Acrobats of God f/w 10

A little while ago I posted about the elastic-fest that was the debut collection from Acrobats of God. Well, this is their second season and I think it is even better than the first.

Chanel Light Bulb Heels

On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. The novelty of novelty footwear will never wear off. On.


Miu Miu s/s 10 Shoes

Love these over-the-top sickly sweet shoes from Miu Miu. The patterns on these shoes are broken up into clear and interesting blocks and juxtaposed with more serious colours. The brand always has an amazing contrast of cuteness done in a very mature way. The illustrations - which have a similar vibe - are by Kris of KRISATOMIC which is a great fashion/illustration blog.


Acne Boots

Acne does some great shoes but their boots really take it up a notch including the brilliant "atacoma" (top) which was sold out before it was invented.

Kris Van Assche s/s 10 Womens Shoes

I've posted allot about how much I love the talents of Kris Van Assche and his menswear but here is an example of his womens footwear which shows many of the same characteristics. I'm always intrigued by how the same trend can be translated to mens and womens footwear and what is characterised as masculine and femenine.


Nike Air Zoom Toki TZ

I'm giving Nike allot of attention lately. These Nike Air Zoom Toki's are just too cute to pass by though. It's cool how the quarters are sewn on top of the back as well as the front.


Lanvin Leather & Rope Sandals

I liked these because shoes are rarely purposefully messy-looking.


Alexander Wang s/s 10 Feline Footwear

I have posted about Alexander Wangs s/s 10 shoes, but not about these little critters. Wang's super powers are shown in his ability to combine 3 different cat prints on the one shoe without making it look like trash. This, I believe, is achieved by using really good quality authentic looking prints on shoes whose shape is already interesting besides the print. I also love the way the front of the court shoe in the second picture comes up a little higher than we're used to. Meow.



I received an email saying "I hope you enjoy the Graziano Mazza design for Premiata." Well yes, thank you, yes I do. It is a nice collection of simple clothing and footwear that is very classy indeed (and beautifully photographed I might add.) See more HERE.

Maison Martin Margiela Half Covered Heel Boots

Doing things by halves. Not always a bad thing.


My New Shoes - Nike Navaro Low

Today I went on a mission to find some new sneakers. Turns out, as much as I love them, I find them hard to wear (dressing like an old man makes me rather un-street.) No colours. Even white is hard for me to pull off! But after ALLOT of searching, and after professing my love of a contrast rand in an earlier post, I finally decided on these lovelies. Very Very Very VERY happy. ♥


COMME des GARCONS x Nike Dunk High

Most of the sneakerheads on Hypebeast HATED these but I LOVE them. A lot.


Chelsea Boots

A good mod-style, cuban heeled, chelsea boot is a beautiful thing, and these are some fine examples from Yves Saint Laurent (big image), Acne (bottom left), & Dior Homme (bottom right.)


Tim Hamilton f/w 10 Boots

Tim Hamilton showed some great boots. I love the combination of lace holes and a zip, and the very interesting take on a painted shoe that is more about texture than colour.


Nike Air Royalty Macarons Pack

These made me want to eat macarons more than buy the shoes, but I love the way that most of the details on the shoes have been raised or embossed rather than stitched on. Delicious.

YSL f/w 10 Shoes

Mohawks! This trend of fur on shoes that has been so prevalent in the f/w 2010 shows is pretty crazy, but this is probably one of the strongest uses of it so far.


I think I stepped in something

London-based-fine artist and designer, INSA, was one of six artists asked by Tate Britain gallery to create a response to a recent exhibit by artist Chris Ofili (New Yorker may remember him from his paintings, “The Holy Virgin Mary,” which used elephant dung as a material and which then mayor Rudy Guiliani tried to have banned from a Brooklyn Museum exhibit). INSA responded with the 10-inch (!!) elephant-dung heels featured here. According to the press release, “INSA retraced the footsteps Chris Ofili made over 15 years ago and sourced dung from the same family of elephants that produced the dung used in Chris’s infamous paintings of the nineties.” Shiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

Krizia f/w 10 Booties

via elle
I'm really into this look of strong contrast trims of late. Especially in nude & black.


3.1 Phillip Lim f/w 10 Mens Shoes

via gq.com
The 3.1 Phillip Lim footwear seemed to incorporate allot of the shoe trends going around today into one collection which I think would normally make the overall look a bit washy but here it seems to work. Bondage straps & buckles, two-tone colourways, fringing ,crepe soles, and an interesting use of fur all seem to be getting allong quite well.


YMC Monk Strap Desert Boots

It's like two of the coolest shoes had a baby and it's better looking than the parents.