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Hello!

I really need to apologise for my absence, starting early on Friday my weekend began and I haven’t had a chance to even think about posting until now. All I’ll need to do is shift the days up a little 😉 no biggie!

Today we take a look at one of my favourite fashion accessories, primarily by one designer. This post will mostly be about me fawning over these items more than giving facts as I struggled to date them back.

It is a style dream of mine to own a pair of…


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Giuseppe Zanotti High Heels


While he may not be as recognisable as someone like Christian Louboutin or Christian Lacroix, Zanotti is still a designer that deserves to be recognised for his talents in creating heels that women love.

Zanotti was born in San Mauro Pascoli, Italy. He did not start his career as a designer, or even remotely inclined to do so, in fact in the 1980s, he worked as a DJ before becoming the renowned shoemaker he is today.

He had worked as a freelance designer for fashion houses such as Valentino, Thierry Mugler, Dior and Roberto Cavalli for 12 years. His career as a shoemaker began in 1994 when he took over a small shoe-making company, the Vicini shoe factory.

He took over a small shoemaking company, the Vicini shoe factory in New York, and devoted his time to designing and manufacturing his own shoes. In the beginning, he worked out of a small workshop only employing 15 people, including a jeweller, a heel and tree expert and an embroiderer – he thus started work on his first collection.

In 2000, Zanotti took his work back home and opened his first boutique in Milan. Further boutiques were opened in New York City, Paris, London, Moscow, Dubai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and ultimately reaching fifty stores globally. His company now manufactures over 400,000 pairs of luxury men and women’s shoes.

In his career, Zanotti has been nominated “Designer of the Year” three times (2000, 2007, and 2009) by Fairchild and won the “Prix d’Excellence de la Mode” for best footwear collection by Marie Claire International in 2010.

While he produces a multitude of shoe ranges and styles, including sneakers, sandals, men’s footwear and so on, I would like to showcase a dew of my favourite Guiseppe Zanotti heels.

A pair of 2008 Fish Bone Designed Crystal Heels
A pair of 2008 Fish Bone Designed Crystal Heels
An ad campgain for a pair of 2009 Heels
An ad campgain for a pair of 2009 Heels
Beyonce Knowles wearing a pair of bejeweled boot heels by Zanotti at a 2010 show
Beyonce Knowles wearing a pair of bejeweled boot heels by Zanotti at a 2010 show
The gorgeous ad campaign featuring model Anja Rubik in 2011
The gorgeous ad campaign featuring model Anja Rubik in 2011
Designed for Lady Gaga to wear to the launch of the "Fame" fragrance in 2012
Designed for Lady Gaga to wear to the launch of the “Fame” fragrance in 2012

Gorgeous pairs from the 2013 collection

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Two pairs of leaf designed heels from the 2014 collections
Two pairs of leaf designed heels from the 2014 collections
The newest range of Zanotti Heels 2015
The newest range of Zanotti Heels 2015

“When I finish a collection I always feel very sad. I want to destroy everything and try new things. You design a pair of shoes and you love them for three seconds and then they’re history, I am always trying to find my new story.”

~ Guiseppe Zanotti

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I am obsessed with heels so these shoes all blow my mind, what do you think?

Share your thoughts and comments below!

Thanks VB xx

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