Archive for September, 2011
posted by: freePOrnaoa in Gucci Shoes
Faux or real, colored or au naturel, the stuff is flying everywhere, just like it did last fall. Annual redux much, fashion?
But that doesn’t mean you should wear it everywhere. Some of it is downright out of control. But Gucci, while overly flamboyant in some of its Fall 2011 saturated, jewel-tone fur colors, also produced this bella elegante shoe for this fall. Can you go wrong in a simple, soft grey? Seldom.
How have you been wearing faux or real fur for the past year? Will you wear it again this fall?
posted by: freePOrnaoa in Givenchy Shoes
I am enjoying the small, elegant, geometric toe tip cap that has found its way onto Givenchy’s pointed shoes. The shape is really fun. A closer look at that toe tip and pricing details for the pretty D’Orsay and Satin Pansy Print Pump (at right) after the jump.
posted by: freePOrnaoa in Christian Louboutin Shoes
The Louboutin Spiderweb D’Orsay is for a glamorous Morticia Addams looking to sweep her way through a fashionable Halloween.
No cheap ticket, this shoe is $1795. On the other hand, I think the lighter color of this shoe is wearable with more outfits. The dark is a bit of an intense statement, don’t you think?
Crystals, satin, a 4-inch heel … this is fancy Halloween gear, but if you’re going to a very high-end party, this is the perfect shoe.
One of the things I love about the international merry-go-round of Fashion Week is that each country and the designers who show there offers up some overall style trends that can always be counted on to give that land its particular flavor. New York’s is the most malleable, but tends to be pretty slick and sleek, as I think you can see from our many NYC Fashion Week posts.
London’s got a cheekiness to it, typified by Acne’s shoes that took standard loafer elements and sent them through some Alice in Wonderland quirks of size and proportion.
And Milan… Milan likes to push the envelope with glam and over-the-top.
Sometimes it’s in subtle ways like the playfully sculpted heels at the Bottega Veneta show.
Sometimes it’s like a BeDazzler got to them, like these No 21 pumps (talk about shoes for a New Year’s Eve party).
But just as often, Milan’s shows could be used to define OTT, like these Versace hoofers that are due to show up on Lady Gaga’s tootsies any day now.
Or these Blumarine offerings that look like someone drank a couple bottles of smooth Italian red, found the appliqué machine and went wild.
Taking the cake for Milanese excess this season, though, has got to be Missoni, who sent a flutter of flowers down the runway in bright plastics and large scale and mixed materials and clear heels and just about every other element they could possible cram in there.
Brava, Italia, for keeping the fun in Fashion Week.
That’s right. Milan’s bringing us the goods Kreayshawn is too cool to sport. Not the Louis Louis part, but we’ve got the Gucci Gucci, the Fendi Fendi, and the Prada, and I like them in basically that order.
So I’m going to do the same.
Retro and glam, sure, but kind of ho-hum.
Love the architectural heel and the funky mix of materials, but there’s something very Banana Republic about this to me, and while I love me some Banana for wardrobe basics, it’s not really what I want to see from the runways.
But then we get to Prada. Oh, Prada, how delightfully quirky are your shoes. Always. Prada shoes can reliably be counted on to BRING IT, and this collection is no exception. It’s like a time travel trip via pink Cadillac to the coolest, sleekest 1950s diner there ever was. Hot rods and high fashion: the combination I never knew I wanted. And so I’m going to stop yammering and finish this post out with the Prada goodies. Kreayshawn, I don’t think this is footwear for basic bitches… just sayin’.