3.4.08

walking on sunshine

The office building outside my window says that it is 4° in Toronto- a bright, glorious heatwave compared to what it's been like these past months, and the first time I've been able to wear open toed shoes without knit stockings. Next week I'll be in NY where it is three times as warm. Time to break out the sundresses. Hurrah for spring!
The YSL Tribute sandals above were spotted leaving a Giambattista Valli show. I'm not crazy about the Tributes, simply because they seemed to be attached to every third body at Paris Fashion Week, but as for Signore Valli, I wouldn't mind having his fierce sandals in my wardrobe this summer...

A little risky in the death department (particularly if you have a ceiling fan, though I acquire more injuries from head-butting doorframes and falling down stairs), but very pretty.

P.S. They look similar to this Gucci design from 2006, don't they?
La Coquette wrote about her experiences walking on these and other killer heels for Chicago Magazine a while back...

16 comments:

Kate said...

Those are gorgeous! I have some shoes that are similar in shape to the last pair (not design, sadly, although they are suede). Although they make me about 6'2" (1.8m), the hardest part about walking is the problem I have with all platforms. I forget that the bottom of my foot isn't against the ground, so I have to be careful to lift my feet more when I walk. Especially when walking up stairs.

Hurrah for spring, indeed!

zoeeeee said...

i don't know i guess just the platforms, the shape of the toe, the heel, and the top of the toe.. okay yeah they do.

Taida Celi said...

Hot shoes, I want those black ones!

Fred The Mole said...

these yellow shoes are beautiful with grey pants !

Fred the Mole

The Fashion Assistant and her Camera said...

Gorgeous shoes but they look like they're designed to cause accidents.

Héloïse J. said...

g.v shoes are such a temptation. always. one of my favourites! <3

AR said...

4 degrees?? you are brave to be wearing open toed shoes. if i've calculated correctly that's only about 40 degrees fahrenheit haha. anyways, good for you and i hope your toes don't freeze!

Mikkle said...

ah! these shoes make me want to run out and buy some more heels! I have only been investing in flats now-a-days thanks to all the running around on treacherous ground i have to do on campus. i miss the fun of heels, but i don't miss the falls and aching feet at the end of the day.

Londyn said...

Love them all! The yellow are my favorites.

susie_bubble said...

I am feeling pants worn like that at the moment...

On Track said...

Those shoes are fantastic, im sure they are show stoppers, if someone walked into a room wearing a pair of those I'd be drawn to them :D

theuglyearring said...

you are brave but how can you keep those sunshine yellow beauties in hiding. i'd risk it too.

(i love all your photos from india btw. beautiful pictorial and great eye candy!)

Juliet said...

Oh, what a beautiful shoes !

The yellow really fits well with the pants, suprising.

juliet xxx

Khrystyn said...

I enjoy reading your blogs!! i love it!

Luxe. said...

Oh I know those yello YSL's are everywhere but I love them! I already know exactly how I would wear them...too bad I'm a poor and lowly student!! Love the blog!

Isabella said...

They're absolutely gorgeous.