Archive for the ‘Pumps’ 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.
The ‘Scarlett’ spiked sandals being offered by Sam Edelman immediately remind me of Ruthie Davis’ Spikette styles (and in a looser fashion, some of Louboutin’s & Rodarte’s past offerings). Let’s take a peek.
Sam Edelman ‘Scarlett’ peep toe sandal:
Also available in pewter grey at $200 via Piperlime.
I am in love.
I am in love with a platform.
I am in love with a beautifully fastened slingback.
I am in love with an etched instep shield.
I am in love with texture combinations that are simultaneously creative and restrained.
I am in love with the continuation of the SS12 trend for shiny shiny metallic gold.
I am in love with footwear that requires a polishing cloth.
I am in love with heels that are actually a wearable height.
I am in love with a neutral color palette highlighted by jewel tones in suede.
I am in love with reflective surfaces in unexpected places.
I am in love with shoes that can somehow be business-like and sexy as all get out.
I am in love with the kind of glitz that belongs on Audrey Hepburn’s stylish feet.
I am in love with dainty, on-trend ankle straps.
I am in love with toes that are just the right rounded square shape.
I am in love with shoes that are classic enough to last season after season.
I am in love with a sprinkling of sparkly crystals.
I am in love with the way the light shines off all those matte and semi-lustrous surfaces.
I am in love with shoes that seem to be from a whole bunch of 20th century decades all at once.
I am in love with elegant hardware details.
I am in love with a play of hard and soft.
Yes, Shoeblog fans, it’s true. I am in love with Stefano Pilati’s Spring/Summer 2012 shoe collection for Yves Saint Laurent.
One of the things I love about the international merry-go-round of Fashion Week is that each country and the designers who show there offers up some overall style trends that can always be counted on to give that land its particular flavor. New York’s is the most malleable, but tends to be pretty slick and sleek, as I think you can see from our many NYC Fashion Week posts.
London’s got a cheekiness to it, typified by Acne’s shoes that took standard loafer elements and sent them through some Alice in Wonderland quirks of size and proportion.
And Milan… Milan likes to push the envelope with glam and over-the-top.
Sometimes it’s in subtle ways like the playfully sculpted heels at the Bottega Veneta show.
Sometimes it’s like a BeDazzler got to them, like these No 21 pumps (talk about shoes for a New Year’s Eve party).
But just as often, Milan’s shows could be used to define OTT, like these Versace hoofers that are due to show up on Lady Gaga’s tootsies any day now.
Or these Blumarine offerings that look like someone drank a couple bottles of smooth Italian red, found the appliqué machine and went wild.
Taking the cake for Milanese excess this season, though, has got to be Missoni, who sent a flutter of flowers down the runway in bright plastics and large scale and mixed materials and clear heels and just about every other element they could possible cram in there.
Brava, Italia, for keeping the fun in Fashion Week.
That’s right. Milan’s bringing us the goods Kreayshawn is too cool to sport. Not the Louis Louis part, but we’ve got the Gucci Gucci, the Fendi Fendi, and the Prada, and I like them in basically that order.
So I’m going to do the same.
Retro and glam, sure, but kind of ho-hum.
Love the architectural heel and the funky mix of materials, but there’s something very Banana Republic about this to me, and while I love me some Banana for wardrobe basics, it’s not really what I want to see from the runways.
But then we get to Prada. Oh, Prada, how delightfully quirky are your shoes. Always. Prada shoes can reliably be counted on to BRING IT, and this collection is no exception. It’s like a time travel trip via pink Cadillac to the coolest, sleekest 1950s diner there ever was. Hot rods and high fashion: the combination I never knew I wanted. And so I’m going to stop yammering and finish this post out with the Prada goodies. Kreayshawn, I don’t think this is footwear for basic bitches… just sayin’.