Shoes to kill and die for – ep 245

1. A stunning bridal option, Christian Louboutin’s megawatt Swarovski crystal-encrusted leather peep-toe pumps will illuminate any occasion.

2.Complete your spring wardrobe with Miu Miu’s charming pale-pink patent-leather wedge pumps.
3.Lanvin’s mother-of-pearl, paillette and glass crystal-embellished ecru satin sandals are an exquisite evening style. Step into this bow-bedecked pair to add instant glamour to your cocktail look.

Maya Hansen 2011 Lingerie Collection

Maya Hansen becomes a corsétière in 2006. The focus of all her collections is this extraordinary piece of clothing. She dedicates her time not only to the design of corsets but also to the investigation of corset technique based on patterns, materials and textiles from the beginning of 20th century. Using only the best quality textiles and materials, Maya Hansen makes her corsets a unique and in many cases unrepeatable piece, manufactured with great care and love for detail.

Valentini Sposa 2011 Bridal Collection

Inspired by traditional femininity, Valentini Sposa blends classical and innovative designs to present a refined, elegant bridal collection, always adding a touch of the originality that makes him so unique and special.

Villais 2011 Bridal Collection (IV)

Creativity, love expectation, success in quality, dream dress, without limitations, this is Villais Bridal Fashion. From a dressmaker’s workshop marking bridal clothes in the 70s to a bridal design firm in constant expansion, with a decided international dimension

Sophia Tolli 2011 Bridal Collection

Sophia developed a strong foundation in made-to-measure design by crafting custom prom, bridesmaid’s dresses and bridal gowns in her teens. During college, Sophia challenged traditional sewing techniques and explored alternative methods of dressmaking. Her award-winning expertise in fit and construction is the result of both her childhood experiences and college education.

Michelle Rahn 2011 Bridal Collection

Michelle Rahn’s “modern vintage” aesthetic flawlessly merges classic, timeless silhouettes and art deco flourishes with a contemporary sensibility, creating a look that is both cutting edge and classic. The collection features the world’s most luxurious fabrics – sumptuous Italian satins, laces straight from the finest mills in France, hand-done embroidery and beading from India, and custom Swarovski crystal detailing inspired by vintage jewelry pieces.

Stilosophie Couture ‏ 2011Bridal Collection

Stilosophie Couture‏ designs truly capture the romance of the special day. Each gown is designed and hand finished with use of the world’s most luxurious silk fabrics and handmade laces. The gowns provide structure as well as comfort. Perfectexecution, attention to detail and getting it just right for each bride.

Hot stuff: Carola Bun’s pearl necklaces

Carola Bun’s pearl necklaces are a stop-in-your-tracks sight to behold. They have an almost exaggerated sense of classical elegance at their core.

Embellished with Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, and gold and silver charms, these pearls take on a fashion sense all their own and can be paired with a bridal gown or a weekend wife-beater for equal drama and flair.

Born in Calgary in 1987, Carola was an accomplished child who competed in horseback riding, swimming, diving, ballet, and modeling. She learned fashion and creative skills from her mother and grandmother who were both professional couture seamstresses.

As an adult, she founded The House of Bun, which is the launching pad for her creative entrepreneurial pursuits. Carola also designs perfumes which are sold internationally.