She established the Minna Parikka-brand in 2005 and ever since, I´ve been a huge fan. Her designs are personal and gorgeous, of course also more affordable than Loubi´s. She pays a lot of attention to the structure of the shoe and her shoes are actually comfy to walk in, even the high ones. She emphasizes on beauty and the appearance and adds comfort into the combination. Something a lot of designers forget. If it´s possible to design a pair of 12cm heels, which actually feel comfy and you can walk in them for the whole day without dying of pain, why not do this?
"It’s a strange paradox that the world of women’s shoe design is dominated by men.Well, Minna Parikka isn’t prepared to live in a world like that, and she’s on a mission to change it."
“MY DESIGNS ARE ALMOST LIKE LOVE LETTERS FROM ONE HIGH HEEL SHOE LOVER TO ANOTHER. ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE PLAYFUL AND LET A PAIR LEAD YOU TO NEW ADVENTURES. LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO TAKE STYLE TOO SERIOUSLY.”
- Minna Parikka
Beautiful shoes makes life a tiny bit easier. And I want to support a domestic brand, since for once there´s actually a brand worth supporting. I found two new loves, the black Angora in the picture above and then the gorgeous coral Jezebel. I already own a pair of the classic black Raquel´s, my mom is also a huge fan and she´s the lucky owner of a couple of pairs.
Which ones do you like best? Let´s see if my shoe-family will get a new addition this summer...