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    Yes, and it's a true and equally useless statement.
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    then doubly fair enough. anyway, i have always lamented that women have seemingly far more lower-priced but decent options for footwear. i would say IMHO that Margiela probably offers women (and men IME) the largest range of well-made and well-designed but generally somewhat practical footwear. the louboutins of the world just seem more men's (gay and straight) fantasy objects than anything that could be worn without being costumey.

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    i suppose i was just using the name as a generalization of seemingly torturous uber high heels. was poorly stated I guess, but there has to be a more comfortable but stylish alternative. i guess i just feel bad for women wearing them, maybe needlessly.

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    back on topic


    I absolutely love womens shoes.
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    it's common sense, all the handfuls and handfuls of boutiques/online retailers (seven newyork, paris texas, reborn, browns, antonio, LVR, why-lip, polly, to name a few) sell (often sell out of...) some of the best womens clothing to women who buy them. some not who you'd assume would be the target market, but none the less. its a big business even for the dark stuff for women as well. the most obvious proof is in the industry itself, go to your favorite designer at paris week, they'll be lots of ladies decked out.

    ill go looking through my archives and post some of my favorite womens shoes when i get a chance. i contemplating buying the hourani heels lately. very minimal and chic.

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    i actually meant maybe i was feeling bad needlessly, but i appreciate your comments/perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galia View Post
    Ah he's the guy I was thinking of going to for these stingray pumps I've been dreaming of. Any experience/feedback about him? He supposedly does made-to-measure as well, which is probably good since I find most of his designs I've seen too extravagant, sometimes even bordering on trashy
    No idea, sorry, and his website is not very helpful either. The work that I've seen by him is very theatrical, often bordering on the fetishistic (which I also associate with trashy), and I can't say that I'm a fan. On the other hand, there is a certain delicacy in his treatment of difficult materials (feathers, lace, etc.) that makes me suspect he is probably quite talented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rider View Post
    i actually think ann did that concept best, for some reason i always think of haider as following ann in footwear and rick in clothing concepts. i've had discussions with anna of mona moore about this. rick owens also did a similar concept before he found his wedge niche. to me, ann and veronique seem to be most successful, if not the originators, of new ideas (at least of this bunch). i also prefer the way ann added the waffle sole and the exaggerated round front end on her version, they were the perfect balance (and kinky as hell).

    dries is another innovator and he never keeps it the same each season, always seems to have a knack for tying the shoe in as an extension of the garments. the man is brilliant when it comes to femininity and sexuality without one overshadowing the other.
    Nice overview, I wonder where AF Vandevorst fits in? They are also fond of this hoof-like shape (sometimes too literally), and they make some of the absolute best boots, imo.

    And speaking of Dries, look what I found....i've given up on the kiltie (way too librarian in person ) so maybe this could be the one?


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    Quote Originally Posted by laika View Post
    No idea, sorry, and his website is not very helpful either. The work that I've seen by him is very theatrical, often bordering on the fetishistic (which I also associate with trashy), and I can't say that I'm a fan. On the other hand, there is a certain delicacy in his treatment of difficult materials (feathers, lace, etc.) that makes me suspect he is probably quite talented.

    Thanks laika, that's what I figured from what I saw by him. I guess I'll just have to find out if I can get him to do what I want and how much it would cost. Some of his feather pumps are gorgeous, but yeah I agree on your take on the fetish/trashy aspect

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    Quote Originally Posted by laika View Post
    Nice overview, I wonder where AF Vandevorst fits in? They are also fond of this hoof-like shape (sometimes too literally), and they make some of the absolute best boots, imo.

    And speaking of Dries, look what I found....i've given up on the kiltie (way too librarian in person ) so maybe this could be the one?

    Hit!!

    AFV boots are awesome. Remember a few years ago they did an insane run of riders boots.
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    laika, wow, great find. those dries really do hit a home run, more so than most ive seen this season. i find the criss cross straps really add to the refinement of the boot.

    faust and laika, im not that familiar with AF V shoes but based on your recommendations most certainly will get more so. thanks.

    asia, that was a brilliant anniversary collection.

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    let me give this a try. some of the footwear i am currently enjoying.




    phi boots
    ma+ boots
    finsk ankle boots, a new discovery for me.

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    Nice. Especially like the grandMA+ boots, buckles and all.
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    looking for a stockist of augusta womens shoes

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    Does such a thing exist?
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    ..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleks View Post
    I apologize for the generalization faust, I'm a bit frustrated with the women in this city. However, if I was a woman looking for a guy in this city I would commit hari-kari.


    back on topic


    I absolutely love womens shoes.
    cool, love it too. what's the brand of it by the way?

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    Mona Moore used to stock Augusta but unfortunately Simone stopped producing women's shoes after S/S 09

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    monamoore.com stocked womens augusta until this season,
    they may still have a few pairs in the sale section if you're lucky/can find a good size (probably not unless she has big feet.) I bought a pair of reversed calf lace-ups from there marked down 70 percent. they had those ma+ boots pictured above marked down for some time too i think if i recall correctly...its worth calling too, sometimes they have items on sale that's not pictured on the website.

    edit: sorry to repeat deleuze, the connection was not loading properly.
    Last edited by christianef; 09-15-2009 at 12:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawn View Post
    cool, love it too. what's the brand of it by the way?
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