Wednesday, 7 November 2012

How Shoe You Do!

Finally time for those shoes!

So, up first, the purple jelly pump.

O o no, jelly shoes.
Still not a fan. Are you?

But I will admit, this cute and almost demure pair of jellys, are quite...bearable?

I think its the purple that definitely pulls my eye. And I always life triple straps.
The heal shape is cute yet practical. But its plastic.
I cant imagine its comfy. Or your feet can breathe.
And its plastic.

But it deserves a mention. If not for my approval but to acknowledge that the plastic shoe is evolving! And because these are Vivienne Westwood.I think my view on them is ultimately... this space.

Because its plastic.

“Three straps elevated III” jelly pump, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania & Melissa, 2010

I find this boot simply exquisite! 

Every dynamic about it appears proportionate yet glamorous. The cylindrical symmetry of the fur cuff and the way the bank of grey leather mirrors this symmetry. The heal is metal. How strong. Beautifully printed like a hexagonal stencil. It looks comfy, warm and stunning with a little bit of snow on them. I bet anyways.

Pretty alluring boot. 


Suede ankle boot with furry fold over cuff and printed metal stiletto, Diego Dolcini, 2010

My birthday shoes! 
Not at all glamorous. 
Not particularly sexy.
But they are bright. They are funky.
They are definitely great holiday shoes. And where was I on my birthday?
Egypt with BF and friends. 
It. Was. Awesome.
Mighty memorable moments.
The sights the smells. 
The fish the shells.
The sun the fun. 
The days and rays.
The love the lust the days went by.
Underwater sunshine.
Birthday smile.

Sadly through all of the days i did not have these shoes.
So I like them. The wooden wedges remind me a dozen different beach huts that holidays bring to you. 
Even straw hats and deckchairs. 
And I like the way the strap mirrors the wedge design with thin strips of woven leather in a range of tasteful colours.
These pretty and practical shoes would have been great on my holidays! And they are from the 70’s so I maybe could have looked them up!
Never mind, its something to put on the to-do list for the next birthday. Gotta have those birthday shoes!

Wooden wedge sandal with multi-coloured woven leather straps, Sarah James, late 1970s

Nylon “Ice cream girl” worn as ring of brooch, AtelierTed Noten, 2008

Now isn't this interesting! I LOVE IT!

A shoe ring! If I didn't have such a fantastic BF I would marry my shoes with this ring.
I cant work out if its called Nylon or its made of nylon? Must research!

But its a gorgeous homage to the delicacy and feminine beauty of shoes. 
How intricate. How divine. How pure.
Beautiful craftsmanship.
I am slightly disturbed by the pattern on the actual ring facia. Sadly it reminds me of a tyre. Ahh modern times influence.
But overall I gawk at this and wish it was mine. I wish, I wish, I wish. 
Or simply wish there were more hours in the day to just look at it over and over.
<insert satisfied sigh>

I love this boot but I really wish it wasn't a peep toe. 
I can only imagine it must have been made by someone who lives in a country that is warm. Totally appropriate for boots to have a peep toe when it doesn’t rain for most of the year or snow every winter. Or get really cold most nights. 
Not a good look being out in amazing footwear and your feet being frozen.
Everything else I admire. 
The large strips of alternating colour  of snakeskin and visible finishing stitch. 
I love the name for the tassle, “Comet Tassle”. Brilliant. 
Sky high boots then.
Sadly down with a thump when you wear them out in Scotland and later find yourself in A&E with frostbite.

Please make them again Jerome without the peep toe!

Pieced snakeskin “Comet Tassle” boot with peep toe, Jerome C Rousseau

Another amazing python skin shoe.
Its cool and funky. You know it!
This one really does look like strips of snake simply collected into a shoe. And it has velvet too. 
What more could you want?
Nice side buckle. 
Nice use of bronze and black.
A classic LB sandal for wearing with any classic LBD.

“Avery” black velvet and bronze python sandal, Sophie Gittins, 2010

Suede stiletto boot with chain laces and faux sock, Giuseppe Zanotti, 2010

These boots have given me inspiration. 
I love the idea of lacing your boots up with jewellery  
These gold chains are just the beginning! 
You could add so much to each chain.
Trinkets. Pendants. Charms.
Like a Pandora boot lace.
Hmmm...its got me thinking.
But before i disappear and make my own version of this boot. 
I've got to ask...
What the feck is that feux sock all about?

Hooray for catching up to October!!
October was a good month for shoes! And so it bloody should be, seeing as its my birthday and all. 

Not that i purchased any shoes.
But then I did go to Egypt instead!”

And hooray for unusual space station angular healed yet curvy cut out boots.
And hooray for that simple silver button.
And they are peep toe! Who would have thought it?
Oh so contrary!!
But I maintain – you will get chilly feet up North, but these ankle boots, i think, were made for the summertime. 
Or a warm podium.
Either way. They are very cool. 
Cyber Pilot Pole dancing boots. For sure. 

Distressed silver leather bootie and textile inset and angular heal, Nicholas Kirkwood, 2010

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