Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Statement Shoes!

Hi Divas,

I know many of you with the proverbial 9 to 5 jobs (like me) are now starting to ponder on what to wear to your holiday parties. I was contemplating this dilemma today at an event when a fab-Diva walked into the room with a white shirt - puff sleeves; black pencil skirt and fuscia shoes; minimal jewelry - the shoes had already made the statement! Divine!

I loved and appreciated the simplicity and fabulousness that was her assemble because it defied my image of the statement shoe.

Prada - Spring '08

Now, when I and more than likely you visualize the statement shoe we think of the non-traditional and unconventionally constructed show piece ( See above). Another example are the latest from Marc Jacobs as since in the Spring shows. But the budget fashionista without Prada or Fendi funds can always find ways to improvise.

Here are some examples:

1.) Bows are always a good way to go. The more extraordinary the better. They add flare to ordinary pumps and are a simple accent that lends flexibility in use. From Piperlime you can find this Ninewest offering ($90).

2.) Metal and high and funky heels are another way to go. Check out these Shelly platforms at Bakers Shoes for ($79.95). Note the braided portion of the shoe.

3.) Embellishments like flowers always add that extra pizzaz to even the basic colors. You can even attach a brooch to your shoes for the extra, unique statement for a truly Diva Divine experience! Look at these ABS by Allen Schwartz "Benefit" sandals on Nordstrom for ($164.95)

And for the Fashionista willing to spend a little more but not willing to go the route of the Prada show piece above there are always Pucci, Pedro Garcia and Alessandro Dell'Acqua - see Shop Bop (~$325-$800)

Ciao Bellas!

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