Kate Goes To Hollywood

It seems there is some Hollywood fever coming for Fall.   My other favorite whimsical designer has movie magic on the brain.

Check out Kate Spade’s rendition of the film strip, in heel form and accessories –

I love the Caddyshack feel to these bags.  

But my favorite is this popcorn holder clutch.  Yep, I’ve found my whimsy for Fall!

All images via WWD

Art Deco A-Go-Go

Who is totally getting excited for the new The Great Gatsby movie?  And who is totally banking on old Hollywood glamour, art deco and decadent flapper style being hot for Fall/Winter 2013?

Is it Charlotte Olympia?  I think it is.

Oh, yes, the Charlotte Olympia Fall line is totally made for the Gatsby-loving lady. The heels are filled with deco design elements:

Lush curves, malachite patterns and opulent jewels, even a nod to the 20’s ladies themselves…

But Charlotte has not forgotten to add in the whimsical touches. It’s all show biz!  I love the “film strip” sandals, the “Walk of Fame” star clutch and, of course, the lighted mirror clutch!

Her other accessories channel the Chrysler building, Clara Bow, and quite literally, Louise Brooks.

What a collection!  Now we just need a fabulous supper club to whisk off to and a champagne fountain!

Images via WWD. 

Wedding Bell Shoes

I’ve been speaking with a lovely bride-to-be about what to splurge on for her wedding.

Besides the event items – for us it was good drinks, food and a live band – there are the items for you the bride.

Back when I got married, I had actually never thought I would get married, so I didn’t have a ton of ideas or preferences.  I was probably so un-opinionated that I was annoying to my vendors.  The dress I got was okay, I did my own make-up, I should have gone with a different hairstyle.

And I didn’t really get very special shoes.

If I were to do it again, or if we were to do a vow renewal, I would have more of a theme to tie the day together, I’d wear a completely different style of dress and I’d probably get a really bright pair of shoes.

I love the idea of a fluffy white dress with a pop of colorful shoes.  The green ones above are great but I love the traditional “blue” shades too.  These beauties are all from BHLDN

I also think a pair of glittery heels would be fun too, especially in a great color.  Miu Miu, does the best, of course.

If we had to plan a wedding re-do right now, I’d find a 1950s dress and pair it with my silver Miu Miu pumps and sparkle down the aisle. 

Maybe I do need a vow renewal!

Hop To It

I am totally smitten with these Minna Parikka Pfeiffer heels.

They are show girl sexy with a bit of flirty thrown in.  Leopard print, curvy silhouette and heel, perky bunny ears.  They’re just delightful and on sale!

These adorable heels also come in fuchsia as well as a platform version in black, grey and lilac.

Can’t you just see these saucing up a pencil skirt??? I. Love. Them.

Clear Options

Hello! Happy New Year!

 It’s great to get back after the holidays and see the new Spring 2013 shoes starting to pop up here and there.

I was reminiscing about the Louboutin Un Bout plexi heels from this past summer.    I’m still a bit sad to have missed out on these beauties.

 But it was good to see the style isn’t going away.  Clear shoes and bright colors are going to be around again.  
Manolo Blahnik has the point toe Pacha pump in pink and silver for $645.  And I love this color pink too. 

And Gianvito Rossi has a plexi and suede version in a great cobalt blue for $625.  Another yummy color.

I’ve seen tons of perspex heels out there as well.  Looks like illusion is going to be big for 2013.