Archive for October, 2009
Whether or not you like super skinny Rachel Zoe, stylist to the stars, you have to admit Zoe has a pretty keen eye for dressing her clients. So it should come as no surprise when Zoe issued her first Zoe Report on Brian Atwood’s Lola Platforms, they would be a hit. Here’s what Zoe had to say about the Atwood’s shoes:
…Atwood consistently brings my sole fantasies to life—and he has outdone himself with the Lola Platform Pumps… sexy elastic detailing and high platform—I DIE. With fall just around the corner, these shooties* are a must-have transitional piece to help you segue through the seasons. That is, they’re relevant to your summer and fall wardrobe. To the wearer, the possibilities are endless. Lola’s eighties punk-meets-luxury aesthetic will bring your little black dress to life. The pumps are also perfect for upgrading a more casual look (think: dark skinny jeans, a tee and tuxedo jacket), so don’t be scared to rock them during the day.
As these celebrities demonstrate, this is one versatile shoe. I wonder if any use Zoe as their stylists.
Anyways, it’s time for you to vote in the latest shoe showdown. Who do you think rocked Brian Atwood’s Lola shoes the best – Katy Perry, Megan Fox, Jessica Stroup, or Brookyn Decker?
BTW, in case these shoes look familiar, Zoe Saldana worn a peep-toe version earlier this year.
posted by: Shomore in Hermes Shoes
For fall 2009, Hermès’ has a beautiful scarf for riding boot lovers. It’s called ‘A Propos De Bottes’ which, according to Google Translate means ‘Talking about Boots’ (French speakers, I would appreciate a more accurate translation if Google wasn’t up to snuff). I love how this scarf looks knotted on the safari/travel-themed model and even hung on the wall as a backdrop.
If you who live in an area which is too warm for scarves or don’t enjoy scarves as wall decor, there are other options. Check out Savvy Gal’s post for the handbag with scarf strap or BagSnob’s scarf bow tie on her Birkin.
‘A Propos De Bottes’ is available online at Hermès for $375.
-Manolo Blahnik offers his thoughts on the spring 2010′s shoe trends. His take on Chanel’s runway clogs? Manolo says, “…When I design, personally I like delicate shoes, but I actually like this season’s clogs; I love flats – and I like the peasant look. We have actually ordered two styles of clogs to be made this season for Manolo Blahnik.” [via Vogue UK]
-Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection gets its own musical. The shoes made up 40% of the $1,500-$2,000 costume budget. [via WSJ]
-The Presidential Suite at the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach boasts a wall of shoe art which pays tribute to former First Ladies and other dignitaries. Since the suite costs $4,000 to $6,000 a night, the closest we’ll get to viewing these shoes is online. [via Stylelist]
-Christian Louboutin is known as a shoe and handbag designer. For the release of the Le Rituel champagne, Louboutin stepped out of his norm and into the role of a movie director. Watch the Cinderella inspired video on YouTube.
It’s time for another shoe showdown. Who do you think wore these Chanel peep-toe booties, from the Spring 2009 collection, better? The runway model, Diane Kruger, or Alexa Chung?
I’m going to give this one to the Chanel runway model, despite the hairpiece. Alexa looks mismatched in a biege dress with black/white booties. While I typically love what Diane wears, the crossover messenger bag seems off with her outfit. I have come to expect more wow from her.
It has been a couple of weeks since I read this, but with Shomore’s review of the new Kenneth Cole technology, I recalled this article in the Chicago Tribune about a showdown with four shoes and their comfort levels. Here’s the set up: Ellen Warren purchased 4 pairs of shoes, then 4 women wore them, giving their assessment of each shoe. Here are the shoes in comfort order.
Naturalizer’s Magee $70 at Naturalizer.com
Cole Haan Air Lyric Maryjane pump $182 at Zappos.com
Kenneth Cole Stud Bolt was $175 at Kennethcole.com but this style isn’t available anymore. The Stud Bolt does not seem to be a part of the 925 series. The “hype” mentions that the technology was 4 years in the making, but I couldn’t find the shoe listing any longer.
Taryn Rose Diles $475 at Endless.com
It is a great article with wonderful information. Read the entire article at Sexy Shoe Showdown.