Archive for November, 2007
posted by: jitterbugbaby in General
Ever thought you love to shop for shoes, but don’t actually want to spend the money? Who among us hasn’t?
Well, here’s one thought. Do it virtually. No, I don’t mean shopping online. I mean, go shoe shopping in a virtual world, like Second Life.
And I must say, I sort of wish some of the footwear in the game was available in real life, too. Check out these “wood” cut-out platforms from an in-game store called “She’s So Unusual Shoes.”
Or these shoes, aptly named “Chic.”
They’ve got neat heel details, too.
FYI, these all came from Mayne Line Fashion, a blog devoted to Second Life fashions.
posted by: Shomore in Loeffler Randall Shoes
I’m already a fan of Loeffler Randall’s line of flats that are both feminine and chic. So, you can imagine how happy I was to find this full page preview spread of Loeffler Randall for Target in the December issue of People magazine. I’m sold on the gold rosette flat, which looks like it could be sold at Neiman Marcus for hundred of dollars, but will be available to the Target masses for only $29.99. Of course, it’s made of vinyl but seriously, how luxuries does it look? The creme crinkle tote with fake gold hardware is also going on my must have list. My wardrobe is lacking a light colored purse. I’ve held off buying one for years because I can’t bare to drop hundred of dollars on a purse only to have it accumulate dirt and other marks. However, I think at that the price of $39.99, I may have finally found my white tote.
With CFDA Accessory Design winner Jessie Loeffler Randall at the helm, it looks like Target has another fashion home run on their hands that will sell out quickly. You can be sure that I’ve got my calendar marked for December 30th, which is when the line will be available in stores.
Update: The folks at Elle have more images of the Loeffler Randall for Target line. To be honest, my initial reaction to the line has subsided a bit after seeing their pictures. Maybe it’s the bright, sharp lights, but doesn’t this gold flat and pleather clutch look, dare I say, a bit one the cheaper side?
posted by: shoesense in Shoe Advice
Apart from the obvious (shoes, duh!), there is something else you can give that special friend, sister, mother, aunt, cousin, or grandma, who appreciates shoes as much as you do. Since shoe fit is such a delicate matter, you might be better off with a cute little trinket like this:
Shoe and handbag tic-tac-toe set is $65 at Neiman Marcus. True, nobody can really win this game…unless they get distracted by the rhinestones, silver plating, and general cuteness.
For something a little more practical, you can go for this set of two servers, shaped as a shoe and a handbag (but of course!):
Happy Christmas shopping, shoe lovers! We’ll be back with more shoemania in the gift department!
Oh! Pretty! Bronzed and classy with sass and style. LOVE the asymmetrical cut out on the vamp. Love the ankle strap. Love the perfect “old penny” bronze color.
OK, don’t love the $430 price tag, but still… drool!!!
It’s a great example of how sometimes a shoe can grab you in one incarnation but not at all in some others, because this shoe also comes in black patent and in an open toe d’orsay high heel version, but I look at them and think, “Meh… nice shoe.” When I look at this bronze version, I think, “If I have to lie, steal, cheat, or kill. As God is my witness, those shoes will be mine.”
It has been a number of years since I’ve shopped at Gap. I attribute this to one of two factors. It was either because I outgrew my t-shirt phase or maybe it was because all my Gap t-shirts weren’t dyed properly and I would end up with random bleach spots after a few washes.
It appears I may have reason to reevaluate my position and drop by the local Gap store. The main driving factor would be due to Pierre Hardy. Starting in February 2008, Pierre Hardy shoes designed for Gap will be available in 75 US retail stores. While they aren’t the flashy or stilleto high shoes that Pierre Hardy designs for Balenciaga or Dior, I must admit that I like the casual chic look of these gladiator flats. Fitting for Gap, wouldn’t you say? The chucky wooden wedge with the coiled striped buckle isn’t bad either. Prices will range from $78-98.