I’ve long been an avid proponent of the platform. As chic as single sole pointed toes are, nothing is more comfortable than platforms, and when you wear heels as often as I do (all the time), a little element of comfort goes a long way.
Those with weak ankles, rejoice! And pretty much all of us can enjoy a break from sky-high stilettos. Because it’s all about the chunky heel right now. When working a heel with some heft, it’s important the shoe have some feminine details. Otherwise, the look gets trashy way too quickly.
One of my favorite things to do in Florence is shop at uniquely Florentine boutiques like the new Aquazzura store at the Palazzo Corsini. Besides the concept space serving as the brand’s headquarters and flagship, it’s located in a gorgeous, historical building built by the Medicis in the 15th century that was later bought by Maria Machiavelli.
Feeling like things look a little dull now that holiday festivities are on their last leg? There’s nothing like the perky colors of the rainbow to enliven your wardrobe, and there’s nothing like a great new pair of shoes to make you see things from a whole new angle.
Last night, I attended my first Footwear News Achievement Awards gala, which for a Shoe Snob is like being a kid in a candy store! I was there to celebrate SJP, winner of “Launch of the Year” for her huge-hit shoe line, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parkericon.
Just as wearable as they are exciting, these rainbow woven sandals from Charlotte Olympia speaks to my fun spirited side while being serious enough for daily wear. It’s a perfect time of year to bring in some color but these will transition seamlessly for resort and of course when Spring comes you will be prepared.
By going black and white, this neutral, animal print becomes even more neutral and all without losing any of its intrigue. In fact, this is more mysterious, as the leopard spots are almost indiscernible. It’s the animal print for those who think they’re not animal print Snobs.