Thursday, November 18, 2010

Imitation = Flattery?

Not so long ago the Jeffrey Campbell Michelle, aka "Unicorn", heel was exceptionally popular. This whimsical heel was sold out all over the place, but is back in stock and available in shiny black patent, shiny gold, a beautiful nude and a subtle gunmetal.

The unique piece of this shoe was the spiral hell but much of the allure came from the flirty ruffles that cupped the heel and showcased your ankle.

So it's no surprise that I stopped in surprise when I saw a strikingly similar ruffle on this Carlos by Carlos Santana Venetian d'Orsay pump.

I don't think the lines of the Carlos shoe are as pretty and the price-points are nearly the same.  The influence is obviously there.

Which version do you prefer?

Carlos by Carlos Santana Venetian Pump - in black, blue, tan and red - $99

Jeffrey Campbell Michelle Peep-toe - in black, black patent, gold, nude and gunmetal - $119.95


Anna at ShoeHunting said...

JC's version, hands down. The Carlos Santana ones look cheap.

Grace said...

OMG, the Jeffrey Campbell ones are gorgeous. They DEFINITELY get my pick. The detailing at the heel, the ruffle, hands down best. Do you have these? I think I may need to pick up a pair!

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Poochie said...


I have the gold pair, but I really love all the colors!


Anonymous said...

I'm in the minority.. I like the Carlos ones! Too much patent on the first pair for me.

Anonymous said...

I like the JC ones, I also like these ones...

A bit different from the other two but still very nice shoe.