Dear Mrs. Vivian,
I am a junior in high school and have just recently begun visiting college campuses to see which one is the best for me. Here are my Bonanno sandals at a Florida State vs. Virginia Tech game. We (FSU) won! Thanks for making great sandals that I enjoy wearing during my college tours and beyond. Once I become a college freshman I'll be sure to stock up on Bonanno's in my new school colors!
Kaitlyn -- Wellington, FL
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Dear Mrs. Vivian,
Posted by Vivian at 9:15 AM
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Our friend Inez has always wanted to give her fiancee Michael, a Camel.
Living in Stuart, obviously that wasn't going to happen.
Michael "The Colonel" a retired Army Colonel, hence the nick name, owns an antique Camel Saddle, the pillow to the saddle is in tatters (see below).
Inez thought it would be the next best thing to a Camel if she could have Michael's pillow repaired, or if need be, remade for his upcoming 50th birthday.
After examining it, they all agreed it needed to be remade.
They got right to work. Stephen hand cuts the patterns while Domenick adds a personal touch by embroidering "The Colonel" on the front.
They chose the fabulous Faux Brown Croc for the cover with Pearwood backing and Whipstitching. The embroidery's in Gold.
Domenick dropped the pillow off with Inez, who was delighted with the results.
... and if you were wondering what the heck a Camel Saddle is, here ya go.
Happy Birthday Michael!
Posted by Vivian at 10:18 AM
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I wore my Bonanno's to Boston Mass., Salem Mass., and Freeport Maine; all one trip. The first picture we are at the wharf in Freeport Maine; the second picture is the bay of the same wharf. The third picture is of us in Salem Mass. The forth picture we are on a tour around Boston.My Bonanno's are black patent leather with black whip stich. I love them; I wore them on the plane and all over the East Coast. I wore them to five star restaurants in "Back Bay" Boston with a black dress and pearls. It was great!
Kimberly -- Native Texan
Posted by Vivian at 6:05 PM
Friday, October 10, 2008
Happy Birthday Rosario!
Rosario is the one who stamps out and sands the soles of your sandals
Some of the Stephen Bonanno crew ... from left to right:
Carmen, who stamps out the tops and whipstitches your sandals
Birthday boy Rosario
Stephen the designer
Domenick who monograms your sandals
Elizabeth who makes those fabulous handbags and whipstitches
Posted by Vivian at 12:28 PM
Thursday, October 09, 2008
I returned from Spain to find my SB gorgeous gold palm beach classics waiting! thank you - I love them and will put them up on my blog shortly. I wear that pair alllll the time and am constantly telling people who ask where to find you guys online.
I took a photo when I was traveling for the 'Where in The World are Your Bonannos' of my old Gold Palm Beach Classics on the Bullet train from Madrid to Barcelona --
All the best -- Mel -- New York City
Posted by Vivian at 11:10 AM
How many of you "Bonanno-holics" have always wanted to see how your beautiful custom sandals were actually made?
WPBF News 25 (ABC affiliate) recently ran a segment on us!
They wanted to film every step to making the sandals,
and to speak with Stephen, of course.
Domenick and I got in on the action too.
Our 15 minutes of fame! hee hee
You'll hear from my brother, Stephen and my husband, Domenick. You'll meet Mom, my niece Bailey, part of our fabulous crew making the sandals, and also see some of your great photos sent in for our "Where in the World are your Bonanno's"
SHARE THE VIDEO!
Remember, if it doesn't say "Stephen Bonanno" on the sole,
it isn't the original.
Posted by Vivian at 8:58 AM
Saturday, October 04, 2008
I just returned from a class reunion in Philadelphia and couldn't resist visiting the famous "Rocky steps" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In the original "Rocky" movie, Sylvester Stalone's character ran through the city of Philadelphia and ended his run by scaling these steps and triumphantly raising his fists. I elected to run up the steps and triumphantly raise my Bonannos!
Beth G.-- Atlanta, GA
(Emma in Ixia with silver)
Posted by Vivian at 2:06 PM