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Of all the fashion designers out there, Dean & Dan Caten never seem to lose touch with their sense of playfulness. Last year they gave us the Dsquared² skeleton-heeled shoes. For their 2011 Fall RTW line, Dsquared² has created ‘Ice Skate’ boots.
Oh my! What will these darling boys come up with next?
I was a big fan of cute Oxford jazz shoes waayyy back in the 90′s; the combo of cute with dressy works for me. So, with current trends starting to allow for shorter heels and sassy flats…let’s just say that I’m not hating fashion’s recent obsession for Oxfords with a more traditional, low-heeled silhouette.
My own closet is inordinately over-stocked with menswear-inspired heels and uber-impractical platforms. It’s definitely time for me to concentrate on acquiring more practical shoes for everyday wear and general errand running. Plus, flats, while not my faves aesthetically, are so much more practical for summertime outings to the park than my usual stiletto-sandal crushes tend to allow.
Here is what I am currently mooning over:
Lusting after: (more…)
Wedges seem to be quite popular this year – particularly when they are playing with bright colors, interesting silhouettes, or attention-grabbing embellishments.
Well, when I tripped across these embroidered Beverly Feldman slides on a recent inter-web window-shopping jaunt, I just knew that I would be sharing them with you.
These are cute, summery, and feminine. Made in a combination of earthy khaki and beige toned linen, these are topped off with a delicate, pastel-floral embroidery on both the upper band and the heel. I like them as a dressier, yet still casual, alternative to the ever-popular rope espadrilles that we see each summer.
And then, of course, there’s that whole soft spot I have for floral details – Oh, and that other soft spot for embroidered details. So, it’s not that much of a stretch to find that I would like these more than just a bit. However, the best part is that at a price under $200, while these are not cheap, they are much more budget-friendly than so many of the premium designer wedges we have already seen this season – Yet they are still unique enough that they will turn heads.
(Depending on your monitor, the khaki-green color may look more accurate in the product video below.) (more…)
The Alexander McQueen label continues to produce elegant, edgy, and occasionally, over-the-top shoes.
The prior McQueen shoes we have seen this spring have been firmly in the over-the-top category; what better descriptive comes to mind when looking at these gilt-adorned wedges?
However, the same basic, flowing, lines we saw on the McQueen sculptural wedges have been reduced to the bare essentials to produce a darkly-elegant court shoe:
These are, in a word: Lovely.
Footwear News recognized The Jones Group as the company of the year. One of their licensed lines is Jessica Simpson (through Camuto). Her line which includes not only shoes but jeans wear, jewelry, fragrance and so much more, just reached the $750 million sales mark this year. This is a line that is only 5 years old, but has paced so many other “celebrity” shoe lines. When Jessica made a personal appearance 600 people were standing in line to meet her.
Another thing I like about JS shoes is that they have extended sizes. They start at size 5 and go up to size 11. I appreciate that since I am at the top of that range.
I wanted to focus on some Jessica Simpson shoes because they are affordable, stylish, a lot of fun for a medium price. When I want to wear something fairly trendy, I often look at JS shoes. Let’s look at some Jessica Simpson shoes.
The mary jane platforms are Cheetah $98 at Nordstroms The more I look at these the more I like them.