Designer Leanie van der Vyver's interprets the unrealistic expectations that the fashion industry places on women today--both physically and psychologically--through these pair of anatomically compromising heels. http://youtu.be/JOfMO2R7u44
Summer is here, and so is the long-awaited itch to ditch bulky winter boots and slip into something more elegant and airy. Here are a few sophisticated favs.
1 Miu Miu - Embellished Leather Pump 2 Sophia Webster - Daria Leather and PVC Slingbacks 3 Jimmy Choo - Aza Snakeskin Metallic Pump 4 Sigerson Morrison - Pointed Toe Slingback 5 Asos - Sonic Pointed Heels 6 Nicholas Kirkwood - Patent Leather Pumps 7 Valentino - Embellished Leather Pump 8 Russell & Bromley - Cannes Gold Heel Sandal 9 DKNY - Penny Suede Tuxedo Bow Mid-Heel Court Shoe 10 See by Chloe - Metallic Leather Kitten-Heel Pump 11 Asos - Hipster Heeled Sandal 12 Clarks - Smart Deva White Leather Sandal 13 JCrew - Gabby Suede Sandal 14 KORS Michael Kors - Malin High Heel Sandals 15 Stella McCartney - Floral Jacqurad Kitten-Heel Pump 16 Miu Miu - Block Heel Pumps
Strappy sandals from Gucci's Spring 2013 line.
The St. White T-Strap certainly does sexy-classy well. This sleek minimalist sandal, capped by a thick ankle brace and iconic gold hardware adds quintessential Gucci-edge.
Rainboot Trend: Easy-Off Styles
From top: CAPELLI’s leopard-print ankle style; SLOGGERS’ camouflage clog with rugged outsole; a two-tone clog with lug bottom from AIGLE; and a garden-print clog with side goring from BOGS
I am not really into sneakers. For instance, the only pair of sneakers I own are a charmingly worn out pair of Jack Purcell canvas converse.. ..Not exactly an athletic shoe. However, I can say that I have a heightened sense for jewelry and accessories. Lush, luxe, sumptuous, chic. A few words that come to mind. So when Nike released their latest concept sneaker--Nike Zoom Superfly R4, ..I tuned in. Not necessarily for the streamline performance aspects of it--as it is being positioned as a sprinting shoe, just in time for the London 2012 Olympics--but, for the jewelry-emblazoned bottom machined into the neon-green leather upper. The shoe, to say the least, is quite sexy.
Architects Gone Rogue We thought this was an appropriate topic to segue into the Brooklyn Mynxx's FIRST design article! Whether momentarily dabbling, secretively curious, "beta-testing" by part-timing it, or full-blown operational, there is an undercurrent of architects breaking out of their austere shells and ....going rogue. They are tapping into their default modus operandi to dissect, deconstruct, and reconfigure objects in space. To problem-solve. To create and innovate. These innate, and learned, sensibilities make for - in my opinion - a curiously beautiful melding of design professions. Take, for example, Julian Hakes--a London architect who deconstructed the common notion of a high heel. Stripping it down to the bare essentials. We may all have our differing opinions on the actual comfort and stability of his shoe. However, the mere attempt is certainly something to note.