Monthly Archives: January 2012

  • JUST IN: Gee’WaWa Daphne

    This casual flatform has that artesian feel that put this brand on the map. Hometown favorite, Gee’WaWa hit the sweet spot with this flatform at a very wearable height.  Every season I have a shoe in my closet that I consistently pull out when I know I have some walking or have a lot of standing to do, yet I still need to look great.  I have a feeling the Daphne will be that shoe this season.

  • A shoes buyers perspective

    If you follow my blog, you know that my posts come from two points of view. First, a San Francisco bohemian perspective, this is where I live and where Ashbury Skies was founded.  Second, from a shoes buyer’s perspective as shoes have always been my craft and passion. I have worked in almost all parts of the shoe business. In college I worked the shoe floor at our local department store. After college I moved to San Francisco which lead to jobs in shoe production, buying, merchandising and product development in San Francisco Bay Area. Now I am the buyer for Ashbury Skies.

    We are starting a new season, and I am going to begin blogging about the shoes I love this season and why as they hit our store. We are glad you found us. Welcome to our indie shoe community!

  • dolce vita leopard Jemma

    We have loved so much about this boot since we brought it in. Well now there is another reason for you to love it. It is $99!  Tessa at lust couture got a hold of this boot and made it look so effortlessly chic. them up while we have sizes in stock.

  • Our last photo shoot

    If you read my New Year's post you know that it poured down rain during our last photo shoot. We had planned to shoot outside near the docks in Sausalito. Everything was in motion so we couldn't cancel.  Yvette and I were worried that we would not be able to get enough interesting backgrounds since we pretty much just had our photographer's studio and his building to choose from for settings.  Thanks to some outside-the-box thinking, we made it work.

    Our photographer got this water buffalo at a garage sale and had it in his studio. We had Tori (our model) stand on a couch and from there we just improvised. This turned out to be one of my favorite shots. She is wearing the Jeffrey Campbell Prance:

    This one was in the dressing room at our photographer's studio. It had been off limits to photography until that day. This is the Dolce Vita Joanna.

    We stepped outside during the rain for a shot on the porch and found this bench. It looks like she could be in Paris. This is the Dolce Vita Brenna.

    We really got stuck and started wandering the halls of the studio and found this couch. She is wearing the Jeffrey Campbell Tardy in Tartan.

    We tried to go outside when it stopped raining and got this shot off before it started up again. It is the Matiko Sina. I love the reflection of the shoe in the puddle.

    We are rounding up samples, looking at models, styling outfits and scouting locations for our Spring look book now. Fingers crosses we get a beautiful San Francisco sunny day...








  • Good Morning LA

    I had a  6 am flight to LA this morning and was gifted this incredible sun rise over the pacific from my window seat. What a way to start out the new year. It made getting up at 4 am to catch this flight tolerable. Very Ashbury Skies!



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