• Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

    Yesterday, the San Francisco bay area lost its great innovator, Steve Jobs. His contribution to our community and the world are mind blowing.  I wondered today if he could possibly fathom the impact he had on our culture, the world and the future.  Tonight, I am especially thankful for him putting digital technology into the hands of style watchers around the globe so we can so beautifully and efficiently communicate and share our passion for fashion with each other.

    RIP

  • Swedish Indie girl band,Those Dancing Days

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6uBl4NB2A6c

  • 1969 or 2011 fashion?

    Fashion from San Francisco Outside Lands Festival? Coachella? Guess again! I found this oh-so-right-now fashion on Miss Moss (great blog by the way). These pictures were taken in 1969 by Life photographer Arthur Shatz.

  • DIY: Friendship bracelet shoe laces

    Traditionally, friendship bracelets are given from one person to another as a sign of the bond between two friends. We all made lots of them at summer camp for our BFFs.  Fast forward to 2011 and they have come from camp to cool. These stringy bracelets are showing up on the red carpet to the runway. We got this crazy idea to make friendship bracelet shoes laces. The Jeffrey Campbell Everest hiker has a totally new attitude!

    All you need is embroidery thread, a spare afternoon and a few friends to chat with to pass the time. It took us about 2 hours per lace. A bowl of popcorn is a nice addition to the party.

    I did the diagonal stitch and used four different colors. It is one of the easiest and is beginner friendly. An important hint is that you  should measure the shoes laces currently in place on your shoes and make each color of the embroidery thread three times as long. To make the knotting easier, I rolled up the ends in a figure eight and tied a rubber band around each strand. This makes the threads easier to handle and knot.

    Here is a link for the stitch I used:

    http://www.makingfriends.com/jewelry/bracelet_klutz.htm

    You tube is a good source too, just search under: diagonal friendship bracelet.

    Happy knotting!

    Jeffrey

  • What is indie?

    marysue | Indie Shoe Blog for WomenShoe: The Jeffrey Campbell Lita

    Shoe:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I was asked recently to describe what indie meant. It really is a good question because it goes right to the heart of Ashbury Skies. Indie is really a state of mind. Independent designers make shoes they love, not shoes they think that they have to design to satisfy main-stream department stores, box stores or online giants. This is what makes their product unique and special.  Independent designers will tell you it is hard to get noticed when starting out. Brands like Dolce Vita and Jeffrey Campbell, who we carry on our site, started out small but now are thriving indie companies. They have remained true to their indie values as their businesses have grown. We also carry lines from emerging designers that have been making shoes only a short time. We like to think Ashbury Skies will help these designers get noticed.

    If you like what we do, please spread the word as we grow our indie shoe community.

Items 1161 to 1165 of 1185 total

X


/ /