What does “vero cuoio” mean on the bottom of high heeled shoes?

Buyers of both cheap and expensive stilettos are accustomed to seeing the words “vero cuoio” often stamped on the soles of the shoes. But what does this actually mean? Vero cuoio is an Italian phrase which simply means “real leather”. It is often accompanied by a logo that looks like a leather skin, like the … Read more What does “vero cuoio” mean on the bottom of high heeled shoes?

It’s official: Kate Moss wore Manolo Blahniks as her wedding shoes (not Christian Louboutin)

Godichefac sandals by Manolo Blahnik

There’s nothing like a celebrity shoe controversy to excite fashionistas. And one long-standing celeb footwear controversy that refuses to die is this: who made Kate Moss’s wedding shoes? Was it Manolo Blahnik or Christian Louboutin? It is easy to see how confusion could have happened as Kate Moss’s 1 July 2011 wedding to Jamie Hince, … Read more It’s official: Kate Moss wore Manolo Blahniks as her wedding shoes (not Christian Louboutin)

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo the man

Born inMalaysia in 1957, Jimmy Choo is considered a grand-master of the stiletto heel. Choo made his first pair of shoes at the age of just 12 when working in the family business that was based out of their home. Choo attended Cordwainer’s Technical College to perfect his knowledge of shoemaking while visiting relatives in … Read more Jimmy Choo