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In the midst of the Paris Couture 2011 shows, Roger Vivier’s artistic director, Bruno Frisoni, announced that instead of the usual couture offerings, the brand would be launching a limited-edition accessories line called the ‘Rendez- Vous’ collection. The new line, which somewhat less couture and more accessible (if you can afford it) doesn’t sacrifice on the details though. For example, take the new shoe which Frisoni calls “Nouvelle Vague” or New Wave. (more…)
Last year we wrote about the Ruby Slipper Extravagaza in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Some of the world’s top shoe designers were chosen to reinterpret Dorothy’s iconic Ruby Slippers for modern times. At the time, only artists’ sketches were available, but now the actual shoes created are available for viewing.
The shoes are currently on display at the Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED ™ Store in Soho until September 15 -23. If you can’t make it to the store, you can view the collection online and even bid on individual shoes via an online auction (www.rubyslipperauction.com) benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Bidding closes on the evening of September 24, 2009.
Final Reminder: For slippers of a different sort, enter the Dearfoams slipper giveaway here. Contest ends TONIGHT! Of course, they aren’t nearly as beautiful as the ruby slippers showcased above, but I’ll bet they are more comfortable.
Okay, I have had a mad, crazy, lustful, crush on Roger Vivier’s Rose-n-Roll stilettos since I first saw photos of them in vivid blue at an online fashion forum late last year (Since then, seen on other blogs):
(Photo source: www.luxist.com)
Aren’t these just the most romantic shoe? I am so put in mind of Sleeping Beauty; wouldn’t these be perfect for the princess waking from her enchanted sleep?
But, alas, at £830, these beauties were never remotely anything more than a sweet and distant dream for this particular shoeblogger.
Anyway, in the process of searching for a photo of these rose-thorned stilettos to share with you, I encountered not only an affordable (and obviously inspired) style by Leg Avenue, but also a fabulous (and fabulously expensive) rose-themed shoe by Mai Lamore which pre-dates the Vivier sandals by about a year.
So, for your amusement (and thanks to Polyvore for the searchable fashion engine and set editor that created this collage), I present a small example of shoe evolution in action:
At top center, Mai Lamore’s $27,945 rose shoe has a 14K covered sculptured stiletto - as well as hand-dyed silk rose petals at the heel; these breathtaking shoes were found in a 2007 issue of Elite Traveler.
At the bottom left are the previously mentioned Roger Vivier shoes from the 2008 fall/winter collection; this time shown in a red-and-black color combination (many other colors and combinations were produced).
At bottom right, are the Leg Avenue look-alikes to the Vivier silhouette. The Leg Avenue ‘Sangria’; these will run you $31.62-$58.32 at the Amazon Marketplace. A closed-toe pump version; the Leg Avenue ‘Thorn’ is also available for $38.95 at Shoebuy.com.
So, now I just need to find a little bit of budge in my budget. After all, how much closer am I likely to get than this to the dream shoe I drew back in October of 2008 – months before I ever set eye on any of the styles shown above.
Going to Saks’ Shoe Heaven is an experience, especially when they’re having a sale. The shoe floor is so big, it has its own zip code: 10022-SHOE! We’ve written about it before, but with this sale, it deserves a fresh look.
You take an express elevator (here’s a photo of Kellie Pickler in front of said elevator) to the eighth floor and start getting excited while you’re in the elevator, which says 10022-SHOE.
The shoe mecca has its own repair service, Charbonnel chocolate cafe and private room for VIP shopping. There is also a large selection of Roger Vivier bags and shoes against the wall adjacent to the VIP room. I don’t love the Vivier Pilgrim Pumps, but some of the bags are great.
The first thing that hits you when you come in is a tough, black, motorcycle-styled display by some of the most prominent shoe designers today, including McQueen, Choo and Louboutin. Yup, that trend is still rockin strong.
The above shoes are not on sale, unfortunately, but may be by this fall if there are any left.
I will post more photos later, but for now, I’d like for you all to know that it’s going on so you can check it out during your strolling midtown business lunch! Plenty of iconic Marni, Louboutin and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes were on sale. That means that shoes that range from a bottom of around $500 to a top of around $1500 were on sale for around $200 to $500. Not bad.
Don’t get me wrong, there weren’t only 7 to 7.5 shoes on sale, but like many women, that has always been my dream size (I’m an 8.5 to 9), so I snapped a photo of those in wishful thinking.
If you’re buying online, there’s free shipping on all orders with the code SFASUM9, only through today.
Last night in New York was that always-delightful high point of every fashionista’s calendar o’ chic: the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala. This year’s theme (in conjunction with the Costume Institute’s major annual exhibition of the same title)? The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion.
While last year’s Superhero show only produced a few interesting footwear choices, this year, there were beautiful shoes galore!
This may well be the year of Nicholas Kirkwood. It certainly was on the carpet last night. In my opinion, the most interesting designs were his, and they were on the feet of some of the top models in the industry.
Here’s Jessica Stam in the S9051B.
And here’s Karolina Kurkova so considerately displaying the S9049A for us.
Check out the official site for stockists near you and a peek at the GORGEOUS, uber-glam styles for the spring/summer 09 line.
While Kirkwood was my favorite on the carpet, there were plenty more style statements made through shoes.
Louboutins were everywhere… of course!
I’m not sure I’m feeling the giant bow look (seen here on Ivanka Trump with her Bow T pumps, which you can find at Joseph here), but I’ll tell you I do love her dress.
The so-called hourglass heels from Louis Vuitton that Twinkletoes wrote about so amusingly during Paris Fashion Week earlier this year were EVERYWHERE last night! And I do mean everywhere.
Madonna wore a crazed thigh-high boot version.
Posh went with the ankle straps.
And Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester took the cake for Walking Disaster in the covered ankle bow-tie version. I hasten to add that the shoes are BY FAR the best part of this outfit, and that Walking Disaster status is earned by that horrible piece of—I hate to even call it fashion—fabric she has covered herself in that is an awful combination of rejected upholstery, spangles, and some American Apparel red lamé leggings. XOXO? I think not.
But we can’t end on such a hideous note, can we? No no. I wouldn’t do that to you.
So instead, I will end with a beautiful shoe that I totally covet. It’s Roger Vivier’s origami-inspired Kyte in a beautiful ivory/gold combination that matches Marisa’s dress perfectly. Mwah!
All in all, a beautiful batch of shoes full of interesting heels and toes and uppers and materials. It’s going to be a fun season, folks. Can’t wait for it to unroll.