Archive for January, 2008
posted by: Shomore in Celebrity Shoe Style
Despite the strike, recent passing of Heath Ledger, and dreary weather, Hollywood put their best foot forward on Sunday for the 2008 SAG Awards.
Sadly, like most award shows, we usually only get a peep of celebrity shoe style (this year pointy shoes appear quite in)
or an occasional glimpse of Louboutins.
But sometimes we strike gold. Mindy Kaling of The Office gets our vote for the Best Jeweled Sandals.
Sometimes, proving that celebrities are like us and prone to fashion faux paus, the shoe choices leave me scratching my head. My award for Most Ill Fitted shoe goes to Hairspray actress Nikki Blonsky. Those shoes are probably 1 or 2 sizes to big. Yikes!
Joey Fatone gets a thumbs up from the ankles up but a big thumbs down for the patent leather sneakers.
But Marcia Cross gets a thumbs up for finding shoes to match her beautiful teal dress.
But I’m sure the question on many of our fashionable minds was on Angelina Jolie. Her choice of a loose flowing gown left many wondering whether she was once again with child.
posted by: Shomore in This week in shoes
Here in Los Angeles, it’s been raining practically nonstop these past few days. That’s probably why a few of this week’s posts are rain related.
Fashion-A-La-Mode presents rain boots that just might not make you cringe.
And here are some stylish rain boots that you can wear even when it is dry outside.
Why Kylie Minogue could have the perfect legs.
Green tea has many health benefits, but is it good for the sole too?
The Grand Mademoiselle shows us that you don’t need to visit Africa to be safari sophisticate.
Barking Dog Shoes issues you a shoe challenge – she dares you to find the lovely the Sofft Modena Tall boot for cheaper!
posted by: shoesense in Shoe History Corner
long neglected shoe history column comes to us via the shoe calendar that some of you won at one of our contests not too far back:
Gold-trimmed Italian latchet shoes, ca. 1700-1720. I love the floral embroidery and certainly admire the pluck of the old-time fashionista willing to teeter on those dangerously inward-curved heels and super-pointy toes.
It was certainly fun to watch the nautically inspired Gaultier show, a kind of Ariel-meets-Popeye (but you know, in a couture-sort of way). The shoes were certainly glamorous–shiny, pretty, and impossibly high stilettos:
But the real news to me was what was happening north of the ankles. Why, is that a tattoo I spy there?
Well, I believe it is!
…although this one below looks more like a skin disease:
So: real or fake tattoos, imprinted on your stockings on your skins–that’s what hottt in mermaid land. I’ll debate it come spring when it gets warm enough for me to wear a skirt again.
My favorite stockings by far, however, were the ones that came with their own jingle. I pondered for a moment the effect of my entrance to a party dressed in these:
They can’t be too comfortable to sit down in, but hot damn it, they’re spectacular!
After 45 years of fashion, Valentino performed his final runway show this week with lovely shoes that Shoeblog already wrote about. Saying goodbye is so hard for me to do though. Instead, hoping to extend discussion of Valentino’s show a little longer, I present to your more brilliant shoes that Valentino made a final bow (literally) with…
…and his signature red dress. Farewell Valentino! You will be missed!