Posts Tagged ‘ Shoes

Prada (I know, I know)

Hey groovy kids, Pino is back on the interwebs and ready to do what I do fairly okay at!

I know I have ranted and raved about how pathetic Prada are if they think decent human beings are going to spend USD$1500 on a shoulder bag or USD$240 on a pair of casual flats, despite the fact that their clothing isn’t usually that innovative (at least when push comes to shove), but after seeing their 2010 spring campaign I just had to show it to you folks (I still wouldn’t buy ANY of it and I encourage you all to buy well made fakes in defiance).

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Needless-to-say, Yang Fudong, the photographer and mind behind this campaign, has outdone himself.

Pino…

‘Hippy’ is the New Black (Apparently)

According to the New York Post, this Summer’s beachwear (the northern hemisphere’s at least) is all about looking like a ‘hippy’. Not that I have a problem with hippies (except vegans, well, vegans in general), but from the pictures that were published it just looks like an excuse to wear your mother’s hand-me-downs, making special consideration not to pick anything that goes with anything else. I’m also curious to how my mother’s hand-me-downs are suddenly considered ‘hippy’ because she surely was not (it would definitely make the stories at Christmas a lot more exciting if she was).

Hippie-inspired summer beachwear perfect for tanning and drinking cocktails - NYPOST.com Hippie-inspired summer beachwear perfect for tanning and drinking cocktails - NYPOST.com

As you can imagine with any accepted fashion trend, the clothing and accessories related to it are never cheap, and this ‘hippy-inspired’ beach party is no exception. Giuseppe Zanotti sandals for USD$1,041; Limpopo necklace for USD$350; Nanette Lepore Skort (what the hell is a skort?) for USD$99; Jean Paul Gaultier tunic and bikini for a cheap USD$390 and USD$295, respectively; necklace from Patricia Field, USD$72; Hei Hei shorts for USD$58; the list goes on and on. And you can see just like I can, these are not fancy items, they’re crappy bits and pieces that look like they were made by some girl with too much hair in too many places that only bathes in the ocean, wears nothing but frangipanis in her hair and whose name is Experience. Come to think of it, I remember making one of those necklaces for my mother for mother’s day in art in primary school.

Hippie-inspired summer beachwear perfect for tanning and drinking cocktails - NYPOST.com Hippie-inspired summer beachwear perfect for tanning and drinking cocktails - NYPOST.com

People will pay though, people will pay.

Pino…

Colorado

I never had any intention of focussing on particular brands, at least not making it a regular thing, until I realised that these self-imposed rules (I like to create strict rules about EVERYTHING I do and only operate myself within those rules or my conscience has a cry) are going to get me no-where; plus, how am I ever going to keep this blog up if I keep being vague and general all the time! So, in lieu of such internal conflicts, I shall write about Colorado.

You know what? I always thought Colorado was an American company (because of the name). I always thought that they were one of those rare companies that didn’t believe in fashion hellenisation (I really have no idea how else to describe it). Actually, that’s a good point, can someone tell me the word I’m look for? Anyway, this is hardly important and I’ll continue on. So, as I was saying, I always thought that they were an American company until this blog article where I found out that they were Australian owned (and the head office is even in my city – how about that).

Colorado - Mens Footwear Colorado - Womens Footwear

For those who do not know the brand, Colorado, they make casual adventure clothing and footwear (there used to be a bigger focus on the footwear, now it is generally half and half). Their wears are usually very practical and is sometimes marketed as ‘adventurewear’ to give a brief idea. I am a little torn with Colorado to whether in fact I indeed like them, or not. A lot of their stuff tends to be very, well, what I see as middle aged attire (not as bad as another Australian company, Rivers, but still enough to make me cringe), but then again, they do have some pretty nice shirts and shoes, and some to think of it I have a paid of pants that I have only worn once (maybe). Wow, they are a very dark brown (I thought they were charcoal) and don’t look too bad on me – maybe I do own other pants.

Colorado - Womens Footwear Colorado - Womenswear - New Range In Store Now

One thing that can be said about Colorado is they are ridiculously well made. When you buy something you can easily expect it to last longer than anything else you may be wearing it with. The unfortunate thing is, the current winter range (at least what it shown of it on the official website) is rather unimpressive :(. Looks like you’ll just have to take my word on it.

Pino…

Bows

If there is one thing a guy should never be associated with in regards to his own fashion is bows. What we do like to be associated with though, is cute girls wearing cute bows. Now I am well aware that I am incredibly feminine, but even with that psychological affliction of sorts, I still have no idea about lady’s fashion and so this next bit is purely from what I think is cute and in no way represent any kind of actual fashion advice.

Ami Clubwear (USD$27): Black Faux Leather Bow and Straps Heels - Ami Clubwear
Newport News (USD$59):Ruffled Bow-Trim Little Black Dress - NEWPORT NEWS
Journee (AUD$60):Anne Michelle by Journee Women's High-heel Boots - Overstock.com
Aspeed Designs (AUD$116):Aspeed Women's Red/ Black Pleated Skirt Party Dress - Overstock.com
Prada (in keeping with ridiculously overpriced crap from this company – USD$420):Prada black cutout patent leather bow flats - BLUEFLY
Mia (USD$30):Bow Tie - Gray - MIA
Jessica McClintock (USD$23):Satin Clutch Slope Flat With Bow And Rhinestone Buckle - Jessica McClintock
Fairy Goth Mother (I know it’s expensive, but it’s so CUTE – GBP£275):Amazing steel boned bustier corset with halter straps - Fairy Goth Mother
Valentino (wow, do the sweat shop kiddies see ANY of this money? – AUD$1039):Valentino Lace Bow Clutch - NORDSTROM
Ignite (AUD$62):


Pino…

I hate shoes!

It’s true, and I also hate shoe shopping. Here’s a website with a massive amount of cheap shoes from everywhere :).

Heels ‘n’ Soles

I love when other websites do my job for me ^^!

Pino…