Archive for August, 2009
God knows I can’t afford these vintage 40s swan blue beauties but I would love it if one of our lovely ShoeBlog readers would snap them up. You deserve them, dear reader. Call it your summer economic stimulus to work harder, and put on that pristine cream tweed suit with it.
What to wear with those Stella McCartney leggings that you saw a few posts back?
In the window of Stella McCartney in the Meatpacking, the choice was simple: black pumps with gold trim for $795.
At Alexander McQueen, houndstooth was all the rage, not surprisingly. Pair your houndstooth with black boots or scarlet peep toe pumps. The shoes are not online yet, unfortunately, but you can buy the skirt on the left here.
I guess fall won’t be so bad with styles like these to keep us colorful and saucy.
Ok, so Aerosoles is the opposite of glam. But after my feet have been tortured by high-heeled sandals all this summer, they could use some comfy. Especially in the form of suede. And here are some really cheap sandals as well that are pretty comfortable, to throw in your bag and change into on late nights when those high heels are killing you this August. Many of them are on sale for $29.99!
What lady’s closet is complete without some vintage pieces? Style.com, Vogue’s online presence, reports regularly on the trends to come. Fall 2009 will offer you the chance to go Lady Gaga in 80s candy colors, or continue the biker girl rage, or go in the direction of my favorite: Forties and Fabulous!
Do it up in a dignified tailleur, look for very classic materials like tweed and wool, add some fake fur in the form of collars or muffs, and go for elegant silks at night (crossing over into the boudoir trend). This is the perfect trend for economically strained times, because these classic styles will still be wearable when you’re 60. History repeats itself in fashion, of course.
Go here for more ideas.
For shoes, look for stylers this these gorgeous $195 beauties from VintageVixen.com.
VintageVixen no longer has these emerald beauties, but they’re a good guide for what you can look for: unique fabrics/materials, seductive colors, quality workmanship, comfort, detailing, straps, modest heel heights.
Other 1940s vintage shoes can be very practical and a bit dull, so look for vintage-inspired new shoes like these cutie pies, $49 at Plasticland.
For more info on 1940s shoes, go here.
Hi there, I read your blog almost every day and I thought you’d be the perfect person to ask about a pair of shoes that Solange Knowles is wearing on the attached picture. Please can you help enquire where I can get them, and any more information about them that you might have will be appreciate.
We’re just tickled that you read our blog – thanks for the kind compliments! It really brings a smile to our faces to know that our blog posts don’t go into a black hole, never to be heard from again.
Sometimes we fail to identify a shoe (please help us figure out how to purchase Regina’s black and white pump) but this is one occassion where the shoe stood out so much during fashion week that it was easy to recognize. This is the shoe I dub the ‘two faced shoe’. It’s from the fall 2009 Moschino Cheap and Chic collection, which is covered in this post.
Unfortunately, I was not able to find a place to purchase the shoes online. You might want to try one of the Moschino boutiques or wait and see if they make an appearance on Moschino’s official online store since fall styles are still coming out.
Hope this helps!
P.S. Love Solange’s new ‘do!