Posts Tagged ‘Michael Kors


Clear & Present: See-Through for Spring

“I can see “clearly” now: Prada’s 2010 spring summer show features clear plastic heels, bags and shades,” writes social diarist The Daily Truffle. “This post is … about the re- occurring theme of plastic, vinyl, and crystal accessories. What caught my attention about the accessories of this collection, was the repetition and cohesiveness of the designs. The shoes, sunglasses, and purses all fit together beautifully.”

Prada, for Spring 2010

As The Daily Truffle points out, Prada is not to the only designer who brought clear plastic accessories to the Spring 2010 runway shows. Chanel and Michael Kors followed suit, though these are a far cry from the the inexpensive plastic “jelly” sandals that dominated beaches in the 80s (and experiences a resurgence a few years ago).

Michael Kors

“Michael Kors designed a sleek and architectural shoe collection for his Spring/Summer 2010 collection,” writes blogger Obsessed with Shoes. “They had a very polished and clean look in basic colors like black or white. Clear plastic was a key component in this collection, and while that can sometimes cheapen a look, that wasn’t the case for Michael Kors.”

Prada collection, images from

In the January issue of W Magazine, Prada’s clear (clearly expensive, that is) heels make a showing in the extensive Spring Fashion spread.

Christian Louboutin's Engin spikes

Even Christian Louboutin jumped on the bandwagon with a pair of peep-toe pumps. The soles are the ubiquitous Louboutin red; the toes are clear plastic with silver cone studs. “Don’t be jealous about the Christian Louboutin men’s spring/summer 2010 collection, the women’s collection is just as good if not better,” enthuses blogger Nitrolicious. (Though one commenter noted, “I just don’t dig the clear plastic on shoes; is it ever flattering? Sorry, not these Loubs for this kid.”)


Boot It Up

There’s no better city  for boots than San Francisco and it so happens shopping for the perfect pair is a lot like searching for the elusive Mr. Right  (wouldn’t life be a lot easier if men were lined up on a sale rack for heel-to-heel comparison?).

Too short. Too loud. Too off-color. Too difficult to care for. Too cheap. Too clingy in all the wrong places. Better suited for your best friend. Oh, and your mom hates the way they slouch and thinks you can do better.

And then, just when you’re feeling like you’re about to give up (though you never really give up, you just say you will), into your life walks the pair that makes you glad that you held out this long and proves that, no, you’re not too picky you just have excellent taste and know what you want, thank you very much.

You know it when you find it because they’re unusually comfortable and when the salesgirl tells you they’re designed to stay with you for a lifetime, your commitment issues don’t surface.

For me that warm feeling comes from Michael Kors’ Kincade boots in  buttery-soft suede.  Michael Kors boutiques are popping up all over the Bay Area and I’ve quickly fallen in love with all the pieces they carry. I scored these in an of-the-moment—but still classic—shade of grey that compliments any wardrobe, whether it’s boho or rock and roll. The design allows you to push them down for more of ankle bootie feel or yank them upward toward the knee. Rock them with skinny jeans in faded charcoal or with a short dress in a curve-hugging material to get noticed.


Boots for Breast Cancer

I can think of few things that would feel as good as donating some much-needed funds for breast cancer research and getting a gorgeous, classic pair of boots as thanks (Yes it’s selfish, but I’m letting my imagination run free here).

That’s kind of what QVC and the Fashion Footwear Association of New York had in mind when they teamed up to hold the annual Shoes on Sale Event, happening tonight. Tune in between 7 p.m.and 10 p.m. E.T. to shop over 100,000 pairs of shoes donated by over 100 designers, like the sale spokesperson Jessica Simpson, plus Via Spiga, Franco Sarto, Nine West, Frye and lots more.

All the shoes will be going for half off retail with net proceeds benefiting top breast cancer research and education organizations like the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center, and the John Wayne Cancer Institute.

There will be all sorts of shoes for you to feast on, but it’s boot season, so here’s a preview of your new, selfless, gorgeous boots-to-be.

Nine West Suede tall flat boots ($55) exude a chic, French girl cool.NINE WEST SUEDE TALL FLAT BOOTS

Michael by Michael Kors black leather ankle boots ($90) are simply, beautifully, classic.MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS ANKLE BOOTS

And I’ve been, to use the mid-90’s term, “sweating” these Hunter Original tall silver rain boots since last winter, but didn’t want to drop over $100 on wellies. Just as I realized I was crazy for passing them up, here are they are, for only $63! Kismet.HUNTER TALL RAIN BOOTS

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