Black and white cookies, black and white photographs, and the whole yin-yang balance are what, I believe, make the world go round. That, and these sassy shoes from the much-loved Giuseppe Zanotti.
They’re the stiletto lace ups with a purpose, the type of attention-commanders that are the perfect way to kick up 2009 in high style. My shoe collection has yet to compete with such a unique pair of open-toed sandals, and this season could be the one for me to put on a mod-inspired shoe revival.
These heels are simply divine, day or night; glossy patent leather, a sturdy buckle around the ankle and a gaping peep toe to show off the pedicure. What’s not to love? It’s mod fashion with an upscale twist, a chance to create a power house with feminine appeal. The black and white combo rarely goes out of style; it’s what fashionistas call a ‘perennial favorite’ and one that won’t be disappearing from this year’s fashion trend lineup of bold, contrasting color palettes.
These puppies also boast a 5” heel, but you’ll be supported by a thick and chunky platform so there won’t be so much tippy-toeing involved. Still, the high arch will sculpt your gams plenty; pair these up with the too-short minidress this Spring, or create the long-legged model illusion with a pair of tuxedo style black pants. Tote along a matching umbrella, and you’ll be pulling off a Rihanna-inspired look in no time.