Friday, March 30, 2012

Trouble, Trouble : McQ Vs. Madden

Alexander McQueen may have just wow us at Paris Fashion Week, but he isn’t too happy with Steve Madden. The designer has filed a lawsuit against Madden for knocking off his ‘Faithful’ bootie. The complaint cites Madden’s ‘Seryna’ bootie as a “studied imitation” of McQueen’s design which debuted in January 2010.

Lawyers will argue that, “in fact, the only design element of the ‘Faithful Bootie,’ that Madden did not deliberately copy is the zipper pull that contains the ‘Alexander McQueen’ trademark.”

Meanwhile, Madden has since removed the design from his website, which was retailing at $129.95. McQueen’s booties are still available to purchase for $1,155.

You know that Steve Madden always immitate the finest..


Adrian FS.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Seeing Double : Christian Lacroix Natural Woven Leather Vs. Oh Deer! "PB&J" Cork-styled Shoe

Christian Lacroix Natural Woven Leather

Christian Lacroix Natural Woven Leather is pretty stylish for me, even though the heels is improper (too short). At $719, this shoe is down to it’s last size : 38 US. Perhaps a Lacroix fan could pick it up at the clearance price of 46% off its original price.

But if you don’t fit the size AND the budget, don’t cry your heart out yet. Oh Deer! “PB&J” Cork-Styled Shoe is a pretty decent Knock-off at around $120.
Oh Deer! "PB&J" Cork-styled Shoe

You know that “Bargaining” doesn’t sound so desperate right now..


Adrian FS.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Shoe Quotes

" Don’t Judge A Woman Until You Walk A Mile In Her Heels "

- Someone Wise

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fashion History : Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik

The First Manolo Blahnik shoe, sketched in 1971. Still a bit, catastrophical, if i must say.

You know that Rome wasn’t made over night..


Adrian FS.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fun Facts About Shoes : Wizard of Oz's 70th Anniversary

by Roger Vivier
by Christian Louboutin

L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani
by Betsey Johnson

In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz.  Some of the world’s top shoe designers were chosen to reinterpret Dorothy’s iconic Ruby Slippers for modern times.  At the time, only artists’ sketches were available, but now the actual shoes created are available for viewing.

The First Shoe is created by Roger Vivier.

The Second is by our beloved Monsieur Christian Louboutin.

The Third one is from L.A.M.B. Collection, Gwen Stefani Shoe Design.*

And the last one is by The Legendary Betsey Johnson.

Which one do you like best? Remember, tap 3 times and you’ll be back home..

You know that Dorothy is no longer a redneck..


Adrian FS.

*(My Personal Favourite)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Must Have Item : Jimmy Choo's Hamlet Suede Pumps

 "And keep you in the rear of your affection,
Out of the shot and danger of desire,
The chariest maid is prodigal enough
If she unmasks her beauty to the moon."
- William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1.3

Literature isn’t always uninteresting. Jimmy Choo’s Hamlet Suede Pumps made several people stop screaming, “Boooo-ring..!!” to literary works.

The 4,5 inch heels doesn’t sound so old-fashioned for me. Thanks, Shakespere..!! Now i know how to spent $360.87 without regrets.

Thou knows Thy Heels are made for Ye Olde Foot..


Adrian FS.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Seeing Double : Valentino Pattern Ankle Boots Vs. Pour La Victoire "Eden"

Valentino Pattern Ankle Boots

We know that Valentino's creations are to-die-for and ageless.. But why do we have to spend $944 on Valentino Pattern Ankle Boots if there’s a lower-cost alternative such as Pour La Victoire “Eden” that cost around $166.
Pour La Victoire "Eden"

Well, looks like to-die-for and ageless shoes isn’t so expensive at all..

You know sometimes “Cheap” doesn’t mean “Tasteles”..


Adrian FS.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Shoe Quote

" A Woman Carries Her Clothes, But It’s A Shoe Which Carries A Woman "

- Christian Louboutin

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fun Facts About Shoes : Heels for Italian Policewomen

Even though my motto is “If It’s Under 4 Inches, It’s A Flat Shoes”, I still don’t think that high heels are apropriate for Policewomen

So far I’ve always thought that women on the force wear high heels only in Hollywould movies. Right? I mean, how can you chase the bad guys perched atop 3-inch and higher pumps? And why would you do that? Yet, that’s exactly what they did. In the 90s, when I was still a firm believer in (and wearer of) pumps, I remember being intrigued, at the very least, that Scully in X-Files would run around catching alien monsters in impossibly high heels:

Yes, it makes for quite shapely legs, but wasn’t she caught by aliens who performed experiments on her? Huh, huh? Wouldn’t she have had a better chance to escape them had she been wearing sneakers, or at the very least, flats?

Apparently, that wasn’t enough of a cautionary tale for the women on the Italian police force. For some reason, they (who, exactly, I wonder?) thought it was a good idea to update the look of their uniforms with high heels, and thus we get this improbable headline from Spiegel Online: A Sole-Destroying Mistake: Italian Policewomen Get High Heels — In the Wrong Size. Oh, the humanity!

Apparently, the Italian police ordered high heeled-shoes for its 14,750 female police officers, who wanted to give their uniform a younger and sexier look (because, as everybody knows, a police officer who is not sexy is a pathetic excuse for a law-enforcer). The government commissioned the shoes cheaply in Romania. The shoes arrived–they were elegant, for sure–but the sizes were way too small. The result? A lot of pain and unusuable shoes left over, whose cost will be swallowed by the ministry.

Me? I’m almost surprised they didn’t force the women to wear them anyway–after all, it’s already painful to wear high heels on the job, all the time (on cobblestones, no less, people!)–what’s a little more pain added to that?

The Manolo would say Ayyyyyy! We should all say AYYYYYY!

You know High Heels isn’t always apropriate at any circumstances..


Adrian FS.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Fashion History : Clogs

Conventional Wooden Clogs

Viktor & Rolf's Clogs

When I think of Clogs, images of women dancing in wooden shoes or these Victor and Rolf Clogs come to mind.  However, I was recently tickled to learn that clogs have a deeper history and potentially helped coin another term in our language.

The story dates back to the Industrial Revolution. During this time, power machines were brought in replace artisans.  Workers who were angry and worried that their occupations were being threatened, would toss their clogs (which in French are called sabots)  into the machinery to clog and break them. Effectively they were engaging in industrial sabotage.

Still another story, from Wikipedia, is that the word sabotage “comes from the slang name for people living in rural areas who wore wooden shoes after city dwellers had begun wearing leather shoes; when employers wanted strikebreakers they would import ’sabots’/rural workers to replace the strikers. Not used to machine-driven labor the ’sabots’ worked poorly and slowly. The strikers would be called back to work (with demands won) and, could win demands on the job by working like their country cousins - the sabots.”

You know Clogs can sabotage your appearance..


Adrian FS.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Series of Unbelievable Shoe Collection

Dior Embellished Platform Heels with a Fertile Goddess Figure On The Heel. Hmm..? Babies, anyone?

You Know fertile Goddeses aren’t made for walking..


Adrian FS.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Must Have Item : Christian Louboutin's Graphic Bi-color Esoteri

Work monochrome magic in Christian Louboutin’s Graphic Bi-colored Leather Ankle Boots "Esoteri".

Pair them with a slouchy white tank and crisp tailored pants for striking 9 to 5 style. Heel measures approximately 120 mm / 4.5 inches with a concealed 20 mm / 1 inch platform at £508.70.

You know Louboutin is The Crème de la Crème..


Adrian FS.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Seeing Double : Gucci Sevigny Vs. Nine West "Olivera"

Waaay back in February 2009, Rihanna, Camilla Belle, Ali Larter, and Debra Messing were all seen in Gucci’s Sevigny shoe (the shoe was named after the actress Chloe Sevigny). For me, it’s hard to pick which actress wore the shoes best since I admire all four for being able to pull off the thick ankle strap which tends to shorten the legs.
Gucci Sevigny in Black
Gucci Sevigny in Gold

At $696, this so-called “Foot Jewelry” is a bit Sky-High on price.

If you want the same effect, but on a lower, much much lower price, at $93, there’s Nine West “Olivera” which looks pretty much the same. Only the heels are shorter.

Nine West "Olivera" in Black
Nine West "Olivera" in Gold
You know that sometimes quality Knock-offs are as stylish as the original..


Adrian FS.