Saturday, April 30, 2011

SAPR* Walk

Stand up against sexual assault

Safe Helpline: 877-995-5247

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

National Center for Victims of Crime Victim Service Helpline, 1-800-FYI-CALL or 1-800-211-7996 (TTY/TDD)

*SAPR -Sexual Assault Prevention and Response 

Day 42 : 04-30-2011
Shoe: Addidas
Color:  Orange
Style: Running Shoe
Material: Leather & Material Upper

Friday, April 29, 2011

Steve Madden –Roxsie

Ciao, Ragazzi!

Is that a mischievous look upon my face? While I’m waiting for the elevator (lift, for all my English contemporaries), see what other interesting adjectives I can come up with to describe how I feel in these Roxsie boots? 

In these boots, you can describe me as:

Eccellente (it’s Italian…Google translate it!)


  Statuesque (I’m 5’11”…180.3cm in these boots)

My Maddies's never leave me at a loss for words...see ya on the next level,


Stella Notte
Day 41: 04-29-2011
Shoe:  Steve Madden –Roxsie
Color: Black
Style: Open-Toe Ankle Boot
Heel: 4 inches (10 cm)
Material: Leather Upper

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Il Mercato Edition, Misterbianco: Tribeca, A Kenneth Cole Production –Mix Master

Ciao, a tutti!

I love the market (mercato –mare-cat-oh)! It is unlike anything you have ever experienced in Canada or the United States…it is not a flea market! It is an amalgamation of mom and pop-type businesses (often spanning several generations), centrally located, occurring one or more times a week.

Popular throughout European nations, il mercato is the predecessor to the modern commercial centers (malls); from clothing and electronics, to groceries and antiques, it is an inexpensive alternative to buying everything you could possibly need. Today, my shoes are heading to Misterbianco.

First stop at the market, nail polish. At 1€ a piece, you can’t go wrong…my only dilemma now is what color to buy?

You already know I love shoes… and bags!  Platform peep-toe wedges?Oversized handbags?I’m beginning to see a theme here!

Next stop, produce. I think I’ll get a little something to match my shoes…these eggplants should do nicely!

I always had ambitions of making my own clothes, unfortunately the talent did not follow, but I know good fabric when I see it…especially at a good price! So if I have to fight for it, I shall!

Lastly, three things every girl needs:

First, accessories!  

 Second, deodorant!

And third, a bra! But not necessarily in that order!



Seven days a week, I can find a market to shop!  Lovely! 

Baci a tutti!

Stella Notte

Day 40: 04-28-2011
Shoe:  Tribeca, A Kenneth Cole Production –Mix Master
Color: Eggplant
Style: Open-Toe Platform Wedge with Ankle Strap
Heel: 4.5 inches (11 cm), Platform: 1.5 inches (3.5 cm)
Material: Leather Upper

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mojo Moxy -Voodoo, Camel

Buongiorno, a tutti!

Who knew a little voodoo could come in a shoe???   Let me work my Mojo Moxy on you!


mo·jo/ˈmōˌjō/ Noun:
1. A magic charm, talisman, or spell.
2. Magic power.
3. Personal magnetism or Sex appeal.

mox·y (corruption of moxie) mox·ie/ˈmäksē/ Noun:
1. Force of character, determination, or nerve.[*]


Now tell me…what don’t these boots have?


Stella Notte

Day 39: 04-26-2012
Shoe:  Mojo Moxy -Voodoo
Color: Camel
Style: Open-Toe Ankle Boot
Heel: 4 inches (10 cm)
Material: Leather Upper, Leather Lining

[*] Both Mojo and Moxie Definitions are from Google Definitions

Moda Spana –Golly


Ever had a day where you just felt like blah? I woke up today feeling just like that. About 6:35 this morning, I felt like getting back into bed, calling it a day and trying it all again tomorrow! I needed a problem-free day!


Problem: I wanted to wear a dress, but didn’t feel like shaving my legs.
Solution:  Full length t-shirt dress. þ

Problem:  I didn’t feel like combing my hair.
Solution:  Trendy hat.[1]  þ

Problem:  Temperature when leaving the house: 52 (11) degrees.  Temperature high today: 67 (19) degrees. (Where did all the hot weather go?)
Solution:  Leather Moto Jacket I thrifted[2] on vacay.[3] (€20) þ

Problem: The few extra pounds I gained on my cruise (gotta hide my pot belly)
Solution:  Low slung trendy belt.[4] þ

Problem: I felt like wearing sandals, but didn’t want to deal with the “Aren’t you cold?” (I’m Canadian, 67 degrees is summer!)[5]
Solution:  Sandals disguised as shoes with oxford-type lacing þ

Problem:  A purse to go with my shoes (while I don’t really do the ‘matchy’ thing, yes, I do like to match).
Solution:  Oversized trendy purse.[6] þ

I love problem free days…how about you?


Stella Notte

Day 38: 04-26-2011
Shoe: Moda Spana –Golly
Color: Cognac Buff Leather
Style: Wedge Sandal
Heel: 4 inches (10 cm), Platform: ¾ inches (2 cm)
Material: Leather Upper

[1] One needs to have a pretty extensive hat collection to pull this off!
[2] Thrifted –previously owned and gently used.
[3] Vacay –Vacation.
[4] See footnote [1] and replace hat with belt
[5] Some summer days are only 67 degrees Fahrenheit, not all!
[6] See footnote [1] and replace hat with purse or footnote  [4] and replace belt, which replaced hat, with purse!  Remember, problem free doesn't always mean uncomplicated!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Cruise Diary Special Edition: Guess –Cashy


For our last night on the boat, can you guess what we’re doing for a little fun?
þ Dinner
þ Dancing
þ Drinking (a Pink Panther for me, bartender!)

Oops, I forgot one more thing:
þ Gambling…come on now, the name of my shoes is Cashy, could I be any luckier? Ka-ching!

While I head to the casino to flashy some cashy[*], I shall leave you with the vistas in the corridors which have delighted me this past week…


Stella Notte

Day 37: 04-25-2011
Shoe: Guess –Cashy 
Color:  Camel
Style: Platform Sandal
Heel:  4 inches (10.5 cm), Platform:  0.25 inches (0.6cm)
Material: Leather and Suede Upper

[*] It rhymes!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Cruise Diary Special Edition: Type Z –Sabot, Camel

Ciao a tutti!

My mother always said that if you don't have anything nice to say about something, don't say anything at all! So, I shall leave you with some pictures I took at our final Port-of-Call, Naples.

Mount Vesuvius

Castel Nuovo

Ciao a tutti!

Stella Notte

Day 36: 04-24-2011
Shoe: Type Z –Sabot
Color:  Camel
Style: Mule
Heel:  2.75 inches (7 cm)
Material: Leather Upper

Beautiful in any color; click here to see these beauties in the Cognac!