Archive for January, 2010
I have been waiting to see what my Valentino people would present for their Couture line. I am sort of disappointed. While there is a wonderful pair of boots and some unusual sandals, overall, there was nothing for me to say “Whoa, THAT is gorgeous.”
So here we go. First the three tone sandal. There were several color options, from bright pink and black to a silver/ gray /green color. It is beautiful, but I didn’t get a close up of that shoe.
close ups of the pink sandal
Next is a wrapped bootie.
A yellow version, worn with lace.
I couldn’t find a close up of these sandals, but they are nothing different. We have seen shoes like this many times before.
My favorite formal length dress.
I realize that couture is all about the outfit, but the Valentino designers had such fun shoes and accessories in earlier shows, I was a bit disappointed. I will get over it, I’m sure.
Juliette Lewis stars in one of my favorite 2010 Sundance films, Sympathy for Delicious. Her character in Sympathy for Delicious is a wannabe rock star with style to match. The film is actor Mark Ruffalo’s directorial debut.
Juliette Lewis and Orlando Bloom in Sympathy for Delicious. Photo courtesy of the Sundance Film Festival.
At the film’s Sundance premiere, Juliette Lewis looked so cute! I loved her leather leggings paired with boots! In person, the boots looked a bit more like motorcycle boots than they do in this photo, but the effect remains.
Photo by Michael Loccisano, WireImage. Courtesy of Kenneth Cole.
At Gen Art’s VIP Daytime Lounge, Juliette Lewis wore her leather leggings with furry snow bunny boots. The look is more casual and still totally adorable!
Photo by Michael Loccisano. Courtesy of Gen Art.
Georgio Armani’s Armani Prive line was wonderful. It sparkled, it had circular ruffles, waves and circles. Here are the outfits and the shoes included.
There were a handful of embellished shoes, I could not find a clear photo of the shoe and the outfit, but here is one embellished shoe. Notice, the heel has substance. Nice.
This shoe has crystals on the front. I could not find a detail of this shoe, but I think it has beautiful lines and detail.
The last is a lace and crystal embellished platform half d’orsay. It sparkles liek crazy in the lights. I really like this shoe. If I were getting married, or going to be the mother of a bride or groom, this would be a perfect shoe.
One of the ball gowns.
posted by: brianka in General
Move over Cinderella, there’s a new glass slipper in town.
Excerpted from the attached copy of the release, for those of you who don’t have a pair of reading glasses handy:
The world’s first collection of shoes made of glass will be debuted at a champagne reception on January 29, 2010 (in Los Angeles) ….to a select group of media, celebrities, designers, and stylists.
The shoes are wearable works of art featuring handcrafted soles, embellishments of Murano Glass and 24-carat gold beading.
I know the press release mentions ‘celebrities’, but what shoe-lover would even notice a celeb nearby with the promise of such fabulous shoes vying for their attention?
My camera trigger-finger is twitching just thinking about it. A glass shoe? I’m intrigued and terrified all at once. I would probably be too afraid to wear them since I have an unfortunate tendency to impact into solid objects over the daily course of walking from point A to point B. But, oh, how tempting all the same.
This is yet another occasion to regret my lack of physical proximity to any of the major fashion hubs (I’m pretty sure Seattle and Portland aren’t near the top of that list).
Until I find away to fund my personal travel budget, I will have to be satisfied with this quick peak at Pasquale Fabrizio in his shop:
(ETalk video segment c/o YouTube.com)
Related coverage is available from Trade Talk, dubbing Pasquale Farbizio the ‘Fairy Godfather of Glass Slippers‘. I suppose the idea of the whole glass-slipper dream-shoe is just too iconic for people not to make that mental association.