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posted by: HerberWellss in Alexander McQueen Shoes, Balenciaga Shoes, Cesare Paciotti, Chanel Shoes, General, Giuseppe Zanotti Shoes, High heels, Jimmy Choo Shoes, Platforms, Sandals, spring 2010 shoes, Walking Disasters
A ton of money goes into ad campaigns as the fashion industry tries to convince us to purchase their product. The US fashion industry alone spent $144 billion on advertising last year. Several lines have released some of their ads for Spring and Summer 2010. Some are great, some are not. Let’s have a look.
I am weary of the pouting, leggy girl, wearing nothing more than lingerie, heels and a come hither look, sitting or laying on a sofa/chair, with soft focus. Virtually every shoe, handbag, fragrance, lingerie, and cosmetic advertisement features at least three of these components. Snore.
Alexander McQueen’s ad is visually striking. It took me a while to find the shoes, then the girl. It’s a great ad, but the only thing I see is snakes.
Humor in ads almost always attracts me, which is why this Giuseppi Zanotti is one of my favorites. I can’t decide which is cuter, the boy or the shoe.
If the product is not attractive, such as the Alexander McQueen or Balenciaga shoes, then a striking advertisement will make no difference. I’m not buying it. With the Paciotti and Choo shoes, the ad is tiresome, but it does let me get a look at the shoes. The Zanotti ad is able to feature a shoe and not annoy me. That boy is SO cute. It does it’s job. Which ads work for you, which ones don’t?
Update: Here’s Chanel’s Spring 2010 which was shot by Karl Lagerfield.
posted by: brianka in Cesare Paciotti, Chloe Shoes, Flats, Givenchy Shoes, High heels, Jimmy Choo Shoes, Kenzo, Michael Kors Shoes, Michael Kors Shoes, Oxfords, Pumps, Sandals, Trend Alert, Vegan Shoes, Walking Disasters, Wedges, Zappos
Oh My! The Eighties are upon us.
I knew my high school fashions were considering re-surfacing last year when I began catching early glimpses of puffer vests on teenagers around town. Now, with more kids looking like Madonna-as-Material-Girl, Eighties Style is having a serious fashion renaissance.
As evidence, I present Jelly Shoes. A fashion choice in that I actually never indulged in the last time around – having at that point in my teenagedom already have moved into kitten-heeled pumps and the plotting of how to get a pair of sturdy-heeled (cobblestone appropriate) knee-high boots for my 17th birthday.
But I digress. Probably out of an avoidance instinct.
Oh yes, Jellies. Always a style that makes me think of 8-year old girls in pink shirts and floral embroidered jeans; perhaps because they have not gone out of fashion with that age group? I simply wonder how grown ladies pull these off. But hey, if it helps you keep a sense of play in your life, go for it.
So, while these are obviously not a trend that is calling to me, perhaps there is something in here that some of you folks reading will find to your liking. One thing I can tell you, designers this time out have not limited their styles to sparkly pink jelly flats and flip-flops.
We have sandals (including the still-hot gladiator silhouette):
Oxfords (And you thought that this trend was on the way out!):
And, of course, Heels:
Oh, and in case you are wincing just a little bit at the not-so-humble prices being charged for colorful pieces of molded plastic (or is it flubber?) there should be Payless versions soon enough.
I am so excited about my newest purchase that I simply have to share it with all of you folks!
New-in-box, but not new-this-season….
Cesare Paciotti Emerald Python Pumps.
Have you ever had THAT MOMENT. The moment when, innocently cruising the *Bay when you find an amazing auction opportunity? Have you ever had your hubby, boyfriend, sig-other or what-not look over your shoulder right at the moment that you click to take a better look and say ‘Those are nice’, and ‘Wow, that’s a really good (starting) price (for the material)” … and the next day, in a conversational non-sequitur ‘So, do you still want them; you do have a birthday coming up’.
With not-quite-two days left on the auction, I found myself investigating reptile care, authenticity concerns, seller reputation, et. al. Then, cautiously optimistic enough to take the auction plunge – and making sure to be home at the appointed hour (busy soccer Saturdays, don’t ya know) so that I could cross my fingers & bid at the last 10 minutes*.
*As a side-note, does anybody else have the inevitable luck that if they watch an item & don’t bid, the auction closes without selling, but if you place a bid before that last hour, the act of bidding inevitably draws out some competitive lurker who will drive the price into the stratosphere? Just wondering – since that’s always what happens to me if I don’t play the whole last-minute bid & hold my breath game.
So, three days and one priority mail box later left me in possession of these (as my sister notes) ‘Swank’ beauties.
And, check out that rock-star dagger detail.
Did these need a little reptile conditioner and TLC? Yes, but they were neglected in a box for almost four years (2005 season) Four years old and not out-dated; I’ve started them on a shoe-spa regimen and they are already getting their sheen and suppleness back.
See, resisting boot temptation does mollify the Karma gods.