Archive for June, 2011
posted by: freePOrnaoa in Marc Jacobs Shoes
Very, very cute. While I am annoyed by the MBMJ mouse flats with the ears obnoxiously poking out of the vamp (makes me think of what girls would wear at an anime convention), I do love this loafer.
It’s simply adorable, with its gold mouse accents, scalloped tongue and red interior, but also classic-looking enough, with its leather strap across the vamp, black suede, visible stitches and high chunky heel, that it’s not laughable or a joke of a shoe. It doesn’t look cheap and silly like the mouse flats.
Buy your high-heeled mouse loafer in-store at Bergdorf Goodman’s 5F for $275.
Another photo after the jump.
Ok, my own feet are scaring me a bit here. I feel like Bowser, the evil character from Super Mario Bros.
But they’re 5-inch Louboutin Pigalles, and they’re silver, and oh my, are they fancy! The toe box is a bit narrow, but then what do you expect with a fancy shoe like this.
A profile photo of those Louboutin red heels after the jump.
I was a big fan of cute Oxford jazz shoes waayyy back in the 90′s; the combo of cute with dressy works for me. So, with current trends starting to allow for shorter heels and sassy flats…let’s just say that I’m not hating fashion’s recent obsession for Oxfords with a more traditional, low-heeled silhouette.
My own closet is inordinately over-stocked with menswear-inspired heels and uber-impractical platforms. It’s definitely time for me to concentrate on acquiring more practical shoes for everyday wear and general errand running. Plus, flats, while not my faves aesthetically, are so much more practical for summertime outings to the park than my usual stiletto-sandal crushes tend to allow.
Here is what I am currently mooning over:
Lusting after: (more…)
Alaïa is not for sale on Bergdorf’s website. There may be varying reasons for this — it may be considered too expensive to sell online, revealing the prices, or it may be in such limited stock that putting it online may be pointless.
However, when one walks past the windows at Bergdorf, the most stunning things in the windows are Alaïa.
So I took a trip up to the illustrious second floor to see the red coils of energy that are this Alaïa shoe myself.
It is indeed lovely, and soft, and sexy as can be.
And it can be all yours for $1,775 (!!!).
Sometimes I dream about owning a pair of Alaïa shoes, an Alaïa belt.
It is too much to dream of ever owning an Alaïa dress. Both for my wallet, and for my fashion sensibilities. What shoes do I currently own that could pair up well with an Alaïa dress? I own Manolos, but none of them could stand up to the Alaïa dresses I’ve seen. Maybe a Kirkwood, maybe a Dior, maybe a Hardy.
For now, I’ll just dream of someday owning these shoes, which would make any dress look like a million bucks.
Purchase your Alaïa red-hot open-toe sandals in-store at Bergdorf Goodman.
posted by: freePOrnaoa in Nicholas Kirkwood Shoes
Ok, I wanna hear everyone weigh in. What does everything think of the Kirkwoods coming out like shy, strange violets into the sun?
Now, I am a pretty big Kirkwood fan. But I’m gonna say this is a little different for Kirkwood. It doesn’t feel as sleek, but it’s definitely adventurous.
With a t-strap, it’s still got a bit of innocence. But the laser-cut, lace-covered wedge heel is the opposite of sweet and demure.
Here are the stats on height:
Silk and leather-covered wedge heel, 4¼” (110mm)
Covered platform, ¼” (5mm)
Compares to a 4″ heel (100mm)
That’s pretty high. I’ll have to see if I can walk in this one next time I visit Saks.