Friday Night With Catherine

Black Suede Booties
Charles David

It is finally Friday. Let the weekend begin! If you are planning to spend the weekend outside, partying all night long or having a fancy dinner, you will need a kick-ass pair of shoes (pardon my French). The Catherine bootie, by footwear designer Charles David, is a minimalism gem, with nothing but a bold pointy toe, 10cm/4" stiletto heel and a small lace detail on the back. Nothing much, nothing less. Just the right amount of perfect. 

Black suede booties
Catherine in black suede

Burgundy dress booties

Tan suede dress booties
Catherine in tan

New In by Steve Madden: The Wagner Boots

Patent Leather Boots
Steve Madden 

We can happily say, high heels are having a comeback! The past few years we've been part of the sneaker culture, but now it's time to switch back to the good old sky-high shoes. Our favorite: the glossy Wagner boots by Steve Madden. The Wagner features a patent PU upper material, a proud 11cm/4.5" stiletto heel and a bold pointed toe front. Let the heel game begin! See next: Rumbo Leather Ankle boots.

Patent Ankle Boots by Steve Madden
Wagner boots

Stiletto Ankle Booties
11cm/4.5 inch stiletto heel

See What The Shoes Katy Perry Named After Hillary Clinton Look Like

Katy Perry Shoe Collection
Katy Perry's shoe collection

Tomorrow is the day. Katy Perry is launching her own shoe collection on the 16th of February. The singer named every pair after strong females characters, like some of her family members, and also, Hillary Clinton. The singer said she tried to design every shoe after the personality of the chosen character. The Hillary shoe is a cute, nude-toned pointed toe pump, with a playful chunky heel. We can't wait to see the rest of the collection! Find more of Katy Perry's designs online at Macy's.

The Hillary Clinton pumps by Katy Perry
The Hillary Clinton pumps

Nude Wedding Shoes

Nude Wedding Shoes
The Kiara Pump

It's one of the biggest moments of your life - your wedding. And of course, every detail has to sit perfectly. So does the shoe. Badgley Mischka is well known for its glamorous designs, just like the Kiara platform pump. The cream beige color adds a hint of color, while the large embellishment on the back makes sure to turn your walk down the aisle an unforgettable moment. The perfect nude wedding shoes!

Nude wedding shoes
Badgley Mischka design
Nude wedding shoes
Embellishment for the wow factor

Polka Dot Pumps by Kate Spade

Kate Spade polka dot pumps
Kate Spade New York

Sometimes we have that cute moment. We just want to look adorable and act a little bit silly. What's better than polka dots in that case. You'll be cute in no time (think of your childhood hero Minnie Mouse and her all-polka-dot look). And even if you prefer a different style, a polka dotted item can always be combined in a way that suits your preferences. A good choice: the "Licorice" pointed-toe pumps by Kate Spade New York. Glossy, cute and timeless!

Kate Spade polka dots pumps
Licorice pumps 

The Navy Jetsetter by Henri Bendel

Henri Bendel Jetsetter Bag
Henri Bendel design

First, here's a short and not so boring history class with Nina. The navy stripes (ej-kej-ej the sailor or the Breton stripe) have a less of a fashion background. The stripes were originally used in the French navy. The seaman wore the striped knitted shirts as a uniform, where each of the stripes represented one of Napoleon's victories. End of the class.

Nowadays, the use of the blue and white combination plays a major role in the fashion scene. It's a timeless and classic pattern, which, today,  reminds us of the beautiful blue sea and the bright summer season. The "Jetsetter" by Henri Bendel is a great essential. The canvas handbag can also be converted to a backpack, which comes in handy, especially when you're traveling.

Henri Bendel Backpack
The "Jetsetter" collection

Henri Bendel Convertible Backpack
Convertible back design

New In by Sergio Rossi: The Platform Diva

Sergio Rossi platform sandals
Sergio Rossi

Let's face it. Monster heels are not that popular anymore. We became more of a "sneaker" generation. For a 16cm/6 inch to be comfortable to walk in, is against every law of science. But still, there is always an "awww" when we see such a pair. It awakens our inner diva. Sergio Rossi's platform sandals are the perfect example: a high heel and high platform combo. The nude patent leather gives the final polished touch. See also: Blaint Platform Sandals.

Sergio Rossi Patent Leather Sandals

The Edit: Caroline de Maigret

The Edit: Carolina de Maigret

Effortless, chic and a bit of rock'n' roll - that's Caroline de Maigret. Behind the ultimate Parisian look is a woman with an outstanding personality. One of a kind. The Chanel brand ambassador not only teaches how to be cool and in vogue, but also is a great inspiration on how to live a nonchalant and free life. Simply, how not to give a f*ck. 

Enjoy The Edit in a manner of the great Caroline de Maigret. 

Nina Nuru The Edit: Tod's black handbag
The little black handbag by Tod's. Minimalism with refined details. Available at ITALIST.

Nina Nuru The Edit: Stella McCartney Falabella
And then, there's a bit of cool design. Stella McCartney's iconic Falabella handbag with lots of details and lots of style. Available at BERGDORF'S.

Nina Nuru The Edit: Pointed toe pumps

A classic and plain pointed toe pump - you'll need it. White is cool. Available at AMAZON.

Sexy Thing Folk 105 Sandals

Aquazzura Folk Sandals
Aquazzura design

The classic bootie from the "Sexy Thing" line,  by Aquazzura, got a new fancy design makeover. The elegant suede sandals are now available in a laid back bohemian style, with embroidery stitches on the upper and some playful tassels. They also feature an open toe front  and a 10,5 cm/4.3" stiletto heel. See next: Hanaa 90 Mesh Cutout Bootie.

Aquazzura Folk Sandals
Aquazzura design

Vegan Handbag Guide: Emperia

Emperia Vegan Handbags
Emperia design

The world is turning vegan. So does the fashion industry. People are more cautious about the products that they are purchasing, and the  production background in general. It is important that the process remains cruelty free. One of them is Emperia.

Eco friendy, animal friendly and cruelty free, that is what Emperia is all about today. The Los Angeles based handbag design house and manufacturer used to operate on a different way. Until 2012, Emperia worked in the background as a wholesaler business. 

But, some things are not meant to stay unknown. The creative minds behind this label knew that. That is when they made the big step and became an independent design house. Today, Emperia Handbags can be found at a number of know retailers, such as Nordstrom, Marshalls, Bloomingdale's etc. They also have two showrooms. One in Los Angeles and the other one in New York.

Their fashion style is very laid back. The collections are very diverse offering anything from large totes, backpacks, clutches and much more. A little bit of Cali girl, a little bit of boho chic, the Los Angeles spirit is definitely part of the design!

Emperia Vegan Handbags
Emperia Los Angeles

Emperia Vegan Handbags
Emperia design

Hanaa 90 Mesh Cutout Bootie

Paul Andrew Hanaa 90 Booties
Paul Andrew

He mixes shapes, materials, embellishments and much more, but still manages to keep it refined and tasteful. Yes, designer Paul Andrew has a magical sense for the optical. The Hanaa 90 from the Pre-Fall 2016 collection is a great example. The suede ankle bootie features a bold mesh cutout upper, a peep-toe front, a flirty tassel attached to the slider of the zipper, and a sexy 9cm/3.5" tall stiletto heel. See next: Campore Multicolor Pumps.

Paul Andrew Hanaa 90 Booties
Hanaa 90 by Paul Andrew

All Around The World: Argentina

Jessica Kessel Footwear
Jessica Kessel design

The Nina Nuru "All Around the World" special - our mission: to feature one footwear designer from every country. Join the spectacular design world tour and get to know some of the most creative masterminds. Today we are in Argentina.

What makes Argentina so beautiful? I could name many things for sure, like the exotic landscape, the climate or the architecture. Still, there is more to be discovered. The hidden gems.

One of these native treasures is footwear designer Jessica Kessel. She is an example how to turn your passion into a profession. Jessica's journey started five years ago when she decided to take her destiny in her own hands. Together with maestro zapatero, Fernando Lopez Bizcaino, she learned the art of shoemaking.

Her outstanding mind, filled with a colorful creativity, helped her to create an unique footwear collection for women. She chose a vintage and non-conventional style, which made it easy to recognize that the designs are full of personality and created out of pure passion. Today, you can find Jessica Kessel's creations in the most historic neighbourhood of Buenos Aires - San Telmo. 

Jessica Kessel Footwear
Design by Jessica Kessel

Campore Multicolor Pumps

Aldo Campore pumps
Aldo pumps

The Campore pumps by Aldo - a soft colorblock composition.  The Canadian footwear house knows how to turn a classic pair of shoes 
into a design play. The Campore pumps feature a striped leather upper, a 4.5"/11cm stiletto heel and an elegant pointed toe front. The striped pattern is a combination of soft shades, such as nude and burgundy, which beautifully compliment each other and make the Campore look like a pure eye candy. See next: Paya Low Cut Booties.

Aldo striped leather pumps