Sunday, 8 November 2009

Three shoe lessons learned at AXDW

LESSON 1

Girls, you are more than welcome to choose Zara over some other fancy designer label, that costs an arm and a leg. After all, we are not all pop stars with wardrobes full of Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and YSL, right?

But please, do remember to peel off the red "alarm system" sticker all Zara shoes bear. It's not pretty and it's definitely not supposed to stay at the bottom of your new shoes.

My friend Angela - who is not shortsighted like me and is really good with details - actually
spotted one of those stickers on the sole of a model's shoe on the actual runway. The horror!

LESSON 2

We all get that warm fuzzy feeling in our hearts when we discover something we just bought is an exact match for something else already in our wardrobes. We let ourselves get silly-happy for a moment and then we resist the urge to wear them together just to prove they match. That's what I do, at least.

And let us not deal with the red plaid pants issue now. No need, right?

LESSON 3

Actually, the orange mary-janes above (spotted right after the Andy The Ahn show) are a great example of cute, edgy and fun shoes a young woman can wear at fashion week. And further more, what an inspired combination the teal tights are!

I was very pleased to see that example.

But apparently so was the wearer herself, as she wore the exact same combo five days later, on Wednesday November 4th, at the Tassos Vrettos "Athens: City and Cinema" photography exhibition opening party (my twitpic from that evening) at the Benaki Museum.

I'm neither condemning nor condoning it. I just happened to be there to document it. As a matter of fact, I'm guilty of doing the exact same thing with my grey peep-toe booties and black tights. But I got away with it, as no-one took a picture of me on both days... Did they?

See more shoes from AXDW chez Alecca Rox here and here.

16 comments:

Alecca Rox said...

merci for the link, enjoyed this post and omg, ur such a little spy:)

*the palid with plaid image, cannot decide if I like or dislike. it's very photogenic I must say!

stella said...

lol. πολυ αστειο ποστ. και σωστό μαζι! το συμπερασμα παντως ειναι οτι η αθηνα ειναι πολυ μικρη πολη τελικα!!

meraldia said...

Xa xa xa xa, poly asteio post, pragmatika to apolausa!!!

_nina_malvada_ said...

huhuh..poso maresoun aftes i kakioules...

(to stick tou zara ine to pio sixno "la8os" pou kanoun i ginekes simera..)

efi said...

xaxaxxa, epos! eidika to prwto lesson. parathrw ki egw ayta ta aytokolhtakia (opws epishs kai an exoun kopsei aytes tis makries etiketes,me th syn8esh tou rouxou kai tis odhgies plysimatos pou exoun ola ta inditex rouxa, apo ta panwforia tous! :P)

NINE said...

haha why shouldn't you? xo

mika said...

xaxxaa kaloooo!

Thalia said...

hahahha! i loved that post!!! girl u are so right!!!! i ve noticed the alarm stickers my self and i was horrified!!! i mean god is in the details!!!!!!!!!!! no?

penny said...

haha! nice post!although i ve been found guilty of the third crime lots of times!

ps)i ve missed your outfit posts!and i saw a very nice picture of you in alecca rox!please show us full outfit!!

marb said...

to pantelonaki me brogues 8atan gamato..emena maresei..ta xrwmatista kalson pali oxi..

lopi said...

Να αναφέρω ότι η κυρία με το καρώ παντελονάκι ήταν στα δεύτερα -άντα, γεγονός που κάνει σημαντικά δυσκολότερη την προσπάθειά της να φορέσει με επιτυχία ένα ύφασμα που έχει συνδεθεί άρρηκτα 1) με τις σχολικές φούστες 10χρονων 2) με την εφηβική οργή του punk. Και μην μου πείτε ότι το κάνει με ειρωνική διάθεση (στην οποία περίπτωση θα το συγχωρούσα) δυσκολεύομαι να το πιστέψω, όσο καλή διάθεση κι αν δείξω.

@marb Πράγματι, με brogues θα ήταν πολύ καλύτερο, γιατί θα υπήρχε η προαναφερθείσα ειρωνική διάθεση μέσα από την αντίθεση του punk υφασματος και του χαρτογιακάδικου παπουτσιού.

_nina_malvada_ said...

ta tees ine klemena apto boy..huhuhu...
boro na po oti exi mia akreta megali silogi...

daisychain said...

Oh man, this post is epic.

Mairyliscious said...

akoma gelaw!

ambika said...

Oh my gosh, dying for those mary janes. & I feel you on the matching thing--I have a hard time resisting pairing all my bright yellows but it really is best to refrain!

sugahspank! said...

aaaaxxxxx!!! exw luthei sto gelio! eisai thea!!!!! theiko!!