Carvela Kurt Geiger black ‘Gondola’ bow sandals

Carvela Kurt Geiger black ‘Gondola’ bow sandals, £125

Carvela Gondola bow sandals

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Kurt Geiger does it again!

My favourite brand of the moment (or of this week, at least), has once again released a real show-stopper of a shoe, this time from the Carvela line. These ‘Gondola’ sandals offer a wonderful twist on the t-bar sandal, with a high ankle strap leading down to a multi-layered bow.  That bow is studded with tiny little crystals, as are the stiletto heels, but the effect is still fairly understated, all things considered. Delicate and lovely, ‘Gondola’ has a 120 mm heel, so while I’m tempted to describe these as “dancing shoes” (and they do look like they’d be very at home on a dance floor, don’t you think?), these are probably best saved for seasoned stiletto-wearers only: unless, of course, you’re planning to simply take them from car-to-bar, and then spend the rest of the evening admiring them. It would be tempting, I have to admit.

These shoes have a suedette upper, which might make the price seem a little high. As the owner of several pairs of shoes from this brand, all  I can tell you is that I’ve always been happy with the quality: I haven’t, however, seen these particular shoes in person, so if you have, maybe you can fill us in! In the meantime, here’s one way to style these, for a night on the town:

little red dress outfit

♥  Vince Camuto clutch bag  ♥   Jolie Moi red dress  ♥ Chanel eyeshadow quad ♥  Simon Frank earrings

The little red dress is almost as much of a classic as the oft-mentioned LBD: I’ve yet to find one that works well with my colouring (I know SO many redheads who look absolutely stunning in red, but I’m unfortunately not one of them!), but I live in hope!


  • Hey Amber, love love love your blawgs! I was wondering whatever happened to the asos fashion finder award you were nominated for a while back… I seem to recall you had quite a few votes:-)
    Greetings from Germany & keep up the excellent work!!!

    • Hi Georgia!

      I actually had the most votes in my category, but didn’t even make the runner’s up list, unfortunately – sob! It turned out that the award was decided by ASOS staff, who didn’t take the public vote into account: I was quite embarrassed, to be honest, because I’d never have promoted it if I’d known the votes wouldn’t matter and that it would be purely ASOS’s decision, but oh well! I was very flattered to be nominated, and the fact that I would have won it if it had been just down to the public vote is something, at least 🙂 Thanks so much for your kind words – I’m really glad you like the sites!

      • I see… yeah sucks when they do that! But as you say, your answer’s right there in the public votes! Congrats 😀
        Embarrassed, why? You promoted it really tastefully and not in-yo-face at all. The whole thing kinda just fell in line with the overall classy-and-fun feel of shoeperwoman.

        • Thanks for saying that, that’s reassuring 🙂 I would just never have asked people to vote if I’d known it wouldn’t count: I never normally ask people to vote in things like that, but they are one of my favourite brands, and I was so excited to have been nominated! It was also a bit embarrassing because out of 10 people in my category, I was one of only three who DIDN’T get a prize, even although I’d had by far the highest number of votes, so it felt a bit like coming bottom of the class. Lesson learned, though, and the support I got from readers is worth more than the prize anyway, so it’s all good 🙂

  • Oh no! That seems a bit inappropriate to have a vote but not have them count. I’m glad you got the most support for your category though- I voted!

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