This spring the ballerina style is definitely a trend that deserves our attention. Chloe used this in their own characteristic way: smooth materials, breezy tailoring, everything over the waist is like a second skin, and everything beneath it is layered and free.
The ballerina trend is not only about the shoes. Anything that says ballerina will be wearable this spring: ruffle dresses and skirts, white, beige and cream, hair up, and the attitude... oh, the attitude of a ballerina is the most important, no matter what she wears or how she does her hair. So straighten your back, hold your head and your sight up and don't make sudden moves, just be as delicate as possible. These are my favorite looks from Chloe Spring 2011 show:
I'm sure you already have at least one pair of ballerina flats, but your closet needs something fresh. My advice is to take a walk in your warm boots to Chantal, and let the Italian leather love your feet.
I'm totally obsessed with this shoe right here: The bird print Miu Miu Mary Jane heel - the navy model. I am so desperate over it that it wouldn't matter to me if I found a pair at 50 dollars. I would buy that stupid replica only for fun. To have it in my closet. So if you spot any replicas around I'm in. For the real ones I'd have to sell a part of my closet first and well...I'm just too rational for that.
And I say YEAH BABY! Taylor Reeve is an American graphic artist that decided that she should do... shoes. She is known for hand painting her brand of street art on all types of canvases.‘Taylor Says’ is her line of shoes which I really dig. I'm not totally sure if these paintings resemble too much with the ones Ed Hardy does but I'm glad somebody took them on this level... the high heels level. Even so, the sole scratches really easy, so if you wear them too much you may loose exactly the thing that makes them special. What do you think about them?
It's freezing outside but I believe in buying things for summer in the winter and the other way around. So don't get crazy with me when I tell you that I'm on my way to purchase a pair of rubber shoes. I have no experience on that since I have never bought rubber anything. Not so long ago I couldn't stand this material. But now there are so many new ways to make it look good, and Vivienne Westwood definitely found the perfect way to do that.
I'd like to have your opinion on rubber shoes - ballerinas or with heels. Do you have any? Are they comfortable? What do you wear them with?
Here are some Vivienne Westwood's Melissas for 2010. Which pair do you find more appealing?
I am totally in love with these Cinderella shoes. I know you'll say I dream of fairy tales but these are something like an obsessive love. So... Yes, I would! I, C. Feather, take you, Maison Martin Margiela glass slippers, to be my lawfully wedded wonderful shoes, my constant friend, my faithful partner and my love from this day forward. In the presence of God, our family and friends, I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to love you unconditionally, to support you in your goals, to honor and respect you, to laugh with you and cry with you, and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.
Originals Fall 2011 collection is sweet, childish but in my opinion... not wearable.
They come in kids and adult sizes. But besides the kids, who would wear these Panda sneakers from Adidas? The fact is they've created this line because the Teddy Bear Collection went so well - in popularity and sales. So I guess somebody is buying them... but who??? I would die to see them accessorized on a street style blog.
Originals Spring-Summer 2011 collection.
Would you wear them? The collection is both for women and men. Childish women and men that is.
I was reading some history and I went over the autumn-winter 2011 collection of Roger Vivier, one of biggest shoes designer ever. He is well known for "inventing" the stiletto heel. Roger Vivier designed shoes for Queen Elizabeth II for her coronation in 1953 and for the fashion house Dior, while it was run by Christian Dior himself. Also, Vivier was Christian Louboutin's mentor.
I love these ballerinas. They remind me of princes and princesses dancing in grand ballrooms, with big chandeliers. Their long crinoline dresses and tall coiffures matched perfect with a pair of small heel shoes. These ballerinas I imagine being worn by the men. At that time men where wearing tights and tall coiffures also. I'm glad we don't have those anymore. But we have these ballerinas to remind us of that time.
I'm sorry Lauren Weisberger(aka the writer of the novel "The Devil wears Prada") but it seems to me that the Devil should wear Christian Louboutin! From the toe to the hip these boots are made to set the floor on fire. No seam, no nothing. Leather all the way.
Disclaimer: This lady over here was a little angel, so there are no links between the owner of these boots and the Devil.
I have this photo from last year. I lost it between all the other photos that I took that month. But a model in Paris wearing them, in a photo that I saw on a fashion blog, reminded me of them. They deserve the spotlight. The girl who wears them also wears these.
I just received the sweetest gift!!!Thank you, R.!
A new pair of beautiful glittering ballerinas. You will say the snow is coming again and it's not a good time for ballerinas. But, on contrary my dears, it's the perfect time for ballerinas. We must make a big stock of different colors, different shapes and prints for spring and summer, because, trust me, this year is all about ballerinas!
You can find them atCHANTAL. A trendy boutique for your feet and not only. I have many surprises prepared for you that I found only in this small store. But first you must pay a visit to Calea Victoriei 101.
*scarpine da balletto italiane *This brand was originally a producer of ballet shoes... the real ballerinas. That explains the beautiful box with ballet shoes on it. When you say"italian shoes" you instantly think of good merchandise, trustworthy manufacture, but also you think elegance and style. Yummy shoes in two words.
* But what do you say when they actually are French made, and they make you believe they are Italian? That's a bit odd, don't you think? Repetto is a brand you may also know from France. It's a French ballet shoes company, that was created in 1947 by Rose Repetto. Anniel is under Repetto's wing. The name Repetto sounds Italian too, doesn't it?
(* thanks for your comments, they really come in handy)
I found another shoe lover around the world of blogging that speaks beautifully of these shoes. They are so comfortable and the natural skin is so soft that you feel like you could dance and walk and dance again and again.
I can't wait for better weather to take them out for a walk!
This spring the cut has passed from the front of the foot to the back. My advice: nurture your foot heel very very well with some moisture and sleep with cotton socks on. You'll get baby skin after a few nights and you'll be ready for this trend that is just around the corner.
I use some really hydrating natural products from Plafar with lavender, honey and calendula. They don't contain perfume some they don't really smell in any way but they are perfect for my skin. What's your favorite moisture for your feet? I love to hydrate my feet more than any other part of my body. I find it so relaxing...
When I think of spikes on shoes I instantly think of Christian Louboutin shoes. He is great with spikes and even though I don't fancy the idea of something so edgy and aggressive in a such explicit way these golden shoes look more as if they are likely to be worn by a princess. A taught princess that is.
You know I simply adore Alix's style and she is such an inspiration for me and for my blog. But these Sonia Rykiel shoes are just too much for me. I think I've fallen in love... it's like from the moment I saw them I knew it was going to be a long term thing... it's not just a crush, I don't believe in crushes...
I need to know your opinion on animal print. I am not such a big fan of this print, as I find it somehow vulgar for my taste. But sometimes, animal print, in tiny details like the ballerina flats over here, can be precious and feel like salt and pepper for anything you are wearing. So what do you think, to animal print or not?
Jimmy Choo is no longer just a shoe company. They've just launched their first fragrance. And as if that wasn't enough to swallow, Tamara Mellon also decided that she should be the image of the product. Even if the bottle is ok, I find it a little boring, and I was waiting for something more creative. Let's not forget about Anna Dello Russo's perfume bottle, which I absolutely adore.
Of course, Tamara Mellon, who is proud of her - we must say - very sexy body, at age 43, needed to show some skin in the ad campaign. Nothing new with that, as the shock came earlier, last year, when she had a photo shooting with the controversial Terry Richardson, wearing only Jimmy Choo stilettos and a kitten between her legs.
The scent is being described as one with notes of exotic tiger orchid, sweet toffee and Indonesian patchouli, mixed with green top notes. Sounds great and as long as the combination doesn't scream "FEET" we can live with the idea that Jimmy Choo no longer produces only shoes.
We should all have some shoes resolutions for the new year. That is because I can bet that we all have beautiful or at least interesting pairs of shoes, that have only been worn once or twice, and deserve to be brought out in the light of the day. We are not all so lucky like sweet Jane Aldrige over here, to have such big names in our closets but we can apply these resolutions to our humble shoes also.
You can see more of her shoes resolutions on her blog. Which one is your favorite?