Monthly Archives: February 2012

  • Just in: The Messca Jen

    LOVE this shoe! Prepare to break into a whole new style and comfort zone with the Messeca Jen wood bottom sandal.  The padded sock and wearable platform height will make this a summer staple. The navy patent piping is a nod to the classics, but still has an understated hint of 70’s.

  • Shoe show time

    Anyone in the shoe business has a date with the Platform, Pool and Project trade shows for Valentines day this year. Yes, these must-see trade shows overlapped again. Like a good shoe buyer, I awoke at 4:00 am this morning and caught a 6:00 am flight SOLO to Las Vegas to buy Summer and Fall shoes.  I did get a number of charming text messages from my loved ones back in San Francisco today. This was my beautiful city by the bay, San Francisco, this Valentines day morning out my window of my insanely early Southwest flight.

    The Project trade shoe is one of the most directional shows as it showcases the most influential designers, including many emerging brands. They always have some amazing pieces of art to highlight their name. Take a a look at this years:

    Stay turned for my trend recap for the show, coming soon!

  • Slacklining?

    The San Francisco Bay Area is known for outside-the-box thinking and it has always been a breeding ground for risk takers. It started with the Summer of Love in 1969 and really hasn’t stopped.  Local boy Andy Lewis, a Marin County native, rose to overnight  fame after Madonna’s half time show during the Super Bowl.  He performed a slackline performance and almost stole the show.  He has been slacklining since he got out of high school in 2004. Get ready, this is insane!

  • Messeca Coraline Velvet

    By now, the word has spread loud and clear—we really love the Coraline by Messeca!  There are endless styling possibilities. After receiving a box of the Coraline in velvet, Holly Deromo put this look together and sent it our way. Thanks Holly, you look awesome! By the way, her blog is great as well.  We love lemon parfait that think you might too

    Here were some of her other Ashbury Skies favorites:



  • Louboutin vs YSL

    Mr. Louboutin is quite peeved that YSL is making shoes with red soles. So much that he is in a legal battle with them over the infamous red bottom. His position is that the red soles, which he trademarked in 1982 after painting the bottom of one of his creations with red shoe polish, is his brands identity. Based on this, no one else should be able to use it on shoes. YSL doesn’t think this is fair game and is challenging him in court with a slew of 11 heavy trademark law professors. In Mr. Louboutins own words:

    “….it is a red in a specific context, there is Ferrari red [and] Hermès orange. Even in the food industry, Cadbury recently won a lawsuit against Nestlé for using purple packaging. All this proves that the colours play a part in a brand’s identity. I’m not saying that red usually belongs to me – I repeat that this is about a precise red, used in a precise location.”

    I just hope all this fighting is not such a huge distraction that he stops focusing on his incredible gift of giving women around the world stunning shoes to salivate over! Yes, they are out of almost everyone's price range but WOW are they something to look at. And yes, the red sole is beautiful and worth fighting for! You go Christian!

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