Archive for March, 2011
Yellow is a problematic color for me. It really doesn’t play well with my skin tones, so it’s not really represented in my clothing or shoe wardrobes.
However, that doesn’t stop me from smiling when I peek at these bright-as-spring-sunshine ‘Eva’ sandals from Diane von Furstenberg:
What do you think?
In the sea of monochromatic beige, brown and mocha shoes that are surrounding us this spring, even this sunny color that I have never remotely been able to wear is bringing a smile to my face. I just know that some fabulously tanned shoe-lover out there will rock the hell out of these. Even though these would never work for me, just having them out there for some saucy gal to love helps save me from falling into despair that we will be stuck witnessing a colorless 2011.
Oh, and these also come in gray or black. But really, with such a flirty and feminine style – and with spring technically here – why not splurge for color and drama that practically shouts ‘Hello Spring!’ ?
The Alexander McQueen label continues to produce elegant, edgy, and occasionally, over-the-top shoes.
The prior McQueen shoes we have seen this spring have been firmly in the over-the-top category; what better descriptive comes to mind when looking at these gilt-adorned wedges?
However, the same basic, flowing, lines we saw on the McQueen sculptural wedges have been reduced to the bare essentials to produce a darkly-elegant court shoe:
These are, in a word: Lovely.
20 percent off at Bloomingdale’s and the chance to buy a gorgeous new pair of Calvin Kleins I’ve been wanting?
The big deal at Bloomie’s right now is Tory Burch. They’ve got her profiled as “The Tory Story.” I’m not a huge fan of Tory, but I do have some of her flats that serve a pretty utilitarian purpose of being thrown into my bag to wear between heels. And whether you love her or hate her Upper East Side girl-about-town style, she’s pretty trendy and hot right now.
I’m more into this Rebecca Minkoff pair right now. Femme Fatale is right, Ms. Minkoff. I’m loving her bags and her shoes.
MBMJ, Kate Spade, Cole Haan, Coach and UGG are among the other shoe highlights.
Go forth and have fun!
So someone actually wears the Charlotte Olympia Fruit Pumps! In public! And of course, it’s in New York, since you can wear insanely silly, weird things here and have it be wonderful.
That lady is none other than Roopal Patel, a fashion editor at Neiman Marcus who has the lovely fortune of working with gorgeous accessories every day. An excerpt from the above-linked interview:
“Q. What is the one thing that makes a look?
Roopal: The right accessory. The perfect handbag or shoes can change your look in seconds.”
She’s right! And she was especially right about these shoes! Even though I don’t love them, her legs look fantastic in them and she works it. That’s the thing about fashion and especially shoes – always surprises me.
With a 4 inch heel and a 1.5 inch platform by the toe, this is a gentle slope. The heel is not cork or an espradrille-style rope. The color scheme is simple. The leather looks high quality. The ring on the top is cool. It comes in basic black and brown. The only thing is that it’s a bit expensive for such a simple shoe. But if you’re willing to pay for simplicity and the absence of bling in combination with quality, I think this is a nice summer find.