Saturday, December 24, 2011

MUST HAVE SHOES= NICOLE, MADELINE, BACIO 61, POETIC LICENCE, OTBT

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