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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! To honor this lucky day, let’s celebrate with the ever so versatile green color. What I love about green is that it compliments natural earthy hues like brown and blue perfectly but also can give the bland brown, white, or black outfit that pop of color. And if you are into color blocking with bright colors, try fuschia or yellow for a trendsetting look.
The results of a contest conducted by Saks Fifth Ave and Footwear News are in. After tabulating results from 35k voters, the Sexiest Shoe for 2011 is a beige lace embroidered Valentino pump! Rounding out the top 4, Jimmy Choo’s Swarovski crystal sandals took second place, Prada came in third with knee-high high heeled leather boots. Finally, Chrissie Morris stepped into fourth position with black art deco ankle boots.
Not that I don’t love the femininity of Valentino’s lace peep toe but rather I’m just surprised it earned the top mark. It’s more girly than sexy to me. And who isn’t a little surprised that Christian Louboutin, last’s year’s winner, isn’t even amongst the top 4?
That’s right. Milan’s bringing us the goods Kreayshawn is too cool to sport. Not the Louis Louis part, but we’ve got the Gucci Gucci, the Fendi Fendi, and the Prada, and I like them in basically that order.
So I’m going to do the same.
Retro and glam, sure, but kind of ho-hum.
Love the architectural heel and the funky mix of materials, but there’s something very Banana Republic about this to me, and while I love me some Banana for wardrobe basics, it’s not really what I want to see from the runways.
But then we get to Prada. Oh, Prada, how delightfully quirky are your shoes. Always. Prada shoes can reliably be counted on to BRING IT, and this collection is no exception. It’s like a time travel trip via pink Cadillac to the coolest, sleekest 1950s diner there ever was. Hot rods and high fashion: the combination I never knew I wanted. And so I’m going to stop yammering and finish this post out with the Prada goodies. Kreayshawn, I don’t think this is footwear for basic bitches… just sayin’.
Miu Miu’s Fall 2010 runway styles have switched away from the narrow-heeled styles that we have been seeing from so many designers in recent seasons. Miuccia also seems to have done away with the platform entirely (there may be about 1/4 inch at the ball of the foot, which is just enough to make for a nicely-padded foot-bed). Instead of the the expected platforms, she has created a very high, forward-swept, gracefully-chunky* heel silhouette. These shoes have a very solid feel to them and are made of mixed materials for an overall, layered look. Miuccia is playing with contrasts of textures and materials this season.
* And just how often do we find these two adjectives hanging out together?
On the runway, these shoes were the final glam touch to conservatively cut outfits that were also matched with luxe, over-sized clutches. These are shoes for the modern gal who is looking to add some 40′s-era elegance to her fall wardrobe.
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This is pretty great.
To me, the curve of this heel looks more like an upside-down apostrophe. I love how solid it looks, but the sole curve is pretty steep!
What’s impressive is how gorgeous these puppies are close-up. I picked em up and was significantly impressed by the quality. And aren’t these colors so fun? Love the light green! Green plus snakeskin is very striking.
Here’s to hoping more unique curved heels keep coming out this fall.
Prada Snake Heel, $990 at Prada boutiques.