Saturday, April 25, 2009

Building a Shoe Wardrobe: Part 2 The Ballet Flat

Anybody who knows me, knows how I adore a high heel. I can’t get enough of them. I used to wear them regardless of circumstances, even when my feet ached and I could barely walk. Now that I’ve gotten a little older and have a toddler, I gladly embrace stylish flats, and they have a very important part in any woman’s wardrobe. I encourage you to wear flats when appropriate—don’t end up in sneakers in desperation because you had to toss the heels. Rather feel free to wear stylish flats.
I would suggest investing in some well-made flats in neutral colors: black, browns, cream and even metallics, which I consider a neutral. From there you can branch out into vibrant colors with embellishments. But it’s always nice to know you have a basic black flat to pull out when you need it! If you’ve never tried Lanvin ballet flats, you simply must! Bridget Assil of Madison in Beverly Hills raved about Lanvin flats, and since I bought a pair from her, I have lived in them! They are the most comfortable flats I’ve ever worn! In my choices, I also included the Cole Haan Air Bria flat. I absolutely love them. They manage to combine the look of a ballet flat with a more athletic feel and the comfort of a sneaker! I’m ordering myself a pair!
Here are a few choices that I think would be a great addition to your wardrobe! Stay tuned for our next installment!

designers worst nightmare

The subjects of what kind of person buys counterfeit bags and what buying counterfeit says about a person have, admittedly, been discussed to death. On my blog and in other places, both the fake haters and the fake lovers have very, very strong opinions. People in this debate seem to get offended quickly and take the choices of the other side personally. Fake buyers think that real buyers are fashion-industry dupes; real buyers think that fake buyers are cheapskates that want everyone to think they’re rich.

The issue of counterfeiting is rife with the problems of legality, intellectual property, socioeconomics, and conspicuous consumption. Handbags are obviously only a part of the overall authenticity question, but when Louis Vuitton can increase earnings even in a global recession, they might be a part worth considering with increased seriousness.

What do you think?