Monday, October 6, 2008

ModernGear Shoes: Falling for these shoes

I should say falling BECAUSE OF these shoes? I mean, it's getting ridiculous. Someone is going to get hurt.


Victoria Beckham at the MALL (!!) with her sons, in this pair of DSquared2 hidden platform six-inch stilettos. These are not even bordering on ridiculous, they surpassed that a long time ago.

But they're not the only ones.
Yves Saint Laurent Trooper Platform Pump, $695

And it's not only their sky-high heels, it's also that their prices are as high as the heels are getting. Now, do not get me wrong - I WILL NOT sully the good names of designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Louboutin and others by suggesting that they are over-priced. Fact is, you get what you pair for - which is history, heritage, workmanship, quality and STYLE.

I'm not gonna lie to you - if I could afford to buy those, I probably would. But I can't, so that's done. The thing is, if you scout around, you should be able to find some reasonable substitutions that won't break your ankle, or the bank.

Here is a case study of this, featuring two of my favourite fall styles - the loafer-inspired pump, and booties.

Yves Saint Laurent Preppy Oxford Pump, $770, from Neiman Marcus
MICHAEL Michael Kors - Tabitha Pump (Black Patent) - Footwear
Sale $119.70
MICHAEL Michael Kors - Tabitha Pump (Black Patent) - Footwear


Jessica Simpson - Vinny (Black Glazed Leather) - Footwear
$79
Jessica Simpson - Vinny (Black Glazed Leather) - Footwear


Calvin Klein - Cybil (Black Kidskin) - Footwear
$98
Calvin Klein - Cybil (Black Kidskin) - Footwear


Franco Sarto - Hack (Tmoro Naplack) - Footwear
$99
Franco Sarto - Hack (Tmoro Naplack) - Footwear


LAUREN Ralph Lauren - Kanesa (Black) - Footwear
$99
LAUREN Ralph Lauren - Kanesa (Black) - Footwear


Nine West - Alimona (Black Leather) - Footwear

$99
Nine West - Alimona (Black Leather) - Footwear


Circa Joan & David - Florenza (Black/Black Leather) - Footwear

$99
Circa Joan & David - Florenza (Black/Black Leather) - Footwear

BOOTIES



Giuseppe Zanotti - I86196 (Bosco) - Footwear
$799
Giuseppe Zanotti - I86196 (Bosco) - Footwear


Cole Haan - Bespoke 1928 High Ox (Black Polished Calf) - Footwear

$454
Cole Haan - Bespoke 1928 High Ox (Black Polished Calf) - Footwear


BCBGirls - Dolly (Black Abrasivato) - Footwear

$110
BCBGirls - Dolly (Black Abrasivato) - Footwear


Madden Girl - Rileigh (Black Patent) - Footwear

$51
Madden Girl - Rileigh (Black Patent) - Footwear

Piperlime.com
Mia Sloane $85












And no post beginning with Posh's bizarre shoes should end without more of Posh's bizarre footwear. Set your eyes on these boots...and then two more that make me scratch my head in wonder and amazement...
JUMP - Stax (Gold) - Footwear
$100
JUMP - Stax (Gold) - Footwear


Pour La Victoire - Lilia (Black Patent) - Footwear

$194
Pour La Victoire - Lilia (Black Patent) - Footwear



2 comments:

ruby said...

I feel like someone needs to forcefeed her a chocolate crossiant.

Sydnee said...

Wow..! These shoes are so beautiful. Want to see them in my closet.