Thursday, September 26

pointed pumps

You gotta love them, the Vogue Paris editors (obviously I do!). Not only how they dress alike--despite all the fashion peacocking around the international runway shows-- but also how they stay true to their understated yet polished uniforms, anchored in jeans (which I've highlighted here before) and pointy-toe pumps. Photographed in Milan last week, they demonstrate that the black pump looks equally sexy with a high and low heel. I also have an affinity for these shoes, but they have to be the right kind, with a leg-enhancing heel height and foot-flattering cutaway. I swear by Christian Louboutin's Pigalle 100mm black pumps. In fact, I have them in the beige as well. They are forever shoes--i.e. the kind worth investing in. Other styles that hit the Gallic-chic spot: Gianvito Rossi's suede mid-heels (90mm), Jimmy Choo's patent leather kitten heels, Manolo Blahnik's classic BB pumps, Sole Society's black suede shoes, Topshop's straight-up version, and Alexander Wang's ankle strap kitten heels



Cassie Piasecki said...

Love this look. Live this look. But every time I go to Paris, I wreck my heels in the street. Getting them caught in those stones, like the ones they are walking on, rips the leather. Any hints on how to avoid this (other than keeping my head down and watching where I'm stepping)?

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering what you think of the Marc Jacobs Stam handbag? Classic?

Anonymous said...

Oh I just love you Marlien! Thank you for all of these great options- I love this look! I've also had my eye on these Kurt Geiger pumps

(for the days when I am chasing around my youngest which, frankly, is most days). Now I know to make certain that they have the proper foot "cutaway" (I'm assuming this is the same as having proper "toe cleavage"?). xx

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same thing about the Cordelia pumps. The best looking pumps always are straight across the vamp. That's uncommon -- most of them are curved.

Julie Rousseau said...

This is my uniform. That is when I'm not getting other clothes you've suggested because you have amazing style!

I actually just wore this look to work with my new Zara tuxedo blazer and Zara kitten heels and got so many compliments.

Cassie-I hear you on heels getting wrecked in Paris or anywhere for that matter. I had a pair of Louboutin's literally break on me in Chicago one year:( Thank GOD the kitten heels is back and Emmanuelle Alt is sporting them! I just bought a pair of kitten heels called the Vamp kitten heel at Zara and they are amazeballs. Check them out:

Marlien Rentmeester said...

The Marc Jacobs Stam bag is a classic in my book. Always chic.