Archive for the ‘Shoe Miscellany’ Category
Martin Margiela turns 53 today. Martin is from Belgum, and studied at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts. If there was an Antwerp 7, he would be the 7th. He is extremely low profile, with very few photos available.
He worked with Jean Paul Gaultier, then with Hermes, and finally his own label. His label was acquired by Diesel in 2002. There were some snarky comments that Margiela hadn’t been there for a while. Then a press release announced in December, that Margiela “has left the business. No replacement creative director will be appointed. Maison Martin Margiela will continue trading but the company declined to comment on the reasons for Margiela’s exit.”
I find it amazing that larger companies will acquire a label, then proceed to change it. It has happens time and time again. Anyways, here are some Martin Margiela shoes for you today.
Paperbag boots $995 at Saks Fifth Avenue I love these.
I love his shoes. Except maybe the camel toe boots.
Marc Jacobs will put 47 candles on his birthday cake today.
Born in New York City, he seems to have had an interest in fashion and design at an early age. He worked as a stockboy for Charivari at 15, attended High School of Art and Design, then Parson’s School of Design. Professionally he has won several awards.
When he was at Perry Ellis, he introduced a grunge line that was so completely different from what everyone else was doing, it eventually led to is dismissal. Hired by Louis Vuitton in 1997, he brought Ready-to-Wear to the design house. He also has his own Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs lines.
Here are some Marc Jacobs shoes for you today.
Marc by Marc Jacobs 605131 $230 at Endless
To celebrate I will wear my kilt today.
Vivienne Westwood will have 69 candles on her birthday cake today. Do you love the attitude?
She was born to working class parents in Tintwistle, at 17 she attended an art and fashion school for a semester but left because, ”I didn’t know how a working-class girl like me could possibly make a living in the art world.” She then went on to be a primary school teacher. While she was teaching, she made jewelry and sold it on Portobello Road.
She met and married Macolm McLauren, they opened a botique on Kings Road called Let It Rock, where she sold her Punk fashion designs. About this time McLauren started managing the Sex Pistols, who wore Vivienne’s designs.
Her wedding dress was the centerpiece of the in Sex and the City movie wedding, however Vivienne criticised the clothing as frumpy and boring. I think she is a part of the Sex and City 2 style team.
Here are some Vivienne Westwood shoes for you today.
These aren’t for everyone, because they are designed for men. I have purchased unusual men’s shoes and the following are a shoes I would seriously consider. I think the comparable men’s size is 2 numbers less than a womans.
To celebrate I will wear safety pins in my clothing and play punk music on my I-pod.
So I am looking through a cooking magazine for something to fix for dinner. In a sidebox they featured a pair of shoes.
They are revolting. They are heinous. I want a pair.
Here is the funny part, there are about three or four options.
So not only can you wear bacon on your feet, you can also wear breakfast. These are not as revolting as bacon, but still pretty entertaining. This website has opened up a whole new world for me.
Bacon. Who Knew?
Update: Nelodee mentioned the Eating Shoes by Tokio Kumagai, so of course I had to look it up. I found a web site that showed several food in fashion pieces. Here is a link to them. Fiberarts Magazine enjoy them.
Kenneth Cole will have 56 candles on his birthday cake today. I am fairly impressed with Kenneth Cole Productions. It was founded in 1982 by Kenneth Cole. Wanting to preview his line of shoes at Market Week at New York’s Hilton Hotel, but couldn’t afford the purchase of a hotel room to display his items, Kenneth asked about parking a trailer two blocks from the Hilton Hotel. When told that permits for trailers were only granted to utility and production companies, Cole changed the name of his company from Kenneth Cole Incorporated to Kenneth Cole Productions, then applied for a permit to film the full-length film, “The Birth of a Shoe Company”. In two and a half days, Kenneth Cole Productions sold forty thousand pairs of shoes, while chronicling the beginning of the company on film. Since then he hasn’t looked back.
He and his wife Maria Cuomo are very supportive of several charities and organizations and has been very public in his support of AIDS awareness and research since 1985. He is known for his socially concious and provocative ad campaigns from his “We all have AIDS” campaign to the current “We all walk in different shoes.” campaign.
Kenneth Cole shoes are mid priced and for their price, they are a fairly good buy. Here are some Kenneth Cole shoes for today.
And my favorite. Is this the best color in the world?
To celebrate I am going to put the above shoe in my Zappos shopping cart. I may even buy them. Does anyone else do that? Put a shoe in the cart and let them sit a while?