scenes from nyfw

Just a few of my favorite detail shots from New York Fashion Week, courtesy of Jak & Jil.  I love the retro vibe in the first photo of the girl in all blue, and how amazing are those gingham slingbacks?!  Then there is Olivia Palermo, who can do no wrong.  Gorgeous.

Hope you’re all having a fabulous week!  I am so happy to be back at work, but my bruised toenails would probably beg to differ…

the shoes of a lifetime.

Some little girls dream of their wedding day, others their first car, but when I was a young tot it was all about the shoes (still is, for the record).  

I have always been very in tune with my feet.  From the hourly removal of my shoes with the purpose of readjusting my socks (ensuring proper seam placement, of course, don’t all 2-year-olds do that?), to the daily wrapping of each toe every day in the ballet studio, I’ve always been up close and personal with those stinkers.  So it follows suit that as a child I imagined what it would be like to someday adorn those feet I know so well with a pair of true “big girl shoes”.  You know, the ones that beautifully fancy heroine would wear in a good romcom.  Which brings me to the above pictured glory shoes.

There is just something about black leather peep-toe stilettos.  They are sexy, classy, versatile, chic, and will never, ever ever ever, go out of style.  So it’s a no brainer that when you find a pair of Burberry peep-toes made of buttery black leather with the perfect heel height and a nice little platform, AT THE OUTLET PRICE!, you purchase them.  There is no consideration, calculation or thinking twice.  You prance around the store in them until everyone else there starts glaring at you and you simply must take them off, place them in the box and pay for them.  Then you leave the store, come home, reverse the boxing process and strut around your apartment in those beauties.  Because they are real, genuine, bonafide big girl heels.  And they are yours.

Something Bowrrowed

Lately, I’ve been absolutely, inexplicably and magnetically drawn to bows of all kinds.  In my hair, on my clothes, on my shoes…everything.  Today, I’m especially loving big, boxy bows attached to bikinis, bras, sleeves and shoes.  How cute would those bowed-stilettos be with boyfriend jeans and a blazer?  Or how about a white or floral bandeau-bow-bikini top?  Hmmm, I think I feel a DIY project coming on…

Blisters & Bunions

Are they Grishko, or Louboutin?

These Christian Louboutin pointe-shoe-stilettos could not be any more perfect!  Commissioned as part of a silent auction for English National Ballet, the shoes glitter with dozens of Swarovski crystals and reign a proud 8-inches high, towering over every other pair of stilettos ever made.  Now these, are shoes only a dancer could love…
…or love to hate.  One question remains: do they come with toe pads and toe tape?!