FERRE SPOSA - bridal boutique
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!
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