A few nice celebrity fashion trends images I found:
Shoe-for-Shoon-winner - Laura Kerry
Image by Shoon Shoes We are always on the look out for new things happening in the world of footwear, whether we are at trade fairs, reading magazines or travelling around the globe. This summer we decided to launch a competition for University students, âA Shoe for Shoonâ. We wanted to inspire a whole new generation of potential shoe designers, sellers and buyers with the wonderful opportunity to design us a shoe. Students were given a commercial brief, which included details of their target customer. The entries were outstanding and we were really excited to see the creativity shown in the designs we received. We then had the very difficult task of judging the designs, selecting a shortlist of finalists and then an overall winner. As well as looking for a creative design we were keen to find something unique that would fit with Shoonâs philosophy. And the winner is Laura Kerry We caught up with Laura to fine out how she came up with her design. What was the inspiration behind your design? My shoe design was primarily inspired by flowers and the current trend for cut-out design. I therefore decided to create a heeled sandal with a petal inspired cut-out upper that was both stylish and practical. How did you research your style and customer? Looking at the footwear that âShoonâ already promoted and sold gave me a good insight into the style, colour and height of the shoes that their customers were interested in. Using magazines and fashion journals I was able to take trends into consideration to ensure my design was relevant and in-season. Have shoes always been a passion for you? Like most young aspiring designers, shoes are something I have always been passionate about. Wearing a pair of on-trend shoes can update and complete an outfit without the need to buy new clothes! What are the major trends in footwear at the moment? Loafers, mules, chunky cut-out sandals and block heels are huge right now and are absolutely everywhere! Who is your favourite footwear designer? Currently, Iâd have to say my favourite footwear designer company would be Vagabond. Their instantly recognisable chunky shoes are stylish yet practical and hardwearing. If you could create a range of footwear what would be key to your designs, comfort, value, quality, the environment? I believe that quality design is key when it comes to footwear. If I was to create a range of shoes I would focus on designing stylish yet comfortable footwear which are good value for money without compromising on quality. Who are your influences? My biggest influences when designing shoes are the footwear trends found on the catwalk. The likes of ACNE Studios and Miu Miu are particularly influential to my designs. Which celebrity would you like to wear your shoes? As my shoes are designed with the more mature lady in mind, I would like to think someone such as Twiggy, Gwyneth Paltrow or Jennifer Aniston might like my design! What are your favourite fashion and footwear blogs? I am constantly on the look out for inspiring fashion/footwear blogs but my current favourites are www.kaylahadlington.blogspot.co.uk www.thepulseoffashion.blogspot.com and www.thingsidothinkandbuy.com/ Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? Hopefully working within the fashion/footwear industry. My dream would be to work as part of a design team for a fashion house or independent designer. Heels or Flats? Although I almost always wear comfy flats whist at university or on the go, heels are so much more fun to wear and style around! What are your 3 essential summer shoes? My essential shoes for this summer are chunky, cut-out truckers, jelly shoes and simple sliders for the beach! What trends would you be working on for AW2014? A/W 2014 is set to be all about heavy embellishment, snakeskin, colour blocking and geometric print design. These are all things to consider when designing for the season, which is bound to be bright and exciting! Well done, and thank you Laura.
Shamballa bracelet with seed beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand
Image by PRECIOSA ORNELA These Buddhism inspired bracelets have recently become a huge trend and a popular fashion accessory among celebrities and media stars. Read more: preciosa-ornela.com/Shamballa-bracelet