Archive for December, 2010
posted by: freePOrnaoa in General
Available exclusively at Saks, this will pair well with a burnt sienna pouffy skirt, a black top, a slightly gothy look, or with black ciggies and a simple meshy black top. The spikes are more punk than gothy, but who can really be that punk with Louboutins on?
Miss Fast Ankle (love the name!) is a 5.5-inch heel and a 1.5-inch platform. These days with all the platforms, you’re doing subtraction to figure out the feeling of the incline.
So that’s like a 4-inch heel. Whew! He’s not going easy on us this holiday season. There’s a padded insole inside, but still.
posted by: designer in Giuseppe Zanotti Shoes
I have discussed Giuseppe Zanotti’s design aesthetic and ideology at length before, but one thing bears repeating: the man definitely has his finger on the pulse of what women want, need, and have to have in our shoes; he knows what we like for any number of different occasions. Now, this Chiffon-Flower Sandal ($695 at Neiman Marcus) might not be your thing, but even if you’re anti chiffon or anti flowers, you have to admit that these are gorgeously put together.
I am originally from the South, however, so I adore all things chiffon, and honey, there is no such thing as too many flowers. I know it’s the dregs of winter and few of us would have any opportunity to wear these gorgeous Giuseppe Zanotti masterpieces unless we want to get frostbite, but check this out: (more…)
posted by: freePOrnaoa in General
Almost every window had a moving part. These robotic windows were dreamy, mystical, underwater, and most of all, blue.
The prominent nautical theme showed a mother and daughter together in almost every window. (I must admit that the daughter is slightly creepy-looking in that Chucky sort of way, while the mother looks detached and faraway — not so far from the NYC reality, eh? Couldn’t we have found slightly smiling mums and lovelier children, I couldn’t help thinking. But the sentiment of a mother-daughter aesthetic team is adorable and timeless.)
Together, these duos explored the sea, the circus, elephants, hot air balloons, and mystical white birch forests full of butterflies and ladies in butterfly-like dresses.
Overall, it was an impressive wonder in that it portrayed prowess of design and technology, high aesthetics and a sense of childlike wonder.
Everyone wants to be wowed by these windows every Christmas, and scores of adults are as dreamy-eyed as the children. Way to step it up near Bergdorf level, Saks!
I heard two tourists say this year to each other, “But these are not even Christmas-themed.”
“But this is New York City,” the other said.
Well put, my friend, well put.
And after the jump, a pretty, sexy Choo that was displayed in those windows.
posted by: designer in Cole Haan Shoes
It’s both hard and easy to believe that when the Cole Haan label was first launched, it dealt exclusively with men’s shoes. I know that doesn’t really make sense, but here’s what I mean: the label now obviously specializes in women’s shoes as well, and knows how to run the gamut between casual, sexy, flirty, and formal. However, Cole Haan’s more casual women’s footwear still holds the kind of practicality and functionality seen in some of the label’s men’s shoes. Personally, I think the combination is just right, especially when it comes to a pair of shoes like these Air Swan Sandals ($198 at Neiman Marcus). And by the bye, since there are still a few shopping days left before Christmas: you get to take an additional 30 percent off these shoes and many more; the sale lasts until December 23. Sweet!
But back to these sandals: (more…)
posted by: Shomore in General
Sorry for the delay in posting our winners for the Sperry TopSider Boot Giveaway. As you can imagine, the holidays have been quite hectic for everyone, including us here at ShoeBlog.
We know you’ve been awaiting the hear who the winners are. So without further ado, congratulations go out to Amelia and Michelle for winning the contest! Per Michelle, she “would pick the Chatsworth! I’d wear it with opaque tights, a knee-length dark denim skirt, and a fitted puffy parka with a faux-fur-lined hood”. Amelia says ” Definitely the Northstar! I’d wear ‘em with my black corduroy skinny jeans, a big Fair Isle sweater, and my wool peacoat…perfect for spending New Year’s Eve in chilly Times Square!”
Congratulations you two! Please be on the lookout for an email from us requesting your shoe size and mailing information. And finally, a big “thanks” to Sperry Topsider for sponsoring this contest.
P.S. Christmas is still a week away, but be sure to check back in. We have some great giveaways for the holidays, including goodies from Victoria’s Secret, gift certificates, etc.