- The shoes are actually super cool looking.
- Lela Rose, Christian Siriano and Isabela Toledo actually use the shoes in their runway shows.
- Most of shoes retail for less than $50.
The fashion industry is in a giant state of upheaval at the moment and if Ruth Hogben is the filmmaker, then I hope the revolution is webcast. Gareth Pugh showed her film of his Spring 2011 collection in liu of a runway show. Spectacular and brilliant.
In general, if I can see my breath, it’s too cold for comfort. So of course, since opposites attract, my love loves cold weather and…well, I’m learning to appreciate the cold. But, the upside is that it’s opened my eyes to a fashion world I wouldn’t otherwise explore. Here’s some cold weather bits that I adore.
Sorel boots are inherently snowy adventure-y chic. I like thick, cushy socks when I’m tromping around in the wilderness and if it’s cold and rainy in the city, I’ll add wool tights to the picture to keep me warm and dry. Throw on a little dress and a coat and I’m ready for light errands and a hot beverage.
I have had a ‘propensity for furry hats’ every since I saw Dr. Zhivago. And every year, furry hats pop up on the runway ranging from ridiculous to sophisticated. And every year I wonder, “if I were to wear a furry hat, would I look ridiculous or sophisticated?” Perhaps some questions are best left unanswered…
Instead, I’m contemplating cloches and fedoras. For those drizzly days when it’s not really raining enough to warrant an umbrella, but it is wet enough wreak havoc on your hair and glasses. A hat with just enough of a brim to protect my mascara would be delightful.
Repeat after me, “I solemnly swear to apply hand lotion before putting on gloves.” The cold air of winter is disastrous for manicures and the process of putting gloves and taking them off can be traumatic for cuticles. A little bit of forethought and some hand lotion wins both battles and gets you a lot closer to winning the war. I realize that it’s easier to text in fingerless gloves, but in my opinion, they defeat the purpose of wearing gloves in winter! Leather or fleece? Hmmm… perhaps one of each… or an all in one option?
Given how prominent bows are this season, I thought it only fitting to pay tribute to the master of bows: Christian Dior.
He was born in 1905, started Dior in 1946 and died in 1957. He was the first designer to be on the cover of Time magazine and Marilyn Monroe wore Dior for her very last photo shoot with Vogue.
Source: Flickr & Google Images
Bottom Row: Spring 2007 Couture, Spring 2009 Couture, Resort 2010
Since Christian Dior’s death in 1957, there have been a handful of magnificent designers at the helm of the House of Dior- Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan and Gianfranco Ferre. Since 1996, it’s the genius of John Galliano that’s creating jaw dropping, breath taking dresses.