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by Ida Hsiang
I'm not exactly sure who this 'La Victoire' is, but she is one lucky girl. French shoe label, Pour La Victoire, by shoe designer David Giordano, features a selection of pumps, wedges, boots and other stiletto-ed beauties (and a few flats) that can only be described as burlesque beauty meets daring diva. There new F/W 2010 Collection consists of the sexiest over-the-knee (OTK) and ankle boots, as well spiky stiletto pumps and other amazingly sexy and gorgeous cooler-weather footwear. High quality leathers are used and embellished with seductive fold overs, Victorian-inspired buttons and lace and corset-like lacing and straps and given a contemporary touch with studs and metallic details. Also definitely worth checking out is their bridal collection which is a lot more than your usual white satin pumps affair and less traditional and "here comes the bride", unless of course the bride is Carrie Bradshaw or Dita Von Teese. Smooth satins in beautifully saturated hues, as well as traditional creams and silvers, are made spectacular and one-of-a-kind with cascading ruffles, glittering crystals, and sweet pearls and lace. The overall aesthetic is much more of a sensual boudoir coquette than blushing bride, making the Pour La Victoire Bridal Collection appropriate for any time you wanna really strut your stuff in something beautifully come-hither and unique. So whether you're looking for some luxurious winter footwear, or to add a killer pair of heels to your collection, just click on the slideshow to see some of my favorites, whether you're this mysterious "La Victoire" or not!
by Ida Hsiang
Built in 1928 and known to celebrities, top business men and other elite as one of the world's most extravagant and elegant hotels, The Peninsula Hong Kong barely needs an introduction. But for those of us who don't rub elbows with famous socialites and VIP on a regular basis, a short synopsis of just how gorgeous and accommodating this magnificent Hong Kong hotel is is in order. Already a thriving, international city, Hong Kong is an ideal vacation spot for many reasons, and a stay at the Peninsula would only add to the list. Imported marble, vaulted ceilings, crystal chandeliers, gold filigree and exotic flower arrangements are just the beginning to this 5-star hotel and it's beauty. Glitz and grandeur are balanced with an edge of class and sophistication in every nook and cranny of this gigantic beauty. Spacious suites of plush bedding, wrap around windows, heavy drapes and fully equipped living and dining areas and other luxurious amenities, as well as world-glass room service, is just the tip of the ice-berg. If you ever want to venture out of you're gorgeously luxe suite, you'll be met with multiple gourmet restaurants and dining facilities that feature international chefs and scrumptiously made dishes. Not hungry? Peruse the designer label boutiques at the Peninsula Arcade, that include favorites like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Fendi, Ports 1961, Harry Winston, Cartier, Prada, Hermes and a long list of more well-known luxury names. There are also the best gym facilities and luxurious and relaxing spa centers for guests that feel the want for a little pampering. It's not just the brilliance of crystals, the 5-star food, and the couture-dreamland in the midst of one of the world's most live and exciting cities that makes the Hong Kong Peninsula so amazing; it's the superb and impeccable service from all staff that really sets it above other luxury hotels. If you're in the area and not looking to be an over-night guest, the Peninsula Hong Kong also offers reservations for business meetings, large events and weddings. Splurge on yourself and book a stay at legendary The Peninsula Hong Kong, but click on the slideshow first for a glimpse of it right now!