Archive for June, 2009
Newcomer shoe designer Camilla Skovgaard is tops on my watch-list of up and coming designers. What I like about her work is that each shoe is edgy, made of quality materials, and very unique. She takes boring, normal looking platforms, peep tose, or pumps and puts a ton of details (lace, skins, structure, etc) into her work. If you don’t believe me, take a look at the python sandals and striped peep-toe from Shopbop below.
I wasn’t surprised to learn from the official website that even though Skovgaard only launched her shoe collection in 2006 (prior to that she designed for the Skeikh’s wives and daughters), her shoe designs have already won her several accolades, the line is carried by top department stores like Saks, and celebrities have been seen with her designs.
This brings me to the latest shoe showdown. Vanessa Hudgens, Halle Berry, and Cindy Crawford were all seen wearing Camilla Skovgaard’s S8001 sandal, which is being sold in black for $549 at Endless or toffee at Shopbop for $385. It was difficult for me to decide which celebrity accessorized S8001 the best as all are so wonderfully dressed, including the amazingly youthful and healthy looking Cindy Crawford and yummy mommy Halle Berry, but my vote is going with Vanessa Hudgens today. Her choice of a sherbet colored dress with black belt really draw my attention to the shoes. Who do you think won Camilla Skovgaard’s S8001 shoe showdown?
posted by: freePOrnaoa in Shoe Stores
Supernova, a small boutique in Fort Greene, Brooklyne, is having a fifty percent off sale on shoes. The women’s shoes are all BCBG Max Azria. The salesperson said they were around $60 to $70, having formerly been around $140.
The BCBG ‘Brent’ style which is currently selling for $130 at Zappos.
Here are some of my other favorites from the edgy urban store.
I would call ahead to see if they have your size if you want a particular shoe you see here. Happy sale shopping!
I never really thought I’d say this, but I went shopping at a place called Hairy Mary’s on the Lower East Side a little while ago and found some lovely vintage picks.
And they’re having a sale!
I love Ferragamo vintage and the store had quite a bit.
Below, the shoes on the right are Miu Miu. There’s quite a bit of designer vintage at this store.
posted by: freePOrnaoa in Jeffrey Campbell
I so frequently don’t understand why beach shoes and summer flipflops have such uncomfortable thong parts. Even Havaianas, which are supposed to be so comfortable, bruise up the top of my foot. I want something that can maybe transition from shopping to the beach and vice versa, so I need to be able to wear it all day.
I was therefore thrilled to come upon a reasonably priced pair of fabric thong flip flops at Coup de Coeur in Fort Greene, designed by incredibly reasonable-in-general company Chinese Laundry. The style is the Diablo and is selling for $48.95 at Zappos.
Leather or terrycloth are also good options for the thong of the flipflops. Here’s one by Jeffrey Campbell for $39.00. Sure, that’s more than Havaianas, but they’ll probably be on your foot longer because the thong is more comfortable.
Got any suggestions for readers on flip flops with comfortable thongs that can take you from the beach to a casual dinner and shopping? Share them in the comments.
posted by: freePOrnaoa in General
When I was visiting a friend in Austin this year, we went to a rehearsal of hers at UT and the hallway leading to the costume shop in the theater building was full of none other than … shoe photos. Lovely! The best hallway eye candy one could have.
I think I’ll take the time to talk about a different shoe in each post I do for this series.
All shoe lovers certainly must have a paragon for their perfect Cinderella shoe, the one that will finally be comfortable, fit right, be trendy, sexy and classic, and look lovely in every way. It’ll also magically make the man who doesn’t know you exist love you, elevating you to a place of happiness. Sigh … if only. Yeah right! Most days we’re lucky if we make it through without breaking a heel, tearing the leather or getting a band of blisters. And so I love the twist that Lars Hagen put on that ideal by creating the shoe above, which implies beauty but also, as Art & Sole says, “vanity and pain.” It may be unwearable, but it certainly is pointed, interesting shoe art!
And though I’ve lost my camera that had the shoe photos from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, I intend on writing about them as well. So many shoes to write about, so little time!