Aldo rise

courtesy of aldo

I’m all for high-street powerhouses teaming up with designers and when it comes to collaborations with up-and-coming, fascinating future talents - even better. And to add a bit more emotion from my part to the mix, we are taking shoes. I applaud Aldo for creating Aldo Rise - a collaboration with a selection of skilled young designers. The collections have been in stores for a few months now so it’s about time I talk you through my favorite picks!

Right now there are four designers collections for sale at Aldo stores worldwide and on Asos. Introducing my favorites.

gina tricot jeans
marni x hm hat
snö bracelet

Pajama striped pointy pumps by J.W Anderson! Please note the amazingly weird ‘rubber fur’. I think after seeing Mr. Anderson's full ss12 collection, pieces fell in to place nicely. There is a sandal version as well that made my decision very hard, but what can I say.. I love pajamas and so does J.W.

preen ‘giffee’ shoes
minimarket dress
lapponia ring

Then there is the printed Preen ones, I could not even dream of having a digital print placed so beautifully on a leather shoe without looking the tiniest bit tacky. Not exactly a shoe you would expect to see on the high-street but then again none of these really are. These have been going ME ME ME lately when I’ve been deciding shoes for my all white outfits. I listen and obey, you should know by now that my shoes are my best friends.

libertine ‘allor’ wedges
zara shirt
alexander wang pants
marni x hm hat

Third pick was the Libertine wedges. A. because I was almost getting uncomfortable with the low-ish heels in the previous ones and B. I still can’t say no to a wedge. A wedge with graphic graffiti-like paint-splatters in it? Long time blog readers already know how I feel about things painted white, ad on a high heel to that and I am a very happy blogger.

dolci follie mask

photos by janne and stefanie

And last but certainly not least we have the boys favorite, sexy high pumps by Mark Fast. Probably extra sexy when worn with a bandage dress and mask which is what I did last week, but more about my fetish behavior later. The black shoes with cut-outs reminds me of stockings and are a lot less dramatic in the adorable mint, lilac and beige color that they also come in.

So do you agree with my picks? I would probably say no as I’m quite keen to move on to try every other style in the collections as well. Congratulations Aldo, keep this up and I think we can become were good friends and if you read this text until here you would know that I listen very closely to my friends.