My love-hate relationship with platform shoes

I’m just going to come up and say it. I don’t (particularly) like platform shoes. They are not elegant shoes that make you think: I’d wear that on the red carpet. In fact do you ever see celebrities wearing platform shoes on the red carpet? No!

The platform shoe that made me hate all of the others is none other than the Jeffrey Campbell ‘Litas’. The heel is chunky, the platform is chunky and every blogger and their mum owns them. Their not particularly elegant and when you wear them you look like a giant. In fact I don’t even know how people can lift their feet with such big shoes attached to them.

We all know that fashion is not about comfort but for those who wear platforms their lives are that little bit easier. They’re not actually walking on 12 or 13cm. Be a lady all the way and own up to wearing elegant heels.

Even 69 year old shoe guru, Manolo Blahnik says “I’m suspicious of platforms, they’re the wrong shape for the leg.” So if the king of shoe-making says so himself who are we to disagree?

 

Shoes #1

We all know Carrie loves shoes and it happens that I do too. So every once in a while I’ll be posting pictures of drop dead gorgeous shoes. To share my love for them.

It is a fact well known that Carrie Bradshaw loves her Manolo Blahnik’s and who can blame her? I for one love beyond life itself Sergio Rossi. I always find his shoes to be so feminine and elegant. I tend not to like platform shoes (more on that in another post) and really like any designer that do not or at least very rarely do them. Therefore I give you Sergio Rossi – Oniria

Leather sole, contrasting trim, ankle strap this is music to my ears. Aren’t they just perfect? If you are interested in getting your hands on these beauties you can find them here

Fashion faux pas: Bodycon skirts

When it comes to fashion, one of the things I hate the most is seeing women wearing bodycon skirts. I firmly believe that people who wear these kinds of skirts are taking the easy way out. It is in no way, shape or form a piece of clothing that can be deemed fashionable.

In my opinion I find them vulgar; yes I said it. I see tons of girls and young women wearing them at a bum skimming length. If I wanted to see your ‘derrières’ while on the tube or during my lunch break I’d ask.  I have to admit that I do own ONE bodycon skirt. I bought it a long time ago (I know that is not a valid excuse). I wore it a few times before deciding that really it was not for me and definitely not worth the hype.

I do not understand women who wear them, and if you do please help me to understand. Where is the fun in wearing something so tight and short? And even more important, where is the class? You have to let some things to the imagination ladies.

What is strange is that I don’t mind bodycon dresses. I even think that for clubbing they are the best things to wear. But the skirts just make me cringe. Maybe because of the way people wear it. In any case, bodycon skirts are a no-no in my books. What about you?