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Words/Images Judith Ecochard
Between this footwear trade show that's scattered around Manhattan (showrooms, the Hilton/Warwick hotels...)---and Outdoor Retailer in SLC---we saw a whole lotta footwear for Fall 2011 that falls into the realm of functional fashion.
With fashion labels adopting lug soles for grip purposes, waterproof tech fabrics, less sculptural heels-more walker friendly, and many hiker/work boot interpretations or late 70's profiles (to segway up with the RTW lovefest of YSL and all things 90's minimalism)...
|Susie Spruce $174|
Or performance brands adding bold color pops, feminine details, and narrower lasts for more stylish outdoor looks.
What is missing, we thought---as we wear our waterproof kickers again---because this winter is ridiculously snowy/slushy....
WAS THE FUN in footwear.
|Fabric Footwork $154|
That makes a gal's legs look long and slim, that perks up any outfit, that just puts on smile on...that HAS PERSONALITY.
|Cant Touch This $129|
|LOVE--need a clear rubber outsole to protect|
Irregular Choice has Spring 2011 for sale NOW---and we so wish the weather would cooperate because we are sick of dressing for the elements and not the occasions---which in the Big Apple can skew dressy.
Accessories too...share the hodgepodge, madcap DNA...with mixed fabrics, flowers in bloom, craft-sy trims etc.
|A clutch in bloom.|
Well made by the company's exclusive factory (as we reported in our last review)
We got a reminder that fairer days are ahead.
|Eat Me Whole $189 Fun sandal/cuffed bootie hybrid|
|Rasberry Ripples $129|
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|Bingo Best $109|
|Mish And Mash $139|