Let’s be honest: some of our passions might be about things outside the nail realm. While I enjoy collecting bottles of polish and visiting new salons, I’m not sure anything makes me as happy as a new pair of shoes. I was into shoes long before I was into nails. While I can clearly pinpoint when my love of nails began ( Oct. 17, 2012, my first day at NAILS Magazine), I can’t put my finger on how my love affair with shoes began (but I do speculate a bit here).
I have always had a thing for fashion (although I haven’t always been the best dressed). I love studying the history, reading the coffee table books, flipping through the magazines, and perusing blogs. Nowadays I enjoy pinning inspiration and following my fashion favorites on Instagram too. The world of social media has allowed several fashion sites to pop up; bloggers have become as important as editors, some of them are even designers, and the computer/iPhone screen is the new glossy. We can see runway shows in real-time and see what our favorite bloggers wear each and every day in their posts.
I have a daily diet of blogs that I devour. Some are beauty blogs, some are about art, and others are about fashion. I don’t remember how I heard of the Blonde Salad, but I haven’t been keeping up with her blog. So I was really happy to find the link to her shoe collection via Who What Wear. Lo and behold, the nail polish shoe:
It turns out Chiara Ferragni has designed a couple of shoe collections before, but her newest has just hit online retailers and store shelves around the world.
Ferragni is an Italian law student/fashion blogger who has received tons of accolades, but I am forever grateful to this woman for combining two of the things I love most. A girl after my own heart!
Believe me, I need another pair of shoes like I need another bottle of nail polish, but I will probably be picking these up nonetheless. They come in velvet and glitter. But since they are out of my size in the velvet and I am a glitter girl at heart, I think my mind is made up. What are your other passions? Are you sold on these flats? Feel free to share in the comments below.
Photos via @chiaraferragni.
You can browse nail art inspired by fashion (and shoes) here.