I was browsing as I do EVERYDAY…LOL…NET-A-PORTER.COM and saw these light green Ombre Patent Leather Pumps by Rubert Sanderson on sale for $357 (down from $595). I really can’t wear heels any longer but for one of you who can I think they could be a nice addition to your Fall ’08 wardrobe. Any takers?
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I gotta agree with Perez Hilton on this one. Gwyneth heard the call of the Romans and I’m envious. Ms Paltrow wore these shoes at a photo shoot to promote her New Movie “Two Lovers”:
So I guess I’m getting to like Gladiator shoes….Who know 😉
How bout you guys? Love? Or hate them?
Gladiator sandals are everywhere these days. On Celebrities, in the Fashion Mags and even in Blogs 😉 To be honest I really haven’t liked this type of shoe. I thought it cut a woman’s leg off, disturbing the line from her shin to her foot. For those of us 5’4″ and under, that could make us look even shorter. I also didn’t like all the straps over the foot. I thought it looked too busy and distracting. Take for example Sarah Jessica Parker’s feet in the promo picture from the Wedding scene in the “Sex and the City” movie coming out at the end of May 2008.
I just hate those shoes with the Wedding Dress!! I like funky and unusual. And as some of you might know, I have a deep love and respect for Particia Fields (If you don’t know, you can read about it here). But these shoes with this dress DO NOT work for me :-& .
Having said all those negative things about Gladiator shoes, I came upon a few yesterday on Piperlime.com that I really like. They aren’t too strappy across the top of the foot and I think they cut the disturbance of your leg line to a minimum.
Bettye Muller Baccarat regular price $420.00 sale price $335.50
DV by Dolce Vita Carnival-30 $65.00
Nine West Rossinis $79.00
Via Spiga Undo $165.00
I’m seriously considering getting one of these pair of Gladiator sandals. Since sandals are all I wear these days, I at least like to get ones that are fashionable.
PS If you plan on visiting my eBay store, take note that I will be posting a bunch of new Shoes by Friday May 23. Stay tuned 🙂
OMG you guys there is now a site called Shoetube.tv. Newsweek summerizes what the site is about this way:
This first Web channel for shoe addicts combines “news” reports on the latest shoe styles, sneak previews of spring lines and clever woman-in-the-street interviews. You don’t have to have Imelda Marcos’s shoe closet to love it.”
Newsweek, February 18, 2008
My initial read on the site is that it looks like youtube for shoe fanatics plus written material (and boy do I know some real shoe fanatics……Of course I’m not talking about me 😉 ). They have sweepstakes so readers can win shoes, blogs reviewing new shoes and of course little video clips showing and reviewing new shoes. Check it out here and let me know what you think.
Metallics are also hot this Spring ’08 season. I’ve bought a Metallic bag and some flats to help update my wardrobe. In my search for some great items I found some Bags, Boots & shoes I thought were cute.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Astor Large Satchel Metallic (Gold) – MICHAEL Michael Kors Handbags Was – $301.95 Now – $213.25
You’ll surely take a shine to this gorgeous handbag in metallic leather.
Holds your wallet, sunglasses, personal technology and a bottle of water.
Dimensions: 16″ wide x 6″ deep x 10 1/2″ high.
Dual handles. Handle drop: 4” length.
Top zip closure.
Interior lining with a back wall zip pocket and multifunctional slip pockets.
Endless.com: Donald J Pliner Zelda Foldover Clutch: Categories Was $410 Now $328
in lovely, crocodile-embossed leather, this stylish Donald J Pliner
design has a ladylike appeal. The Zelda foldover bag, though, also has
versatile verve: Carry it as a clutch or unfold the flap, slip your
fingers into the cut-out handles, and swing it sassily down the street.
* Leather * Satiny ribbed lining * Magnetic closure * 8 inches high *
15 inches wide * 2.5 inches deep * Made in Italy
Endless.com: KALE Weyman Clutch: Categories Price $395.00
back: This bag is hot! The Weyman clutch from Kale is a straight-up
charmer. Its so-of-the-moment leather, in a choice of patent or
metallic, and antiqued brass studs give a bit of a retro feel to an
all-modern bag. The best is yet to come: Inside is an indulgently soft
fuchsia suede lining. * Leather * Suede lining * Magnetic closure * 6
inches high * 13 inches wide * 1 inch deep * Dust bag included * Made
in United States
Tod’s Jodie Boot – Premier Designer – Neiman Marcus Was – $795 Now – $398
• Pewter grainy leather.
• Rubber bottom.
• 3 1/3″ stacked heel.
• Made in Italy.
Endless.com: Isabella Fiore Women’s Clover Mid Calf Boot: Categories Was – $849.95 Now – $424.98
Make a statement with Isabella Fiore’s beautiful Clover Mid Calf Boot. Constructed with sleek suede uppers, rounded toe, tall stiletto heel, and inconspicuous side zipper for the perfect, snug fit. These stylish boots hug your calf like a velvety second skin, making them the perfect choice for chilly fall and winter evenings out. * Leather and suede upper
* Leather sole
* Shaft height measures approximately 13 inches from arch
* Boot opening measures approximately 12 inches around
* Heel measures approximately 3 1/4 inches
* Made in Italy
* Item # B000WG7XY8
Endless.com: Hollywould Women’s Audrey Ballet Flat: Gold Was $215 Now $150.47
Endless.com: Hollywould Women’s Whitney Ballet Flat: Green Was $295 Now $142.48
Your little sister’s ballerina flat just got a makeover with a little added glam! This adorable Audrey flat from Hollywould has a smooth metallic leather upper with a complementary grosgrain trimmed collar and removable ankle wrap, a pretty and dainty little round toe, and an ultra-low chunky heel. It also features soft leather linings, a fully cushioned insole, and a knobby textured outsole for a confident and graceful step. Add some sass to your favorite cropped jeans with the Audrey! * Soft Italian leather upper * Leather sole * Removable matching grosgrain ankle-tie and reinforced heel * Made in Italy
Rock a fresh, ladylike look in this platformed pump from L.A.M.B. The Daly II features a gorgeous pearlized leather upper in a basketweave design resting on a sexy, stacked stiletto heel and hidden platform that’ll pair prettily with retro styles. * Leather upper * Leather sole * Heel measures approximately 4 inches * Platform measures approximately 3/4 inches * Made in Brazil
Your elegance is about to shine! Everything about this fine leather pump is absolutely impeccable–even right down to its vamp’s intricately jeweled embellishment. The metallic spiked heel and platform add attitude and sass. A logo-embroidered satin dustbag is included. * Leather upper * Leather sole * Heel measures approximately 4 inches * Platform measures approximately 3/4 inches * Made in Italy
Endless.com: Isabella Fiore Women’s Loreen Wedge Pump: Categories Was $449.95 Now $382.46
The patent leather Loreen Wedge Pump by Isabella Fiore is a stunning open-toe platform shoe that is as comfortable as it is striking. Constructed with patent leather uppers, an adjustable back ankle strap with an aged brass buckle, a leather sole and insole, and a decorative leather bow at the vamp, this well-designed wedge heel turns even your drabbest jeans and T-shirt into a fun and flirty ensemble. * Patent and suede upper * Leather sole * Heel measures approximately 3 1/2 inches * Platform measures approximately 1 1/2 inches * Made in Italy
Featured in snake-embossed leather with a completely on-trend, metallic, ombre-effect coloration, or crackle textured patent leather with a clear acrylic heel, the Anna platform pump from Cynthia Vincent has a luxurious and refined, but eye-catching look. Its high-style design is rounded out by a kicky, cone-shaped heel. Dust bag included. * Leather upper
* Leather sole
* Heel measures approximately 3 1/2 inches
* Platform measures approximately 1/2 inches
* Made in Italy
When I was shopping at Barney’s a few months ago I saw these Marni cap-toe Mary Jane style heels (as shown in the picture below on the right hand side). I fell in love with them but didn’t get them. Now it seems as reported by WhoWhatWearDaily.com Nine West has a knock off of the shoes for $89! I’ll have to go see them in person to see if they capture the same elegance as the Marni ones. What do you guys think?
In addition to the multi-hue shoes shown at Prada, other major fall
footwear trends include cap-toe detailing and mary jane style
heels—both of which were seen at Marni. While Marni pumps in Argilla,
Darkviolet (that’s not a typo), and Clay can be found at Marni’s
online store, the satin shoes are priced at $610 before shipping. We
found a slightly less expensive pair in Black, Brown, and Gold up at
Mona Moore in Canada ($573.28, monamoore.com) and a super bright pair at Browns ($600, brownsfashion.com).
However, if that price chaps your hide, fret not as Nine West also has
this style covered. Their satin Vasca shoe is a mary jane pump that’s
available in three widths and has 4 1/4 inch heel. Available in Dark
Purple/Fuchsia, Dark Green/Black, or Black/Gray, the Nine West Vasca is
very affordable and currently available for purchase. ($89, ninewest.com)
So before I go into the trends I like I just want to point out one I don’t like: ANKLE BOOTS
Ughhh not for me. Didn’t like the trend a few years ago. I still don’t like it. But that is JIMO. Anyone else agree with me?
As seen in: Bootie Beautiful at Fashion Mag Daily
But I do like these
And it seems I’m right on trend with the wide belts. Coquette seems to agree with me: