Tuesday, 17 July 2012

People are going barmey for Barneys!

Time's short if the aquarium this week withe all the fishettes grafting away in with our sale and quite a number of other exciting bits and bobs- that of course are top secret (So we'll spill the beans on blogger as soon as possible)

So yesterday Barmeys opened their new shoe floor- an opulent fith level of lovelyness full of nothing but top notch footwear for style savvy Lads and Lasses.
- To celebrate this new mecca of shoes, the Window have put together a collection fo love and footwear stories. (read more here)
We perticularly liked this story of a union sparked by Comme Des Garçon:

Monday, 9 July 2012

Trendwatch- Metallics

SO we all know about the rain and all that jazz, a months fall in two days, hailstones of an apocalyptic nature, and tornados in the east midlands non-place that is Hinkley, but at least- even if the sun isn't shining- metallics have been shimmering down the catwalks in Fall '12 coture collections in Paris.

"As if lifted from a palace along the banks of the Bosporus, Ottoman motifs subtly infuse the collection with imperial splendour,"
All that glitters...Elie Saab Fall 2012 in Paris Wed 4th July
Elie Saab paraded a bevvy of Byzantine beauties adorned in shimmering gold in Paris this Wednesday (4th July 2012). Perhaps its the recession and constant tightening of our belts that's meant the forthcoming season is leaning to more opulent fabrics and finishes, but you'll be glad to know that the incoming styles from some of our favourite brands here at Tinfish haven't neglected the metallic trend either.

When buying from Fly London for Autumn 2012 we absolutely fell in love with this suede ankle boot, on a practical wedge heel with contrasting suede and burnished metallic leather panels. 
With a strong colour palette of teal, burnished gold and inky black these wedge heeled boots are bound to be a real show-stopping addition- with an easy to wear wedge heel, we're tipping these gorgeous slip-on ankle boots for the top next season. 

More to look out for: 
We've also got some fabulous vintage-inspired metallic heels from Miss L Fire, killer shimmering heels from new brand Ruby Rocks as well as some outrageous shiny numbers from Irregular Choice heading our way- in terms of trending looks like all that glitters really will be wardrobe gold next season.

We're excited to announce that the first of our Camper collection for Autumn Winter 2012 has arrived in store! Following their first leg victory in the Volvo Ocean race alt week (the Camper team pipped team PUMA into port at Galway on Tuesday...read all about it here) Camper look set for a triumphant season in store- with the welcome return of their Wabi slipper in a range of colours for this season....we can't help but wonder if Chris Nicholson and the rest of his team donned pairs after arriving into port? 

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Freak Weather Wimbledon

Well, well, well, what a damp squib of a Summer we've been having! What was once the default small talk du jour of polite society has of ate become a legitimate talking point across the spectrum- we mean of course the weather. In a week where the met office has forecast a months rain in just 48 hours, we've been left with not only a broccoli crisis; but also something of a conundrum when it comes to what you ought to have on your feet.

You might well be wondering what on earth to wear on your feet (aside from going about barefoot and hoping for accelerated Darwinism to leave you emerging webbed by the weekend....anyway we digress) since, despite the weather this season seems packed with events that are both inside and out. We've a had a little look at some weird and wonderful solutions to avoiding wet pinkies across the Summer (whilst remaining presentable of course).

Creep home and dry.
Why not glide through puddles in this seasons conveniently-on-trend Brothel Creeper? The added height might help you to stay above the groundwater- allowing you safe passage along marginally flooded pavement (don't forget to protect the suede though!) Here at Tinfish we've got four great colourways in these creepers by Bronx that you can choose from, cute with skater skirts or skinny jeans- they're just perfect in anticipation of the inevitable preppy looks that will be sneaking out for the 'back to school' season this fall.

Although the creeper look does lend itself nicely to a mannish look- if you're after something a wee bit more feminine, you might want to try these Lilac versions, a nice pastel twist on a retro classic.

Slightly form over function our heads were turned by the Lazy Oaf and Jeffrey Campbell creeper selection, these sky scraping heels would even pass as an onto the ark shoe for Noah, their 'Trotter'style will allow you to do just that, despite the rising tides. To browse their blog on this, click here.

Under Canvas?
If you haven't been deterred by the experience of festival goers at the Isle of Wight last week and are wondering how you'll survive the festival season without spending your weekend with your feet encased in a pair of Dunlops, why not take a peek at our selection of Crocs? No longer just an array of khaki coloured clogs for happy campers, this seasons selection of Crocs have blended style with classic Crocs practicality.
Our run away winner has been without a doubt the crocband flat shoe, available in red and navy blue, with elastic inserts for a fantastic fit and a cute mid-sole stripe that gives these cheeky nautical shoes a great sporty fit. A lovely shoe for camping- and beach holidays you can kick these on and off whenever you need.

Something for the fellas
If you're after something to hop into this summer why not take a look at our selection of Superga? Now, granted these are a canvas shoe, but unlike Converse they've got a tougher upper and a great vulcanized rubber sole, making them a good choice for light showers. This classic styling goes well with a range of outfits- and in classic shades like dark bordo and ultramarine- can easily pass for a smart casual shoe.