Archive for April, 2011
posted by: Shomore in Celebrity Shoe Style
Now that we are done swooning over Kate Middleton’s stunning Alexander McQueen wedding dress, let’s envision what elegant wedding shoes Kate wore down the aisle. As TrainingHeels previously reported, Kate was shod in custom-made shoes by Alexander McQueen. The lace pattern (not shown but similiar to the above Alexander McQueen shoes) matched the lace on the wedding dress and was hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework. It is said that, to make the lace, workers washed their hands every thirty minutes to keep the lace and threads pristine with the needles being renewed every three hours to keep them sharp and clean. Wow!
You can purchase shoes similar to Kate’s pair on Net-a-Porter. These lace-covered nude pumps by Alexander McQueen are 4 ½-inches high and retail for $995.
Update: Kate’s wedding ensemble is now on display at state rooms of Buckingham Palace through October 3, 2011. Although we didn’t get a good shot of Kate’s shoes during the wedding, you can now full the lacey McQueen shoes (below) in full detail for the first time. Apparently, they are around a size 7.5-8.
Who made the most fashionable statement at the wedding, besides H.R.H. The Duchess of Cambridge?
Posh and Becks, of course!
Posh wears a pair of the Louboutin Daffodils. They are 6.5 inches with a 2.5 inch platform. Wow! For a pregnant woman, that’s pretty impressive. For a pregnant Posh, it’s the usual. Doesn’t Becks look handsome?
What about Kate’s shoes, you ask?
They weren’t visible under that giant train!
According to the Daily Mail, “The matching wedding shoes were hand-made by the team at Alexander McQueen and are made of ivory duchesse satin with lace hand-embroidered. Though hidden, her graceful walk would suggest the heels were low.” (more…)
Because, even though it’s got cork, my pet peeve (which is especially annoying since cork wedges are all the rage — STILL), it’s covered up by an awesome design and speckled in a careless-looking manner with gold flecks.
I also love the papaya color, and the fact that it also comes in black and grey.
Athena wedge, indeed. I’d feel like a summer power goddess in these. She wasn’t just the god of justice and warfare; she also ruled over craft, so these are truly aptly named.
I think this man is doing some fabulous things. And right now, this sandal, the Matador, is on sale at Gilt.com for $349.
I love the print on this shoe, of course, but I also really love the straps and complex design near the ankle. Having round aspects up top to match the roundness of the toe shape will really lend balance to this shoe.
I wanted to know a bit more about Rousseau (how lucky he is to have the Swiss philosopher and writer’s name!), so I checked out his website:
“Jerome finessed his design skills for ten years in London and Los Angeles, where he worked alongside Matthew Williamson, Isabella Fiore, John Richmond and John Rocha.
Modern art, European design, pop culture and nightlife are some of Jerome’s inspirations.
Born in Quebec, his interest for design was shaped through art and music. ‘I started drawing shoes as a teenager after watching a Deee-Lite videoclip. I was influenced by its unique styling, but it was the overstated retro footwear that first caught my attention.’ ”
A Deee-Lite video! OMG! “Groove is in the Heart” is one of my favorite songs, Lady Miss Kier is a personal style diva icon, and I’m guessing that’s probably the song he’s referring to. Watch the video here to check out the retro stylings.
Yet another Friends & Family sale that a friend has forwarded to me. You know how fabulous Saks 10022-SHOE is. Enjoy everything they have in shoes that’s marked “Friends & Family Eligible” on the website, for 20 percent off.
Personally, I’m surprised the website hasn’t exploded from overuse yet. My favorite from the masses I’ve perused? How about a Victorian-ish Rag & Bone suede canvas boot that will up your outfit from ordinary to supercontemporary?