Posted on May 28th, 2010 No comments
…if angels wore Alexander Wang lambskin stiletto open toe booties.
Lizard embossed lambskin on the front is lovingly married to grey suede on the back with a curved extended tab at the back ankle. Architectural stiletto heel. Alexander Wang is a GENIUS!
Available at La Garconne.
Posted on May 12th, 2010 1 comment
Romanian designer Mihai Albu has trumped Alexander McQueen’s 10-inch “Alien” shoes to create 12-inch (dare I say, monstrosities) for women to torture themselves with. A former architect, Albu is deemed the “shoe architect” by rich Romanians who pay an incredible $1525 to wobble around in shoes that add an entire foot to one’s height.
Check out some of his creations.
Albu’s architectural background comes in handy when stacking platforms, layering soles and strategically placing one heel to support the other in Cirque du Soleil-type arrangements.
Posted on April 21st, 2010 2 comments
Jimmy Choo’s sneaker capsule collection debuts this summer at $600 a pair, AND they look like a roadkill combination of a Converse sneaker and a garden snake. And for the price, the only women wearing these will be The Real Housewives of New Jersey “because they’re Choos, honey” and Jennifer Lopez in her next nails-on-a-chalkboard song about designer shoes.
Posted on April 17th, 2010 1 comment
Fringe isn’t generally something I like a whole lot of. I feel like too much (i.e. on the back of a suede jacket in a V-formation or down the sides of jeans) makes you look like you belong on the back of a Hell’s Angel’s motorcycle or that you dropped a whole lot of peyote.
A little fringe, on the other hand, can look fresh and update an otherwise boring outfit. Let’s see, shall we?
I ADORE this Jimmy Choo Tita Fringe Clutch! The snake-embossed leather with suede woven detail on the bottom corner makes it surprisingly modern.
To fringe your feet, check out DV Dolce Vita’s Aventura sandal. The braided strap and stud detail will have you saying “Yee haw!”
To dress up a plain tank top dress, try adding this black fringe necklace by CCC. You may not be riding a horse, but country chic is now city necessary!
Posted on April 10th, 2010 1 comment
I LOVE this lux platform cage heel from Nine West. They’ve come a long way, baby!
Posted on April 4th, 2010 1 comment
Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of anything tribal or Aztec (especially after that Mel Gibson movie, Apocalypto) or even Southwest (is New Mexico still a state, BTW?). Anyway, tribal and ikat prints are making their way onto dresses, shoes and even bags this season. I’m not 100% convinced just yet, but after some meditating with my animal spirit and channelling my inner Native American, I might be ready for this trend!
Posted on March 24th, 2010 No comments
This is one of the few cases where I enjoy geometry–in the cutouts on these amazing architectural beauties! Jeffrey Campbell has been one of my favorites for a while and he keeps churning out fabulous shoes, like these Mary Rocks (and she sure does!) platform wedges:
Another brand that I’d never heard of, Faryl Robin, dropped a sartorial bomb on me with these Madison platforms with a wrapped wedge heel.
Both can be gotten at Need Supply.
Posted on March 14th, 2010 No comments
Spring is almost here! I may be “rushing the season” which Glamour.com defines as:
RUSHING THE SEASON: v./phrase, pron. ruhsh-ing the see-zhun: The act of wearing weather-inappropriate clothing or accessories out of sheer excitement, impatience, and anticipation of the impending weather-appropriate season.
…but who cares!
When people say that love is in the air and speak of “Spring Love,” I do believe they’re referring not to the Stevie B. song of the same title, but to the following items for Spring 2010.
Posted on March 4th, 2010 No comments
I used to think that Zappos was a deal, if not a good deal, than at least the free shipping was some sort of a salve. But, to find out the same model of Nine West shoe is $107.96 down from $119.95 on Zappos.com, while the same exact shoe is $89 on Ninewest.com at REGULAR PRICE made me say WTF? That’s so not cool, Zappos!
Posted on February 1st, 2010 1 comment
Check out Alexander McQueen’s Titanic Ballerina platform pump! Sweet blush pink leather is a jarring contrast to brass heel hardware. These are definitely more palatable than the infamous McQueen Alien shoes that look like hooves.
Posted on January 25th, 2010 No comments
I know that it’s ball-freezing cold in most parts of the country, but that doesn’t stop the most hopeful of us from looking forward to the spring. And what exemplifies the hope and newness of spring? Flowers and greenery? Well, yes, but I was thinking more along the lines of platform wedge heels, naturally. Here are a couple of my favorites in neutrals such as nude (of course, hehe) and taupe.
Check out Gucci’s Clemence open-toe platform heel. I love the sleek cut-outs!
And, ASOS’s Plush leather strappy peep-toe wedges:
Not only do they add mad inches (up to five inches, yo), but they also allow your toes to breathe and say hello to the world after being suffocated in socks and boots all winter. Just make sure to get a spa pedicure before you unveil your white digits to the world, boo.