Monday, February 7, 2011
Being the city girl that I am, I take every opportunity to go to my favorite city in the US, New York every chance I can. And this week, tomorrow in fact, is the Lucky Magazine FABB conference which I am over the moon to be attending along with the IFB conference later in the week. And being the shopaholic designer fashion freak that I am, I make a trek to my favorite jewel in the City, Century 21, with hopes to bring home the goods. Today, I was able to make it over in the very nice for New York winter day and spend many hours browsing through all the fabulous Century 21 racks. I also made it down to the shoe department where, OMG, I found these Missoni ‘OM 70’
They were such stunners, I immediately started taking pictures of them. These are the kind of shoes that you love that much more every additional moment you stare at them. It’s like they have a spell that just mesmerizes you. In perfect Missoni style, their trademark use of knit draws your eye to the beauty in the intricate pattern and beautiful craftsmanship of the overall design.
These pumps are nothing short of that. The house of Missoni turns it out with the ‘OM 70’ pumps. The soft threads of nudes, pinks, burgundy, brown, and olive weave together to create a feel like that of grandmother’s softest shawl. The design of the classic almond toe and skyscraper high stiletto heels glam up otherwise traditional, and sometimes frumpy, knitwear to the pinnacle of sophistication.
Measuring 5” high, the stiletto heels include a platform of about 1 ¼”. I swear when I was wearing these I felt the air was cleaner up there! And for being so high still, they were rather comfortable. I didn’t have any pinching or uncomfortable rubbing. My girlfriend, who shares my shoe size, tried them on and agreed they were rather wearable. She is not one to wear skyscraper high heels, so she is really a good indicator. ;)
But plain and simple, Missoni shoes are as gorgeous as their clothing. If you can make it over to the Century 21 by World Trade in Manhattan, there were still a few more pairs in different sizes left. They retailed for $600 and I got these for $250. The ones on Yoox.com are going for $325. Regardless, OMG, they are really just beautiful and truly worth the splurge.
Happy New York Fashion Week Eve!
Posted by The Working Girl's Shoe Closet at 8:57 PM