Nov 16, 2010

hello azzedine & alber!

so okay. i never intended for this to happen, but by the end of the few hours, i found myself at home, with 2 new pretty boxes. of shoes. again.
don't judge; sharing them online is my therapy.
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iconic pretty blue box fastened with a black ribbon...
(unfortunately, they tend to be very flimsy- its frustrating. because i keep a majority of my shoes in their original boxes)
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TA-DA. vertiginous.
olive/khaki platform sandal with brass buckle closure. i really LOVE the block heel, cos its sturdy and also quite my style (nothing too dainty or princessy please!)
Perfect with rolledup jeans, a plain shirt, and chunky jewelry.
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sorry about the suspect-looking white item. its just my ankle guard.
"what? your ankle's injured?", you ask. "how do you wear your heels!??!?!"-- cue look of morbid fascination-slash-incredulity.
Well the truth is it was just an old injury which will never fully heal, and i'll be damned if i relegate myself to flats and flipflops for the rest of my life for it.
so FOCUS. ON. THE. SHOES.
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im so sorry for the horrible grainy pictures... karla has the same pair, so you can check them out HERE. obviously she actually has proper outfit posts because she is a REAL blogger not a lazy sloth like me who's doing this undercover sartorial thing while actually trying to cut it as a law student in real life. (i'm being serious. her photos are beautiful.... like such as... see below!)
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yea, im incorrigible, i cant even muster the strength to get a proper photoshoot done. i'm sorry... but to help matters, i got this picture from her blog, cos i think it showcases the shoe and its detail a lot better. i mean, you cant compare the humble iphone camera to a DSLR!

u can see the 'pebbly' looking texture to the leather...it reminds me of balenciaga's distressed leather. i am really pleased with this pair of shoes. plus they make me TALL. score.
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omg, i have trouble breathing when i see this still.
brown box with metal studs, black leather belt closure, "alaia" embossed on the belt. this is a really historic shoe for me in that i never EVER thought i would get a pair.
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my first ever pair of alaias!!! thank you thank you mr azzedine alaia for your legacy and craftsmanship... i can just look at the shoe and feel satisfied that i have them. wearing not necessary!
confession: i take them out and stroke the ponyhair every few nights... true story.
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so they are black suede+ponyhair, with a fantastic side profile.
yea whatever, ignore the minnie mouse in the background. i'm sentimental, wot can i say!?
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but the best bit is of course the zebra-print ponyhair cap toe... replete with a small black patent bow (which is thankfully hardly even visible YAY no overt girliness).
the only REAL problem i foresee is, between ponyhair and suede, i can forget about wearing these except for really special occasions.
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and sorry this one isnt clear but the heel with the same ponyhair, and the back with 3 patent "stitches". stroke. stroke.

they're also the most expensive shoes... erm. EVER, that i own. (think loubs are pricey? HA.) it took me a lot of vascillating and hemming & hawing before i decided to get them. my dad really thought these were quite unique so that really helped my decision. thanks mum and dad lol.
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additionally, don't think i'll be buying anything for awhile. will be on hiatus due to exams! back in early december!

5 comments:

FASHION CHALET said...

I like how you opted for a simple polish. Lovely sandals! :)


xx

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing shoes, darling!
Congrats!

xoxox,
CC

La Michelle said...

i looooooove the first one :D

xoxo

surimay said...

ooh pretty! lanvin (drool) lol.
you went to laos i see? haha. yeah i went there with family a while back because i have relatives there. it was great. everything is so simple and pretty. did you do many touristy things? cos most of the time i was hunting down relatives and going to weddings (..well, one wedding).

* Reena Rai * said...

Tres jealous, amazing buys!