Monday Musings: Salvatore Ferragamo

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I love shoes! As such one of my favorite designers, is Salvatore Ferragamo, who discovered his passion for shoes when he was only nine years old! Read on for facts and looks inspired by this great designer.

A Little Bit of History

  • Salvatore Ferragamo was born in Bonito, Italy in 1891, as the eleventh in a family of fourteen children.
  • He designed his first pair of shoes for his sisters to wear at their confirmation at the age of nine.
  • After sutdying the art of shoemaking in Naples, Ferragamo opened a small store out of his parents home.
  • In 1914, he immigrated to Boston (*my city!*) and worked alongside his brother at a cowboy boot factory.
  • The brothers then moved to California, where Ferragamo opened a shop to repair and create shoes for celebrities and films.
  • While he attained a reputation as the ‘Shoemaker to the Stars’, he later studied anatomy at the University of Southern California to develop his shoes for comfort and style.
  • In 1927 Ferragamo returned to Italy, where he designed shoes for Eva Paron as well as Marilyn Monroe.
  • In 1960, Salvatore Ferragmo died at the age of 62, but his legacy lives on through his lines which now include, shoes, bags, eyewear, scarves, and ready to wear clothing.

Outfit Number One

I simply love this look, as it combines some of my favorite colors in a cute and classy fall look.

Get the Look!

To recreate this look, start with a pussy bow blouse dress from Asos, add an adorable coat from Romwe, H&M flats and top it off with a pair of brown tights to keep out the cold!

Outfit Number Two

I love this next look, as it could transition from fall, with a trench coat, to winter with a pea coat!
Get the Look!

To achieve this look start with a fun blouse, tuck it into a brown skirt and top it off with a great coat. Next add brown tights, flats and a great bag!

Outfit Number Three

This look exemplifies combining fall looks with Baroque influenced pieces! I just love the way this sweater adds a bit of gold to this look!

Get the Look!

To add a bit of Baroque to your fall wardrobe, start with a Baroque inspired top, and pair it with black pants, flats and black and gold accessories.

What do you think of these looks? Do you like, Salvatore in myself, have a bit of a shoe obsession? Let me know in a comment below!

*Sparkle On and Wear Bows*


One thought on “Monday Musings: Salvatore Ferragamo

  1. I’m especially interested in how to pull off Baroque…
    It’s going to be a bit of an amazing year for costume-inspired dressing from the movies. “Anna Karenina” – Cossack trend – already sourcing my faux fur hat, lol and of course “Great Gatsby” – 1920s and then the pseudo-Victorian whimsy of “Oz the Great and Powerful.” Going to be lavish! Xx

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