Archive for the ‘Nina Ricci Shoes’ Category
I’m not usually that big a fan of patent-leather shoes, or of retro-chunky platforms. But, the shape and line of these almost makes me forget that they are just a little bit thick in the heel. I find myself falling for them. Hard. They look all smooth and swooshy & I just want to touch them, hold them, and look at them.
With only two days left until Christmas, it’s fitting to celebrate with the Nina Ricci turtle dove boot to the chime of the 12 Days of Christmas song. Nina Ricci Sheepskin Bird Heel Boot – $1546 at FarFetch
Ya’ll remember Posh and how she blithely strolled down the stairs at her Fragrance launch last year in Antonio Berardi heel-less hoofers? You’ll remember, at the time that we here at shoeblog held a mini-mock trial to determine if she was utterly bonkers or just an amazing fashion maven. At the time, the pro-Poshers showed very strongly. There is something about her that is deer-in-the-headlights fascinating. She is the reason all the haute couturiers are still in business (I jest, but only slightly). Turns out that she is probably both crazy and amazing but at the same time a veritable Fashion Trend Oracle. Take a gander at what Nina Ricci just showed for Fall 2009.
Those look like weapons.
I am searching for additional photos, because these have a bit of a trompe l’oeil effect because of the textured background. Yes, the middle and right shoe do, in fact, have heels attached to them, but the heels dangle in the air HIGH above the pronounced platform. Apparently, these added some extreme height to the models. Are you ready for this…these made the ELEVEN inches taller. Almost a whole foot. Yeesh. Sounds like a tall tale (ouch! bad joke) This trend is getting ridiculous. Apparently, the platforms in shoes like this are very heavily weighted toward the toe, the idea being that this will prevent you from falling backward. I suppose there is some credibility to this as no model fell at the Nina Ricci show. There have been quite a few tumbles this season, most notably at Brian Reyes in New York where the models wore perfectly normal, heeled shoes but 5 of them fell. 5! And they literally fell out of their shoes.
Here is a photo from fashionologie.com showing a model carrying the shoes in question:
They don’t look dangerous at all. And yet, they toppled 5 pro-walkers. The shoes wreaked so much havoc that the models ALL went barefoot during the finale. I think this was to prevent the potential domino effect that could have been wrought by the fiendish footwear in the finale.
(photo from daylife.com)
I guess that just proves the credo that it’s the innocent-looking ones that’ll get you in the end.
Here are a few more photos from Nina Ricci Fall 2009.
…but they’re $900. Nina Ricci Lace-up vintage oxfords at eLuxury:
Finally, a pair of FLAT oxfords (I can’t wear the super high heels that this season’s oxfords come in) that I think looks good and has feminine flair and is, in a word, beautiful in a gender-neutral way, just the thing to wear at a congregation of, say, feminist academics, or of ridiculously hip hipsters.
But they’re $900, and last time I checked I still needed to pay the rent, and my soul is a black, tortured pit of despair, the end.
No, literally–that seems to be the logical conclusion to be drawn from this twisted horn-of-a-heel, forged in the cauldrons of Beelzebub:
I’m guessing your therapist could read your entire id, ego, and superego wrapped into one crooked stilt. Now, that’s a powerful message!