Archive for March, 2008
Comfortable low-wedge peep-toes in patents or metallic are so hotttt right now it makes me wanna throw my panties at them. You drive me wild with desire, low peep-toe wedges! Few things turn me on like well-designed, relatively well-priced, trendy, pretty shoes. Throw in some Nike Air technology and I’m hooked.
Ok, so this Cole Haan Air Elly OT ballet is not exactly the most original design, but OMG, it’s so practical and cute and comfy and coming in all sorts of fun colors, that–INSTANT LOVE! My favorite colors are the metallic pink and (are you surprised?) the yellow:
Possible scenarios in which I would wear bicolor flat women’s oxfords a la this Tapeet by Vicini model ($499 at Zappos):
1. I am an extra in a remake of The Untouchables. In drag.
2. They are offered to me as a “designer rental” option at a bowling alley.
3. I was asked by a famous photographer to pose as a man so I can be featured in his next show (a la Charlotte in Sex and the City).
4. I have to choose between them or 6-inch hooker heels to fast-walk on cobbled streets in a charming mountain resort in Europe. I choose personal safety, but I’m not happy about it.
5. It’s Halloween, and I’m going as the Chicago cast.
6. I am part of the cast of a bizarre reality show in which I have to spend 10 million dollars in 1 hour. I buy everything on the Zappos website, and these are in the mix.
7. I am a model on the catwalk and that’s what a gender-bending transgressive designer wants me to wear.
8. I have been hit in the head repeatedly and I have no sense of right, wrong, or style.
But really, I’m running out of options here. I am tapped out. I cannot think of any more respectable situations in which I could be persuaded to wear these. I’m sorry, flat oxford movement, but I’m guessing you’re not for me.
posted by: Shomore in Shoe Contests
Here at ShoeBlog, we wanted to herald the start of spring (I’m especially looking forward to the warmer climate that usually comes with the new season). A new, more spring-themed layout has been released and hopefully you’ve enjoyed our updated header with a lovely lady selecting her shoes. We also wanted to show our appreciation for you, our beautiful readers, by giving away a pair of Pierre Hardy for Gap shoes (or $100 gift certificate). That contest ends in less than 12 hours so I highly encourage you to enter as soon as you can. Right now, you’ve got some great odds in your favor to win the contest.
And if you have the stomach for it, you might also want to see what shoes readers are considering getting rid of if they win this contest. We’ll be selecting a winner randomly from all the valid entries but two of my favorite entries so far are:
Galligator’s flower shoes. One the surface, they look quite lovely, especially next to her matching handbag. Unfortunately, they are actually terribly painful to wear. Sigh. It’s a pity because these shoes would be have so nice for spring and they appear brand new!
Not quite so new are Arlene’s fun, pink Converses. The kicks appear to have been well travelled and loved but perhaps they need to be retired soon?
Note: If you have difficulties creating a login or posting your entry, please email us at admin@shoeblog dot com. We’ll make sure your entry is registered and help you through the login process.
posted by: Shomore in This week in shoes
Here’s this week’s best of the shoes.
Manolo the ShoeBlogger presents us with a tale of the tall girl, her short man, and the flat shoes.
HipCandy asks are sandals over tights cute?
Lotte Dept. Store kicks out shoes with bootleg designs. More stores should do this to help combat copycats.
Ouch. Rising shoe prices have Manolo lovers feel financial pain at the pump.
RunningWithHeels gives us more than a jumping point on t-straps for spring.
There is something very sturdy and satisfying about Chie Mihara’s designs. They are substantial, earthy, if you will, but not earth-bound: they’re imaginative and colorful and overall happy.
The “Chiwawa” T-strap sandal in a delicious orange and cream color scheme is just that: a delightful, every-so-slightly-retro confection, that will make you, and everybody looking at you, happy. They’re $320 at Piperlime.