The Shoes Make The Costume

Shopping Blitz and Pleaser’s Funtasma line are once again excited
to showcase all the amazing options we have for Halloween!
The perfect costume will never get off the ground without the perfect footwear.
Whether you are looking to recreate the ultimate Alice in Wonderland costume
or are lookingfor a more historic perspective such as a Victorian lady,
a Gladiator, a Native American warrior or a Renaissance man,
Funtasma has you covered! From sexy to scary, we have the shoes
that will make or break your costume. Shopping Blitz is here to protect
youfrom the ultimate scary scenario, a fashion disaster!
The Shoes Make the Costume

50 Shades of Shoe

Be honest and admit it, you have read or are curious to read the latest pop culture phenom, 50 Shades of Grey. You can tell me, I promise not to judge. It will be our little secret because, sshhh I have read it too! Pleaser Delight 600-1 Sandals
It’s a guilty pleasure and quite the page turner.

More interesting still, 50 Shades, has undisputedly penetrated more than just our bookshelves and bedrooms. We discuss it, fantasize about it and now we  –  wear it.  That’s right the erotic sensation is now inspiring the runways.  If Paris‘ recent Fashion Week is any example, strappy, domineering pumps are the new IT footwear.

So bring some of the magic into your own life and treat yourself to a pair of Pleaser Delight 600-10  sandals. Very appropriate or (inappropriate as the occasion permits) in the nude, or as they say, blush color, for work and play. You know you want to!

The Point of It: A Fascination with Winter Toes

There is much to be said about the foot fetish, as well as its more specialized cousin, the love of toes. From ancient China and the once popular practice of foot binding, the human fascination with women’s toes is timeless.

In summer, there are many ways to show off your wonderfully pedicured feet and their luscious nail polish; from flip-flops to gladiators and classic sandals to peep-toes. Salons all over the country offer French pedicures, while nail artists are able to create beautiful pieces of art on even the smallest of surfaces.

But what to do when the days become to cold to show off our footsies? Do we completely hide our feet from the elements? The simple answer is no. The longer one is to keep them warm and dry but continue to hint to the fact that you have more to show off than can be seen.

Wear your peep-toes in the autumn and winter by pairing them with a thick pair of opaque tights, provided it is not raining, you can pull it off without no problem. I myself adore the Betsey Johnson Sitan Pumps. Not only are they reasonably priced but they have the ability to bring some joy and fun into the dreary everyday of the cold weather months. Teal or yellow, both sport a lace-up detail on the heel and the back.

That said, in the fashion Metropolis of New York we have seen the streets overflowing with another kind of toe highlight, only packed a bit differently. Dear ladies, it’s called a toe cap and it is all the rage in fashionista circles at the moment. Flats, pumps, boots and oxfords are adorned with contrasting colors or metal caps, and as always Shoppingblitz has stock in what’s hot.

The simple and classic Henry Ferrera 200-Paloma Pump highlights the toe in either orange, blue or pink. Sporting a 3.5 inch heel, they are a wonderful option for those of us who have to juggle work and grocery shopping while running from the subway to the office!

For the bad girls there are the Steve Madden Bolddd Pumps, which are a fetish in of itself, but perfect for a wild night on the town. Pair it with skinny leather pants for maximum rebel appeal.

If you are a lover of all things romantic, steer clear of the above mentioned, and opt for the Funtasma Victorian 45 Boots. With only a 2-inch heel, these beauties offer a sexy twist on classic attire, the lace-up design is made easy by a hidden zipper. Gold and black will go well with any pair of jeans, and will give you an excuse to wear 100 golden bracelets into the winter too.

The classic oxford is revived in the Bass Jolene Oxford. Quality made, leather all over, these will let your feet breathe and feel comfortable all day long. Pair with a pant suit or a pencil skirt for a Mad Men work experience.

Last but not least, Funtasma Mouse 16 Cute Flats, which are, above all, cute. Perfect for the days when you are feeling carefree and a bit silly. Leather, polka dots, and a bow… a bit much if not dressed down with simple black pants. When done right the whole ensemble can become a wonderful and humorous outfit.

Manufacturer Spotlight: Caswell-Massey

I grew up in a house where things like decorative hand towels, fancy soaps and a spotless mirror were important. It was also a house that revered brands like Caswell-Massey, the elite of the elite in the hand soap and personal products industry. My mother treasured their gems like they were gold. She made it a point to instill me in the idea that its the details that really pull a thing off.

So when we acquired the Caswell-Massey brand, suffice it to say I was excited on a personal level. Opening the boxes and bottles and smelling the sweet smell of Almond, intoxicating scent of Sandalwood and the familiar notes of their Number Six line, reminded me why the brand had such success. Buying my own decorative soaps for the bathroom I realized that what makes a product timeless is in the details.

Some of my favorite products include:

The Almond & Aloe Hand Cream with Silk is a luxuriously rich, yet quickly absorbing natural hand cream. Silk protein makes hands silky to the touch, never greasy. Made with pure sweet almond oil, one of the most common essential oils used in skincare and aromatherapy because it adaptable for almost all skin types. It is rich in Vitamin E and has numerous moisturizing properties. Plus it smells awesome in the shower and doesn’t leave my skin feeling like a dried up cactus.

Elixir of Love Body Dust is the kind or product made for antique dressing tables and corsets made of lace. Caswell-Massey conjures the delicate beauty of its past with an exclusive women’s fragrance, based on centuries-old formula. It has a lightly floral fragrance, blending Jasmine, Lavender, Egyptian Musk, and Passionflower. Looking for something thats add class to sexy, this is it.

Great for sensitive skin the Goat’s Milk & Honey Soap is rich with proteins, mineral salts, vitamins and liposomes. The delicate honey fragrance works equally well on the body and face. Each soap comes individually wrapped and triple milled for a creamy lather, helping to restore skin’s natural beauty. Most of the time sensitive-skin types like myself miss out of the sweet-smelling treats of the bath product world. I look at this soap as a chocolate bar with no calories, a unicorn, aka a find in a million.