Gucci sandals in different colours

Gucci Slides Review – For the love of GG sandals

Dec 27th, 2022 Shoes Unwrapped 31 min read

Gucci slides have taught me how to fall in love with summer shoes. Until recently, sandals have not been a noteworthy feature of my wardrobe. The few pairs I owned, I would wear almost exclusively on holidays – otherwise they would rarely see the light of day (such are British summers!). It also did not help that finding the right pair of slip-ons has always…

Gucci Brixton loafers

Gucci Brixton Loafers Review – Spell of the Horsebit

Jan 29th, 2021 Shoes Unwrapped 121 min read

This review of Gucci Brixton loafers has been a long time coming. I have been thinking of posting it for a while, but somehow the idea of writing about shoes which have been reviewed hundreds of times kept it sliding to the back of the queue. Still, each review seems to add something new and original to the long discussion so in the end, I…

Chanel slingback heels next to Chanel Boy bag

Chanel Slingback Heels Review – To tweed or not to tweed?

Dec 17th, 2020 Shoes Unwrapped 25 min read

Chanel slingback heels are one of the most recognisable fashion creations of the twentieth century. Their history dates back to 1957, when the first iteration of these iconic shoes made its debut. Originally in black and beige, the colour combination was carefully chosen not only to convey timeless elegance, but also to emphasise femininity (to shorten the foot and to elongate the leg). Unsurprisingly, these…

Hermes Oz mules

Are Hermes Oz Mules Worth It? – Enter the magical land of Oz

Sep 26th, 2020 Shoes Unwrapped 21 min read

Some shoe designs never fail to capture the imagination of fashion lovers and Hermes Oz mules are certainly one of them. Known for their characteristic printed canvas lining and the decorative “Kelly” buckle, these exquisitely crafted mules have become one of the most recognisable and coveted styles released by Hermes in the recent years. And somewhat controversial too. In the world were comfort and durability…

Hermes Rivoli mules

Hermes Rivoli Mules Review – The quintessence of luxury

Jul 8th, 2020 Shoes Unwrapped 22 min read

A few weeks ago, against my better judgment, I decided to invest in a pair of Hermes shoes, the Rivoli mules to be precise. As a luxury lover, I have never had a problem with spending a small fortune on good quality fashion accessories, knowing full-well they would last forever and give me much enjoyment. Yet, when it comes to Hermes footwear even I had…

Valentino and No. 21 shoes

True to size? – The designer shoe fit conundrum

Apr 7th, 2020 Shoes Unwrapped 25 min read

It has been a little while since my last post but the gloomy world news of the past few weeks  have been quite distracting and unconducive to fashion blogging, at least in my case. However, while withdrawal and procrastination are the natural compulsions in times like these, I have finally decided to shake off the feeling of inertia and, instead, focus my attention on lighter…

Gucci Ace sneakers

Gucci Ace Sneakers Review – The luxe comfortwear dilemmas

Mar 9th, 2020 Shoes Unwrapped 13 min read

The trend of designer trainers and sneakers has been around forever but it has really caught the momentum in the last few years with all major fashion houses like Chanel, Gucci, and Valentino throwing their weight behind comfort shoes reimagined as luxury footwear. Mad as it sounds, the idea of selling casual footwear as a high-ticket item has turned out to be a true stroke…

Chanel two-tone pumps 2019/2020 Cruise

Chanel Two Tone Pumps Review – Is Mary Jane here to stay?

Feb 12th, 2020 Shoes Unwrapped 20 min read

I was quite late jumping on the Chanel two-tone pumps bandwagon but when I first saw the shoes a few months ago I could not help but think Chanel, what hast thou done?! While intrigued by the edgy silhouette and bold colour range, I felt somewhat uncomfortable with the fact that the design was a complete departure from everything I have always loved and valued…

Gucci Jordaan Ankle Boots

Gucci Jordaan Ankle Boots Review – The Shy Classic

Jan 12th, 2020 Shoes Unwrapped 15 min read

I have had a pair of Gucci Jordaan ankle boots on my mind for a while but, equally, for a long time I could not decide whether to choose them over the ever-popular Gucci fringed, double G boots. For one thing, the fringed boots have been receiving far more love and attention among the online fashion community whereas there have been virtually no reviews of…

Charlotte Olympia kitty flats feature image

Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats Review – The Purrfect Ballerinas

Dec 3rd, 2019 Shoes Unwrapped 18 min read

When I first came across Charlotte Olympia kitty flats some years ago, I instantly fell in love with them. And let’s face it, as a person completely obsessed with both shoes and cats I stood no chance of being impartial to these feline-faced beauties. They looked stylish, fun and effortlessly glamorous so I knew there and then that, eventually, they would find their way into…