I'm on a quest to help every working girl find stylish shoes to maximize fashion & practicality. This is an easy reference site to help find fashionable shoes that are still professional, comfortable & practical. While I love my Manolos, most of us can only splurge once in a while so I also promote affordability.
If you’re new to my blog, well, first of all, WELCOME and Hello! Secondly, I came up with a weekly Friday post that I've titled 'What Would Project Runway Shoe?" (#WWPRS) where I suggest a shoe to go with the winning look of the week. Episode 6, ‘You Can Totally Wear That Again’, is the challenge where the designers have to repurpose real women’s past bridesmaids dresses into something they would actually wear again AND are runway worthy.Spoiler Alert!! Stop reading if you want to wait to watch last night's episode first. ;)
Wow, wow, wow. The claws are not holding back this week.And while the challenge was about bridesmaids dresses, it was the designers that were the designer-zillas attacking Michael C. all throughout the challenge. A well deserved congratulations to Michael C for his micro-mini dress look.See the design here: (http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/season-8/designer-portfolios). Mondo’s pink mod-esque dress was also really a deserving top contender.I think if he changes how he styles his great designs, sans Pebbles/Snooki hairdo’s, he may win one very soon.Sadly, we had to say farewell to our darling Peach and while I will miss her sweet Southern demeanor, I’m not gonna miss her goiter ruffle designs. ;)
Michael C. paired the winning look with a classic black pump.I do agree that you need to keep the shoe “clean” because you have a lot going on with dress, albeit micro-mini.However, since all the judges commented that the skirt was so short, even though Cynthia Rowley said it was done in a way that made it look tasteful, choosing pumps emphasized that more.I’m not saying it looks bad, but you can balance that with a different choice. With a micro-mini, you’re not looking for demur if you know what I mean.But you also don’t to look like Hookerville’s newest resident. ;)
My pick for the dress is the hottest trend that started last winter, an over-the-knee (#OTK) boot by Report called the ‘Kenly’.Part of me was drawn to it simply because of the name referencing of Project Runway’s past seasons’ designer!BUT, it truly does compliment the dress well.It’s very simple in terms of design.The silhouette has very clean lines that don’t distract the eye from the details of the dress.The boot has a 4 ½” heel with a concealed 1” platform.Adding that height with the length/height of the thigh high boot, you still get that elongating leg effect that micro-mini’s are intended to do…but you won’t be as cold! ;)Clearly, you’re still looking sexy but not trashy.