posted by: designer in Brian Atwood on December 27th, 2010
Happy holidays, shoenistas! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas, and that you’re looking forward to an awesome New Year’s Eve. If you’re still on the look out for some stellar shoes for the biggest party night of the year, you might want to turn your attention to Brian Atwood. His Balleto Platform Sandals ($1,042.50 at Net-a-Porter) are nothing less than stunning. I mean, wait until you hear the details on these heels, you’re going to flip your stuff. Best part? Net-a-Porter is still having a ginormous, ridiculously fabulous sale, so these are marked down from $2,085. You can save over a thousand dollars!
And honestly, these shoes are worth it. Brian Atwood is almost challenging some old school Alexander McQueen awesome sauce with these sandals. They are the epitome of cocktail couture, highly innovative and totally modern. Made of black leather and plastic, the clear material is beautifully embellished with studded crystals. These are like Cinderella’s glass slippers taken up an edgy notch – or ten – for 2011.
But I don’t think Cinderella could pull off these shoes. They’ve got a towering six inch heel (that comes out to 150 millimeters), although the heels are comparable to 5 inches thanks to a 1 inch, or 30 millimeter, platform.
Other details include a gorgeous and highly stylish almond toe, so you get something rounded and a little pointed as well. The heels are clear, but in a cool, classy way, and the fastening buckle is fully adjustable.
I’ve got a potentially loaded question for you, though. Do you hold with the idea that clear shoes are stripper shoes? Or do you think Brian Atwood’s done the look up with class?