So, there I am, looking at various online thumbnails of Fashion Week’s Spring 2009 collections. I am primarily looking for interesting color and style trends as well as any interesting or new silhouettes that might appeal to you, our readers.
Well, then, how surprising is it that this itty bitty little photo catches my attention?
Could this be some form of demi-wedge?
No, not so much.
Up close and personal, here is the instant replay:
Yes, boys and girls, that is a Heel gone Horribly Wrong. I have read every review I can find for this particular show yet I have found no mention of Catwalk Catastrophe. I have to say that whichever unlucky model got this flawed footwear deserves a bonus for fancy footwork.
Now, if you were interested in what this looks like in more pristine condition, here is a much better specimen for your attentions.
I’ll admit to feeling justifiably leary in regards to the stability of this painted cork heel; I would certainly recommend a quality control review on this design. However, I am rather fond of the powder grey color. It’s actually a lovely neutral that works all-year-round and need not be limited to Spring 2009 (or any other particular year or season).
In this same neutral color scheme are a couple of other styles that I found much more attractive than the ill-fated caged-sandal above.
This lace-up maryjane is a sweet Spring style; on-trend, though not exactly breaking new ground.
I admit that I am still trying to work out my feelings toward the following corset-laced ankle boot. Kudos are given for attempting a convertable boot style; I’m actually finding myself really attracted to the look of the folded-over cuffed sandal version. At the same time, I’m really not fond of the fully-laced, scrunched, ankle-boot version of this same style. I am not convinced that both looks are truly successful.
Of course, as is true with all Fashion, this may be as much a matter of individual taste as anything else. What do you think?