Monday, April 2, 2012

Flame Thrower

The Closet



To: The Collective

From: Agent Stiletto, Intelligence Section

Date: 4/2/2012

Subject: Flame Thrower

Information has surfaced indicating a new lethal pair of Pradas have been released to the civilian sector. The Prada Flame shoe was first spotted Spring 2012. Please consider this shoe armed and dangerous. Alias include "Tail Light Flame," "Jewel-Toe Flame," "Rose-Toe Flame," "Flame Wedge," and "Slingback Flame."

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Shoes that (Bu)rak!

Yes, yes... I have been gone quite some time. You have a baby and tell me how much time you have for parading around in heels. Now, on to business while I have a moment that doesn't include a nappy or a bottle.

Some of you know my devout affection for the leader of the free world. Well, there is a new love on the horizon and his name is Burak Uyan. He is a German-born shoe designer groomed in the house of Givenchy. Apparently he is on his second collection and after viewing the beauties in the fall collection, they ARE the change we can believe in.

It never hurts to replace your old love with a new one of the same name. Less messy that way - isn't that why boyfriends always call you "Baby?"

Speaking of babies, mine just spit up on my Manolos...gotta go!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Terminatrix Salivation

Much like John Connors hiding from the the T-800 Model 101 Terminator, I have been underbloground for the better part of 6 months. Hiding from some hideous fall and winter fashion (um, who approved the resurrection of the high waisted pleated pant and Claire's Boutique for costume jewelry?) and a self imposed life as a frugalista has served me well, but the newest issue of W has me rising from the ashes.

Nicholas Kirkwood for Radarte Spring 2010 Shoes are violently perfect and should be made the official shoe of the Resistance.
Agent Stiletto is Skynet's newest machine.
Happy Shoe Year soldiers.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Chicken or egg?

When one debates their choices for footwear, all the designers, who could pepper the closet with delicious candy, are silently judged. True shoe aficionados will look for copy jobs, for the silent touches that show up in a new color or material but reek of classic timeless pieces.

The highest form of flattery is imitation, yes?

One such judgement presents itself in the cage boot. YSL exploded all over the 'zines with the caged ankle boot worn by the whose who of models. A beauty that I salivate for - really.

A more subtle force is the caged boot by Manolo Blahnik. Not as futuristic, more Upper West than West Village, it proves to be melted butter for the feet. While this gem has not had the air time YSL's diamond has, it is something to mine for.

Now, the question is - which came first? Which is the rip? Could it be that my dear Manolo felt the competitive pinch and decided to imitate?

There is another saying, “Flattery is telling the other person precisely what he thinks about himself."

Choo on this!

Now, as you know Manolo is my main man, but Tamara Mellon and Sir Jimmy Choo have threatened to unseat him this season.

Having seen these gloriously Blade Runner-esk beauties in some fashion rag, I immediately began plotting how to acquire them.

Since I have already promised a kidney to whomever can provide me with the Chanel coat I mentioned in a previous blog, I am now forced to consider marrying rich. Oh darn.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

KLo BStows

You like me; you really, really like me!!

So one of my favorite writers has given me the honor of a "One Lovely Blog" award! KLo of fame has listed me as one of her top 10 blogs of fabulousness.

Wait a minute, Sarah Jessica Parker once called me lovely as well... coincidence? I think not. The fashion mavens are smiling down from the catwalk on me!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My ankles need bow-tox!

What to do when your ankles need a lift? Fret not! I found these little beauties on an English website (bloody hell, everything they have is better). Now one must always be careful when incorporating bows into their collection - it is too easy to come off Emo Hello Kitty or just plain Mariah Carey and no one wants that.

I have ordered the black-n-white version. Stay tuned!