posted by: freePOrnaoa in General on January 11th, 2010
Haven’t you always wanted to peek into your friends’ shoe closets, asking them where they got their favorite pairs? Your loyally nosy shoe reporter wanted to, so she did. And I intend on poking around friends’ closets all over the five boroughs of New York and beyond, just to bring you the latest in shoe quirks.
My first friend in this series of posts is Kate, who is a working artist. She does beautiful, unusual sculptures as well as working in other media. So it was no surprise that upon my first visit to her home, she had some cool, funky shoes. Most of her pairs were vintage. Kate is an expert at secondhand stores. She needs shoes that are practical enough to walk around the city in, but funky and cute enough to represent her fun, sassy personality.
These Alain Tondowski’s are adorable and unusual.
The Italian-sounding name on these was unreadable except for the last syllable, “-aldi.” The name had faded from the inside of the shoe. I adore these. Interesting geometric pattern, great detailing.
Once again, you see the artistic interest in patterns and scale coming out in her shoe selection.
And with this shoe, through the beading, another pattern. She tends to choose low heel heights that are practical and comfortable, but still a little sassy.
I love the carved wood heel detailing on these:
Irregular Choice does it again! These shoes are somewhat Asian in shape.
The Nine West Spa Collection label on the inside of these was very faded. Who even knew that Nine West had done a Spa Collection?
And now, for the most modern pair. Marc Jacobs open-toe red patent cuties. Pretty much the same shoe as these ones listed online.
Now I think you should go rifle through your friends’ closets!