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It’s another Mad Monday. Time to reveal my latest shoe crush.
I know that many ladies are drooling over the SATC Dior Extreme cut-out gladiator heels. I, however, have not been one of them (Sacrilege, I know). To clarify this, I have, for the most part, been uninspired by the majority of gladiator-styled choices that have surrounded us this year. Thanks to Gucci, that has changed.
The Gucci ‘Marion’ High-heeled sandals are a simply perfect gladiator-slash-equestrian sandal with just enough edge to keep things interesting. On top of all those sexy cutouts, there’s that little hint of a Mary-jane buckle over the instep. And then, the best touch of all is the wonderful warm chocolate leather that makes this a style that can be dressed up for dancing or dressed down for denim.
There is certainly a whole lot going on in this sandal. Luckily, it is in all the right places and has ended with a shoe that can proudly claim to ‘Have it all going on’.
Come share my current crush.
posted by: brianka in Boots, Christian Dior Shoes, Designer Shoe Déja Vu, Endless, Givenchy Shoes, Gucci Shoes, High heels, Hot Shoe Deals and Steals, Marc Jacobs Shoes, Marc Jacobs Shoes, Oxfords, Platforms, Steve Madden Shoes, Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Shoes, Zappos
Test your knock-off knowledge here.
See if you can identify the manufacturers of the following shoe styles.
I’ll give you a hint.
They are not: Marc Jacobs, YSL, Dior, Prada/Miu Miu, Gucci or Givenchy.
Check your answers at the bottom of the page.:
As the onslaught of fashion shows continue, it wasn’t just my eyebrows which were raised when I saw how tall the shoe platforms were. Here’s a quick look-see.
The Japanese inspired spring collection over at Basso & Brooke brought an array of colorful prints, the highest of the platforms I’ve seen thus far for spring 2009, and obi belts that I’m dying to own. As if to signify that the heels were as tall as trees, birds and flowers were nesting on the heel.
Gucci‘s spring ’09 collection bought forth buckles, metallic trimming, and bold colors on top of platform heels.
Marni Spring 2009 shoes featured interesting striped knee high socks an array of colorful platform shoes.
D&G Spring 2009 got patriotic in red, white, and blue nautical theme clunky platform wedges.
Bottega Veneta incorporated their classic weave pattern into the platform wedge and heels. Compared to other runways, the platforms looks downright walkable.
And finally, Burberry Prorsum picked up the platform trend in autumn colors and ice-pick like heels.
posted by: brianka in Celebrity Shoe Style, Chloe Shoes, Christian Louboutin Shoes, Gucci Shoes, High heels, Michael Kors Shoes, Michael Kors Shoes, Platforms, Pumps, Sandals, Sergio Rossi Shoes, Spring 2008 shoes, This week in shoes, Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Shoes
Now that the Video Music Awards are over, let’s look at some shoe highlights.
First up, Britney Spears was the apparent darling of the evening; winning 3 awards as well as the approval of fashion critics with this sensational Versace gown and perfectly matching strappy heels. If anyone knows who made these lovely shoes, please let us know.
Jordan Sparks accessorized her flirty Betsey Johnson dress with black Sergio Rossi sandals. ($695 Net-a-porter.com)
I love Miley Cyrus’ whole look. This cute cocktail dress is perfectly matched by what appears to be the Michael Kors ‘Berkley’ gladiator sandal ($128.95 Nordstrom.com).
And what Red Carpet would be complete without a classic pair of Christian Louboutin Stilettos, worn here by Ciara? At a guess, these look to be at least a 120mm heel height. You can come very close to this look with the 110mm Decollette ($575 Net-a-porter.com).
These Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Platforms ($995 Saks.com) worn by Lindsay Lohan are fantastic. Unfortunately they may not be enough to save her in this strangely puckered dress.
I’m not really a fan of Heidi Montag’s off-the-shoulder shift-dress. However, these ankle boots look suspiciously like the Gucci Fall-Winter 2008 Babouska Studded Ankle Boots. A woven version is available online ($1195 Saks.com in black; $1295 pre-order in gold leather at Neimanmarcus.com)
Finally, I don’t hate Tara Conner’s black and white outfit, but it seems almost too conservative for the VMA. However, these Chloe Peep-toe Leather Shoe Boots ($387 Clearance at Net-a-Porter) are one fantastic and trendy set of kicks.
Stella, I’m sorry to see you go. You brought some attitude and edge to Project Runway along with a New York accent that won’t quit.
And honestly, I didn’t hate your outfit this week. OK, so the tailoring wasn’t good, and the vest didn’t come out real sharp, and after being in the bottom two a few times, I get why they sent you home.
But your look was much more creative and cohesive than some of the others. And it was indeed staying true to your own design vision and making it work for a 1940s internationally-traveling spy by way of Diane von Furstenberg. Plus, you used those same bronze ankle booties that you’ve used for just about every challenge (see the Olympic challenge outfit for a good view).
I like those booties. A lot. And I can never seem to find them on Bluefly, though these Nanette Lepore Bewitching booties in gold come pretty close.
My much-beloved Leanne won her second challenge in a row (immunity be damned!) with this beautiful and beautifully-tailored gown and fun little jacket.
Who knows what shoes she has under there, though.
But, much as I like these two pieces, I don’t think they work well together at all. And in addition, neither of them (the dress especially) seems particularly Diane von Furstenberg to me.
For that, you’d have to go to Korto’s dress-and-jacket pair. Both pieces seem to work with each other and individually as DVF styles. The patent leather peep-toes could be many shoes, but I’ll point to these Prada ones, which are sleek and chic.
Blayne went with a knickerlicious pant and top, much like his Lipstick Jungle outfit, and while I don’t love it (except that jacket, which I covet), I also weirdly don’t hate it. Do you think he gets extra credit for using shoes by Michael Kors (the Bradford pump)?
Terri gave us this week’s pant-and-jacket combo (and how frightening that she herself can fit into the same size pants as her model) and this week’s wearing of the Patron Shoe of Project Runway 5.8 (yes, I’m coming straight out and declaring it officially): the Gucci Eva wingtip (though this could be the maryjane, too… can’t quite tell).
My boy Jerell went with some nondescript t-straps. Joe looks like he used a shoe with a Chinese-inspired knot to add one more over-the-top-Shanghai element to his already-over-the-top-Shanghai outfit. Suede could have buried any sort of wackadoodle shoe under his sack of a dress.
But the best shoes by far this week were with Kenley’s dress. Look how cute those little floral sandals are. I mean, the girl may drive me nuts with her whining and her vocal tone, but she does make a damn good dress, and she does pick some damn good shoes to go with it. Sadly, though they seem Nanette Lepore-ish with the girly chic thing going on, I don’t seem to see them on Bluefly.
Ah well. Better shoe-finding luck next time, I suppose.
[ETA: Sorry, dear readers. This post seems to have been partially eaten at some point during the day. It's back up now.]