fashion shoe blog was born.

PURPOSE BY DESIGN

Writing, Art, and Fashion are my three earthly passions, but I didn’t know how I could combine all 3 interests--until now. Fa’Shoe’Nista! is a forum for women who share this crazy obsession for everything shoe related. My goal is to make this blog fun, fresh, and innovative, giving women an opportunity to share their favorite shoe stories and to have access to local, national, and international designers and shops they might not otherwise have heard of. Fa’Shoe’Nista! will endeavor to cover the little-known and the well-known alike.

Obsessively yours,

Cheryl L. Pastor
a.k.a. ShoeMaven 07



UPCOMING EVENTS

Interviews with the owner of a little know Jewel in the City, 5000 Shoes and More, and A talk with shoe designer, Samanta Joseph of Samanta Shoes. Ms. Joseph’s line (which recently added men’s shoes) is known for designs that incorporate both style and comfort.