Friday, December 08, 2017

Xmas Gift Guide For The Women On-The-Go

Christmas is around the corner. From fun and fashionable stocking fillers to classic and elegant wardrobe staples, our lifestyle shoes make for the perfect gift for modern women on-the-go. 

Here’s our Xmas gift guide for the women who love style.

Royal Ballet Juliet



Our dreamy Royal Ballet Juliet loafers in blush and bronze with sequins are sure to enchant all our Cocorosers. They are inspired by the Royal Ballet's iconic production of Romeo & Juliet. It’s a perfect Christmas gift for your beloved. Each pair is gifted with our signature matching travel purse.

Wimbledon Blue Velvet with Gems



Fold up shoes are women’s first love. Wimbledon Blue Velvet with gems from Cocorose is a cool and contemporary silhouette with an urban edge. Styled and worn as either a shoe or mule, the collapsible heel enables that all-important, laid back vibe.

Clapham Rose Gold



This pair of Clapham lifestyle loafers is hand-crafted with soft, hand-woven leather in a beautiful shade of rose gold. Crafted from premium leather, these foldable loafers are extremely soft, supple and flexible.

Royal Ballet Tatiana



Our Tatiana ballerinas are inspired by the Royal Ballet's iconic production of Onegin. These black sequined ballerinas are the new must-have and can be matched with absolutely everything, perfect for every occasion. Pair with a dress for those special occasions or simply with your jeans for a more casual look.

The Royal Ballet Aurora



Nude pink with a hand-stitched, black toe cap, these shoes feature a pretty, black mesh bow with sparkling diamante centre and are inspired by the Royal Ballet's iconic production of Sleeping Beauty. They have double cushioned leather insoles. 

Richmond Garnet



The ballerina is back in a fresh, new and contemporary silhouette. Our Richmond style with intricate hand-woven toe detail, puts a new twist on the classic ballet pump shape. Luxuriously double cushioned insoles and padded Achilles heels provide superior comfort. 

Royal Ballet Midnight Snowflake



Inspired by the beautiful, flurrying snowflakes from The Nutcracker’s Waltz of the Snowflakes and with hand-sewn, beaded applique, these new and foldable Snowflake ballerina shoes evoke thoughts of the perfect, magical white winter wonderland.

Wimbledon Bronze



Our cool and contemporary loafers in a romantic shade of bronze - styled and worn as either a shoe or mule, the collapsible heel enables that all-important, laid back vibe. Each pair is individually hand-crafted with 100% premium leather. They have luxuriously double cushioned insoles to provide superior comfort. They are fully flexible, fold up shoes with durable rubber soles and eight millimeter heel height.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

10 Fold Up Shoes Perfect For Travelling

Travel is the healthiest addiction. In order to explore the world, you should know the art of travelling light. When it comes to travel, we all know that small is a virtue. Packing your luggage so that you squeeze in everything you will require during your tour can be rocket science sometimes. Just imagine, you have packed it all, and then you realize, you might need an extra pair of travel shoes, now what! Here is a list of handpicked fold up shoes by Cocorose London, which are comfortable to wear, compact and yet stylish.

Carnaby Black Cabs




Travel around the world in the most comfy foldable shoes. This pair of Caranaby black cabs ballet pumps is extremely soft, supple and flexible. It’s hand-crafted to perfection.

Barbican Pink Snake




Take a walk on the wild side with Cocorose London's stylish Snake print foldable ballerina pumps in trend-colour rose quartz. This pair of comfy shoes is super fun, fabulous and totally Instagrammable.

Royal Ballet Snowflake Embroidered Applique



Inspired by the beautiful, flurrying snowflakes from The Nutcracker’s Waltz of the Snowflakes, these ballerinas are simply fun, fabulous and absolutely fashionable. This pair has been handcrafted from premium PU leather.


Carnaby Bus and Phone


This pair of foldable flats is the ultimate travel companion. Double cushioned leather insoles make it comfortable to wear. Each pair from Cocorose London comes with a signature matching travel purse.

Carnaby Nautical Appliqué





This fun and fashionable lifestyle loafers with nautical appliqué are this season's must-have! It has a split rubber sole that allows the shoes to fold in half. Each pair is gifted with a matching travel purse.

The Royal Ballet Odile




Inspired by the Royal Ballet's Swan Lake ballet, this pair of suede ballerinas with gold embroidery and black beads is the perfect travel fashion.

Islington Ladybird Gold Shimmer




Oh-la-ladybird! These fun and fashionable loafers in gold shimmer with ladybird appliqué and gemstone detailing will guarantee to take you through the day with a smile.

The Royal Ballet Aurora




Nude pink with a hand-stitched, black toe cap, these shoes feature a pretty, black mesh bow with sparkling diamante centre and are inspired by the Royal Ballet's iconic production of Sleeping Beauty.

Carnaby Mr & Mrs Black Suede



Inject some fun into your travel wardrobe with our mis-matched Mr & Mrs loafers in super soft black suede leather with silver sequin appliqué.

Barbican Leopard





Classic ballerina meets animal print. These leopard print ballet flats make for a sophisticated and classic travel wardrobe staple. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tracing The History of Espadrilles

Espadrilles or espardenyes, the flat rope-soled footwear is one trendy style that we must have in our closet. Dating to the 13th century, they were handmade, using the soles of esparto or other grass rope. From being comfortable regular wear shoes, espadrilles have become fashion essentials today. Be it on wedges or on a pair of high heels, it has become a chic style. Let’s trace the evolution of the espadrille from being just flat espadrilles to designer ones.



Espadrilles came from Spain. The name originated from the word esparto, which means a kind of plant that burned. Then, it’s beaded to make the soles. They were worn around the XIII century by the foot soldiers of the King of Aragon. By the 18th century, the town of Mauleon became the manufacturing centre for espadrilles. In the 1880s, these shoes were worn by mine workers. As they only lasted a few weeks, demand was high. There were about 30 factories in the old viscounty of Soule. By then, manufacturers started to export them to South America.

Made with braided hemp and linen fabric the uppers were of fabric woven from flax. Pitch was used to protect the undersides of the soles. The person who makes espadrille is known as alpargatero. His job was to make the rope soles. The person to sew the fabric and the band was called seamstress.
Espadrille was black, or it was left in its natural coloured fabric. On Sundays people would wear natural coloured one and the darker ones during the weekdays. Both men and women used to wear them. As an easy-to-wear shoe, they were preferred by clergymen, workers and dancers. They soon became the traditional footwear in the Basque country. Over the years, the way dressing style changed in Europe, so is the design of the espadrille.

In the 1950s, espadrilles evolved into classy footwear suitable for any season. During the 1960s, Yves St-Laurent made a particular order of shoes for the festivities in Paris. At the time, he asked for a pair of espadrilles with a heel. Soon the designer espadrilles became a fashion statement. From Hollywood actresses to ramp models, a pair of espadrilles with heels and ribbons that can be tied around their ankles, is a fashion staple in every fashionista’s wardrobe.