Author(s): Linda O'Keefe
Providing the exclusive knowledge that every true snob must possess, plus authentic insights into the lives and skills of artisans, Le Snob: Shoes offers impeccable advice on all aspects from fit and style to fabrics, and features an authoritative directory of the most celebrated shoe designers and brands in the world, from Manolo Blahnik to Christian Louboutin, and their most outstanding creations. Providing an authoritative directory of the very best shoes available from around the world, from Louboutin to Jimmy Choo, you'll learn to distinguish true quality craftsmanship from the mass market high street brands. A select few of particular note will be marked as 'Essentials' to highlight the very best of the best. Also including information on styles and materials, vintage shoes, eco brands, and essential footwear accessories, this book provides you with the cachet knowledge every aficionado wants to possess. Additional features include Words from the Wise, advice from experts within the shoe industry on subjects ranging from the essential footwear you should own to shoe care and spotting the marks of craftsmanship, and In The Details will provide indepth information on the unique techniques and processes used to make the best shoes on the market. Witty, assured and informative, this book is the perfect foil for your passion for the most sought-after luxury shoes. Le Snob: elite guides for those in the know.
Stylish and nuanced full colour guide to appreciating beautiful shoes; Reportage-style insights into the artisan skills that go into creating footwear; Handy pocket format with stylish notebook-style design; Directory of the world's most prestigious shoe designers and manufacturers.
Linda O'Keeffe is a journalist and fashion expert who has edited magazines, written books on shoes and contributed to Cosmopolitan, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Details, The New York Times Magazine, Interview, Elle and Decor. Linda continues to contribute to a variety of publications on fashion and design, as well as lecturing, moderating panels, and regular appearances on radio and television design programs. Originally from the UK, she now lives with an eclectic collection of shoes in New York City