M.Gemi Shoes

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M.Gemi Cammeo pumps 35.5, H&M skirt 2 (wore a petticoat for fullness), Modcloth top

Happy Monday! M. Gemi asked me to partner with them to help celebrate their 2-year anniversary this week. I'm excited to do so, since I have a rather personal connection with the brand! As some of you may know, I was part of the startup team at the company when it launched, and got to see a lot of what goes into each product. While I'm no longer there, I’m working with them in a different capacity today to share some of my personal favorite shoes since launch! In celebration of their anniversary, you can use code EP50 for $50 off your first purchase (ends 4/3), and shipping and returns are always free.
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M.Gemi Pastoso loafer c/o 35.5, J.Brand jeans, Madewell tee, Burberry trench, Celine bag
at Cafe Madeleine, one of our favorite neighborhood spots

For those who aren’t familiar, M.Gemi brings luxury shoes direct-to-consumer from Italian artisans, with new styles arriving online each Monday. Each style is handmade in limited quantities, but there's a few core styles that are more regularly available. Even though I'm an avid heels wearer, my favorite shoes from the brand are actually their flats! The Felize and Pastoso are two classics that were best-sellers from the start, and are made at a small, family-run Tuscany workshop specializing in moccasins. The leather outer and lining on these are soft and supple, making them some of my most comfortable shoes ever with no breaking-in needed.
mgemi italian driving loafer shoes felize pastoso review
I'm wearing a seasonal color here which sold out quickly, but I also love the new cream, gray, and soft pastel options for spring (also check out the Felize in beautiful "dusty rose")! True to the driving loafer style, there's small beads of rubber traction cushioning on the bottom which extend to the lower back side, and serve as a guard of sorts when you're stepping on the pedals while driving. Because I do wear heels so often, it's a treat to slip my feet into these for travel or for running around town. I typically wear between a US 5 and 5.5 in other brands, and take a EUR 35.5 in the Felize and Pastoso loafers.
mgemi stellato flat italian loafer review

If you're looking for something a little more sleek, the Stellato is a pointed slip-on flat with leather outers, lining, and soles. These are also comfortable for everyday wear, and look sharp and professional paired with business outfits. Compared to the driving moccasins, these have a smooth, harder leather sole (typical of higher-end designer flats), versus a flexible leather and rubber sole. I took a half size down in these compared to the mocs.
mgemi cammeo heels pumps review
M.Gemi Cammeo pumps sz 35.5 (new seasonal colors - love that slate blue!)

For my fellow heel lovers - the Cammeo pumps were my first pair of M.Gemi shoes, so you may have spotted them in outfits here and there over the years! They have a gorgeous, leg-lengthening silhouette, and are also fully leather in construction. At 4.25" high with a pointed toe, note these are not shoes for walking around in all day. With pointed toe silhouettes, I find that going half a size up can help with comfort. For a lower-heeled alternative, the Esatto is a 3.5" pump with a similar silhouette.
mgemi italian shoes felize cammeo stellato review
Thank you to M.Gemi for partnering on this post. I'd love to hear what your favorite styles are, and if you own any shoes from the brand!

56 comments:

  1. So cute!!! I love that skirt! And all the M Gemi shoes look very chic. Very classic looks!

    Meghan | beyondbasicblog.com

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  2. I have a pair of shoes just like the pair in the middle of the last picture. I love the shape of it, would be nice to get it in a light pink shade!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  3. How cool that you got to be a part of that!

    -Kirsten // pork & cookies

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  4. I am 56 and one of my M. Gemi's is a sparkly Essato that 18 year-olds have adored! Their shoes work for many shapes of feet, and come in classic and trendy styles. My graduation gift to a few young ladies this year is the shoes they walk in to receive their diploma. This is quality that they can keep for years.

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    1. Hi Denise - that's so nice to hear! I love it when styles transcend age groups. And you must be QUITE the popular gift giver at graduation time! That's very thoughtful and I'm sure much-appreciated by the recipients.

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  5. Oh my goodness, those tan point flats are adorable! I love wearing pointed fats because it always makes my legs look so much longer than they actually are.

    xo Logan
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  6. What an awesome round up! You do have the cutest shoes! I adore them all!

    Briana
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  7. Can you link to your petticoat? thank you!

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    1. Hi there - mine is very old and I'm not even sure where it's from. Unfortunately it's not a garment type that is available for sale very often these days! I have only seen petticoats these days at Modcloth, Kohl's online, and select other stores being sold as a costume accessory. But you can also make one out of tulle, if you are crafty.

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  8. La Bijoux Bella | by miaMonday, March 20, 2017

    Beautiful styles ... love the pink loafers! :)

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  9. Beautiful photos :)

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  10. These pics are gorgeous, Jean! They look like movie stills from an Audrey Hepburn film. And congratulations on this collaboration! Their loafers and heels are so timeless. I normally wear ballet flats but I need to pick up a pair of the loafers. I have been searching for a good pair for some time now so thank you for this very helpful post!

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    1. Btw, I picked up the Pastoso loafer after seeing the pink one on you. 👌

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    2. I really hope you will love the Pastoso. Keep me posted on what you think. What color did you pick up?

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    3. Hi Jean, I chose the grey color. I'll keep you posted. Thanks again for the recommendation!

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    4. Hi Jean, I received the loafers today and they fit perfectly! Woohoo!! I love them and can't wait to use them. Quick question - did you spray leather protectant on yours being using them? Thanks!

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    5. Yay! So happy to hear that, and the grey looks beautiful. I actually did not spray mine but I should've ... I ran out of my usual Cadillac leather shield spray from Nordstrom and was a little eager to wear the shoes out. If you do decide to spray, just be sure to do it before wearing (or clean them well, if you already wore them) to avoid sealing dust or dirt under there.

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    6. Hi Jean, Yes I love the gray color. Thanks for the tip!

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  11. I own several pairs of their shoes and find their sizing to be all over the place. I've never ordered a pair that I haven't sent back to get another size that fits. I find them to run very small.

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  12. Didnt realize you were part of their start up team!!! Been on the waitlist for the blush Pastoso (truly hoping they get it back in stock). Last week, I ordered the natural Stellato in a sz 5 but since Im fairly consistently a half a size smaller than what you wear, Im afraid it might be a bit big on me. Crossing my fingers that it will work out, they are such beautiful shoes! Lots of hoping here!

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    1. Hi Melissa - ah, they might be too big on you then, but I do hope they work out! You never know, styles may fit everyone's feet differently based on foot width, etc.

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  13. I LOVE M. Gemi! I own the Proprio heels - a little more manageable compared to the Cammeo for my setting in healthcare/academia. I love their Italian quality and look forward to adding more pairs to my collection! Love the pastel colors they have for spring/summer now!
    ~Jessica

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  14. I used to love modcloth, got my college grad dress from there!! So gorgeous!! I gotta check them out!

    See my latest post:
    // the perfect fringe jacket
    born bred BE - a blog by Alexia

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  15. Love those pink loafers! Look like my go-to shoes but not in black perfect for spring!

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  16. I looove the Stellatos!! My favorite shoes as of late :) Great new colors too!

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  17. Love the skirt!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

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  18. Please share your workout routine!!

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    1. I'm pulling together some of my favorite workout videos (that I do at home) and will share when I have a full list : )

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  19. I love the pumps and the Stellato flats. Those flats actually look perfect for work, comfortable yet professionally chic. I haven't worn M. Gemi yet, but will need to check it out. I absolutely love your black ensemble with that umbrella skirt!

    Suzie Q
    StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

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  20. Oh my goodness that black skirt is giving me all kinds of princess vibes!! You look stunning <3
    XO Janina
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  21. The loafers looks so cute and comfy!

    Polly
    http://gemsandjoy.com

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  22. Love the neutral blush tones!
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  23. Jean, Thank you for the introduction to M. Gemi! As a former custom bag maker... I had stitchers who were true artists, with skills passed down from generation to generation. What a wonderful opportunity for you to be part of creating this brand! Every brightly-colored driving moc on their website is calling my name! I think I'm in love! :) Thank you, as always, for a wonderful informative post! -Gwen

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  24. First photo with the baloons is so amazing. Art.

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  25. Love these nude shoes!
    xx

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  26. I love wearing nude tone shoes- great for petites to make my legs seem longer!
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

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  27. If only they shipped to Canada...

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  28. If only the shipped to Canada!

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    1. Hi Ginny, please see my advice to Bella below, I am in Alberta, Canada. I have bought a number of shoes from M.Gemi and it is possible to get them shipped up here to Canada, very easily so! I must plug M.Gemi's customer service, it's excellent and beyond helpful. If you have any issues placing the order up here their live chat option is wonderful.
      Chatting with the girls at M.Gemi they tell me they do plan to ship to Canada hopefully this year but it's not confirmed as to when. In the mean time the Comgateway shipping option is so smooth and hassle free that there's no need to wait until then ;)

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  29. That skirt is just so pretty!

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  30. These shoes look and sound so nice. It's a shame they don't ship to Canada.

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    1. Bela, I'm in Canada and I have bought a number of shoes from M.Gemi. I get them shipped to my US Comgateway address and they ship them to me, it's very easy, Google comgateway, I use it almost weekly. When you add a pair (or more) to your basket and proceed with payment it gives you the option of adding a different shipping address to your billing address. I am on my 4th pair and can honestly say they are worth going the extra, yet very simple and easy, step in shipping for!

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  31. What a great shoes, but am sure they will sadly not ship to Europe :(

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  32. I love the fullness of your skirt!

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  33. First time here and I love your style!

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  34. I have problem feet (wide-ish with mini bunions, boo) and am curious if anyone with similar feet has tried m gemi. If so, could you please share your thoughts? The shoes are so beautiful. Thank you!

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  35. Thanks for sharing! I picked up a pair of the cosmo flats and hoping they fit my wide feet! How's the arch support in this brand?

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    1. Hi Mary - I found it to differ quite a bit from style to style. For example the flats with fully leather, harder soles are similar to Valentino flats in style with little arch support. The more cushioned styles like moccasins have a little more.

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  36. I love them all! It's perfect for the Spring/Summer <3 - https://esseremoda.nl/green-delta-highwaist-pants-for-the-spring/

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  37. Can you link what you wore to give the black skirt its fullness? Thanks

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    1. Hi Lynn - my petticoat is super old, I'm not even sure where it's from! May have been from an old costume. I don't often see them for sale anymore, but if you know how to sew, you can search Pinterest for DIY petticoat tutorial made using tulle (it seems pretty simple!)

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  38. I looove all their shoes and love their quality. I was able to go to their popup store at the Grove in LA and in NYC and try on a few shoes. I really like the stellato flat!!

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  39. Thank you for introducing me to M. Gemi! Their customer service is unbelievable and I got the pastoso loafers in grey and I absolutely love them. I was wondering what you think of their flats. I am thinking of buying the fortuna flats next but I'm unsure of how comfortable they are and how much support they offer

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  40. I know the heels are not meant for all day walking but can u comment on their length if wear. I love how the heels looks on u and I am 5' tall. If I were to get the lower heel option like the estatto do u think I would be able to wear it in the office with a lot of getting up and walking? I standing Or walking about 60% of the time. Of course everyone is different. I just want comfy shoes:(

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