Monday, January 12, 2009

How To Walk Gracefully In A Suit of Armour

Everyone knows the Gladiator sandal. Starting off as a true thong sandal and often strappy, this footwear was seen on a list of celebrities. Then after being popularized by Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City movie, the gladiator sandal grew to a new height: the Gladiator heel. A staple item along with a mini, Gwyneth Paltrow still pays homage to the Romans.

Manolo Blahnik took the idea of "tough" footwear and ran with it. For this season's collection he cites the "female warrior" as inspiration. The most obvious representation is the Patoso. Created with metal discs and with fine detail, this stunner is modeled after a full suit of armour. Pick these up for around $1163.

I dare any woman who slips on a pair not to feel as if she can conquer the world.

If the Blog Fits...Read It.

You love that sound you make as you enter a room, no matter how informal the occasion. You command attention.

Manolo Blahnik.

You understand that the color red is a neutral that goes with anything. Or those famous red soles do. 

Christian Louboutin.

Any day you could rival a dancer in those killer flats. 


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