Archive for the ‘Pumps’ Category
New York Fashion Week marches on, and I’m happy to report that I’m relaxing a bit after yesterday’s worries of boredom. Apologies for the lack of shoe detail shots (we use what our sources provide), but click any of these pics to see them larger.
Interestingly, there seem to be inspirations from lots of different time periods starting to parade down the runway.
Imitation (cousin to designer Tara Subkoff’s first fashion foray, Imitation of Christ) made repeated use of a shoe I love, with a vintage vibe that reminds me simultaneously of the Victorian/Edwardian era and of 30s/40s Old Hollywood glam.
Lacoste’s kicky color-blocking is probably my favorite footwear styling we’ve seen so far. Clean and sporty like their clothes, and also stylish but practical and versatile. Just right for today’s recessionista.
And as far as looking forward to the future for some shoe inspiration, both Prabal Gurung (on the left) and Sally LaPointe (on the right) showed us footwear that would look right at home on Blade Runner’s replicants.
Of course, the great irony of futuristic settings is that then we reach that point in time and things don’t seem to be as advanced. Blade Runner’s set in 2019. Who knows… maybe by then, we’ll all be traipsing around in shoes like these.
I wanted to write about the Maison Martin Margiela* SS2011 RTW show right after the original runway photos came out. Unfortunately, every time I looked at the press photos, a certain television theme song would, inevitably, begin playing in my head – suddenly, all bets were off and I’d have to call it quits for the day.
But, the shoes have been available since mid-year and I need to get my ranting and reviewing over with already.
First Impressions: Love or Hate?
I love intricate or carved heel details on shoes. So, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that I’ve been pining over Casadei’s 2010 fall line of boots & pumps with their delightfully-geometric, devilishly high, drop-dead gorgeous heels.
(Photo c/o Yoox.com, boots not currently in stock)
I mean, look at these! What’s not to love?
And you thought cupcakes were the best thing you could get from an airstream trailer.
It only gets better. A new pop-up boutique called Bootleg (oh-so-apropos a name, ain’t it?) is running out of an airstream trailer in Austin.
Austin is like a second home to me, and I go there every year to visit a dear friend. The South Congress area is known for its funky shops, crazy signs and airstream trailer parks purveying barbecue and whipped cream-injected cupcakes.
As if Austin wasn’t wonderful enough, with all its food truck airstream trailers, now there are the beautiful mobile art pieces/tiny bits of architecture called shoes coming out of them, thanks to one Sarah Lewis, an Austin stylist.
Photos of the trailer and her beautiful fringey shoes after the jump.
Earlier this month Alejandro Ingelmo launched a new web site, alejandroingelmo.com. It is an interesting website. With vintage photos, a video featuring Mr. Ingelmo talking about the history and vision of his company and the ability to shop online for both men and women collections.
He features two designs in each season that are available only through his site. For example, his Crosby bootie ($695) in the Fall/Winter line is offered in gold. (I know this is early, especially with the heat, but wouldn’t these be fun during the Christmas Season?)
Ingelmo shoes are at the $350 to $1100 price point with the Spring/Summer shoes currently on sale to about 40 %.
Let’s look at some shoes. (more…)