WELL..looking at shoes all the live long day---is not a bad way to pass the time.
Especially when we know that stopping into a certain showroom in midtown...will serve up some eye candy for the feet.
Madeline is a value proposition with style...nothing we saw for Spring/Summer 2011 crosses the $65 mark with most in the $39-$49 range.
And all we kept thinking was "cute, cute, cute."
A tad above the Payless proposition but we liked this vegan line for it's suave use of materials that look a lot more expensive the DNA of it all.
Styles that are spot on for the season too.
Feminine slingbacks and pumps...(no those heels will not snap off)
|Nice cut out pattern...BEAL in Light Pewter New Bone|
|MAIRIN chic ruffles in neutrals and bold Fushia|
|Animal print lining in GILDA=FUN patents|
|AARON pretty embellishments for Boho chic---contrast textures add a bot of sophistication to a 70's vibe.|
|Slide onto ANGELICA with Fabric uppers in 6 colors.|
|Beyond the REALM---all of $65|
|THE DETAILS ROsette cut-outs...the STACIE wedge|
|Metal Studs (ADALIA) and Chain metal straps=nice|
|ADDY...in black and metallics|
Ship Dates start late January on http://www.musthaveshoes.com
NICOLE is chic...really---footwear made from soft leathers and natural materials...priced in the sweet spot of contemporary shoes....low to mid 100's, typically.
Oversized wedges with a mix of uppers...closed toe leathers, multi-straps with nice stones...
...the leathers, btw--- are buttery soft...and the footbed is spongy...walk worthy.
|ARTISTIC ---well that works! $145|
|Stylish enough for work, a fav AMBLE $99|
|Casual rope wedge with nice leather multi-ankle strap upper WASPY $109|
The EAGER flat lace-ups with oxford punch-outs ($119)...a nod to menswear and spot on trendwise, for all the minimalist styles we saw all over some runways...
Denim boot shorty is we think---destined for greatness. A versatile footy...ASSERTIVE $150
Our go to heel for day to night are chic flats with a bit of heel when we have to walk everywhere...and for more height and style --- a chunky solid one---we think both more graceful than a wedge. On us, anyway.
Nicole has some offerings that are lookers---especially the samples with embellishments---quality not the junk we see aimed at tweeners. Fringes are subtle, not dated, stones are polished and real... perfect with summery frocks, jeans or shorts---cutoffs or the more tailored ones that have gone mainstream, finally--- after three years on the runway.
|The multi-tasker...CURIOUS $135|
|HONORED $115 and DARING $105|
|DAPPER-premium leather fringes $105|
|Reptile textures...always "IN"|
Urban fashion for the feet with a take it easy™ motto...
Styles start to ship now---and then in waves through Spring 2011.