To be completely fair, I do want to play with styling these on Polyvore. But these are pop star shoes. They are completely crazy. They are good for making a visual statement generally accompanied by back up dancers and pyrotechnics. Maybe they're party shoes assuming you go to different kinds of parties than I do. (Would they give my D&D character a +1 reach advantage?) They're like a design experiment for an architecture class. "Students, you must design shoes blending one natural element and one man-made element. You must be able to walk in them, but dancing is optional." The Man-Eater was the clear winner by blending birch bark with Goody headbands.
October is the perfect month for anyone who loves a dramatic look. Because of Halloween, you can get away with more in the makeup department than you can the rest of the year. You want to try false eyelashes? Go for it. You want to color your eyebrows? Do it. Color outside the lines with eyeshadow? Why not? Live it up so much in October that people will think black lipstick in November is practically normal.
I love Miu Miu's harlequin themed show from Spring Summer 2008, especially this sweetly sexy striped mini dress. Kensie created a cute green version that's more wearable for everyday life. It's $118 at Macy's and perfect for spring. Now if I could find an inexpensive version of that show's teacup heels... Runway image: style.com .
Jean Paul Gaultier's runway promoted one of my favorite fashion looks: pinstripes with a delicate, feminine print. He had high-waisted pants, suspenders, lingerie elements, lace, sheer fabrics, softly geometric designs, and monochrome dominated, much to my glee. His menswear-inspired looks are a testament to how graceful the style can be. Christian Lacroix also paid homage to menswear with pieces inspired by matadors and soldiers. The complete collection wasn't cohesive, but even the breaks from theme were lovely. It's hard to argue with so many colors, ruffles and embroidery. Plus, I want that polka dot coat!