Friday, 7 September 2012

NEW LOVE: Minna Parikka

The other day I was made aware of Finnish shoe designer Minna Parikka, and I am very glad she has come into my world. Having shot to fame when Lady Gaga wore her collaboration shoes with Jani Leinonen, Minna is really worth all the hype.

Minna Parikka and one of her designs

Her collections offer a range of shoe styles, so there is something for everyone; whether you are looking for a statement comfortable flat, or that attention grabbing pair of court shoes to strut your stuff in. The designer likes to play with texture and colour in each pair of shoes, balancing out odd details in classic fabrics, or adding that extra kick with a cut-out drip detail and platform.

As the A/W 12 season is upon us, I thought i'd bring you my top 3 picks from the collection!

The Perfect statement ankle boot, this will instantly add the finishing touch to the plainest of outfits. It comes in a variety of colours that are sure to make your feet look beautiful on any Winter day, whether it is raining, snowing, or maybe even if you get a rare glimpse of sun? To be on trend pick up these in stunning cobalt blue and pair with neutrals for that pop of colour on a dreary day.

One of the many incarnations of the Pfeiffer court shoe, this is my MUST HAVE shoe. It hits so many A/W trends; animal print, ponyskin, mid-heel, funky heel shape. Oh, and I forgot to mention that it has bunny ears!?! Wear them with everything and anything, wherever you can. BUY A PAIR NOW! Case closed.

Every year designers bring out the new black boot. Whether it be over the knee, riding boot style, flatform, thigh high, they all end up being exactly the same. So Minna Parikka brings a breath of fresh air with this beautiful long boot. Adding a platform to the front ensures easy heel walking, and divine leather gives it that all important rain resistance. But, the real finishing touch comes in the suede drip detail at the top of the boot, that puts the designers signature on it. I definitely wouldn't mind a pair of these to run my errands in. Yes, they are that perfect for everyday wear in my opinion.

Hop on over to the designer's website to pick up a pair of her lustful creations and to check for London stockists!


  1. Like it! Especially the boots!

  2. Absolutely in love with a lot of the shoes, such great designs!