Archive for the ‘Spring 2011 Shoes’ Category
I’ve been meaning to write about these for awhile. Honestly, how could I not?
(Runway imagery via Style.com)
Nicholas Kirkwood is a shoe genius. And when he does a collaboration, it’s almost always drool-worthy. On the runway, these shoes he designed for Erdem were simply breathtaking.
The overall Spring 2011 Erdem runway was full of ethereal laces, layered embroidery and vibrant swathes of vivid colors with blended, water-color effects. Whether in youthful mini dresses or floating maxi dresses, the entire collection exuded femininity, movement, and elegant whimsy*.
Carvela strikes again. Last time we blogged about Carvela, it was a similarly high heel, but in a bit fussier satin.
This time we’re back with a hip, strikingly girl-about-town, trendy green stiletto sandal with lovely details (extended heel cap! gold trimming! creative faux-woven toe vamp! gold heel! platform!)
Green is all the rage this spring, so go high, go green, or go home, we say.
Hello, I am in love with both of these versions of Carvela Girl! Kurt Geiger is a genius.
From the satin bow and fabric to the contrasting platform and heel color, this is a wonderful shoe. At left, in green, it is elegant and demure despite it’s height. At right, in orange and purple, it is audacious and eye-catching. And thankfully, Asos will ship it for free to all of you Stateside! A huge heel, but a worthy investment for day to night.
Green is so big for spring. Buy your (I think rather reasonably-priced) Carvela Girl, $203.12 at Asos.com.
Melissa, the young, playful gal fave that we’ve blogged about before, has a new line called Mel.
This spinoff line is cheaper, younger and more geared to teenagers.
Made of mellflex plastic, this sandal is 100 percent recyclable. It also appears to be the only heel in the line at the moment, though their flat sandals are adorable.
I don’t think I’m going out on a limb when I say that nobody does stilettos like Gianmarco Lorenzi. Nobody. Heels just don’t come any skinnier, sexier, or treacherous than this:
Roses and platforms and ankle ties – Oh my!
But, if red isn’t your thing, but crystals and orchids touch your fancy, just peek at these sparkling confections:
I was going to end with these, but I just remembered this additional pair, and find myself compelled to share them with you as well:
Oh my, yes… flirty flowers to fit a variety of fashion preferences and personalities.
As I’ve mentioned before, the thought of walking in any of these, frankly, terrifies me. Nonetheless, as fodder for a fantasy fashion shoot, these are undeniably stunning.