The shoes above are just for drama…. aren’t they??? I mean, they can’t be for real.Of course they are for the real. The Manolo reminds you of the towering Balenciaga fetish-esque ankle boots, which were made famous by the Olsen urchin. Yes, at the first, when they appeared on the runway, they seemed ridiculous, but they were worn by the celebrities, and now some of the fashion bloggers are reconsidering them. For the Manolo, however, these Balenciaga boots were yet more evidence that we had entered the terminal phase of this recent iteration of the platforms. The fashion is no different than any other form of the art, and thus when the classical period has ended and the period of decadence has been entered the artists believe they must push the boundries of their form, sometimes resulting in the ridiculous excess, sometime resulting in the charming beauty. The Manolo is the lover of the classic, and although he will make the exceptions (such for as the Fragonard) he prefers the Palladian to the Rococo, which is perhaps why both the Balenciaga and the Dior platform excesses leave him cold.
Hey Manolo, Just want to preface that I absolutely love your fashion blog (but I bet you hear that all the time)! But anyway, as I was perusing the latest issue of Vogue, I ran into a little article about how platforms are coming to an end ( A New Altitude p352). Is this true? Will my 5' 3/4" frame never again surpass the average height for women? What are you thoughts? CarmelFresh from the internets this very morning, the Manolo gives you the John Galliano's Fall 2007 ready-to-wear collection from the Dior. Yes, the platforms they are not completely yet out. Although, to judge from the height and the color and the excessive strappiness we have moved from the restrained and classical period of the platforms into the final decadant period before they leave the scene for the few years. You have until perhaps the end of the year to enjoy them. The Manolo has spoken.
SHE'S the Hollywood star credited for turning an Australian icon into a worldwide fashion phenomenon, but Pamela Anderson has taken the shears to her longterm love affair with Ugg boots. In perhaps her blondest moment yet, the former Baywatch babe has announced she is putting the boot into her footwear staple of the last decade, boycotting Uggs after finally realising they were made from shaved sheep skin. The mother-of-two, who is a staunch animal rights activist and member of PETA, says she is wracked with guilt over the fact that women around the globe followed in her footsteps by wearing the boots. "I'm getting rid of my Uggs - I feel so guilty for that craze being started around my Baywatch days,'' Anderson wrote on her website. "I used to wear them with my red swim suit to keep warm never realizing that they were skin! I thought they were shaved kindly?'' "It's what I grab by my door in the mornings to bring my kids to school or walk my dog on the beach at 6am or anything early. I've definitely over-used them - and that's it!'' While fashion critics have always been inclined to label Anderson's penchant for the boots as Ugh, the busty pin-up sparked a massive celebrity craze replicated by wannabe fashionistas around the globe after being consistently photographed wearing the comfortable boots for years. "People like to tell me all the time that I started that trend - yikes!'' Anderson wrote. "Well let's start a new one. Do NOT buy Uggs! Buy Stella McCartney or juicy boots.''Amen, sister, amen! Perhaps, finally, our long international nightmare is over, and we may now devote all of our energies to destroying the Crocs.
She has been overshadowed by Beyoncé Knowles and Oscar nominee Jennifer Hudson. But Sunday night, Anika Non-i Rose, the third songbird in the Dreamgirls trio, gets her chance to glitter on the Oscars red carpet in Stuart Weitzman's Diamond Dream shoe. Rose digs Weitzman's heels because "they're so comfortable, so when they asked me if I wanted to do it, I said absolutely." Her silver stiletto, worth $500,000, is adorned with 30 carats' worth of Kwiat diamonds. Rose says she's not nervous about losing any of the rocks. "I'm sure someone will be standing next to me with a net and a metal detector in case one falls off," she says with a laugh.Only half the million dollars? Last year the shoes were worth $3,000,000! Here is the picture of the last year's shoes.