Star Designer: LaRare shoes

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Star DesignerSince Paris Fashion Week kicked off yesterday, I thought it would be fun to turn the spotlight on French shoe designer Nathalie Elharrar of LaRare Paris.  LaRare is a new discovery for me – I happened across the $970 LaRare Madison at FarFetch and it piqued my curiosity, leading me to the LaRare website.  Although it’s all in French (an English version is coming soon), the pictures speak for themselves – the shoes are insane (and by that I mean insanely hot).  A 2007 interview with Nathalie on JC Report reveals that she developed the line around the “fetish lifestyle”, but these certainly aren’t your typical, everyday fetish shoes (à la Pleaser at Amazon).  But anyway, enough talk already – let’s indulge in a little shoe fantasy:

A clear standout: the LaRare Electra Montana.  Of note: The LaRare Superlena, a similar style, was worn by Ciara in one of her music videos (seen at The Lipstick Diaries).



LaRare Vega






LaRare Algo






LaRare Cordelia






LaRare Vitaly






LaRare Polly






LaRare Kitty Panther






LaRare Ditta






There are plenty more shoes to fawn over at the LaRare website and, I don’t know about you, but I really look forward to seeing future collections.

We’ll end with a few cool quotes from Nathalie:

And since I create shoes, I meet people for whom shoes are a part of their intimate dreams — they even have shoe dreams they confide to you – Nathalie Elharrar

High-heeled shoes drive you to have an attitude which confronts the question of power, control, and seduction. When you wear a [high] heel, even with platform, you have to be in control of yourself in a very interesting way – Nathalie Elharrar

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