posted by: Shomore in Nicholas Kirkwood Shoes on February 9th, 2012
The weather outside couldn’t get any drearier, but Nicholas Kirkwood’s spring line instantly breathed some life into this shoe blogger’s life. The spring 2012 footwear collection is said to be inspired by florals and tropics from Kirkwood’s trip to Bali. While this is certainly a 180 degrees departure from his sexy, fierce style of past collections and collaborations, these botanical beauties are pieces I’d love to see growing in my closet.
Left: Nicholas Kirkwood Leaf Pump Preorder for $925 at Nordstroms
Right: Nicholas Kirkwood Botanical Pump Preorder for $720 at Nordstroms
posted by: HerberWellss in General on January 16th, 2012
Today’s spot the shoe is Haider Askermann’s bootie. This is a slick looking bootie with a zipper and mock lace-up closure that snakes around the boot. It has a 4.7 inch heel and a 1 inch hidden platform.
Available at the The Corner for $712
Available at Barneys for $750. Incidentally, Barneys online has several designer shoes on sale. I spent quite a bit of time there. I have a couple in my shopping basket. Haven’t purchased them yet…..yet.
A wedge version is available at Saks Fifth Avenue for $558.
These are a lot of fun.
I am not a person of extremes. I would never wear Louboutin’s Dafreak, even if they were given to me. I fantasize about purchasing Rick Owens wedge boots, but would never actually BUY them. For two reasons. 1) Putting me more than 6 inches above the ground is a disaster waiting to happen.
2) You get what you pay for, but you also have to pay for what you get. Buying a pair of shoes that cost more than my washing machine just makes no sense to me.
Others disagree, or Christian Louboutin wouldn’t be celebrating his 20th anniversary.
Anyways, I found a shoe line that is neither extreme in it’s styling nor extreme in it’s price. Let’s look at Butter Shoes. Founded by Nancy Geist and Lee Reich in 2007 to provide feminine shoes that are comfortable enough to walk and stand in. They average $250 to 300.
Let’s look at some Butter Shoes. (more…)
posted by: HerberWellss in General on January 11th, 2012
When looking at ad campaigns, I always look for Dolce & Gabbana. Their Spring 2012 Ads are no different. They center around scenes of Italian life showing the Dolce & Gabbana values: Italian spirit, tradition, family, love, passion.
These scenes are of events you would see every day in Italy: a first communion, afternoons at the beach, Sundays at home, family parties, the first boyfriend, and tender moments with the children.
Monica Bellucci represents the matriarch in tradional black while Bianca Balti is the colorful youth. I am the matriarch’s age, and I am loving her lace black dresses.