Category Archives: Spring 2009

Knockoff or Not?: Madden & Louboutin

Steve Madden comes out with a pump very similar in design to the Dillian Pump, a very popular Spring 2009 collaboration with Christian Louboutin and Phillip Lim. Hot or Neon pink is another big trend for Fall 2009 which is also incorporated into this hot selling pair of Madden hells called “Fiestaa”

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Steve Madden’s “Fiestaa”                  Louboutin’s “Dillian Flower”

Copy-cat, bad knock off, or am I just seeing things? It is arguable.

Stay Sassy,
TallShortGirl

Snakeskin, so sexy!

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Fendi Python Pumps: Net a Porter, $890.

So the trend is snake skin pumps. For those of us that don’t want to break the bank to own a pair of one of this season’s trends here are some great pairs for <$200 I’ve picked out for you!



Nine West – “Barb” Yellow Pump Oly $35.65!!!!
Adorable. I’m always a fan of a classic pump. Pair a yellow snakeskin pump with some dark jeans and a simple shirt, hottest look ever and it just screams that you’ve got style and a bit of attitude. Love it.



Guess Harri Heel in Sexy Snakeskin Red only $89.99!!
These ones are so hot its dangerous. In love. Plus, it is my superstitious, yet completely true and awesome, belief that red pumps are good luck! 🙂



Vince Camuto only $124.95 here
And I’m in love… This one you can wear conservatively, work or whatever. Just a touch of snakeskin on the heel keeps it classy, timeless, trendy and still very fun.

Just keeps getting better. . .


Voula Heel – Natural only $159.99
Its summery, its got the snakeskin look. Absolutely adorable!



Jonas Heel – Black by Fergie only $78.99
Fergalishious indeed. I like the snakeskin paired with the gladiator look, and its got a heel to boot. These look hot now, but put them on your feet and you may just fall in love all over again…



Cassie Sue Sandal – Black only $59.99
Classy heel, summery, snakeskin, and something that you will definitely be getting compliments on every step you take so be prepared…Tell ’em TallShortGirl Sent ya 😉



Caprice 2 – Nat. Multi Snake by Marciano only $194.99 and worth every penny
Class, pure class and adorable in every way. This is my favorite so far I think :)!! Love love love.

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Pippa – Med Nat. Multi by Boutique 9 only $129.99
For the short girl in us that sometimes, just wants to be short. Nevertheless, love gladiators and they’re so comfy. Sometimes you just gotta give that body a rest!

Happy Snakeskin Sexyness!
xoxoxxx

TSG

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Jelly Time!

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Jellies, you know, the shoes made of PVC plastic- in various shapes and styles sometimes infused with glitter are coming back, for like the 4th time.

Here is a little history on Jellies:

Jellies were designed after WWII when there was a shortage of leather in Europe.  All the Italians were freaking out and major Italian factories were fighting against each other with golf clubs from Scotland over the last few bits of leather to make their shoes and sustain their factories.

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In fact, this leather shortage was getting so bad that people were walking around barefoot….

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By the way, is that guy in the back wearing a sack of potatoes on his head?

Anyway, the leather shortage was a real problem so they had to find other materials to use to create shoes…

TaDa!

PVC Plastic! = Flexible, relatively durable, and inexpensive!

And Jellies were born. They were a hit in the 80’s, came back around in the 90’s, I remember wearing them a ton as a kid and LOVED them because of the glitter- even though they sometimes gave me blisters.

They came “in” and “out” again briefly a couple spring seasons and now they are “in ” again.

So you ask…who is doing Jellies for under $100?

Kate Spade = $63 (Zappos)

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Michael Kors = $63 (Zappos)

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Stuart Weitzman = $99 (Zappos)

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Tory Burch = $95 (Nordstrom)

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How about who is doing Jellies for under 200?

Givenchy = $170 (Saks)

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Cesare Paciotti = $128 (Zappos)

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Jimmy Choo = $175 (Nordstrom or Saks)

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Ralph Lauren Karly Jelly Sandal = $195 (endless.com)

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Chloe Flat Jelly Sandal = $125 (Saks)

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Those are the ones that stuck out to me but I’m sure you can find  much more for less that are equally as adorable!

And last but not least my favorites with the heel by Melissa which are “Jellies” but made from 99.9% ]recycled plastic!!

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She also does these cute little numbers with a heel as well….

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Again, I’m a fan.

xoxoxxx,

Tall Short Girl

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Spring 2009

A lot of metallics, bondage, and unique looking heels now….

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Galliano’s Spring ’09 Collection.

Check out the  mirror runway.  I’d hate to be the model who forgot to wear underwear that day. Or perhaps- failing to get a pedicure or shave my legs for the runway.

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Poor form – I just feel bad for the shoes there.

Louis Vuitton played around with what looks like wearing tribal masks on shoes:

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So then these guys took it as an insult and sued LV:

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As a settlement, they got to receive all the LV heels they wanted and decided to make careers for themselves in drag:

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Many played with sequins like Casadei:

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Choo:

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Dolce & Gabbana:

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Lanvin:

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But I think Maison Marton Margiela took the sequin thing a bit too far…

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But forget what I think, because there is definitely a market out there for them. Like this woman…

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I bet she wishes she had those Margiela’s in her closet the night she wore this bad boy!