Archive for the ‘Marc Jacobs Shoes’ Category
Remember those Marc Jacobs loafers I fell in love with a while ago?
Well, he did it again, and I am seriously super tempted this time. Check out these gorgeous Houndstooth Leather Brogues ($205.50 at Net-a-Porter). I am in throes of ecstasy, I swear it. You know what the very, very best part is? They typically cost $685. And now they are down to $205.50. They are three times less than they are supposed to be. They are 70 percent off. I mean, I can’t resist that. I’m of the Oscar Wilde philosophy of thought: a., the only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it; and 2., I can resist everything except temptation, darlings.
These are black and silver. Black and silver! Those are my colors! And in spite of the metallic silver, the shoes are still understated. They are both flashy and classy. Plus, I love houndstooth. (more…)
Marc Jacobs definitely knows what it means to have a strong aesthetic, and his only gets stronger and more original as time goes on. I am talking in general, but specifically I am referring to these Marc Jacobs Stamped Ostrich Point-Toe Pumps ($345.99 at Saks), which are down from $495 for some added awesomeness.
These drew my eye first because, these days, it seems like if you’re looking for a flat (or a semi flat, as is the case here), then you basically have to choose between ballet flats and … more ballet flats. That’s cool, I like a lot of the ballet flats out right now – although many of them look like they’d be hell on the arches. But after a while, they all start to taste like beans, so to speak: too much of one thing and not enough variation. And then you have Marc Jacobs, and bless him for it.
These are pumps, though, so they don’t exactly qualify as flats. (more…)
Leave it to Marc Jacobs to come up with some luscious little loafers, you know? I don’t know if it’s the glitter or what, but I have sort of fallen in love with Mr. Marc’s Glitter Lace-Up Loafers ($541.99 at Saks), which happen to be on sale right now, just as an FYI and by the bye. I know, I know, they have to be a stellar pair of loafers to be worth that much, right? Well, yeah, of course – but they are. I mean, look at them!
These are like … Las Vegas loafers. But what can I say, I love the sweet touch Marc Jacobs has with glitter. He just does it so well, even I can’t resist it, and I tend to avoid glitter like the plague. But I could neither avoid nor ignore the glitz and glamor of these scrumptious little Oxfords, not for anything in the world. I adore Oxfords. They’re so retro yet edgy – and these are even edgier, not just because of the glitter, either. (more…)
Oh em gee. Normally I would never actually type that out, but this is a rare instance where I was so taken by surprise, that is naturally what popped into my head. I spend too much time on the internet. However, if I had these Buckle-Strap Leather & Suede Boots ($495 at Saks), from Marc by Marc Jacobs, I would get out more just so I could show them off to everyone.
Once upon a time, I liked to think of myself as a little grunge rocker, paying homage to the early days of punk, and I guess part of me still does. These boots appeal to that side. (more…)
The Louis Vuitton SS2011 runway was a collage of Chinoiserie and African references – lots of beading, lush brocades, dimensional fur and fringe effects, all in vibrant color mixes. And the shoes? Well, as usual, Marc Jacobs keeps things surprising and original. But, while that helps to keep us from getting bored, it also often leaves me taking days or even weeks to decide if I like the shoes he is presenting in any given season.
On a positive note, the SS2011 Louis Vuitton shoes do not have me drawing back in horror as I did for the fuzzy-tasseled shoes Marc Jacobs created for last spring’s SS2010 LV collection.
And, if the giraffe-leg stiletto isn’t working for you, there were also chunkier tiger (zebra?)-striped heels as well as these fringe-beaded heels on view as well. I’m not sure if I could find an occasion to wear them. But they certainly are exuberant and youthful.
Are these practical for most wardrobes? Perhaps not. But, they certainly are artful.
What do you think?