Friday, February 4, 2011

IRREGULAR CHOICE=FUN FOOTWEAR FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2011

Zohan $154




FFANY
1370 Sixth Ave. NYC







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.

Specialzo $154






































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


INFO Irregular Choice

Available: on MUST HAVE SHOES
Bingo Best $109



Mish And Mash $139