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As we told you earlier on today, fringing is back with a vengeance. It made an appearance on Louis Vuitton, House of Holland and Mark Fast catwalks covering bags and coats as well as hanging off dresses.
Therefore it’s no surprise that the highstreet is buzzing with these designs from shoes to suits.
The key rule with this trend is to keep it simple.
A fringed top and skirt won’t work, so instead select one item of clothing with this detailing and accessorise with plain jewellery and if you’re feeling daring add a fringed bag or sandals. Just over do it. The fringe look may be in but the cowboy one went out a while ago.
View the gallery below for some of our fringed faves.
By Emily Borrett.
Licorice Gold Ballerina Flats
Thanks to the Black Swan phenomenon that’s had absolutely everyone talking, fashion is all about ballet right now. From costume-esque ornate ruffles and adornment at Marchesa and sweet, sugary colours at Stella McCartney, ballet has never been so hot. However, being a ballerina is really really hard (I’ve been doing ballet workouts at home and think I may never walk again), but dressing like one is really very easy and perfect for this spring.
The real, traditional dancer shoes are both painful (or so I’ve heard) and not practical for traipsing up and down the shops in, but ballet flats are. We all own a pair, but with fashion’s obsession with clogs, wedges and skyscraping heels recently we may not have been showing ours as much love as they deserve. After all, they’re our best friend after a long night out in stilettos- we wouldn’t be able to manage the walk of shame home without them. So we’ve searched the high street and found our top 5 favourite ballerina flats out at the moment, ranging from luxurious designer ones to basic failsafe ones. Check them out in the gallery above.
The legendary footwear maker is close friends with the sportsman – who came out in 2009 – and the pair reportedly met for lunch in Cardiff last month to discuss the new collection, which will be called ‘Alfie’, Gareth’s nickname.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “Christian is working on a casual shoe range, with Gareth as the main inspiration. He’s really chuffed about it.”
While Christian has a popular menswear line and last year designed a range of sneakers with DJ Swizz Beatz, he is more famous for his high-heeled designs – which are a favourite among a host of celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss.
He has previously revealed he measures how good his shoes are by what they look like on a naked woman.
He said: “The ultimate must still look good when a woman is naked. The design that encapsulates my career is the Pigalle, a low-cut, high-heeled pump. It’s so subtle in that it adds something sexy to the body, but you don’t immediately realise that it’s the shoe that is making the difference.”
If our fairy shoe mother was to give us £1000 we’d head straight to Christian Louboutin and buy a pair of his red soled shoes.
Part of us would want to cherish them, probably never wear them outdoors for fear that we would get the sky scraper heel caught in a drain or spill something nasty on the lovely leather or pretty patent. While the other part would want to take them everywhere we went just to show we had a pair.
However because celebrities can afford more than a pair they tend to do the latter strutting around in their red soled beauties and making us drawl.
Serial red sole flashers include Coleen Rooney who is hardly ever snapped without a pair on her lucky feet, Cheryl Cole who likes to flash these, and Rihanna.
And even Posh who in the past has had problems because of wearing skyscraper heels can’t keep herself away from these.
We’ve put together a gallery of Louboutin loving celebs and their gorgeous shoes. We feel a touch of the green eyed monster coming on…
It seems ShinyStyle is having a little bit of a shoe day. This morning we bought you the news that Selfridges was launching an exhibition dedicated to Vivienne Westwood’s shoes and now we’ve just been told about a gorgeous new range from Christian Louboutin.
However, if you’re expecting us to bang on about sky-scraper heels, complete with the red patent soles, that Mr Louboutin is best known for, then think again, because this range is all about (shock horror) flats and trainers.
No, you don’t need to reach for your glasses, you read right, because his new collection is all about crystal encrusted, metallic and leopard print hi-top trainers, which have just stepped through the doors of Harvey Nichols.
Being fans of flats we can’t wait to get our hands on these, which give a nod to the 80s trend (yes it’s still lurking around in AW 2010) and are great for sporty chic. We’ll be putting these £700 designer babies on our “must have” list.
I’m a massive fan of Vivienne Westwood’s shoes and recently added a pair from her collaboration with rubber sole label Melissa, to my growing collection. So you can imagine how excited I was when I heard that Selfridges is opening an exhibition of her shoes this week.
And it seems like it’s going to include everything from the new shoes I’ve got to the notorious towering platforms that landed Naomi Campbell on the floor of the catwalk.
‘Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973-2010′ is set to open in the London department store’s Ultra Lounge on Thursday and gives shoe lovers the opportunity to get up and close to 200 pairs of shoes. It may sound like shoe torture, being that you can’t try them on or take them home but I definitely recommend you get yourself over there. I’ll be the one standing and drawling on the sidelines.
Unlike many of the A-listers that turned up in fab frocks for the Met Ball over the weekend, Alexa Chung opted for an androgenous style.
She turned up at the fashion focused event looking stunning in a Phillip Lim tux, which made her stand out from the crowd in a good way. To give the look a more femine feel Ms Chung also teamed this up with a cutesy girly blouse, which looks suspiciously like Chanel, a brand that Alexa is a huge fan of.
However, one of our favourite parts of this outfit was Alexa’s black shoes. We’re currently trying to find out where these are from (if you know please tell us by leaving your comments below) but we’ve found a very similar, and we’re sure, cheaper pair from Shudoo.
These Bertie Seychelles have a peep toe, which is perfect for the summer, and come in at a very reasonable £80.
Grab them now.
It doesn’t seem as though the celebrity designing trend is going to end anytime soon. Everywhere we turn new actresses, models and singers are announcing collaborations with designers and today it’s the turn of Joss Stone.
The songstress who prefers to go barefoot when she performs in concerts has announced that she will be designing a range of footwear for Nine West, which the company claims will be based on the “many facets of her personality” and her array of floral tattoos
However, we’re a little bit disappointed with this Brit singer who will be designing for the US arm, which has a moto of “rugged American individualism.”
Despite that, there is a silver cloud here. The A/W collection will be raising funds for the charity Soles4Souls.