Archive for November, 2010
posted by: designer in Brian Atwood
I only became familiar with Brian Atwood’s shoes fairly recently, and I am already an enormous fan. I decided to spotlight his Snake-Printed Leather Pumps ($700 at Saks) for one specific reason: color.
Let me explain that reason a little more. I love black shoes. Black clothing makes up most of my wardrobe and black shoes compose most of my collection. Black has a lot of great qualities – and then comes winter. So many designers go dark and neutral for their fall and winter collections, and although they get very inventive with styles, designs, and silhouettes, the palette is still just … blah. Come January and February, I am sick of black and grey. I don’t want beige or nude or neutral. I’m tired of cloudy skies and dirty snow. I want some color. It doesn’t necessarily have to be hot pink, lime green, or neon orange, but something would be nice. (more…)
posted by: designer in Prada & MiuMiu Shoes
There are several reasons Prada is such a classic staple in the fashion world. Prada is sort of like Zeus in the hierarchy of gods, or at least the brand ranks up there as royalty. Because of its firm reputation, it can take a lot of risks and veer off the beaten path of what you expect from the brand. If you ask me, Prada’s Patent Scrunch Sneakers ($117.99-$295.00 at Saks) are definitely different from the normal style of should you might expect.
Now, the name itself suggests that this shoe is different. Scrunch sneakers? Huh? Patent leather sneakers? Come again, please? Naturally, the Prada logo is prominent. (more…)
posted by: designer in Mary Janes
You know that little Mary Jane obsession I have? Thanks to Miu Miu, it just got a little worse. Okay, it just got a lot worse. But can you blame me? I mean, look at these shoes! These are Miu Miu’s Bow Front Mary Janes ($595 at Barneys), and I think they might also be an aphrodisiac. Certainly they have to be secretly evil and diabolical, because they are calling me through the internet and trying to tempt me into spending money on them right this second.
In the first place, pink and black has recently become my very favorite color combination. I go mad for it. My bedroom is pink and black, my purse is pink and black, I dress in pink and black – you get the picture. (more…)
posted by: designer in Valentino Shoes
I don’t know what it is about Wellies, but I love them to death and I am dying to own a pair. My one problem is that most Wellingtons look a little too clunky, chunky, and masculine. I’m all for androgyny, and love tailored men’s clothing. I frequently wear ties and prefer cologne to perfume. When it comes to shoes, however, I prefer something with a feminine edge. Nobody knows how to take the masculine and make it feminine like Valentino, and a perfect example of that gift can be seen in these absolutely adorable Lace-Effect Wellington Boots ($295 at Net-a-Porter).
I want these boots. Like, I want to start saving up right this second. (more…)
posted by: Shomore in Shoe Contests
Everyone can use a good pair of boots, right? How about free boots? That’s a no brainer to me. Well, ladies, this is a friendly reminder to enter our Sperry TopSider Boot giveaway. We will have 2 winners and right now your chances of winning are too good to boot, literally.
The rules are simple. You only need to leave a comment HERE ON THE ORIGINAL CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT, indicating which boots you want and how you would style them. Right now, Sperry’s Bayshore boot seems like a popular pick, which I think it an excellent choice considering it reminds me of the fringe Pocahontas boots worn by the ultimate trendsetter, Kate Moss, but with the fringe swapped out for a warm and comfortable winter shearling collar.