I refuse to be a victim, I refuse to be a victim, I refuse to be…
The fashion of shoes is changing a little slower than with clothes. Why do I say so? I’ve noticed that for the last several years the idea of a “sexy shoe” didn’t change so much. Of course, the models and the colors change every season, there are different styles, every designer is trying to promote his vision, but what’s widely spread and considered to be sexy and trendy is similar. Here’s what I’m talking about in my amateur sketch:
Look at these two ankle strap shoes. The accent of the “Now” one is on the ankle part, it lifts all the shoe up and looks sexier. I suppose the majority would prefer this one when they see both on the feet of a real person (without even realizing why). The reason is that in the last few years it was a huge trend all the ankle sandals, boots, and everything which is close to the ankle or on the front part of the foot. See these for instance:
Dior 2008 Fall RTW
John Galliano 2009 Fall RTW
Hermes 2010 Spring RTW
Sergio Rossi 2011 Spring RTW
Donna Karan 2012 Spring RTW
Of course, these are all very different, but if you look closer, you will realize that the accent in all of these shoes is on the ankle part or around it. The toe part is usually very minimal especially the last two years.
Now here’s my statement! I’ve decided to be against this! I found my old shoes with the thin straps on the top and a massive one on the toe part, they even have square toes and wide square heel which is not even straight, but becoming wider as it goes down – everything anti-fashion! I found the right outfit for them and I made a walk like that in Paris. Guess what! All the women were looking at my feet as if it was some new trend. I guess the most shocking was the duck toes. I followed the sight of a girl who first looked at my outfit, then followed down to the shoes and just when she thought it’s over and was about to look aside, she gazed at my shoes for a second time. I’m sure she was very curious where I bought them from… Anyway, I’m just trying to say that being stylish and interesting doesn’t always mean you need to have the newest fashion piece. It just means to be confident in yourself and to be brave enough to go against the rules from time to time.