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!

Pattern Making Process

So this week I have been working on the patterns for the pair of heels I had designed for Wednesdays post just gone. Im hoping by Sunday I should have them pretty close to finished (they should be up on the blog next Wednesday since its my birthday weekend) so on that note enjoy the progress pics and hold tight for the finished beauties! :)

This weeks handmade Project

I bought some gorgeous leathers while I was in Hong Kong and in attempt to just use them I've decided to design and make a pair of shoes that I've had in my head for ages. So here are my initial sketches - I like showing my draft sketches because they show development and just how difficult it is to get the design spot on especially on your first go. I managed to get to the pattern making stage and Im aiming to get these shoes finished by the end of the week. Stay tuned for updates on this project through out the week.

Embroidery Eruption!

If you havn't noticed already - the seasons most sort after shoes are the baroque or embroidered style of choice. At the last Lineapelle expo I attended in London, this trend by far was the most appealing to me and seemed like the trend to dominate next seasons shoe drobe! I have gathered up my favourite embroidered booties and shoes  for the winter wardrobe for you to feast your eyes on.(wohooooo I can go back to wearing all black and let the boots do all the talking!)

Alexander McQueen 'Leather- trimmed emroidered velvet loafers - £725

Aquazzura 'Alix' -  £445

Sam Edelman 'Taye' - £140

Top Shop 'Kobra' - £39

Asos 'Emillia' - £50

Kat Maconie 'India' - £81 (sale)

The Book Review: 9/12 September Edition 

Dangerous Girls

by Abigail Haas

I was recommended this book by my best friend, who devoured this book in all of three days, I had to get in on the action and see what all the hype was about. As you all may have figured out already I can be extremely impatient - I like to get to the end of the book as quickly as possible to completely review my judgement on the book itself. This book I have to say completely tested my patience (or lack there of) it took me a little while before I got into the book (Since I've decided that my preferred genre of novel is behavioural psychology and psychology books in general) but when I eventually did I couldn't put the book down. I guess that is the power of the writer - Abigail Haas, who so carefully carved this book into a really dark and wild book with ups and downs that have your heart pumping. I absolutely loved this book and would recommend it for a great fictional book that will have you on a roller coaster of emotions for all the characters in the book. (£6.99 with Amazon Prime)
Vogue - The Shoe

The holy fashion bible has released an awesome new coffee table book 'Vogue - The Shoe'. The reason I'm excited? - they will have the BEST of the best archive known to man an archive to be more than envious of regarding famous imagery of shoes, designers, campaigns and illustrations - this will be an absolute must have for shoe lovers around the world. Vogue had great success with their previous tomes on 'The Gown', 'The Jewellery', and the 'Portfolio' so this is bound to be huge bestseller for them too - especially since accessories are definitely having their moment and demand just as much acknowledgment as the clothing on runways. At £75 its not a book you buy on a whim but would definitely be a great present, for birthdays, Christmas (I know its early but good to get started) and possibly leaving gifts - available to buy now!

A Coeliac and an Indian in Hong Kong and Japan

Andy and I embarked upon an adventure of a life time. From the outset we knew this trip was going to be everything we imagined it to be, an adventure, memories, experience and damn right fun. This was our 6th holiday together exploring the world and I couldn't think of another person id rather spend it with.  It was the most challenging holiday we've had to date and only because food was a problem especially travelling with a coeliac. we, however wouldn't have changed anything about the trip,  it was a culture shock and everything in-between basically everything we prepared ourselves for. We loved it, even with all the traveling, late nights and sometimes hangry moments (hungry + angry = hangry). So for any of you who are thinking of taking a visit to Hong Kong and Japan here is what we go to, I've tried to do it in order of the things we did so that you can use it as your own guide if you ever find your self heading there alternatively leave a comment with your email address for a more concise (basically no images and exact locations of everything we did in way more detail) guide to HK and Japan!


Mum dropping us off to the airport - thanks ma!

 A little tipple and a bite to eat before we had to endure our 12 hour flight to HK

 Journey buddies!

 The afternoon we arrived walking around Central area near our air bnb apartment.

 Cool snacks at our local corner shop

 Came across the Mid Levels Escalators while we were exploring - the longest outdoor escalator a total must do!

 Views from Ozone bar and pre drinks before our night out in LKF

 Walking down Pottinger street after our night out!

 Day 2 - going up to the Big Buddha in a crystal cable Car!

Big Buddha!

The beginning of a crazy night out neighbouring island Macau - basically like Vegas, although it brings in 3 times more revenue than Vegas!

 8am in the morning after getting back from a crazy night out in Macau! The plus side to having an apartment so close to the ferry port!

 Day 3 - After such a crazy night out in Macau i decided to keep things a little less strenuous so took a walk around the local area and also headed over to Kowloon the other side of the harbour for some shopping! This was down Pottinger street the famous and oldest street market of HK.

 Kowloon Area - leather shopping!

 Famous Ladies market - great atmosphere and gift shopping!

 Victoria Peak - That evening we decided to go up the peak for this fantastic view!

 Moon Cakes - you have to try these!!!!



 Arrived at Tokyo Narita and caught the Shinkansen Bullet Train to Osaka 

 Day 1 - Shitenno - Ji Temple

 Heading out for the evening to the Tsutenkaku Tower in Shinsaki and Dotonbori afterwards

 Tsutenakaku Tower

 Views over Osaka

 Osaka Castle

 Matcha Ice Cream - Lovely Jubbly

  Umeda Sky Building

 Cool flooring on the observation deck!

 Cocktails at the Sky Lounge in the Umeda Building

 On the Shinkansen to the next stop Kyoto!


 Day 1 - Arashiyma!

 Bamboo Groves

 Views from the top of the mountains!

 Fushimi Inari! What a walk!

Day 2 - Nishiki Market #emojigoals

 Cycling to Philosophers path! such a great cycle

 Up Kyoto Tower for the evening!


  Tokyo Bound!

 Kabukicho Pano

 Rainbow Candy floss!

 Famous Shibuya Crossing!

 Tsukiji Fish Market!

 These gorgeous bowls!

 Watching the Sumo Wrestlers!

 Tokyo Sky Tree!

 National museum of modern art!

 On the way home with this view over Russia!