Not Just Standing, Standing Out

by jennine on February 9, 2009

As much as we may go back and forth on whether shoes should make the outfit… the reality of shoes, is no matter how uncomfortable they may be after 8 hours of wear (even tennies can get uncomfortable at that point), no matter how uncomfortable they look, shopping for shoes sure beats the heck out of shopping for any other fashion snippet. I got this honed in, at the Who’s Next trade show, where the booth after booth of designers with all the clothing hanging lifelessly on racks.  I was  hard to determine if it was worth it to go in and check it out, perhaps even have an uncomfortable conversation with the designer, as trade shows seem to be tough for everyone. ‘I’m Jennine, a blogger… I swear, I’m not copying your work. I’m here to help get the word out…’ I really have to like something to engage in that ‘who are you’ conversation, though most the time it’s fine. ;)

The shoe booths were a lot easier to spot the inspiring pieces, all out on a pleasant display, little morsels I wanted to prance around in. Even the high towering platforms, which I normally am cautious about (blame my early days as a candy raver).  Tsuru by Markio Oikawa and Alessandra Stella form an international (Japanese and French) team matching up  east and west sensibilities in shoes. I love the amalgamation of sensible colors with outrageous design, and the square toe boots! Holy moly, I must have. Anyway, Allesandra Stella runs an adorable blog… check it out to see her at work.

‘Alessandra Stella, with her resolutely feminine spirit, fan of the period between the 50′s and the 70′s and of the vintage style, wants to speak to a contemporary pin-up, very asserted. Mixing cleverly the « boudoir » style in pastel tones with the more « bondage » style in rock tones…’ via their myspace page… worth a peek.

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Princess Poochie February 9, 2009 at 5:13 am

I love all the detail work and embellishments, especially on the top two. And the colors are gorgeous.

alex February 13, 2011 at 10:05 am

Yeh I love the first two pairs… I think that purple pair are little iffy though… not to my personal taste anyway, but I suppose I am relatively conservative about these things :)
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Sweety P February 9, 2009 at 6:07 am

I love the shape of these shoes and the boldness of them! I so want all of them!

Ashley February 9, 2009 at 8:26 am

I love the wings on shoes and it’s in purple!!! I want them!!

WendyB February 9, 2009 at 8:56 am

I love hidden platforms.

violetville February 9, 2009 at 10:12 am

Oh wow,
You know how to start my morning off *right!*
(Getting out my credit card as I type…)
These are *amazing*


(WendyB - I’m a huge fan of the hidden platform too; you just can’t go wrong in terms of style+comfort)

iole February 9, 2009 at 10:48 am

Love this shoes and the boots are perfect!!!!!
xo xo

jennine February 9, 2009 at 10:59 am

❤poochie…. the top two are my favorite, i love the heart cut out.❤
❤ sweety… you and me both!
❤ ashely…oh yes, i agree, but hten again, i have a weekness for purple suede
❤ wendy..yes, i do to, particularly sneaky ones you barely notice
❤ voiletville! aww sweet, i can totally imagine you in these shoes
❤ iole, yes, i’m totally craving box toe boots.

Cleo February 9, 2009 at 11:00 am

Those purple winged shoes… oh my gosh… I’m in love. I need shoes with wings, fast.

Sal February 9, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Swoon! That last pair of raspberry wedges is calling to me …

Stylish Thought February 9, 2009 at 1:41 pm

The height! The heels! The embellishments! I love every last shoe here. It must have been great to see them up close & personal. I’m hard pressed to pick a favorite, but the hidden heart platform and purple heart are tied.

szaza February 9, 2009 at 1:48 pm

I must have those winged shoes!!! My goodness, they’re divine!

Frankie - Swell Vintage February 9, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Oh wow…I love, neigh - NEED the chunkiness! x

Market Publique February 9, 2009 at 1:52 pm

I’m with Sal on those raspberry wedges!

Fasshonaburu February 9, 2009 at 4:19 pm


Tavi February 9, 2009 at 5:18 pm

The purple ones with the wings remind me of the Greek god Hermes!

ashley marie February 9, 2009 at 6:25 pm

I must get those purple booties now!!! I think I’ve fallen in love. lol.

Shay February 9, 2009 at 9:28 pm

oooh, good shoe post, these are wonderful.

SwanDiamondRose February 12, 2009 at 6:14 pm

omg omg omg. all of those are SO beautiful!

Imelda Matt February 15, 2009 at 7:15 pm

The black patent boots have left me speechless.

shoebox February 19, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Love the black boots. The chains, the squared toe, the hidden platform. Amazing!

Alessandra Stella April 15, 2009 at 9:53 pm

hi girls, i’m so happy that you love my shoes design. I’m now also on facebook on ” Alessandra Stella” pease join me..
Thanks you so much, kisssssss for all shoes addicted girls…like me…
see ya, Stella

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