Thursday, February 22, 2007

Shoe Lust in Milan

I'm seriously loving some of the shoes in Milan (and the two shows I'm looking forward to the most, Pucci and Versace, haven't even happened yet!).

Here's some favorites (courtesy of

The mary jane is definitely still going to be around for fall, so don't be afraid to invest in your favorite styles. The rust-colored crocodile and the black tasseled versions are both by Roberto Cavalli, and the gray scrollwork number is from Alberta Feretti (this one would be a perfect bit of texture with all the gray clothes that were shown for fall).

The little black ankle boots are Gucci (this shape is huge for next fall), as well as the cordovan knee boots (how amazing are those?). The lemon and lavendar satin and wood pumps are Marni, which is not normally a label I like, but there's something playful and appealing about these shoes. I think they would be excellent with gray, navy, or chocolate brown.
All three of these fabulous pieces of footwear are Burberry Prorsum. The patent lace-up ankle boot is my favorite version of the style thus far, and the studded sandals are a bit over the top but I think they could work with a simple little dress and black tights. The thigh high patent boots are probably something best left to the runways and editorials, but I couldn't resist including them.

The Bottega Veneta strappy sandals are similar to the Burberry ones, but without all the metal - however, they're not exactly subdued. These toughened up versions of the gladiator sandal are no doubt inspired by Carine Roitfeld and all her skyscraping Helmut Lang and Alaia shoes. The chunky pumps are by Jil Sander, and they would be great with wide leg pants come fall (that thick heel would be difficult to pull off with a skirt unless you've got legs just like a runway model). Finally, I had to include these zippered patent Burberry gloves - they're just too badass to overlook.

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