6.2.10

mystery fashionista: hoofing it



Somehow, @ London's fashion week last September, I forgot to post this shot. With all my attention on the new silhouette from the platform booties, her shoes - and thus her look - looked a bit quaint. Now, with spring just around the corner, I'm realising that she was just rather fashion forward.




Saw this Mystery Fashionista outside Dover Street Market, smoking a quick fag & then dashing back inside (in winter, if it wasn't for the smoking ban, I wonder if I'd get ANY style shots). I didn't even get to see his or her face. I'm assuming it's a her: I've yet to see guys wearing these bad boys.

It's all about the shoes right now, isn't it? I feel like, if I were in a total shopping shutdown, I could survive on what's in my closet. But what makes this season unlike any before is the silhouette created by these wacky bovine-inspired cloven hoofs. Which leads me to...



More on the Fairy Godmother Shoe Game. Someone calling herself Ms. Scotch is in love with the Decoltissimo 85 by Louboutin, which - I swear! - was in the next batch I wanted to talk about (top left & middle, £340). Jimmy Choo is doing a similar one, the Izzy, for a mere £315 (funny how after a while with this game, that starts to seem cheap). Is it just me, or do you find it weird that Jimmy Choo isn't even designing the shoes any more? It seems a bit.. unfair.

I'm so glad that girly heels are coming back (not that they ever really left) cause I can shop my closet!



I was almost feeling that Christian Louboutin was losing his way.. I mean, some of these, it's just all a bit too much (can you imagine shelling out £1095 - about $1700 USD - for a pair of shoes & realising they don't go with ANYTHING?), but if you look through his collection, there really is something for everyone. I'm still feeling that he's one of the most prolific, creative shoe designer around.



Altho, Proenza Schouler are certainly giving him a run for his money (shown above).



Probably my biggest problem with Loubs - apart from the price, obviously - is that the brilliant, iconic thing that he's done (and patented) - making the soles red so we can tell at a distance who's got the real deal (you can actually get sued if you make shoes with red soles! How cool is that) is that now, he's kinda stuck with a colour that's not that easy to match. I'm not a big fan of red to start, and some, like the pink and purple baby on the left, look great with red. But then you get these beautiful green suede shoes, and have to ruin them because all I can think is: Christmas. And yellow & red... no thanks.

Coming up, I'm going to post some of the shoes you've suggested (esp, smitten with the Bess Rollover surplus army boots) but Mr. Dot is back - with three new custom white area rugs (designed by yours truly) & I'm going go to my lovely friend's baby shower @ Guy Richie's pub, then hoofing it to Dover Street Market. So if you see me there, give a shout out. I'll shoot you. ; )

9 comments:

lisa said...

What an exciting, but strange silhuotte

the style crusader said...

oh i love the first ladies outfit. she looks so sophisticated and lady like. you definitely don't see that too often. such a good contrast to the second person. i do like their black wedges though.

i've never been to dover street market - would love to go check it out! xx

the style crusader said...

p.s. saw this on the sartorialist and made me think of you... http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/11810Friendsfamily3400Web.jpg

Cecylia said...

I love the girl in the 1st picture- the black sheer blouse is gorgeous

Leah said...

I love those shoes... and I am intrigued by your mystery fashionista. I love her style. xoxo

Pearl Westwood said...

Re Jimmy Choo, I guess that lusting over a pair of 'Mellons' wouldn't really have the same appeal LOL xx

polka dot said...

Ha, Pearl, that's so Choo! ; )

Jen, thanks for the link - it's adorable, and I know why you thought of me! WONDERFUL to meet you - will post on it soon as I have a chance to upload.

thanks Leah, Cecylia, Lisa.. xox

sofiasophie said...

love the silhouette....

Anonymous said...

Lovely