Archive for October, 2010
posted by: Shomore in Maison Martin Margiela
Although Maison Martin Margiela is no longer designing for his namesake, it’s nice to see that his spirit lives on with designs that continue to be unconventional. Take the Maison Martin Margiela’s Patent Wood Print Pump ($950 at LuisViaAroma). While it’s shape isn’t unique and we’ve see wood done with the Dutch wooden clog, encompassing the entire shoe with a leather dark wood print in patent makes this shoe an original and gives it a very organic vibe.
I’m really jazzed about the comfort of my new Naya shoes ($149 at Zappos.com). I’ve tried a lot of “comfort fashion brands,” in the attempt to ease my foot pain while still looking trendy. These are the most wearable heels for a long day I’ve ever tried. And I know because I’ve been wearing these for weeks, including at Fashion Week, running around like a madwoman. 8 hours in this open-toed “shootie” did not leave me wounded the next day, and I am utterly grateful! Not only that, but this is a very ecological company.
Do good, feel good and look good, what? Is that possible??? One thing you can’t see in the above photo is how cool the heel shape and detail is. So I took a couple photos to share with you. Photos after the jump.
I just think these Ted Baker Rose Heels are so pretty. That is all. In a world of excess, they are exactly what I would expect women’s shoes from a menswear designer would look like and at £75 at Office, affordable as well. I LIKE!
Whoooooo-eee. That is what I’d call a shiner. This mimics the recent skeleton-spiney-work we’ve been seeing in a lot of clothes, and also a lot of art (and a certain famous deceased designer’s Lady Gaga-worn shoe, in shape at least). So it makes sense that this was for uberartful company United Nude, who y’all know I am a big fan of.
I checked out the Louboutin Toundra that we wrote about before and even tried them on (couldn’t get more photos because the salespeople, while nice, are always circling and prohibit it).
That’s a 5.5-inch heel and a 1.5-inch platform. Therefore, it’s a bit like wearing a precarious 4-inch heel with fur and straps, and the shoe just isn’t that mobile. I know some of you love them, but they’d be a disaster in the rain or snow, slippery and unstable (you’d need to put non-skid grips on the bottoms for sure!)
However, one thing I’ve learned about fur boots from my Australia Luxe fur boots is that it dries easily after being rained on. (more…)