Spring / Summer 2012 Footwear
words/images Judith Ecochard
No matter how burnt out we are from NYC livin'-there is nothing like shoes, shoes and more shoes to perk us up-right out of a slump.
Consolidated Shoes has a host of fashion pumps, sandals, wedges, flats, and boots- under its auspices that are all winners----with on target designs and styles galore-at prices that are amazingly affordable.
|Rosalynn-pretty pewter $69|
|Tierra-cork heels snake print $49|
|Starla $39Riprap $69|
|Madeline® Girl Riprap $69|
|stacked funky platforms-limited edition collab with Lori's|
|Collab with Lori's|
Nicole® "take it easy."™ ---is not exactly totally accurate as the Spring 2012 is full of city fashion friendly shoes.
Platforms, heels and flats---made from quality leathers and fabrics put together well-particularly the mixed textures-Nicole footwear is contemporary label that fortunately won't drain a bank account.
|Pout $105 Free Style $99-multi strap braids with cute wedge heel|
bacio 61 Spring/Summer 2012 is evolving into a rather chic collection of trendy sandals and shoes-with inspirations from Italy that translate into upscale chunky heels, and our fav-a perforated leather boot.
|Beaded -delicate and intricate details Cielo $134.99|
POETIC LICENCE London is a fantastical collection of whimsical shoes---with just enough dosages of seriousness to be able to wear these shoes anywhere-work, nights out, fancy parties...
Truthfully-everything is awesome-we were lucky the samples were all in size 7-or we would have wanted to walk out with them all.
Poetic Licence is not really a trend driven line---though clearly-it's footwear that makes the outfit. (Sister brand Irregular Choices is the outfit----)
We get why certain brands get paranoid about being knocked off style-wise...but we cannot imagine any company in some far flung destination even coming close to matching these kickers.
|Girls Best Friend $98|
|Orient Express $99|
|Girl About Town $119|
|The Right Strips $99|
|Cut lucite heels|
|Girl About Town in Black Purple $119|
|All Mixed Up $119-top pick|
|Summer Hoopla $79|
|Hippie Goddess $89|
|Good To Be Bad $149|
|Petal Pusher $129|
|Petal Pusher=genius $129|
|Step Out $129|
|A Preppy Lady $109 Slingback|
Off The Beaten Track are comfy kickers that are taking the spotlight in the style category the past two seasons.
Footbeds offer cushioned support---and the workmanship is exceptional---what impresses us these days ---the designs!
Stacked platform wedges with nice upper color pops----
|Milton Freewater Or $99=beaded details-haute hippy chic|
|Copan $109- Farmington $159-boots all year round|
|Our fav Delhi in Sahara-great with jeans/skirts/shorts|