Thursday, August 6, 2009
BOURNE: SEXY GLAM, AFFORDABLE SHOES/SANDALS S/S2010
NEW YORK SHOE EXPO: FFANY
MILLENIUM BROADWAY, NYC
August 5th 2010
Words, Images Judith Ecochard
The English are rightly acclaimed for several ‘things’ ---Wimbledon, the Beatles, a proper cup of tea… and fabulous fashion like the Topshop and kickers from the likes of Jimmy Choo helmed the British gal, Tamara Mellon.
We’d like to add Bourne into the mix as this bridge priced ($200-$255) that we got our eyeballs on yesterday are exceptional in quality of material and finish.
Pearlized leathers, metallic shine, water snake skins, bold gems, Swarovski crystals, oversized chiffon net flowers and rosettes, embedded sculptural heels, polka dots, mixed textures, and braided straps are the dramatic details that spelled opulence.
Flats, strappy sandals, peep toes, spiked heels, and platform stacked heels were some of the favored silhouettes.
Our fav: the sparkling pink satin sandals with Swarovski laden heels…and a crystal trim, oversized bow mimosa yellow sandal with matching clutch….well made too.
There’s a bridal line in white (of course)--- with crystal embellishments.
…and matching bags.
Retailers really loved the flat sandals with multi leather straps punched up with colored gemstones…in metallics and water snake…that can be legally sold in California. There is a nod to the always popular animal prints in a platform wedge.
These are outfit making ped coverings…with the right amount of bling that we feel reflects fashion’s turn toward the bold and the beautiful.
February shipments…but the snazzy suede over the knee boots ($300) are set to hit in a few weeks.
RETAIL: We found them online at Nordstom’s and Zappos