Okay – these are just so crazy, it had to be blogged. First it was the Marc Jacob’s backward heel, now we bring you the heeless heel from designer Antonio Berardi. They are rapidly becoming hot with celebrities, as Victoria Beckham, Uma Thurman and Gwyneth Paltrow have all allegedly scooped up pairs. They run $3,600 a pair. OMG!
The designer claims that it isn’t as easy as it looks to topple backwards in these but you do need to be careful. Obviously, you need to step on the balls of your feet, as opposed to the heel. Berardi claims “When you walk, it is almost on tiptoe. You look really dainty.” Errr…or really idiotic…partly because of the shoe and partly for spending $3,600 on them!
According to ShoeHunting.com:
The idea of the heeless shoe is not new, and if you’re looking to try this trend, check out United Nude’s collection. United Nude has a whole line of “heeless” shoes that look a little more supportive, and won’t set you back four grand.
So what do we all think about these heeless heels? Would you try them?
Antonio Berardi’s Heeless Heel
Marc Jacobs Backwards Heel
Victoria Beckham attends a preview of the dVb Collection at Holt Renfrew on Bloor Street yesterday in Toronto, Canada. She showed off her Victoria Beckham denim and eyewear collections and signed autographs for fans. Can she just once, ONCE, smile? In the last photo, there’s a bit of a smirk, but just once it would be great to see a big toothy grin out of Posh.
Okay, so by now we hope everyone has filed their taxes nice and early. And now we are all awaiting that nice fat refund check, right? Thanks to Mr. Bush’s economic stimulus plan, we can’t wait for that check too – and we will spend it on stimulating our denim wardrobe! How’s that for helping out the retail sector?!
Here are some items on our list:
Rock & Republic Low Rise Bootcut Strutter Jeans. We love the high pocket placement on these and flap pockets are the best for girls who need a little boost in the booty department!
True Religion Val Skirt in Dusty Road. This super soft, super sexy skirt is high on our list of must-haves for the spring!
Kasil Skylar Skinny Jeans in Baltic Blue. Kasil’s denim is very underrated – we love their snug fit and these are next on our list – a new pair of skinnies!
For our guy:
DIESEL ‘ZAF 72J’ Regular Slim Fit Flared Leg Jeans. The flared fit of these Diesels is great – and we must get a pair!
Rock & Republic Floyd Jeans in Oxycotin Wash. Nothing hotter than a guy in a pair of Rocks. ‘Nuff said.
7 for All Mankind Straight Leg Mercer Jeans. You can’t miss with a classic pair of 7’s.
Last week, the Chicago Sun Times caught up with Victoria Beckham to get her take on fashion, her favorite things and bringing her family to the States. Check it out!
Q. Why did you decide to launch a denim line?
A. I’ve always collected denim and I could never find a pair of jeans that fit me particularly well. As a woman you want something that fits relatively tight on the leg but big enough on the waist. These are incredibly simple and basic — you can wear them with flip-flops or heels.
Q. What about sunglasses?
A. I love sunglasses. If you have the right pair of sunglasses, you can make even the simplest outfit look very cool. I wear them all the time. But it’s mostly because I’m up all night with my children, and they can hide a multitude of sins.
Q. Do you have any favorite items in the line?
A. I like all the big sunglasses. My favorites at the moment are the red aviators. In the jeans, my favorite is the skinny flare — it’s skinny on the leg and then it juts out into a big flare. For me it’s a very progressive style.
Q. What can people expect at the autograph signing?
A. I’m just hoping to meet as many of my fans as I can. I will be there for as long as it takes to sign everything.
Q. What’s playing on your iPod?
A. A better question is what’s NOT playing on my iPod. Cruz [Beckham’s 2-year-old son] has hid my iPod and I can’t find it. But normally Mary J. Blige, Keyshia Cole and old Madonna from “The Immaculate Collection.”
Q. Do you have a favorite TV show?
A. “Project Runway” [Beckham just served as a guest judge for the finale] — because it shows people how hard you have to work to be a designer. Also: “Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton,” a Sundance Channel documentary.
Q. What do you think about Chicago?
A. From what I understand, Chicago is a very fashion-conscious place. I also hear it’s very cold.
Q. Have you read anything good lately?
A. I’m not reading anything right now because I’m so busy with the Spice Girls. Normally I’d go see a lot of the shows during Fashion Week, so now I’m on the Internet on style.com a lot checking them out.
Q. How do you compare living in the United States to England?
A. I love America. Myself and David have always said we love how patriotic people are here. It’s a great place to bring up children, and I can’t see us leaving at any point in the near future. It’s our home now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I have a very European sense of style because that’s where I’m from. My style is relatively simple. When I was designing my denim I wanted jeans that were simple but flattering and a great shape, something that makes a woman look and feel great. A lot of the things I wear are very timeless. I wouldn’t say I’m fashionable. I don’t care if something’s fashionable. If it looks good that’s good enough for me. It’s not always about spending lots of money. You can mix and match things up.
Q: The price point on your dVb jeans is fairly high. Tell me about that.
A: Lots of jeans are that price point. We’re not way above everybody else. The more expensive dVb jeans are the ones with embellishment on the back, the crystals and the handwork. We use the best-quality Japanese denim. These vintage jeans are all hand-finished. [Interrupting herself as son Romeo thrusts a picture of a snowman on her lap] — Thank you, sweetheart, that’s gorgeous! — When you’re doing something of a certain quality it costs more so you have to charge more.