Archive for February, 2011
The Opening Ceremony Violet Strap Cut-Out Clog is fab. It has an inverse-sculpted wooden heel and a multi-strap upper in rich coral suede. It has two buckles, a soft sole, and a dramatic curvy shape.
And it’s not as hard to walk in as you would think. I think that’s because of the flexibility of the heel section.
Something about this “clog” reminds me of a dinosaur, with it’s skeleton being the straps. It’s fearsome and formidable. Aren’t all of OC’s shoes?
Opening Ceremony Violet Strap Cut-Out Clog, Comes in Coral (pictured), Cream and Brown, $450, OpeningCeremony.com
In years past, I haven’t really been a fan of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscar carpet style. Her pink Shakespeare in Love dress and that white slip dress just did nothing for her frame, but this year she struck gold in this sleek Calvin Klein dress with matching Brian Atwood ‘Martina’ gold platforms. Tell me, did you like her red carpet look?
At the 2011 Oscars, Natalie Portman glowed in a Rodarte gown. The color and shape of the dress suit her so well! Natalie’s footwear choice typically lies towards Stella McCartney, a fellow vegan, or lately Dior, who she is a recent spokeswoman for, but instead she opted for the beautiful Jimmy Choo Macys sandal.
I love mesh panel booties. Sexy but demure, wearable year round and fun with color blocking.
These Loeffler Randall Georgia Ankle Boots are currently my fave. They have a sweet, demure heel that’s not too skinny and stilettoish, since I don’t really love that on a boot. They feature a leather and mesh upper and a leather sole, along with lacing on the front.
Looks like I will have to make a sad call to the Pierre Hardy store in the West Village to see if there are any left in the world. But with that $1490 price tag, I doubt I could ever afford it, unless it were on 60 percent off sale!
Sigh. Time to start searching for a reasonable imitation. Pierre, please produce an H&M collaboration that’s under $200 per shoe but is still beautiful! I think it could be done. I was not a fan of the Gap collection because it seemed to filter out Pierre’s best elements: his bright colors and wild, innovative designs. I think H&M would allow a much more energetic, wacky collection, true to Pierre Hardy style.