Archive for the ‘shoes’ Category

The lace shoes have landed

Well, they are starting to land. Neiman Marcus has put one style of the Spring 2010 Treacy-Valentino lace concoctions online and they are a whopping $4700.  According to Famespy the more restrained tulle sandals are priced at $795.  I wonder if I could artfully bunch up some tulle and stick it onto some plain black shoes.


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Philip Treacy created these amazing shoes for Valentino’s Spring 2010 collection.  I love the messy clouds of black tulle that rise up from the toes and heels.  They reminded me a bit of these Alexander Mcqueen shoes that I liked from 2007.

Alexander McQueen shoes from Spring 2007

The McQueen shoes are more wearable, but the Valentino shoes would be like walking on feathers, on pillows, on air.

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Holy Grails

Those items I missed out on, due to indecisiveness or budget restraints, which I will stalk until my dying day.  My list of holy grails included these Yves Saint Laurent wedges from the Fall 2004, Tom Ford’s last collection.

runway picture from Style.com

Five and a half years after first seeing them I found a pair on ebay – never worn and still in their box with the original Maxfield label.

A few weeks after receiving my beautiful, beautiful shoes I was wandering around Barneys when a necklace caught my eye.  Could they possibly be selling the Mended Veil snake necklace that I’d wanted since 2006, when I first saw it on kokopuff’s stylediary?

Apparently they were and it was on sale!  But when I took it out of the box at home I felt disappointed.   Did I really long for a clay snake which, as someone pointed out later, looks literally like a piece of crap?

Even if it has cute little periodot eyes?

I think it might be going back to Barneys.

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Sighs and Whispers

Tanja S London’s online store just launched and everything is 30% off on December 1st, including the incredible Whisper Wedges.

Available in brown leather and midnight blue patent, these are like a beautifully encrusted eveningwear version of the Acne Atacoma wedges.

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Chie Mihara shoes, H&M dress, Dali cup and saucer, Surreal Things catalog

Having finally purchased the catalog from the amazing Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design exhibition, I now see surrealist influences everywhere I look.

My Chie Mihara shoes always make me think of Man Ray’s A l’heure de l’observatoire, les Amoureux.


The bodysuit that Lady Gaga wore during last week’s American Music Awards immediately reminded me of Elsa Schiaparelli’s Skeleton Dress.

Lady Gaga at the AMAs, 2009. Schiaparelli Skeleton Dress, 1938.

Simonetta Ravizza’s fur cuffs are like embellished versions of Meret Oppenheim’s beaver fur bracelet.

Simonetta Ravizza bracelet, available at luisaviaroma.com

Meret Oppenheim bracelet, 1935

If you are in the New York City area there are two surrealism shows going on right now:  Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention at the Jewish Museum (through March 2010) and The Erotic Object: Surrealist Sculpture from the Collection at MoMA (ends January 4th).

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