And you thought cupcakes were the best thing you could get from an airstream trailer.
It only gets better. A new pop-up boutique called Bootleg (oh-so-apropos a name, ain’t it?) is running out of an airstream trailer in Austin.
Austin is like a second home to me, and I go there every year to visit a dear friend. The South Congress area is known for its funky shops, crazy signs and airstream trailer parks purveying barbecue and whipped cream-injected cupcakes.
As if Austin wasn’t wonderful enough, with all its food truck airstream trailers, now there are the beautiful mobile art pieces/tiny bits of architecture called shoes coming out of them, thanks to one Sarah Lewis, an Austin stylist.
Photos of the trailer and her beautiful fringey shoes after the jump.
I have to file these under “So Cool but So Impractical and Likely to Catch on Things” in my Shoe Files.
Satin, with 4.4 inches, with a padded insock and a leather sole, this shoe is made to sashay.
The beads are beaded by hand into what LV calls a “zebra-stripe pattern,” fitting the rest of their safari theme currently. I don’t see the zebra so much, but hey, they’re trying to make it all work together. Wild heels are what they have right now, including the crazy zebra heel with ears I tried on.
posted by: freePOrnaoa in General
What do you think about the Louboutin-YSL trademark infringement lawsuit? (YSL’s Palais pump is at left, with a red sole).
Styleite reports that “Court papers state ‘The defendant’s use of red footwear outsoles that are virtually identical to plaintiff’s Red Sole Mark is likely to cause and is causing confusion, mistake and deception among the relevant purchasing public as to the origin of the infringing footwear.’”
LOL! Deception??? As soon as they see the giant “YSL” stamped on the insole, there won’t be any deception. This also doesn’t look like a Loubie to me, and I think the red looks a bit lighter than the usual Louboutin red, though it could be the photo.
Not to be a downer on Louboutin, but I think enough is enough. I don’t believe in a color and the placement of it in a certain place on the shoe being special. What if some designer starts making shiny blue soles and trademarks them? Are we going to start saying other people can’t make a shiny blue sole? What about green on the inside of the shoe, or a certain color toe cap being trademarked? This is ridiculous, there won’t be anything left to design if this kind of behavior continues. In the realm of fashion, let’s encourage free market competition, not protectionist prevention, I say.
Make the jump to read exactly what Louboutin must prove, and how much money Louboutin made a few years ago (the numbers are huge!)
posted by: freePOrnaoa in General
I know My Dear Mr. Atwood has other muses on his mind with this new line, but I can’t see how it could be better exemplified than with Ms. Molly Sims and her fabulous shoes. We had a fabulous night at The Lion celebrating the launch of this new line, B Brian Atwood.
The question was, who WASN’T there to celebrate the new contemporary designer line by fashion’s darling and former model Brian Atwood. The point of this collection is to be more accessible price-wise, as well as a bit more avant-garde and edgy, so the list made sense, a group of young fashionables who reside somewhere in between the LES and the UES. Attendees included Byrdie Bell, Molly Sims, Rose McGowan, Rose Byrne, Rachel Roy, Nate Berkus, Lorenzo Martone, Hamish Bowles, Olivia Chantecaille, Douglas Freidman, Genevieve Jones, Tinsley Mortimer, Hilary Rhoda, Danielle Z, Marjorie Gubelmann, Zani Gugelman and Sky Nellor. More photos of the gorgeous kids and even more gorgeous shoes, after the jump.
posted by: Shomore in Shoe Contests
Everyone can use a good pair of boots, right? How about free boots? That’s a no brainer to me. Well, ladies, this is a friendly reminder to enter our Sperry TopSider Boot giveaway. We will have 2 winners and right now your chances of winning are too good to boot, literally.
The rules are simple. You only need to leave a comment HERE ON THE ORIGINAL CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT, indicating which boots you want and how you would style them. Right now, Sperry’s Bayshore boot seems like a popular pick, which I think it an excellent choice considering it reminds me of the fringe Pocahontas boots worn by the ultimate trendsetter, Kate Moss, but with the fringe swapped out for a warm and comfortable winter shearling collar.