O la la, Shoes

I got some new scoop from Bryan Sadowski on Carolina Pagano shoes that are coming out in the fall of 2009. Bryan and his wife Carolina Sadowski, a Brazilian designer started a fashion company in 2006 which I wrote about in this post.

First, meet the lovely designer, Carolina. (all photos courtesy of Bryan)

I feel about ten times cooler now that I’ve said, “Meet the designer.” I don’t actually know Carolina, but maybe one day we’ll be in Paris at the same time and we’ll bump into each other. She’s from Sao Paulo, Brazil but currently resides in Seattle, WA.

You can find her impressive bio here.

Now. Shoes!

I’ll start with my favorite.

What a gorgeous silhouette. I love the mix of textures and colors in her fall line. The color palate, inspired by the natural beauty of Brazil include neutrals such as coffee, black, hazelnut, and cement.

She’s using materials such as hand carved leather from Brazil, best seen in this flat with a fish scale pattern.

Also in this sexy heel.

There’s even something for you boot lovers.

Again, I’m loving the mix of colors and the textures of this collection.

Next, we have another beautiful hand-carved leather, but in a zebra pattern.

Love it, love it, love it. 

This patent leather heel has lovely gold leather trim that turns a classic look into extraordinary.

It is a shoe you keep for life and hand down to your grandchildren.

Another feature of this collection is the use of semi-precious stone embellishments. 

The first thought I had when I saw this shoe was, wow, foot jewelry.

Then I read this quote from Carolina regarding her thoughts on the 2009 fall collection, “To each pair I added details like trims made of bronze leather, semi-precious stones and specially made leathers. Something that makes a woman look at her feet and simply smile, the way you admire a beautiful piece of jewelry.”

Also new since my last Pagano post is the ability to order these couture shoes online. Posh on Main, of Seattle carries them. 

Thanks, Bryan for the lovely photos and info and best of luck at the upcoming Workshop in Paris!



One of Blane’s work buddies and his wife, Carolina, a Brazilian designer, just started a new fashion company, Carolina Pagano.

They’ve just introduced their first line, women’s shoes, but are only selling to retailers at this time. Check out their website and if you like what you see, ask your retailer for Carolina Pagano. I love that name.

The Slide Sonia is my favorite, I’d buy that shoe right now.

Congrats to Byran and Carolina! (I’m so jealous and wish I had a shoe company, dammit I’m slacking)