Aquazzura launches a Mini line!

Up there in my top 5 footwear brands, Aquazzura has always impressed me and they've done it again launching a 'mini' line. They're just ADORABLE! The most iconic designs have been redesigned for the mini Aquazzura girl just in time for spring 17'. The mini range will be sold at the brand’s own flagship, as well as at international retailers including Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Wynn Las Vegas, Luisa Via Roma, La Rinascente and Level Shoe District
DIY - Frayed Hem Jeans

I 've be been obsessed with frayed hem jeans for a little while now and have been waiting to do a tutorial on them when I finally decided which jeans were going to make the cut (excuse the pun). I bought this pair from Zara in India when I went 2 years back, - they were in the sale (obvs) and since I'm not keen on the length of them I decided they would be perfect to fray. So here you go - a little DIY on how to fray your own pair of jeans!

What you need:

Ball point of dress makers chalk (whatever you have available to you)

Using the scissors make a snip up the inside seam of the leg to the length of how long you would like the frayed section to be. Turn the jeans inside out and with a pen mark a line along the width of the leg from the end of your cut. This is your guide to make sure you don't end up getting to carried away with the fraying.

Using the scissors cut the original hems off the bottom of the jeans. Once these are removed you are ready to start fraying. Using the unpicker start pulling away the white fibre strands (if you have regular standard denim jeans - the blue type). As you start pulling away the strands you may find you can pull the strands clean away from the rest of the jean. Carry on doing this until you reach the pen mark you drew in as your guide.


The 'it' shoe - Dsqaured2; Riri

I suppose they speak for themselves, they're just so effortless and sexy that wearing them with just about anything will make you look good. They seem to be the shoe of choice at the moment (even though they were released over a year ago) with all the celebs gracing the red carpets, awards ceremonies and Christmas events. Now they aren't cheap, at £730 BUT if you were looking for a way to justify your self for buying them in one word - classic. The shoe will never go out of fashion and I'm sure will easily become a wardrobe staple. Aptly named after Rihanna the lady who might possibly have them in all the colours available, wears them so well - its no wonder they were named after her! With the likes of Chrissy Tiegen, Kelly Rowland, Rita Ora and Kendall Jenner wearing them they just have to be winners. So here they are; prepare to drool!

Kendals memorable moment in the RiRi's

Trend Alert : Satin Shoes

I know what your thinking...Satin Shoes?! aren't they like sooo 30 years ago and only for weddings? I BEG TO DIFFER this season since the launch of Manolo Blahniks satin beauties with designer label Vetements. The trend seems to be having traction especially with the high end brands and I'm sure will soon be on the shop floors of most high street stores perfectly in time for the Christmas festivities. For now I will leave you with some of my favourite satin finds from the huge fashion houses to the affordable fast fashion stores.



Nine West £69

Gianvitto Rossi £420

Miu Miu £845


So here they are - the last few process shots, I finally got around to finishing them. The last few steps included making soles, attaching heels, and adding eyelets and lace. Apologies for the delay life just totally got in the way! Better pictures of these beauties coming soon. I will be adding videos on the @higheelshighhopesblog and on the @madebykirenmodi Instagram.


A bit of a tongue twister hey? This fashion shoe brand named after a Finnish alcoholic beverage aptly titled 'The Marshall's Shot' launched in AW15 was desinged by Texan Born footwear designer Nicole Brundage. A student from the Istituto Marangoni this Switzerland based brand likes to have a playful yet elegant take on footwear and I can only imagine this is down to her training and work with Zac Posen and Manolo Blahnik. The footwear is produced in Italy and ranges from around $400 to $795 and you have the options of customisations for the heel heights, colours and even personalised messages on the actual shoe it selfI'm excited to see this brand grow and see what the next collection will grace us with.

The Book Review: 10/12 October Edition 


by Sophia Amoruso

Where do I start with this book? Maybe a disclaimer since the most recent news on Sophia Amoruso doesn't bode well with the great review I originally wanted to give this book. Since Amoruso declared bankruptcy a couple weeks back I have been contemplating writing this review at all, since the whole book advocates savy spending, and the rise of the Nasty Gal empire that all started from selling a stolen book on Ebay. The book should be classed as a motivational yet down to earth guide on how to make money responsibly, I was shocked by the bankruptcy news especially since reading the book made you perceive Amoruso as highly intelligible and a business minded woman. In all honesty I wouldn't be surprised if this 'bankcruptcy' was more of a smart money aware move like just like 50 cent had done a couple months back. Not to mention the looming netflix documentary thats set for release in 2017 - you know the age old saying; bad publicity is good publicity,
Stella luna - The celebs new go to designer

The usual players in the footwear world dominate red carpet events but Stella Luna the new kid on the block with her fresh exquisite designs are totally creating a riot! Seen on bloggers and celebrities alike this new brand has had a warm reception and will surely become a house hold name along with seasoned veterans Jimmy Choo and Manolo. 

New Dark Colourways for Those Yeezy Season 3 boots

Now I know these shoes have been a bone of contention in the fashion world, and personally I'm not a huge fan but I can totally see the necessity to have them because they are taking the catwalks and streetstyle photography by storm. BUT you'd be pleased to hear the Yeezy season 3 boot originally only seen in nude hues have now been released in darker hues and even a black mesh version which are actually the only pair I absolutely LOVE! so go on have a scroll!

Burak Uyan

I have been steadily following the rise and rise of the growing label Burak Uyan. I intially spotted this designer when I saw an image in the Shoe Calendar I received for christmas. He has now been endorsed by none other than Anna Dello Russo and we all know thats huge! She wore his footwear at last seasons fashion month and totally rocked them. His new collection is seriously awesome and definitely worth checking out ahead of the likely buzz that will soon surround this beautiful label!

...more progress

So I know last week I promised I would have the shoes completed but that was all until my birthday weekend happened and before (the real culprit) alcohol happened. This year was the first year since my dad passed away that I really wanted to go out and celebrate so in true Kiren style I went all out, and basically wrote off the whole weekend and totally had no time to make anything. So yesterday was the first day that I got around to making any real progress and this was the outcome; basically a whole chunk of the most challenging part done and dusted (yippee) Since I went back on my word this week I wont be making any more bold statements about when they will be finished, but just know you guys will have the first peek when they are!