Monday, March 28, 2011

Yellow suede pull on boots - could it get ANY better? Seriously! These little numbers are one of my favourite pieces from the soon to be world renowned MICHAEL HOCKEY Spring Summer 2011 range - entitled "Compass and Navigate".
The range plays with the idea of travel and culture and the exploration of texture....we did our take on the Swedish velcro travel shoe - and made it hot. Ikat high tops, stingray dress shoes! And the above heavenly NOMAD boot....

Sunday, March 27, 2011

While searching the internet for inspiration I came across this beautiful image

Unfortunately i have no origin except for the title Geil Magazine??

I was also unfortunate enough to see Red Riding Hood. What a horror of a film- BUT what was great was the costume design by Cindy Evans who also did costumes for a long list of forgettable films...
The wood chopper (Peter?) had fantastic hand stitched boots and leather shirt

Also in the crowd scenes the colour palate of the towns people in the defused foggy light was stunning - these unfortunately are BEFORE the fog - but just squint a bit.
In other you know I went to Bali for a lil holiday - fell in love (with the place) and made some shoes - which turned into my line - well the below image is the first shoe I designed! Frustrated with the lack of interesting mens sandles that are not $1000 Lanvin ones...I came up with these... what do you think?
Its official...i'm the worst blogger with the worst reputation...and I apologise to my MERIAD of fans out there. I promise to be better. For now i'm going to bombard you with images of inspiration... including the much anticipated first season of my new line.... aptly named MICHAEL HOCKEY