Monday, August 13, 2007

Dancing Shoes

if there's something I like in the world that's dancing. then there it goes shoes. i must confess that dancing -and some cool clothes-has been my most succesful feature when it comes to flirt and make advances in a guy. in order to rock the floor properly - as i usually do- it's imperative to wear a pair of comfy shoes, but at the same time it's necessary to have them visually striking to not only cause some impact with the movements and ass shaking but with your outfit. for a/w 2007 the option are these beauties magenta booties from lanvin. i think they're flashy enough to catch the attention of your dancing mates but also cool down and relaxed. well i would be afraid of someone splitting some liquor on the velvet or satin surface, but what the hell? just play some artic monkeys tune and let me be -as in the paraphrased words of abba- the dancing queen.

lanvin baskets - 480 euros

pics courtesy of and

Friday, August 10, 2007

Behind the Velvet Ropes

when I was a teenager I used to watch this fashion tv program called behind the velvet ropes with lauren ezersky. A jewish eccentric woman who always were running up and down nyc trying to get in and crash every single fashion party or show. anyways this doesnt have anything to do with my post besides she was really tacky and it was on the 90's. she was of the kind wearing animal prints, flashy jewelry and expensive shoes very gianni. and I like flashy and tacky and i liked gianni at that too.
and example of much i like this tackyness are dresses from british wunderkind and sort of donatella versace's protegé christopher kane. his first collection channeling versace's 80's work made him famous and people of the likes of carine roitfeld were wearing his neon very ornated dresses. for fall he went further with the versace theme taking the 1992 bondage collection and adding velvet and leather, pleating it and putting some rocks on it. i love how horrible his dresses are how they would make you look like a s/m santa girl. awful but still lovely.

all images courtesy of - christopher kane available online on