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Gucci x Adidas Umbrella, Sorry Sun Umbrella

Recently, Adidas and Gucci revealed a collection. You will find everything from high heels, to keyrings, to umbrellas – literally. This type of collaboration is expected; two brands reveal a collection together and boost their revenues. Nothing wrong with that.

However, the problem is when they sell an umbrella, it is not designed to be used in the rain. Gucci x Adidas Sun Umbrella is not intended to be used in the shower. If you try it, you will get wet for £870! I have seen many umbrellas from luxury brands, and all of them did their primary function – keeping you dry from the rain!

I understand that Gucci x Adidas wanted to introduce a product that can be used only under the sun and that’s fine on paper. However, when the product is released, the human brain’s basic function of heuristics kicks in (behavioural economics), and we recall rain and being dry. Unfortunately, this umbrella will not do this, and you will be paying a considerable price for it.

People started to mock this sun umbrella on social media, but I am sure people will buy it!

Here is the link to order it (if it is still available)
https://www.gucci.com/uk/en_gb/pr/c/adidas-x-gucci-sun-umbrella-p-701872F12ZT4770

Photo credit // Adidas

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Christian Louboutin Chick Up 150 mm, The Platform Heels are Back!

The 150 mm platforms heels are back to Christian Louboutin, Chick Up 150 mm!

Christian Louboutin recently revealed the Doctor Bored collection, and I’ve already covered the brand’s other heels on my blog. It has been a long time since Louboutin released a pair of 150mm platform pumps. This is mainly due to customer demand and ongoing trends.

Now, Louboutin has quietly unveiled its platform heels collection. This is nothing unusual; after a crisis, there is always a need for higher heels. Now, let’s get ready to see some super high heels from Louboutin.

These heels are limited edition. So, they are likely to go for good if you’re not quick enough!

If you wish to buy a pair for £925!

https://eu.christianlouboutin.com/uk_en/chick-up-black-lin-porpora-multi-1220452j950.html

Photo Credits // Christian Louboutin

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Perfect home Heels From Christian Louboutin: Pin Up 100 mm and Pin Up Strass 100 mm

Christian Louboutin released two new mules, Pin Up 100 mm and Pin Up Strass 100 mm. They are both limited edition and designed by Doctor Bored. The fluffy mules are inspired by the pin-ups and offer an exquisite visual experience. An eye-catching feature of these heels is the pin-up print on the inner sole, and each pair offers a different print!

I am sure these mules are already collector’s items, and their owners will rarely wear them to keep the inner sole print alive for years.

If you haven’t bought them, they are still available to buy online!

Christian Louboutin Pin Up 100 mm
Christian Louboutin Pin Up Strass 100 mm

Pictures // Christian Louboutin

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Christian Louboutin Pinupina 130mm, 130mm Heels are Back!

I have shocking news! Christian Louboutin’s iconic no platform 130mm stiletto heels are back for a short time, Pinupina 130mm. They are sold out in UK online store (£845). I was expecting these heels to be sold out rapidly.

Pinupina 130mm is based on the iconic Merci Allen 130mm. However, this time, Louboutin collaborated with an artist, Doctor Bored. Pinupina features a unique design with a colourful print on the side, inspired by the pin-ups. The inner sole is also red. This is something new with the Louboutin. They started to offer red inner soles!

https://eu.christianlouboutin.com/uk_en/pinupina-black-multi-lin-psy-loubi-1220201j953.html

http://us.christianlouboutin.com/us_en/shop/women/pinupina.html

Photos // Christian Louboutin

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Tom Ford Beach Collection: Fucking Fabulous

We’re currently in a pandemic, and travelling isn’t easy. Just in case you’ve managed to get somewhere hot and next to the sea, you might consider making the occasion once in a lifetime with Tom Ford. Tom Ford recently revealed a beach collection for people who want to be stylish wherever they go.

Tom Ford’s beach collection is called ‘Fucking Fabulous.’ The collection comes with a nice beach towel and a beach tote bag. Both loudly feature the collection’s name, so be careful with any possible offence or negative reactions.

Both the towel and the tote bag are available in three striking colours: black, hot pink, and African violet. Try to avoid black because this colour will absorb the sun’s heat and burn you like nothing else!

Sadly, there are no shoes available to go with Tom Ford’s new collection. If you are brave enough, I would highly recommend Tom Ford’s Disco Ball platform sandals. They have enough surface to prevent sinking in the sand and complete your Tom Ford look with an outstanding style.

Photos // Tom Ford

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Tom Ford Flip-flops for $990

Many people say Apple products are overpriced and that people should not buy them, or alternatively, Apple should lower its prices. Personally, I disagree. The fashion industry is far more brutal than the tech industry. A prime example is provided by the iconic brand Tom Ford.

Recently, Tom Ford introduced flip-flops with an astonishing price tag of $990 (£790). The reader may be incredulous, so I have attached the product details. Nothing about this product seems high-tech or expensive to manufacture. If you do not have them, nothing will change in your life. They are simply a pair of high-quality flip-flops with a Tom Ford logo. This, supposedly, justifies the price tag.

My conclusion is that tech brands are not, in fact, helping people to ‘show off’ or flaunt their status to others. If a consumer owns a $50,000 Mac Pro desktop computer, for instance, no-one will ever know, provided he or she does not carry it with them everywhere. On the other hand, for decades, fashion products have been designed to foster self-esteem and nurture vanity, and they succeed very well in doing so. A pair of Tom Ford flip-flops can highlight your financial success more than a Mac Pro or an Apple Watch. Moreover, high-end fashion products are not seen as frequently as their tech counterparts. Thus, the scarcity effect applies and makes these Tom Ford flip-flops more noteworthy than a tech product.

In sum, the next time you say that Apple makes ‘expensive products’, think twice. Apple and other tech firms have spent years refining their technology, and they spend billions (for example) on research and development. Moreover, their manufacturing process is complex and expensive. Making a computer is not like making a pair of heels or flip-flops. Therefore, technology firms must charge high prices to cover their costs and invest in future products.

US
https://www.tomford.com/velvet-and-calf-brighton-thong-sandal/W2921N-TVE011.html

UK
https://www.tomford.co.uk/velvet-and-calf-brighton-thong-sandal/W2921N-TVE011.html

Photos // Tom Ford

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Lockdown Loungewear, Maison Ernest 14cm Mules by EngineeringInHeels

Maison Ernest is an iconic French shoe brand founded in 1904. Unlike Louboutin, it managed to stay under the radar for decades but focused on its unique style and on pushing the boundaries with high-quality craftsmanship, especially its ‘Favorite Rouge’ 14cm mules.

For nearly two months, the world has been under lockdown, and we live and work at home. Unfortunately, many fashion labels still haven’t managed to rebrand their collections as loungewear. They still offer holiday collections, and I really don’t know who is buying them.

Despite the lockdown, there is a new opportunity that is slowly emerging. Loungewear! We don’t want to wear the same things again and again. After some time, we find it boring and miss the good old days, when we could wear something different.

During this lockdown, then, there are some opportunities, especially for shoe brands! This could include redefining home slippers or mules. Recently, Engineering In Heels decided to get rid of her boring slippers and colour up her loungewear style, and she started to wear some outstanding mules from Maison Ernest – the 14cm, no-platform mules called ‘Favourite Rouge’.

Maison Ernest designed these extreme heels by drawing on their long design heritage and created something unique that can be worn by someone who’s willing to take the risk. And there’s no better time than the lockdown to give a try to your most extreme heels at home. Not only will you cheer yourself up, but you may also find yourself a new style combination.

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You can find these heeled mules from this link
https://www.maisonernest.com/en/see-all/91-favorite-noir.html

Photos // EngineeringInHeels

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Exercise with YSL High Heeled Mules and Gold Dumbbells

Life in the middle of a pandemic is extraordinary. We have experienced things that would normally only happen in cheap science-fiction movies. I don’t want to write about the pandemic yet again. Nevertheless, I would like to highlight some of the ‘fun aspects’ of the pandemic, achieved thanks to YSL.

2020 and 2021 were and are the years of working and exercising at home. We saw many companies try to revise their products to match the new expectations of consumers. Some of them did well, some of them failed, and some of them achieved something truly transformational. That’s YSL!

YSL recently introduced a set of dumbbells to exercise with at home, at a cost of £850! You don’t need to convert this into your own currency. It’s clearly expensive.

These are just two gold-painted dumbbells. They are not anything special. For instance, they do not contain microchips to connect with your smartphone. They are simply metal weights. You can probably find similar ones at your nearest junkyard.

In case you are not yet surprised enough, let’s take another example. YSL have also introduced a pair of fluffy stiletto mules with 10cm heels. As people don’t go out often these days, I assume these mules are designed to be worn at home. And I have great news: these fluffy stiletto mules are only £850!

So, you can exercise at home with gold-painted dumbbells, while wearing your fluffy stilettos, for just £1700! Cheaper than a MacBook Pro 16-inch laptop. From a human psychological perspective, I have no doubt that these YSL dumbbells and mules will generate a few smiles during these pandemic times.

Dumbbells https://www.ysl.com/en-gb/dumbbells-in-brass-809042143.html

Fluffy High Heeled Mules https://www.ysl.com/en-gb/high-heel-sandals/la-16-mules-in-smooth-leather-and-mink-650762E0E009700.html

Images // YSL

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Christian Louboutin Epic Heels Collection

Recently Christian Louboutin introduced a bold collection called Epic. This collection features only eight heels with 100mm galvanised nickel stiletto heels. This means, no matter what condition the Epic collection is worn in, rain, snow, or sun, the metal heels will not corrode, which is an imperative feature.

A few years ago, Louboutin created a similar collection called Big Lips, which featured lightly higher but the same category of metal heels. From time to time fashion repeats itself!

The Epic collection has a wide range of sexy and eye-catching heels! Starting with classical sandals and ending up with thigh-high stiletto patent boots. I assume there will be a mule version of the Epic collection imminently. As the name implies, these heels are epic and when you wear a pair with the right dress, you will also be epic on any occasion.

Keep in mind Epic Et French thigh-high boots may take a very long time to tie up, so if you are in a hurry, they may not be the best pair of boots for you.

The Epic collection ends up with a hilarious AirPod Pro case that can be attached to the back of the Epic Et Pointe pumps, which will dangle as you walk. Yes, you are going to carry your Apple AirPod Pros at the back of your heels. If the AirPods are damaged, it may be tough to explain to Apple why you carried them on the back of your heels.

Here are the links to the Epic heels collections
Epic Dance 100mm
Epic Boot 100mm
Epic Ezip 100mm
Et Pic Et Pump Strass 100mm
Epic Et Pointe 100mm
Epic Et French 100mm
Elisa AirPods Pro

Image // Christian Louboutin

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Tom Ford Luxury Face Mask

2020 was the year of COVID-19, during which it became compulsory to wear a face mask. Not every face mask, however, is the same. Face mask usage has become a means to reflect a user’s identity and is one of the most visible parts of your style. It is unsurprising, therefore that designers started to offer high-end face masks, and no one does high-end luxury face masks better than Tom Ford.

The Tom Ford face mask is actually the most affordable product you can buy from the Tom Ford brand, costing only £75. Whilst it is the most expensive face mask, it is affordable when you review Tom Ford’s prices.

Now, is it worth it? Probably, yes! If you want to use your mask to make a fashion statement, it is the certainly best way to do it!

Keep in mind that Apple has also designed a face mask; however, it is not for sale. Here is the review of the Apple face mask.

It is available to buy from this link (not affiliated link, don’t worry)
https://www.tomford.co.uk/face-mask/MA0001-FAX813.html

Photo Credit // Tom Ford