Creativity doesn’t need to be crafted out from a white paper, inspiration can come from an existing object and giving it an entire new meaning that nobody has ever thought of, simply by adding one or two twist. And if the result is amazingly stunning, then it deserves at least a standing ovation.
As for the Bottega Veneta Suede pumps, there’s much more to see than what our eyes can tell. Single colored in black and the subtle suede finishing gives a modern woman the feminine look that she needs to refined her elegance. Wear these pumps at work and match them with a delightful skirt. Just know that it’s not your fault if your taste in fashion starts to distract men, though the sculpted details on the heels gives you a ‘red bull’ kind-of-boost in confidence, which makes you walk differently. And I love the fold up detailing on the back, it’s that little twist that makes it entirely original. At Bottega Veneta for $520.
The French Revolution banished the “Louis heel,” although other European nobility continued wearing them, including the English. But red shoes would resurface again — in culture as well as in vogue. Hans Christian Andersen employed the red shoe as a symbol of wealth and vanity in his morality fairytale The Red Shoes. Clearly, he shared the French Revolutionaries’ distrust of red footwear. Fashion illustrations from the 1920s and ’30s, however, portray rouge heels not as symbols of class oppression and power, but of pleasure and coquetry. A drawing from a 1920 catalog at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s archives in New York reveals a slim, elegant woman in a fur-trimmed coat and cloche hat sporting cute black shoes with red heels. The surrealist designer Elsa Schiaparelli’s famous “shoe” hat — an upside-down shoe worn on the head — had a shocking-pink heel.The 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz swapped Dorothy’s silver shoes at the publication for ruby slippers, which had red soles. Dorothy’s slippers not just conveyed magic and whimsy, they gave her assurance and stated something about the transformative power of vogue — or of a specific accessory or garment.