Pouring rain this morning called for some serious colour charm to bring on the inspiration this morning. Found my rainbow @charmainesweetsstudio in Leaside with a meeting of the minds over cappuccinos. Rainbow shoes to follow ;-)
Last look at the long weekend.
From city to cottage and back again in my Meridiana espadrilles. And now to pop them in the wash.
#barcelonacollective #wearthemeverywhere #machinewashable #barcelonashoes
S P O T T E D in Montreal: Unboxing brains & beauty.
I know she’s a style icon but as a child, I was never enamoured with Barbie. I found it infuriating that she couldn’t balance on her pointy tip-toe feet. Even when wearing the little plastic heels supplied, she toppled. 👏👏👏 to stylist and Fashion Management instructor @michellewalcimage for taking our girl out of the fashion box and giving her great style while on a whirlwind business trip. Proof that you can look good, land the deal and stay on your feet.
Shown here: our Ciutadella ankle boot in Cream. Available exclusively at @if_footwear. Also available in Black & Teak.
Weren’t you meant to S T R I D E ?
Soles to swear by. ‘These shoes make my feet feel the same way at the end of the day as at the beginning.’ @lacboutiquesouthampton’s owner Lisa Crowley told me this weekend. Nods from her team. She and her staff were all wearing our Tamariu sandals on the tiled sales floor on a busy Saturday in Southampton. Our shock-absorbing outsoles are made from the same material as olympic tracks. They are so popular with our clients that we build our Diagonal slides, Tamariu sandals and Menorca espadrilles on the same sole.
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Raffia for days. Just spent the weekend alongside the wonderful team at @lacboutiquesouthampton in Southampton & I couldn’t help but be inspired by the grasses that line the wide beach. I’m loving all things Espadrille right now.
A bright shoe works surprisingly hard, and can often replace a neutral in a look.
Sunshine or rain, print or solid dress - Blanes sandal works hard in Magenta.
Blanes, our work-to-wedding kitten heel.
#pantone #colours #canadianfashion #canadianstyle #barcelonashoes #barcelonacollective #wearthemeverywhere
The details are not the details. They make the design. -Charles Eames
I’m crazy about this beautiful magenta suede that we use for our footbeds. Yes, @barcelonacollective memory-foam footbeds are covered with naturally-dyed, breathable & machine washable suede.
Quality is beautiful and pragmatic.
How will #ultraviolet transition from SS18 to FW19/20?
Shouldn’t running errands should feel like this? Design mavens we are popping up today at @maison_basque (266 Jane St, Toronto). Glorious striped home accessories and textiles from France. Shop our new Summer collection at our favourite design destination. Run or pedal 🚲
Each year when @pantone declares for their colour of the year designers scramble to build colour stories around the it colour. This Spring’s quiet hit of lilac paired with #ultraviolet make for a classic statement shoe with a twist.
Seen here: @barcelonacollective Montjuic pump in #Ultraviolet. Available exclusively @tucci_armadio.
It’s Monday, we’re all back at work but isn’t it nice to let our minds wander Barcelona’s Gran Via? The lilacs are perfect against a grand facade... a visual breath of fresh air to start the week.
Gracies @mariapilarval x 📷. T’estimo.
No daytrip to Collingwood is complete without a visit to @metrafashionhouse.
Sharing next Summer’s models with Cathy Brown (whose colour sense is spectacular, BTW) before nailing down final colour stories and fabric buys was the highlight. Our impromptu design huddle turned into market research as clients streamed in, eager for a chance for a peek at what 2019 has in store.
There are no fashion heroes. Great design can only come from a collaborative process.
Long weekend prep begins now: Packing light for Victoria Day in Prince Edward County. Our new baby, a ‘72 Airstream Land Yacht, is almost ready to hit the road. One pair of chic, uber flexible, washable Barcelona Collective sandals for sand dunes, wineries, and vintage shop exploring ✔️✔️✔️
SPOTTED at the @agakhanmuseum, our Lloret sandals love a great walk paired with culture and architecture.
Who’s exploring the Fatimids exhibit this weekend?
Designed by Pritzer prize-winning architect Fumihito Maki, the spectacular geometry of the Aga Khan museum showcases more than its exhibits featuring Islamic culture. The building itself was designed to throw pattern through changing light throughout the day and the gardens remind me of the pools of Granada’s Alhambra.
#barcelonacollective #barcelonashoes #wearthemeverywhere
Hello #colour! We’re looking to live our most colourful life this Spring.
#barcelonashoes #barcelonacollective #colour #newsstyles
SPOTTED in Montreal: @evy_demers sporting @barcelonacollective Glories sandals. Who else bikes in our heels? 🙋🏽♀️
Walk on the wild side?
It’s a good day for a good day.
Thank you @lakeside_pec for the spectacular accommodations & possibly the most beautiful views of the weekend. Friends visiting #PEC: #countyliscious is on until May. @ruepigalletoronto recommended the most wonderful dining in the county @eastandmainbistro @drakedevonshire @enidgracecafe @the_vic_cafe