Saturday, December 24, 2011


Sixth Avenue- FFANY

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
Beginning our preview--- Madeline® and Madeline® Girl-are value priced bargains----cute cute cute...on trend pumps, wedges, peep toe patents....and nice fusions of printed fabrics, vinyl/faux leather/suede- and natural fiber materials-including feminine floral, snake and animal prints.

Tierra-cork heels snake print $49

Jazzlyn $49

Razia $69

Rella $69

Starla $39Riprap $69

Madeline® Girl Riprap $69

stacked funky platforms-limited edition collab with Lori's

Collab with Lori's

Fizz $79

Dimple $69

Twiggy $69

Shake $69

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.

Relish $135

Lance $105

Gusty $119

Glowing $99

Ponder $89

Petals $89

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.

Bozzolo $134.99

Beaded -delicate and intricate details Cielo $134.99

Trono $159

Polpo $124.99

Betulla $134.99

Palpare $299.99

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----)

The workmanship is stellar---and the prices really cannot be matched given the materials, and hand details...

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

Giggly $119

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!

Shoshone $135

Ladonia $125

Brookfield $125

Birmingham $125

Stacked platform wedges with nice upper color pops----

Milton Freewater Or $99=beaded details-haute hippy chic

Tazewell $109

Boone $125

Sparks $125

Copan $109- Farmington $159-boots all year round
Top picks ----
Delhi $135

Springfield $99

Our fav Delhi in Sahara-great with jeans/skirts/shorts