Archive for the ‘Dries van Noten Shoes’ Category
After a prolonged, lustful flirtation, I finally bit the bullet and bought these:
They’re Dries van Noten silver booties (yes, they do look gold, a pale platinum-gold in person, really), with a cutout at the intersection of the cross-straps, which tie in the back, and a sturdy, chunky stacked leather heel. I got them at Head Start Shoes, almost 70% off: they were $189, down from $575 (original price). This was the last pair and it happened to be in my size, so you see how I had to get them. The dramatic price cut, their glamor, and my need to reward myself after I got good news about my big-bad-ass-project (it passed muster! yay!) converged on a beautiful spring day to grab these while I still could.
I’m not gonna lie to you, I’ve become so unaccustomed to walking in anything higher than 1, 1.5 inches tall, that these were a challenge. The heel is chunky, true, but it’s also almost 3 inch high, and the sole is thick but hard. The balls of my feet got quite a workout on the streets of Philly yesterday, but I couldn’t care less: the weather was gorgeous, my project was basically good, and I had silver-gold boots on my feet. Life was fabulous!
I’ve always been a fan of Dries van Noten; I love his ethnic inspiration, his colorful prints, his inventivity. It’s like wearing a work of art! Same goes for his shoes (well, with one notable exception). The collection he presented for Fall 2008 is equally artful and tasteful. Tell me you don’t want at least one of these pairs for your collection!
I’ve always had a soft spot for Dries van Noten’s shoes; unfortunately, some of his latest creations had filled me with dismay. However, I’m happy to report that the designer is back to his colorful, ethnic-inspired self in the latest runway show. I was simply delighted by the explosion of colors and patterns, expertly mixed-and-matched:
Gorgeous, no? This is one of the rare, rare occasions when I can actually see myself wearing something like this. I know!
The shoes were equally gorgeous, bursting with color and graphic prints, rich in texture and details. Just beautiful!
Upon seeing the horrors, a glimmer of recognition dawned upon me. Why, I had blogged about them a while ago: it’s these Dries van Noten clunkers!
You know, it may be time for Nurse Ratchett to get a style upgrade, but if that’s all $600 can buy her, she should forget it! When I blogged about them, I truly didn’t belive anyone would actually buy them, much less wear them. Oh, how wrong I was proven! I guess swimming in buckets of money would be the devil’s call to try everything at least once. Even as you’re committing undescribable sins against our retinas.
I usually adore Dries van Noten, but these? What in the name of the Holy Manolos (Manolo Blahnik, Manolo the Shoeblogger, and Manolo my hairdresser) is this???
Possibly, a long-lost and now found pair of Nurse Ratchett’s shoes.
If she had no style, that is.
Though on second thoughts, if you were in the business of dispensing the tranquilizing psychotropic medication from the little cups and coordinating severe physical and psychological admonishments for the likes of Jack Nicholson, then perhaps these are, indeed, the right shoes to wear. And look–only $600 a pair, why, the bargains you get working the psych ward!