Archive for January, 2010
posted by: freePOrnaoa in General
I encountered this creative gentleman in Grand Central Terminal, drinking his coffee and waiting for a friend. He wasn’t a native speaker of English, so our interview was limited, but when I asked him where he got his boots he just smiled and said, “London.” Do you know where in London, I asked. “I don’t know. Somewhere. Maybe I think Soho.”
When I pointed to his kilt, top and the studs and rivet, he said, “I made them all.” You made the skirt??? “Yes, I make. I didn’t make jacket, but I put all these in jacket,” he said, pointing to the studs lining the lapels and pockets of his jacket. Wow!
Anyhow, how do you feel about men in pointy, heeled, high boots? Think your man or best friend could carry it off beneath his jeans or with a pair of shorts or a kilt? I’ve been seeing an awful lot of classy leather man-bags around these days and I’m starting to think men’s fashion is getting a little more fun, slowly, bit-by-bit.
posted by: HerberWellss in JP Gaultier shoes
John Paul Gaultier’s theme this year was Mexican. The story is that he attended an exhibition on Montezuma, the Aztec emperor, last year which set his inspiration for this line. I had to look at some of these pieces several times. Some grew on me, others did not. Let’s have a look.
I am not feeling these two pieces.
Initially, I didn’t see anything remarkable about this next outfit until I saw the purse. Then I looked at the shoes. Finally, I really looked at the suit. Now I love it.
How cool is this purse?
The shoes are just as much fun.
Here is another purse. I think these purses are wonderful.
While the dress below has a lot of neat components, it comes off more like a costume.
I think this dress is amazing. Not because it is drop dead gorgeous, but because the workmanship in this dress is so amazing.
So, what do you think? Yay or nay on this line? I think I want a margerita for dinner.
I took my time in showing you the Chanel Couture line because I thought it would grow on me. I am ambivalent about it. Lagerfield used silver and pastels-a nice combination, but overall, I don’t get it. The shoes are silver rococo heel booties, but they aren’t anything I would obsess about. Let’s take a look.
Here is a formal dress outfit. I have a niece getting married in February. When I sent this photo to her as a suggestion for what the groom could wear, she removed me from her facebook friends.
Here are the shoes.
A less formal look.
the shoe close up:
Maybe I am missing something. Do you see something I don’t?
Richard Ticci at Givenchy wowed reviewers with his Couture line. Here is what he offered.
Close up of the booties. I dunno.
Here is a formal gown. Love the purple suede platforms.
I love the outfit below.
I can’t find a good photo of the shoes by themselves, but they look like they are glittery, peeptoes.
Ok, I love the jacket.
I have to keep reminding myself that couture is all about the outfit. Not about the shoes. The outfits presented in this line were a lot of fun.
posted by: HerberWellss in General
When some of our readers travel, rather than purchasing cheesy souvenirs, they purchase a pair of shoes. What a cool idea.
I have a business trip planned for Memphis, TN next week. I have never been there, and would love to hear from Memphis residents about interesting things to see and do there. If there are any fun boutiques that have interesting shoes, let me know about them. I think it would be fun to purchase a pair of shoes that say Memphis TN. I am thinking Blue Suede….. (I know, I know, it is a little predictable.)
Let me know if you have a favorite shoe store or boutique so I can check them out next week!