Archive for July, 2009
posted by: Shomore in Celebrity Shoe Style
During the spring, my shoe girl crush was reserved for Zoe Saldana. For summer, my new crush is on Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Grange in the Harry Potter movie series. Not only did the latest movie score box office gold, but Emma really deserved a fashion gold star with her choice of shoes while promoting the latest film.
To start with, Ms. Watson showed off her English pride with two shoes from London based shoe designer Charlotte Olympia.
The tapered heeled shoes give me a little vertigo. Besides the height, Charlotte Olympia’s shoes are pretty distinctive because of the gold spider web that is featured on every sole. You can see the logo depicted in these hot pink Dolly pumps from LuisViaAroma.
Here’s another pair of shoes from Charlotte Olympia’s collection. The black pump with gold platform is called the ‘Masako’ heel.
Here’s Emma Watson featured in Giuseppe Zanotti Gladiator sandals, which are still available at Net-A-Porter for $875. I’m having trouble deciding which outfit I like best with the shoes. Both are pretty fabulous but the one of the left is more fitted and age-appropriate for Watson so I prefer that one.
This polka dot dress oozes cuteness. I like that Emma Watson took a fashion risk by pairing it with Topshop’s brogue shoes rather than a more predictable black pump.
Emma went from cute to sophisticated in this black and white dress from Prozena Schouler’s Resort 2010 collection. Her shoes are by Burberry. I couldn’t find the exact style for sale online, but Nordie’s does have a cream version of the Burberry shoe for $550. Were it not for the slouchy poise, I would have really liked this look.
Rumor has it that Ms. Watson has been accepted by and decided to attend an Ivy school in the US. I thought it was fitting of her (and for me) to end my latest shoe crush rundown with this skirt and shoe by American designer Jason Wu. I can’t wait for her to come stateside. She’ll be a great import – not only does she have great fashion sense but it sounds like she has brains and common sense as well.
posted by: Shomore in Chanel Shoes
First look images of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland movie are out. I can’t wait to see what fantastical and colorful creations Burton has in store for us. Judging from this picture of Helena Bonham Carter who plays the Red Queen, it’ll be wonderful and a true fairy tale.
Fuschia wedding bride and I felt these red velvet shoes from the Chanel’s Paris-Moscou’s 2009 collection would be a perfect fit for the Red Queen. Every minute detail of the shoes appears to be custom tailored for the queen. I’m especially enamored by the beautiful ornamental dome heel, which match the queen’s ruby staff and the delicate lined crystals on the buckles.
posted by: freePOrnaoa in General
Sundays are the day for produce pickups if you have a farm share. Last summer, I had a share in a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) and regularly brought home organic vegetables from the farm delivery to our local park. I worked at a florist as a teenager and have always liked arranging living things, so I decided to be silly and make veggie collages with our CSA share. It mostly resulted in silly “minimalist” things like this pinwheel and smiley face instead of anything beautiful and graceful.
So how in god’s name did this man make a shoe out of a mere leek???
“Botanic couture is the ephemeral result when Danish still-life photographer Heilman transforms vegetables and flowers into fantasy footwear. Here, every part of the lowly leek was used to craft this bulb-toed pump.”
However he did it, I love it. Inspiration for design can come from anywhere and I would buy these shoes if they would a, hold up, and b, not make my feet smell like leeks!
Heilman’s work makes me want to craft shoes from other things. Of course there are shoe cakes, but what about an entire meal made out of shoes, from the first course to the last? A shoe aperitif, appetizer, mains and dessert would be hysterical and amazing.
I might commission this culinary artist who makes adorable bento to make me shoe bento.
A summer shoe sale is going at POP in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Not only do I love this store for its reasonable prices and mid-level fashion labels, but now you can join them on Facebook. Check out their comfy, trendy styles at 310 Grand Street between Havemeyer and Roebling Avenues.
We have seen a few of the shoes that were a part of the Haute Couture shows last week. Newyorkmag.com put together a slideshow of couture shoes, including these beautiful heels from Armani Prive.
New York’s High Line Street Style from style.com.
So, New Yorkers, put your best shopping outfit on and hit High Line!