Archive for the ‘Oxfords’ Category
Moschino is one of those shoe-brands that leads me from shoe-crush to shoe-crush. It happened again today with these red-hot, laser-cut pumps.
With their elegant filigree design, these had me at ‘laser-cut’.
I’m not usually one to start even thinking about Christmas until we’ve at least finished cooking the turkey for Thanksgiving, but the shiny red-patent and swirling-filigree design combo has these shooting straight to the top of my Christmas list.
They wouldn’t even have to be wrapped up; they come with their own festive bows.
Of the most recent crop of runway shoes out there, I was smitten by… wait, no. I’ll save the smitten-making shoes til the end. What I’ll start with instead is another trend I’ve been seeing a fair bit of: transparency.
Like these from three from Marchesa. The collection was floaty and ethereal and romantic, and the transparent shoes matched that with some gorgeous graceful lines.
Oscar de la Renta also showed us some transparent shoes, though in that show there was quite a bit of playing with colors and socks underneath to make the transparency show up very differently (god, I just typed that “shoe up very differently” at first… guess what I’ve been thinking about this week). I dig the oxford inspiration and the buckles and the ankle straps… but you’re probably getting tired of me mentioning those things this week.
The next triad here is three shoes from three shows that I loved. Left to right we have Narciso Rodriguez’s take on a super high class Ace bandage, Sophie Theallet’s spectator-inspired pump that looks like murder to wear but is so damn adorable (plus double buckles!), and one more by Oscar de la Renta that was a mule so beautifully embellished and so reminiscent of something Marie-Antoinette might have slipped on that I couldn’t pass it up.
But the shoes that had me smitten (you’ve been patient until now, after all) were the shoes that out Lepore’d Nanette Lepore for quirky feminine… Tory Burch. I was hella surprised, I must admit, because usually I find Tory Burch shoes insipid and ubiquitous, and Nanette Lepore usually does the quirky feminine to a T. But first, look at the Nanette Lepore offering, of which I only present one to save your retinas some serious searing.
You can click on that image and enlarge it, but you might want to put some sunglasses on first.
OK, back with me? Sunspots cleared from your vision? Well if you want to cool things down a little, then check out the adorableness (and look! some low heels!) of Tory Burch’s offerings and coo in delight that these may be coming to a store near you in a matter of months.
OK, caveat #1: it’s early in Spring/Summer 2012′s New York Fashion Week, and there are still plenty of designers to come.
Caveat #2: this is ready to wear, not couture, and couture always brings home the bacon when it comes to snazzy shoes.
Caveat #3: it’s Spring/Summer, which veers less dramatic than Fall/Winter.
THAT SAID… the first few shows’ shoes have been so dull, I’m afraid I’m staining them all with my drool as I nod off while perusing.
But to paraphrase the pseudo motto of the currently-embattled United States Postal Service, Neither humidity nor rain nor hurricanes nor dullness of shoes stays these bloggers from the swift completion of their electronic rounds.
BCBG sent their models out in these clunkers, over and over and over again.
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…)
At the beginning of the year, Women’s Wear Daily did an article about trends for 2011. The designers interviewed gave their opinion as to what was going to be “in” and what was going to be “out” for the coming year. Half said platforms and ultra-high heels were a big “out.” My first reaction was, “Oh Please.We aren’t going to give up our dramatic shoes.” Fortunately, I didn’t say it out loud because Jean Paul Gaultier would have made me eat my words.
His presentation featured point-toe shoes that were no higher than 3.5 inches. These shoes are a perfect professional shoe. Let’s see what was featured.