Wednesday, March 23, 2016

You Can't Dress Trashy Until You Spend A Lot Of Money - Golden Goose Trainers

Oh fashion! You are so silly.

There is many a time I shake my head at what designers put out for people to buy but these Golden Goose distressed jersey trainers/sneakers really take the cake.

Some things look better when they're "lived in", but $350 for ripped cotton sneakers is a bit much, dontcha think?




Perhaps I'm hopelessly out of touch fashion-wise (I mean, I don't get the Kanye stuff at all) but I wouldn't wear these in my yard.


Monday, March 21, 2016

Future Acquisitions for Curated Collections - Christopher Kane Irregular Stitching Boot

It's not often that a shoe stops me flat.
Sure there are those that catch my eye. That stand out. That make me say "Gimme!"

But this Christopher Kane boot is different.


And that's precisely what stopped me.

It's edgy not elegant. It's a bit wacky. A bit weird. A lot not my style.

But it is innovative. And unique. And special.

It's a shoe that make me want to have it in the collection. Not just to wear but to curate. It feels like a design acquisition even more than an awesome shoe to wear. 



I'm not sure if I'll get them But I feel like I kind of need them. They're one of those interesting shoes you'll seen in fashion design books where they give historical context and retrospectives.

They touchstone in the evolution of shoes... and I want them.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Pulling from the archives - Miu Miu Spring 2016

I was flipping through the Spring 2016 issue of Barney's The Window last night and chuckled when I saw the following feature of Miu Miu wedge sandals...


Why did I laugh?

Because I know that fabric.   It's from one of my favorite Miu Miu collections - Spring 2010.

I loved so many pieces from this collection, but especially my cat printed mary janes that I wear all the time...



I mean, hell, it's my site banner image!

But I recognized the prints used immediately.  Here they are in the original show from six years ago.








 Amazing.  But in a good way?  I'm not sure.

I love the threads of theme that carry through over the seasons for Miu Miu and Prada but I do find it surprising this reuse of fairly iconic patterns.  Six years isn't that long ago.  And frankly, the new shoe design has none of the girlish whimsy that paired so well with the fabric patterns.

I loved these designs but seeing them again now, well, this seems like a rehash.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Not then, Not now

Not only is this a knock-off, but I didn't like the mold inspiration in 2007 from YSL...

And I certainly don't like it now from Stuart Weitzman.



Stop trying to make "mold shoes" happen. They aren't going to happen!