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While economic events have been a bit dreary over the past six months or so, it’s nice to see that we won’t have to worry about being stuck with spring shoe options that are either conservative or gloomy.
So, what am I seeing at online retailers as well as in every brick-and-mortar store with a shoe section?
What kind of color? From Payless to Macy’s to Saks, just about every primary, prism-based color is on tempting display.
So, if you like bold colors, then this is the season for you.
Here are some (mostly) high-end highlights.
What if you want to play with the whole rainbow instead of just choosing by the individual color? Well, multi-hued styles are available too. Heck, many of us are just starting to experience 2009′s first rainy, spring-time weather; it’s as good a reason as any to bring your own rainbow to the party.
Here’s to a colorful and optimistic spring.
* See, you really can’t get away from cork & rafia this year.
Clearance items are such a lovely way to round out a shoe collection.
And, while I may not always manage to live up to my mantra of ‘Never Pay Retail’, I really do try. So, how about this bejewelled Roberto Cavalli slingback at 51% off retail over at 6pm.com? Sure, they’re still over $700.00. But look how they sparkle.
Roberto Cavalli Slingback T6517 $747.50
$1515.00. (Available in sizes 7, 38.5, 39 & 40)
I have been drooling over the Gucci “Eva” wingtip platform pump and booties since I first saw them at the Gucci website last fall. Unfortunately, even at Bluefly’s best sale prices, these have yet to drop below the $450-500 range. This is just too rich for my blood – and my bank account.
So, I was happy recently to find several reasonable and affordable alternatives to satisfy my attraction to the basic style of the Gucci originals.
- Bongo “Square Dance” $46.00 at Zappos.com:
And, for those of you attracted to the green Cavalli sandal already seen on several episodes, Chinese Laundry has this affordable copy. Which, interestingly enough, seems to come in just about any color except for green.
I love the challenge of finding affordable styles for those of us who are on a budget or who live in small towns where we see very little variety. I hope these help you to look like you just walked off of a fashion runway.
And as for tonight’s show? I’m hoping to start seeing stronger designs tonight, both in footwear and in fashion.
LEANNE WAS ROBBED!!!! Robbed, I tell’s ya!
How beautiful and classy and chic-with-a-(literal)-twist was this outfit? It’s a blouse and skirt, and I would wear both of them, together, separately, any which way I could. And she accessorized it perfectly with that gold necklace and the Gucci Eva wing-tip inspired platform pump.
On the other hand, the actual winning outfit (Kenley’s) did indeed look like it was made with… what did Joe call it? Ft. Lauderdale pool furniture cushion fabric. From the 80s. Not in a good way. I’ll give it that it was interesting and well-made and a good interpretation of the photograph on which it was based. And it gave us our first double shoe usage (the emerald green Robert Cavalli sandal from episode 1). But I can’t put this dress in the top 3 at all, let alone give it the win.
Who would I say was deserving of more love (and perhaps a spot in the top three instead of either Kenley’s or Terri’s (which was also interesting, but the dress over pants thing is old hat, and hers seemed to have a lot of extra messy fabric that made it look flouncy rather than streamlined sexy)?
Once again, Jerell. He made a whole gown, for chrissake! And it’s perhaps more limiting in what kind of “night on the town” you can wear it to (a black tie gala? a flamenco performance?), it’s beautifully made and a gorgeous dress. And worn with shoes that are not quite the Kenneth Cole Hit or Miss, but pretty close.
I’d also give a shout out to Kelli for this rocker Mad Max number, which went perfectly with the Gucci Ebony sandal, which isn’t available anymore, but I remember well from Chris March’s Hershey outfit last season.
I mean, I even didn’t hate Blayne-licious and his neon frills. Though I didn’t much like the blah shoe choice (something along the lines of the Charles David Devin pump).
Emily’s losing “little black dress with a corsage” (Tim Gunn is always right, people. Listen to him!) wasn’t great, and one could argue that the Gucci Eva maryjanes (guess it was the night for Gucci Eva shoes) were the most fabulous part of the outfit.
But in this, too, I think the judges went wrong. Because I swear to you that I would much sooner be seen in public wearing that dress—which is at least kicky and has an energy to it—than Jennifer’s dowdy and depressing silk charmeuse number, which looks like maternity wear for a ladies club luncheon rather than a dress for a night on the town.
Yes, it’s back. Much like Galligator, I’m hella excited to see Project Runway back for season 5. And whaddaya know, it’s back to Season 1 for the famous supermarket challenge.
My god, a lot of them used tablecloths. That makes for a boring supermarket challenge, folks.
But the new Bluefly shoes were lots of fun.
Let’s give Kelli her props for this winning outfit, which was a beautiful dress AND made of creative products (vacuum cleaner bags, coffee filters, push pins, and my very favorite element: the spine of a spiral notebook for hook & eyes on the back). And the Charles Nolan Casey pump was a nice shoe to go along with it.
In other interesting shoe choices, we’ve got Emily’s bouncy ball collar dress with the Charles Nolan Tara boots in bronze. Gotta say, the collar’s fun, but the boots are my favorite part of the outfit.
Following on in the school of “the shoes are the best part” was Jennifer’s paper towel dress. The dress was cute enough (if a little snore-inducing), but the emerald green Roberto Cavalli sandals popped.
I liked Joe’s “Italian” themed pasta dress. And much as I gasp in horror to imagine it, it looks like Bell (the model) may be shoving her feet into these funky Christian Dior Anniversary pumps without benefit of ankle strap or proper sizing.
On the rare “affordable shoe” front, it looks like Daniel (who when he first showed up in a camera angle that didn’t show his face, terrified me for a moment that Daniel Franco was back… AGAIN) used the Savior mules from Charles by Charles David. Also Elena here was by far my favorite model.
And then we get to eliminated Jerry’s crazy shower curtain/tablecloth concoction that does indeed (as one of the contestants said on the show) look like it belongs in American Psycho. And the Cesare Paciotti white boots (embellished with even more crazy ribbons) don’t help matters. As far as I’m concerned, this Auf’d designer was good riddance.
I won’t go into all the shoes, because this post would go on for days, but I can’t wait to see how they use the shoes this season, and to figure out which is the Patron Shoe of Season 5.