Archive for June, 2010
It’s time for another installment of “Shoe Showdown”. Our question, as always, is who wore the shoe better? Today’s contestants are Rachel McAdams, Eva Mendes and Jennifer Aniston – all sporting the ‘Alex’ wedge espadrilles from Stuart Weitzman.
So, one of our readers (You know who you are.) loves metallic studs, chains and other hardware details on shoes.
Unfortunately, the tendency of shoe-designers to create their rocker-chic and club shoes with stainless steel, aluminum, or other silver-toned hardware inevitably leaves her disappointed.
Happy Monday, folks.
Summer hit here hard last week in my part of the country, if a day late temperature-wise. Which has me personally shopping my closet for alternatives to the boots that still litter my none-too-organized wardrobe’s floor.
And, of course, wishful thinking brings me to engage in online window-shopping as well. Which is a bit masochistic when I am on a budget-healthy, shoe-restriction. But what’s a shoe lover to do?
Anyway, I go peeking over at Saks and what do I find? Boots, boots and more boots for Fall 2010, coming into stock now.
No, I will not show you any boots today – no matter that they are trickling back into retailers in anticipation of the fall retail season. I won’t do it. Not today.
Today, I am going to indulge in more of an all-seasons, dinner-date to club-vibe of a shoe.
These are subtle statement shoes. Yes, that is a bit of an intentional oxymoron. These are coy at first glance with a bit of an edge expressed in the heel.
These are …dare I say it? … a bit like a mullet …. business in the front, but party in the back. Luckily, these are much prettier than any mullet I’ve ever seen. I particularly like how the chain is integrated into the corset-styled lacing – just the thing to hint at your exotic side.
What to you, our readers think?
Have you seen, read, or heard about Mihai Albu’s architectural shoes? The styles are, for the most part, imaginative, extreme, crazy, wild, wearable-art pieces.
In other words: Statement Shoes.
Via the Mihai Albu website:
Okay. I know this first shoe isn’t really all that over-the-top or statement-y. But it is available for purchase online, so I thought I’d include it anyway. For the real show-stoppers, I thought I’d leave them as a surprise after the break.
Are you ready?
posted by: Shomore in Shoe Brands
British fashion company Mulberry is best known for their iconic Bayswater handbag. In 2008, they added a shoe line to the brand with Bayswater pumps that matched the material of their handbags. For summer 2010, they put their best foot forward, so to speak, with new additions to the footwear line and called the shoes Moccasin (pictured above), Betty Bow, and Cookie. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Moccasin, but in all fairness moccasins have never been my cup of tea. However, this picture of the dog wearing the moccasins and a Mulberry collar is so adorable, it deserves an honorable mention.
You can purchase the Mulberry Moccasin on sale at Mulberry.com for £206.