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Wednesday’s Shoe

I’ve never worn high heels and can’t get used to essentially wobbling around on the balls of my feet.  But Effie runs around in them full-time, and I’m determined that if she can do it, so can I.”  Throughout The Hunger Games, Effie Trinket is always running around, making plans and sticking to schedules in her various pairs of high heels.  Costume designer Judianna Makovsky picked out some great selections for Effie’s onscreen presence, including these futuristic “Gold Faithful” peep-toe stiletto booties by Alexander McQueen, who served as one of Makovsky’s fashion inspirations for the film.  Originally priced around $1,200 (yikes – no wonder they’re meant for the opulent and indulgent people of the Capitol), they are now available on several online outlets for a lower price.

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Wednesday’s Shoe

This “Wednesday’s Shoe” is appropriately emerald green, in honor of the Emerald Isle!  This St. Patrick’s Day, you can look like one classy colleen in these babies!  Made by Christian Louboutin (if you hadn’t already figured that out by the red sole) these beautiful shoes are called “Volpi 150” heels.  They are made of satin and have crisscrossed fabric that creates a peep-toe.  Originally $700, you can find them at several online outlets for around $150-$170.  If you don’t want to invest in these kind of shoes for St. Patty’s Day, you can order some adorable shamrock chocolate heels instead!


Look-of-the-Day

There was a Valentine’s Day marathon of rom-coms running on every channel over the weekend (except probably SPIKE), and we caught this Sandra Bullock hit, The Proposal, last night.  Bullock plays a hard-as-nails New York book editor named Margaret Tate, and her assistant, Andrew, is played by the adorable Ryan Reynolds in this 2009 movie.  Margaret blackmails her poor secretary into marrying her, so she is not deported back to her native Canada.  Bullock wears this impeccably tailored black-pinstriped skirted suit and a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps while she announces the big wedding news to her bosses, and… Andrew!  He’s as surprised as they are, and forces his wicked employer to propose to him properly after leaving their meeting (pictured, below).  Costume designer Catherine Marie Thomas stated, “I was inspired to do this very structured ’40s silhouette because Margaret’s very uptight and regimented, and Sandy was thrilled.  So our departure point was the silhouette of the ’40s, as worn by Katharine Hepburn and Rosalind Russell.  Sandy’s got great legs so you can do a pencil skirt up to the knee, but we purposely made them longer so that she would be more nipped in and would have to alter the way she walked.”  The uptight Margaret Tate is about to meet her match in Andrew, who’s finally had enough of her crap, but the two start to realize there’s more to one another than they originally thought…


Wednesday’s Shoe

Looking for a way to dress up your little black dress for a holiday party?  Well these candy cane striped peep-toe pumps are certainly a fun accessory for the season without going over the top!  They have a 4 inch heel and can be purchased at SusansShoes.com.  They cost $34.00 and come in sizes 6 to 10.  We like to think Mrs. Claus wears these to cheer Santa up after a long night of work on December 24th!


Look-of-the-Day

This Halloween trio has a special connection to today’s holiday; Mean Girls was probably the first medium to point out how skimpy Halloween costumes have become for girls these days.  Rachel McAdams, as Regina George, is a sexy bunny, Lacey Chabert, as Gretchen Wieners, is a sexy kitten, and Amanda Seyfried, as Karen Smith, is a sexy… mouse?  DUH!  The costume designer, Mary Jane Fort, did a fantastic job outfitting the girls throughout the film and their Halloween gear was no different.  Fort purposely stated that she wanted the girls’ outfits to look like real high school clothing that teenage girls would put together themselves.  These high school seniors are certainly the hottest group of cuddly animals we’ve ever seen!  (Although if they were our own daughters, it wouldn’t be as cute…)  The girls complement one another in matching silver glitter, black pleather, stiletto boots, and fun animal ears.  This look will always be memorable though for its matching movie quote!  Happy Halloween!


Wednesday’s Shoe

Now these are the ultimate “skinny” stilettos, because they’re nothing but bones!  Want a Halloween-themed heel that’s also stylish and positively bone-chilling?  Then these skeletal sensations from Sears are sure to rock your world!  Priced at $44, they’re also available at several online stores that sell them for a few dollars less; Meijer offers them at $31.99, and Spirit Halloween at $39.99.  And don’t hesitate to match your partner-in-costume this year, Sears also offers the men’s oxford version!


Wednesday’s Shoe


This “Wednesday’s Shoe” was created by shoe connoisseur Brian Atwood.  These baby pink satin Maniac stilettos are from his Fall/Winter 2011 Collection.  We nailed a hattrick with these babies today, being featured in our “Look-of-the-Day,” our shoe-of-the-day, and they are pink for “Pink Wednesday!”  Below you can see Eva Longoria looking anything but a maniac in Atwood’s perfect complement to her dress by pal Victoria Beckham.