A Refresher on Statement Shoes
This weekend gaggles of women and their gays clamoured into poorly ventilated theatres to watch the shenanigans of the fabulous foursome of Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte. Even as a fan of the original series, I must say that SATC2 was low on substance, enjoyable enough but definitely charged with high-style. It’s a must-see for all fashionistahs because of the amazing clothes and shoes.
Admittedly, I was giving many women the ‘Manhattan Onceover’ not to be mean but to fully appreciate their fashion choice from head to toe. To my utter disappointment, there were very few Statement Shoes in attendance. I was totally prepared to stop a random to squeal, ”your shoes are sooo cuuuute!” I believe compliments were meant to be shared. And vice versa, nasty thoughts should be buried deep in the backyard beside your first pet hamster.
Lovely shoes are the ultimate finishing touch. With great shoes on, you are more likely to sash-ay chantay down the sidewalk and turn the corner with a fierce stomp and swagger. Very Naomi Campbell or RuPaul. For me this summer, I choose caramel leather gladiator t-straps with a high wooden heel. My friend G appeared in her boho fashionistah chiffon maxi with similar black and blush pink leather stiletto gladiators. We were on a mind-path.
Another interesting option is to explore the wovens such as the birdcage bootie, a hybrid of the classic weave in the form of a peeptoe boot. Have you ever thought of purchasing sandals with cutouts reminiscent of laticework? They look so pretty in metallic leathers (silver or gold) which is delicious with a tan. If all else fails, pop your look with a mega-watt bright colour.
If you are in search of an in-depth dissertation on what makes a statement shoe, please take a refresher by reading Statement Shoes: The Medium Is The Message.