Saturday, October 20, 2012
For the first time, I can tell myself that I had a day off from work. I met up with my friends Anna and Raymond Rufino. I met their adorable boys: Stefano and Franceso. After our lunch, we dropped off the kids at their place in Mulberry. We went around SOHO, West Village, and Meatpacking District. My feet were pointing me to the direction of the new Christian Louboutin store for men. I almost cried when I saw all the shoes. I want to buy them all. I was debating whether to get velvet shoes or espadrilles. Since I am going on vacation this coming December, I believe I need new espadrilles for Manila. I love the Papi Hugo flats with the CL crest… it’s so chic.
I don’t know why I can’t stop this addiction with shoes. I guess I have to blame it on our former first lady. I am just trying to find an excuse.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The fall season just came, but I can’t wait for next spring. Why? Designers from New York, Paris, Milan, and London showcased amazing clothes and accessories for next season. Not everyone can afford the ready-to-wear, but you can always have the shoes and bags. For this season, most designers took a break from the PLATFORM phenomenon. Valentino’s shoes have an interesting detail. The Plexiglas heel caught my attention. I know the shoes are in black, but the heels will be the topic of conversation. Celine did a collection of quirky shoes for spring. Phoebe covered them with fur. I thought it was funny to see yellow mink shoes on her collection that resemble Big Bird’s infamous color. Dries Van Noten used the collegiate print known as plaid. This print was dominant throughout the collection. He knew that women would kill to have a pair of his shoes for next season.
Chloe also joined the bandwagon. The fashion brand chose copper/gold shoes with stacked heels. It is simple, but very striking. Raf Simons triumphant debut at Dior was a success. He did not fail to impress his spectators. The sexy stiletto he showed on the runway will be up for grabs next season. The combination of gold/gray snakeskin with lilac bar detailing made the shoes look so modern. Looking at all of the accessories he did for Dior, I am pretty sure this will be the shoe for next season. Marc Jacob’s Louis Vuitton knows how to wow his audience. Seeing tons of black and white on the runway made his show soothing to the eyes. His inspiration from the 60s never stopped. He used the house’s signature Damier and interpreted it throughout the collection. His low-heeled, bi colored shoes will accommodate to women who can’t wear high heels.
Lastly, Giambattista Valli’s silver mercury and red combination will give his women the modern minimalism they want. It is so simple, but the colors add an edge to it. I am glad these designers decided not to use the platform this season. The non-platform movement gives women more power and understated sexiness.
|CINDERELLA HEELS AT VALENTINO|
|BIRD SHOES AT CELINE|
|PLAIDS AT DRIES VAN NOTEN|
|COPPER MINES AT CHLOE|
|RAISING THE BAR AT DIOR|
|CHECK MATE AT LOUIS VUITTON|
|COMBO AT GIAMBATTISTA VALLI|