Friday 18 January 2013

Emblem: Stylish and comfortable skyhigh heels from Singapore?

Almost a year ago, I spotted a certain clutch on Asia Fashion Inc. which looked unique and set itself apart from all other exotic skin bags which flood the market in this part of the world. That was the Jacque from Singapore label Emblem.

Fast forward a year and the very same clutch which caught my eyes had proved to be a success story and the design has been reproduced by the designer in seasonal colours to suit every taste in addition to new designs.

And just recently, Mia, the young designer behind Emblem has started designing shoes – some of which fit right into my wardrobe: colourful and bold skyhigh heels. Needless to say I’m a big fan of!

Not only do they look good, but unlike most high heels, Emblem’s are actually comfortable – well as comfortable as you’d expect 6-inch pumps to be ;-)

Comfy as they are stylish? Read on as I test the new collection of
exotic skin heels from Singapore label Emblem.

The irresistible Jacque clutch which I fell for, is now available in more colours!
Reason is, being a fan of heel herself, Mia has spend some time developing her line, adding a substantial cushion to the insoles to make sure it’s walk and dance-friendly. The result is a high hidden platform which looks trendy and won’t make your feet ache after an hour.

Hard to believe? Well lucky for you, I’ve tried it for myself and here’s my verdict.

To match my orange Jacque clutch, I picked the PETRA python peep-toe pumps customized in the same shade for me (perk of the job I guess ;-) and have been parading around in them.
I have to say I love the fit and the pumps and significantly more comfortable than my usual high heels which makes them perfect to party or even shop in!

They really are that comfortable. It's as close as kissing goodbye to nights of hobbling barefoot to the taxi with blisters on feet and shoes in hand as I've experienced from a pair of heels.

The python skin Petra peeptoes which I picked from Emblem's collection

Available in black and nude at the moment...
and customized in orange just for me ;-) Will post a pic wearing it once I find the
perfect outfit to go with it!

The quality is also very good, with leather insoles and anti-slip soles, but as it is the case with exotic skin, they are quite sensitive so they need good care to keep them looking great.

While the pumps are perfect choice for my style of dressing, the yellow python SANDRA sandals and black and white TALIA lace ups look gorgeous too! But my favourite has to be the GRETA snakeskin studded sandals in turquoise which would look amazing teamed with an LBD on a night out.

Sandra lace ups look gorgeous!

Love the colour of this one!!!


Sandra heels look stunning in this shade of yellow too

But if you’re looking for something more practical, Emblem’s best sellers are the colourful ballerina flats which are something of a foot candy.

However given the choice I would definitely still go for the heels! Why wouldn't you when finding a pair of shoes which looks sexy yet is easy on your feet is as rare as finding a Birkin in a thrift shop!

Emblem shoes and bags are available at The Emporium, 9 Raffles Boulevard #01-71/72, Millenia Walk, Singapore and  online at EmblemBoutique and AsiaFashionInc.

Emblem's ballerina flats are the best sellers from the label

With my Emblem clutch :-)