Thursday, October 12, 2017

10 Fold Up Shoes Perfect For Travelling

Travel is the healthiest addiction. In order to explore the world, you should know the art of travelling light. When it comes to travel, we all know that small is a virtue. Packing your luggage so that you squeeze in everything you will require during your tour can be rocket science sometimes. Just imagine, you have packed it all, and then you realize, you might need an extra pair of travel shoes, now what! Here is a list of handpicked fold up shoes by Cocorose London, which are comfortable to wear, compact and yet stylish.

Carnaby Black Cabs

Travel around the world in the most comfy foldable shoes. This pair of Caranaby black cabs ballet pumps is extremely soft, supple and flexible. It’s hand-crafted to perfection.

Barbican Pink Snake

Take a walk on the wild side with Cocorose London's stylish Snake print foldable ballerina pumps in trend-colour rose quartz. This pair of comfy shoes is super fun, fabulous and totally Instagrammable.

Royal Ballet Snowflake Embroidered Applique

Inspired by the beautiful, flurrying snowflakes from The Nutcracker’s Waltz of the Snowflakes, these ballerinas are simply fun, fabulous and absolutely fashionable. This pair has been handcrafted from premium PU leather.

Carnaby Bus and Phone

This pair of foldable flats is the ultimate travel companion. Double cushioned leather insoles make it comfortable to wear. Each pair from Cocorose London comes with a signature matching travel purse.

Carnaby Nautical Appliqué

This fun and fashionable lifestyle loafers with nautical appliqué are this season's must-have! It has a split rubber sole that allows the shoes to fold in half. Each pair is gifted with a matching travel purse.

The Royal Ballet Odile

Inspired by the Royal Ballet's Swan Lake ballet, this pair of suede ballerinas with gold embroidery and black beads is the perfect travel fashion.

Islington Ladybird Gold Shimmer

Oh-la-ladybird! These fun and fashionable loafers in gold shimmer with ladybird appliqué and gemstone detailing will guarantee to take you through the day with a smile.

The Royal Ballet Aurora

Nude pink with a hand-stitched, black toe cap, these shoes feature a pretty, black mesh bow with sparkling diamante centre and are inspired by the Royal Ballet's iconic production of Sleeping Beauty.

Carnaby Mr & Mrs Black Suede

Inject some fun into your travel wardrobe with our mis-matched Mr & Mrs loafers in super soft black suede leather with silver sequin appliqué.

Barbican Leopard

Classic ballerina meets animal print. These leopard print ballet flats make for a sophisticated and classic travel wardrobe staple. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tracing The History of Espadrilles

Espadrilles or espardenyes, the flat rope-soled footwear is one trendy style that we must have in our closet. Dating to the 13th century, they were handmade, using the soles of esparto or other grass rope. From being comfortable regular wear shoes, espadrilles have become fashion essentials today. Be it on wedges or on a pair of high heels, it has become a chic style. Let’s trace the evolution of the espadrille from being just flat espadrilles to designer ones.

Espadrilles came from Spain. The name originated from the word esparto, which means a kind of plant that burned. Then, it’s beaded to make the soles. They were worn around the XIII century by the foot soldiers of the King of Aragon. By the 18th century, the town of Mauleon became the manufacturing centre for espadrilles. In the 1880s, these shoes were worn by mine workers. As they only lasted a few weeks, demand was high. There were about 30 factories in the old viscounty of Soule. By then, manufacturers started to export them to South America.

Made with braided hemp and linen fabric the uppers were of fabric woven from flax. Pitch was used to protect the undersides of the soles. The person who makes espadrille is known as alpargatero. His job was to make the rope soles. The person to sew the fabric and the band was called seamstress.
Espadrille was black, or it was left in its natural coloured fabric. On Sundays people would wear natural coloured one and the darker ones during the weekdays. Both men and women used to wear them. As an easy-to-wear shoe, they were preferred by clergymen, workers and dancers. They soon became the traditional footwear in the Basque country. Over the years, the way dressing style changed in Europe, so is the design of the espadrille.

In the 1950s, espadrilles evolved into classy footwear suitable for any season. During the 1960s, Yves St-Laurent made a particular order of shoes for the festivities in Paris. At the time, he asked for a pair of espadrilles with a heel. Soon the designer espadrilles became a fashion statement. From Hollywood actresses to ramp models, a pair of espadrilles with heels and ribbons that can be tied around their ankles, is a fashion staple in every fashionista’s wardrobe.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Top 7 Slip-on Shoes for Women

Women have an obsession with slip-on shoes.  Comfortable and stylish slip-on shoes are staples in any woman’s wardrobe. From funky to chic, from casual to elegant, there are endless options available for modern urban women to choose from. Here we have handpicked top 7 handcrafted slip-on shoes for women, which are amazingly comfortable and fully flexible and foldable.

1. Hackney White:

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When Hackney style marries clean cut white with a cool and contemporary silhouette, this pair is born. This pair can pull together any outfit and add an instant elegance. Styled and worn as either a shoe or mule, the collapsible heel enables that all-important, laid back vibe and offers a Hackney cool and urban edge.

2. Wimbledon Blue Velvet with Gems:

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This pair of fashionable slip-on can go with any dress. Its premium velvet and individually handcrafted luxuriously double cushioned insoles provide superior comfort. It is fully flexible, fold up shoes with durable rubber soles and 8mm heel height.

3. Shoreditch Blue Mosaic Flowers:

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If you want to look fabulous in florals then this one is for you. Uber cool Shoreditch slip-ons get a romantic upgrade with a gorgeous mosaic flower pattern. Casually chic and sleek, these folding slip-on loafers, with their white soles, are perfect for the urban Cocoroser and ideal for women on-the-go.

4. Carnaby Mr and Mrs:

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Charlie Chaplin meets Mary Poppins in this pair of slip-on. Inspired by these two iconic English characters, our Mr & Mrs mis-matching loafers are simply super amazing. This can be paired with cut off shorts or jumpsuits.

5. Wimbledon Burgundy Velvet with Gems:

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Burgundy is a timeless hue. Imagine premium velvet in this colour and adorn it with gems. You get a pair of slip-ons that you must have in your shoe rack. You can team it with dresses, shorts, palazzos or jumpsuits alike.

6. Wimbledon Gold Bumblebee:

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Need a little edge to your look? This pair of slip on will do the trick. It pulls together any look and add an instant style. Individually handcrafted, this pair is fully flexible, fold up shoes with durable rubber soles and 8mm heel height. It is gifted with a signature travel purse in black. Its luxuriously double cushioned insoles provide superior comfort.

7. Hackney Gold & Leopard:

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Fusing gold leather and leopard pony hair, these ultra cool slip-ons are the perfect pair of transitional shoes to see you through the seasons. You can wear them with jeans by day, or with a leg-baring dress by night.

So, it’s time to save yourself with painful blisters with these slip-ons, that can go with almost everything under the sun. Now you can roam around the town without any hassles and also throw some attitude. The above range is perfect for on-the-go cutie like you. Be comfy and look chic in these numbers, and we promise that whenever you will look down, a smile will dance on your lips.