Since its inception in 1962, any utterance of design house Yves Saint Laurent has drawn instant association with quintessential French fashion. As classic as it is innovative, YSL has always had a beautiful way of balancing the artistic and the practical.
And whilst these Palais Mohawk suede pumps may at first glance seem slightly more artistic than practical, they're actually incredibly wearable. A six inch tall heel is set off by a cartoonish curved front platform. The classic black suede is highlighted with a 'mohawk' goat hair fringed trim that runs from the top of the heel right down to the bottom.
These Yves Saint Laurent pumps are definitely directional, and I think they'd add a surprising edge to almost any sophisticated look.
What's your opinion?
Yves Saint Laurent Palais Mohawk suede pumps, $935, Net-A-Porter
Giles Deacon's Spring 2011 at London Fashion Week was apparently one style step ahead the rest of the designers.
Whilst everyone else was clearly basing designs off styles from the forties and seventies, Giles Deacon said his show was nineties-inspired; I say the makeup was most certainly eighties-inspired.
Remember GEM and the Rockers?
I thought so.
- Shearling is spot-on style for the impending Fall/Winter season.
- Shearling is soft, super comfortable, and provides ample warmth during winter months.
Funny how neither of those facts make these Reed Krakoff leather and shearling sandals any more acceptable.
Reed Krakoff developed his creative sensibilities at the helm of Ralph Lauren and Coach, and while most of his eponymous F/W 2010 clothing line is desirable — filled with utilitarian cuts and various textures — these sandals certainly are not.
The black leather sandals alone are chic, but the addition of that shearling front is confusing. It's like the juxtaposition of summer and winter style, and it doesn't really work for me.
So whilst the editors at NAP claim these Reed Krakoff shearling sandals are the "most glamourous way to wear shearling this season" —
I'll stick to my Australia Luxe Collectives and Uggs, thank you.
Reed Krakoff leather and shearling sandals, $950, Net-A-Porter
Since her debut shoe collection in 2006, Danish shoe designer Camilla Skovgaard has built a reputation for fancy footwear that's daring and dramatic. Her use of geometric shapes in cut-out leather sandals and architectural platforms makes her shoes look like they could just as easily find a home in an art gallery as they could in a shoe lover's closet.
Check these Camilla Skovgaard tassel heel suede ankle boots. The bones of the boots themselves are amazing; all that black suede and contrasting leather back finish topping off a round toe and serrated front platform. But the heel? I'm not crazy over anything that looks like long hair on a shoe (remember).
The editors at Net-A-Porter seem to think Camilla Skovgaard's tassel heel ankle boots would transform your look, and I agree —
If the look you're going for is biker-inspired, buy these today.
Camilla Skovgaard tassel heel suede ankle boots, $565, Net-A-Porter