Saturday, July 30, 2011
Hey Ladies, it’s that time again! Season 9 of Project Runway is off and running! The double dose episodes of seeing those that made the cut and those that made it in catered to my longing for some good fashion and drama. As such its also time to start up with the weekly ‘What Would Project Runway Shoe?” (#WWPRS) where I pair a shoe or two to go with the winning look of the week. SPOILER ALERT! Stop reading if you want to wait and watch the first episode and not spoil the winner of the first challenge here.
The sweet and unassuming Bert Keeter took the win last night with his uber chic dress made from his adorable boxers and t-shirt. He sort of won my heart over with the story of his struggles of losing his friends and partner to AIDS and pulling himself out of alcoholism to return to his passion of design. Aren’t we lucky to have him back in the mix making the world more fashionable? If nothing else, his design in this first challenge proved that.
Now, while like Nina, Heidi and Miss Michael Kors, I adored the dress, I did NOT adore the shoe choice. I think he was going for a nude look to elongate the endless leg of the gorgeous model, however, the yellow heel was a bit of a fail. What I would have gone with was the ‘Ionia’ from Sam Edelman. The truffle color is absolute perfection because it plays to the taupe shades in the dress and also is a neutral that lengthens the line of your leg. Because the hemline is rather short, flats keep the look at a chic and elegant place. For us lovelies that are 5’ 4” and under, you could do a pointed higher heel but that’s really more about your own vertical comfort level. ;) The geometric details that create the modern edge to the garment are well complimented by the pointed toe and stay on ‘point’ with the clean lines of the look.
The sweet gingham checkered print from the boxers also lends itself to be paired with some espadrilles because it just screams summer fun. However, care needs to be given to picking out the right kind of espadrilles because the feel of espadrilles can take you into Frumpville in one quick step. These ‘Ruckus’ from Charles by Charles David have that very clean look and feel while still having those natural and organic fabrics that exude fun in the sun. Color is just as important as style of the espadrille because keeping it in that taupe range will ensure that you’re not detracting from the very cute details of the dress that made it the winner that it is. Espadrilles also let you get away with the higher heel because the natural fibers have a more playful and youthful feel that don’t say you’re turning tricks later down on Sunset Boulevard. The tweed on these ‘Ruckus’ keep you being the proper lady that you are. ;)
See you next week for Episode 2 of “What Would Project Runway Shoe?” (#WWPRS) *hearts*
Posted by The Working Girl's Shoe Closet at 11:18 AM