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May 10, 2011, 1:30 pm
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larry. sumer 2011, a set on Flickr.

This one is a bit of cheap self promotion since I shot it, but I’ve yet to meet a person or creature who does not love a larry!

It was a surprisingly lovely break in torrential rainstorms that have been beating Vancouver in the last few days (Gastown streets flooded a few days ago), which made for a delightful creative.



Finally, The Block Heel Begings To Re-Emerge

The stiletto is awesome and all, but I like to be able to walk more than five feet while in heels.  The block heel allows you do so so, and with a bit more comfort and stability as well as wearing longevity.  Be careful not to select an unshapely block heel shoe; those will age your look and add the ‘frump’ factor (and nobody wants that).

Go for a tapered heel shape to keep your heels looking up to date, and try patent leather to spunk things up.

Finally, The Block Heel Begings To Re-Emerge

From left to right: Show block t-bar shoe ($70; Topshop), Marc by Marc Jacobs Block heel pumps ($201; Net-A-Porter), Ras pump ($328; Endless), Karapinar heel ($50; Aldo)



The Resurfacing Of Hidden Platform Shoes

…but not quite. I find the higher the platform, they don’t pull off the design; if the shoe has a large wedge and a fairly high hidden platform then the shoe tends to look ridiculous. Instead choose a shoe with a hidden platform that is smaller and more proportunate to the back wedge or heel. That creates a balance and avoids nasty gothic looking chunk style shoes.

HEELS:

shoes

From left to right: Miss Me Women’s Vernice-23 ($46; Endless), Jeffrey Campbell Master Ivory Patent ($49; Jildor), Ash Women’s “Liason” pumps ($189; Bloomingdale’s)

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WEDGES:

The Resurfacing Of Hidden Platform Shoes

As previously discussed, we want to avoid looking like we’re from a gothic circus side show, so avoid large platforms. Topshop gives us two examples; one of what to do, and one of what to avoid. The “Melissa” wedge to the right is where we want to give our attention. It avoids looking comical and hoof-like, and still manages the wedge and open toe design.



Topshop Gives Good Sequin
November 25, 2008, 3:23 pm
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Sequins are fast becoming the most sought after embellishment in the Winter ’08 fashionista’s hot list, and it can be difficult to locate affordable pieces that are made well (those damn sequin scales fall off so easily if you cheap out!).  All over sequin styles are a great way to jazz up your evening wear, and the five pieces below are my most favorite out of the new designs released.

Topshop has always been synonymous as the go-to shop for hot trends of decent quality, and the pieces below prove that they do indeed give good sequin.

Topshop Gives Good Sequin

From left to right: Gold sequin hotpant ($60), Gold harlequin sequin knickers ($60), Harlequin sequin miniskirt ($125), Bow font dress ($170), High waisted sequin hotpant ($60)



Currently under construction :)
September 28, 2007, 5:13 pm
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