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The weather has been unseasonably warm in New York the past week, and nothing makes me feel like spring like beautiful bright shoes. Can’t you just see yourself in your classic Burberry trench, wearing these bright blue Manolo Blahnik ‘BB’ babies and dancing through sprinkles of rain like Singin the Rain, beautiful as Catherine Deneuve in Les Parapluies de Cherbourg? They are also available in pink (via Nordstrom), purple (via Saks), yellow, and green (via Saks).
In the background, the Sex and the City wedding shoe, the Hangisi, has also been updated in bright new shades. It can be difficult to find the new shades online. I was able to locate a green one at Barneys, a hot pink version at Shop Savannahs, the pale pink (via Neimans) , and Saks carries the blue satin version.
It may be 4.25-inch heel, but that Hangisi is so stunning, so timeless and so trendy in its new colors, I know it will be flying off the shelves … or sofa chair, as this display would have it.
posted by: Shomore in General
It’s finally Friday! Are you ready to have a fun filled weekend or kick off the weekend early? If not, my goal is to get your engines revved up with these vintage auto-inspired Prada sandals, complete with tail lights and flames. Okay, Prada may not necessarily have me kicking my heels into high gear (more like neutral) due to the low versatility and seriousness factor for these shoes, but they are certainly fun shoes to look at. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Pre-order Prada’s spring auto inspired shoes at Nordstrom; Prices range from $590 – $990
posted by: HerberWellss in General
Today’s spot the shoe is Haider Askermann’s bootie. This is a slick looking bootie with a zipper and mock lace-up closure that snakes around the boot. It has a 4.7 inch heel and a 1 inch hidden platform.
Available at the The Corner for $712
Available at Barneys for $750. Incidentally, Barneys online has several designer shoes on sale. I spent quite a bit of time there. I have a couple in my shopping basket. Haven’t purchased them yet…..yet.
A wedge version is available at Saks Fifth Avenue for $558.
These are a lot of fun.
I am not a person of extremes. I would never wear Louboutin’s Dafreak, even if they were given to me. I fantasize about purchasing Rick Owens wedge boots, but would never actually BUY them. For two reasons. 1) Putting me more than 6 inches above the ground is a disaster waiting to happen.
2) You get what you pay for, but you also have to pay for what you get. Buying a pair of shoes that cost more than my washing machine just makes no sense to me.
Others disagree, or Christian Louboutin wouldn’t be celebrating his 20th anniversary.
Anyways, I found a shoe line that is neither extreme in it’s styling nor extreme in it’s price. Let’s look at Butter Shoes. Founded by Nancy Geist and Lee Reich in 2007 to provide feminine shoes that are comfortable enough to walk and stand in. They average $250 to 300.
Let’s look at some Butter Shoes. (more…)
posted by: HerberWellss in General
When looking at ad campaigns, I always look for Dolce & Gabbana. Their Spring 2012 Ads are no different. They center around scenes of Italian life showing the Dolce & Gabbana values: Italian spirit, tradition, family, love, passion.
These scenes are of events you would see every day in Italy: a first communion, afternoons at the beach, Sundays at home, family parties, the first boyfriend, and tender moments with the children.
Monica Bellucci represents the matriarch in tradional black while Bianca Balti is the colorful youth. I am the matriarch’s age, and I am loving her lace black dresses.