posted by: jitterbugbaby in Dries van Noten Shoes on September 16th, 2008
New York Fashion Week has come and gone for another year (though we still have a few more things to say in this corner of the internet… stay tuned), and before we get into the London shows, I’m jumping in with a Runway-to-Real-Life shoe story.
I recently encountered a co-worker whose fashion is top-notch. Clothes-wise, jewelry-wise, bags-wise, and of course, shoes-wise.
First off, there are these flats from Angelo Figus (a designer who was new to me). They are both adorable and edgy at once: a combination not easy to come by.
See… adorable. But wait for it…
That’s the bottom. See that metallic edginess? Need a close-up?
Yep… it’s got a cloven metal plate on the heel. That is my kind of shoe.
Take note of that second link there. Take particular note of the second picture in that post. Because that’s the pretty baby I giddily got try on when Ms. Fashion Forward brought them in to work.
Now, those shoes are MUCH higher than anything I’d wear myself, but I have to say that when I put them on, they were startlingly comfortable for how high and thin that heel is. But the heel’s smartly located more sturdily underneath the center of your heel, and there’s a bit of hidden padded platforming under the ball of your foot that lifts it up just a bit. And, of course, those shoes are gorgeous, which never hurts.
But I’m much more of a flats kind of girl, so the white ones (which are also Dries) really sucked me in. You can’t see it from here, but the crinkly flaking look is actually because these shoes are made out of a malleable metallic material that I’d never seen before. They have a beautiful sheen to them and are just interesting enough texture-wise that they keep from being too girly.
So there you have it, shoe fans. A non-runway post that, come to think of it, did actually refer to the runway. But it was last year’s runway and this year’s actually purchasable shoes. That counts, doesn’t it?