In today’s unsettled financial market, one day it’s up and the next it’s down. Research has said that the less money in the economy, the higher the heel gets. The taller, the better for us shorter folks. Looks like a gain to me!
One trend that is definitely up is towering heel heights. By the looks of the passed week’s runways, they are here to stay. At least for another season. One major show that caught my eye was the late Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2010 RTW collection. The animalistic attire was something out of Africa. McQueen’s colorful frocks boasted abstract images of wild animals and unusual prints. The shoes are what grabbed my attention the most. Have you seen these things yet!
For those of you that know his work, the talented McQueen is known for his outlandish yet savvy take on style, but this tops it all. This shoe, if you will, is the most animal-like of the entire collection. I’ve heard it been called the Armadillo, although I’m not for certain what they are calling this.
While at the show, we ran into this little number, by Jessica Simpson, that reminded us of the Alexander McQueen shoe in his shows. Now this may not look anything like his shoe, but it turned out to be our inspiration for the real world wardrobe.
There are no girly frills on this shoe. But it’s not missing any of the bells and whistles. Complete with leather straps and a sky-high platform, you can easily be taller in a flash. I have to admit, these shoes were a little intimidating, but these could really look great. Pair them with your favorite cropped skinny jeans and a statement necklace or maybe even a moto-inspired jacket.
Here is another wedge by Jessica Simpson that we found magnetic. The jute covered bottom is a nice accompaniment to the braided leather straps. This silhouette is popular now. For fall, Jessica has put it on this wedge bottom for the extra lift we all crave.
Sadly, we don’t know the style names of these shoes yet, but styles like these should be arriving in July or August. So keep an eye out!
What do you think of these crazy high platforms?