Thursday, December 31, 2009



1. I want to marry someone like him. His way of thinking is amazing. He's almost crazy, and I like it. I love his scenes when he deduces and analyzes his opponents -- the scenes where he sits and watches flies buzz around in a glass -- the scenes where he sits and analyzes Watson's future wife -- the scenes where he just keeps his intellectual cool in any situation. I love it.

A friend of mine hates this movie. He says Holmes is too much of an action hero in this film. I really don't think so. Sure, he's place in active situations, but the way he responds to them is in no way like the stereotypical action hero.

2. That time period was like the high life of the human ability. Everyone -- rich and poor -- was using every ounce of talent and thought and intelligence that they had. It's a romantic time.

3. The screenplay of this movie was dark. There was very little color in the whole thing. I love how moviemakers can create a habitat for viewers like that using just color, lighting, and camera motions. Costumes were also amazing, too.

4. Good casting. I wasn't totally distracted by how cute the male actors were, which is a problem I have in movies like Batman and Phantom of the Opera... Robert Downey Junior is an attractive fellow, but I was too busy listening to what HOLMES -- not Robert -- was doing and saying. That's wonderful.

5. Sequel? I hope so. But not right away. People need to relish this movie, first.

6. I should read these books... apparently they're amazing. I never really read a mystery novel before. Not like this one. Not with clues and deductive reasoning and non-omniscient perspective.
7. Sure wish he actually played the violin, though. Maybe next movie....

Two Good CDs...

1. Rob Thomas -- Cradlesong
An excellent combination of intriguing lyrics and a great musical setting. Rob Thomas speaks from the heart, almost conversationally, about things he cares about, like family and getting over trials. And there are just great tunes!! He has a way with influencing people without being overpowering. I'm loving "Give me the Meltdown," "Snowblind," and of course his singles "Her Diamonds" and "Someday." Good easy listening. Good car music. Good work music.

2. Killers -- Day and Age
I have this feeling of moving forward when I listen to this CD. It's very emotionally progressive. The sound of Brandon Flowers' voice and the almost placid melodies behind a hard rock sound is almost haunting and restless. Some people can listen to the Killers and get preoccupied. I can't. Killers -- particularly this CD -- takes up all parts of your brain, even parts we don't always use. I'm loving "Spaceman" and "This is Your Live" and of course "Dustland Fairytale." You should see them perform these songs live. Epic.
I just bought these shoes yesterday at wet seal for 32.50. I love them.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

"Who's that chick that's rockin' kicks?"

Lucchese 1883 Mad Dog Goat Women's Boots

Noted to be similar to the ones used in Miley Cyrus's "Party in the USA" music video... Not quite the same but they're believably the same brand.

I think I should get into this cowboy boot thing. They're sturdy, comfy, and pretty legit vintage.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


This shoe is from The reason why I posted it on my blog (besides the fact that it's purple and it's got a loverly fringe) is because it's named Burnsville. That's my hometown. :D :D

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Three models were cut from Alexander McQueen's show this year because they refused to wear the amazing alien armadillo shoes!!!

For more info about Alex McQueen being hazardous to models' health. Quite interesting.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Ugg boots?


New Diane von Furstenberg

Okay so I was looking up celeb stories for this blog (as a good shoe blogger should do), and I saw an ad for Neiman Marcus on, and I was quite intrigued so I clicked on it and MAN ARE THESE DIANE VON FURSTENBERG SANDALS are AMAZING. Heeere they aarrrreeeee!!!!

Opal Crisscross Wedge Sandal -- $295.00
Seems rather comfortable as well as stylish...

Lady Love Knot Sandal -- $295.00
I'm really digging the celtic knot designs on this shoe. Very springy!

Luxe Strappy Runway Sandal -- $295.00
I really like this one. Anything with the word RUNWAY in the name has got to be fabulous.

Naomi Sequined Flat Sandal -- $180.00
These are not particularly my style, but they're very in right now and I do like the colors.

Oasis Strappy Wedge -- $310.00
Once again, very happy colors. Like this one a lot.

Love Knot Flat Sandal -- $165.00
Once again, nice celtic knot action going on this flat sandal...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Alex Wang goes fuzzy...

Alexander Wang 2010... lots of leopard print.
Interesting football-shaped leather clutch purse....

Darker and lighter shades....

Fun Fact...

92% of women can remember the first pair of shoes they bought. 66% of these same women can remember the first boy they kissed. Interesting....

Thursday, December 10, 2009

More Red Plaid....

Target's picking up on the red plaid trend, too!! Here's two of their shoes on sale now! And these are actually affordable!

Mossimo Vida Peep-toe Pumps -- $19.99

Merona Zelma Plaid Rain Boots -- 32.99

Xhiliration Saniya Point Toe Flats -- $10.00 (A STEAL!)

ENVY's also picking up on the action... $44.99.
I really like this one, but I have trouble finding it nowadays. Perhaps it's out of stock.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Heels on a three-year-old?

Katie Holms doesn't see a problem with adourning her three-year-old daughter Suri in inch-heel shoes, but many health professionals say it could be detrimental to a growing toddler's development. The shoes can cause foot problems like bunions and bent toes in the future. Plus, kids that young have feet that just keep on growing, which can accelerate foot maladies. For me, the worst thing toddler heels can do is lead to accidents among toddlers still trying to get a feel for their balance.
Once in a while, it's fun to dress your girls up, but apparently this has gone on for a while.
I dunno, Katie.
What worries me more is the Starbucks cup in her hand.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Some Spring to her Step...

September 29, 2009

Helena Bonham Carter was seen wearing some interesting footwear when picking up her son last September.
Z-CoiL Pain Relief footwear is designed with a patented shock-absorption heel and a orthotic plate. Apparently it relieves foot and ankle pain through a new weight-distribution technology. I just think they look cool...

Here's a question: will people wear these for the health reasons, or just to look cool?

I really don't like Kim Kardashian almost at all, but she's developed this cool online shopping program where personal stylists design shoes for you on a monthly basis. The sampling I got to see was pretty darn cool.

here's the Link, if you're interested...

And of course here's the sampling... I'm really liking pretty much the whole top row.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bring the Holidays in...

Now that Thanksgiving is over, everyone's ready for the Christmas season. Here are some hot items on sale right now, perfect for any holiday party.

Stewart Weitzman Noveau Sandals for the Sugarplum Fairies out there...
Steve Madden Trikked Pumps. So glamorous.

Casadei Holiday Shoes. Also in red. How festive can you get?

Schuh Sugar Side Bow Heels. Props to a friend of mine for finding these gems.

Pierre Hardy Paillette Sequin booties. For someone who likes a little pizzazz.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Balenciaga and Shoe Art

I'll take this opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate it when people turn something with such a mundane purpose as keeping your feet covered into a work of art. Balenciaga does just this.
A slideshow of more amazing model pictures:

Some of their latest for Winter 2009:

Love the heels on this one...


Monday, November 23, 2009

Another one!

Look! It's another one of those open-toed boot things again!! I guess they're in this winter... Despite the chilly toes. :D
Steve Madden Towwer Black Leather on sale $89.97

Lady Gaga Hello Kitty?

Don't quite know how I feel about these Hello Kitty shoes Gaga wore at a recent photoshoot. I love the style... but I wonder just how much farther she'll be able to get away with going.

Betsey Johnson Red Plaids...

I don't know about you, but Betsey Johnson's got me MAD FOR PLAID.

Check out these 4-inch heel boots. $188.

Some of her previous red plaid styles.... This pattern never gets old.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

My favorite Ballin for Anna Sui

Check it out... an open-toed boot. Interesting. Totally defeats the purpose of "boot," but still looks great. I'd wear it.
Then again, I'd wear anything.
Purple is my favorite color, by the way. That's why I particularly like the Ballin' for Anna Sui line that's out this season.

Katy Perry

Let's talk Katy Perry, shall we?

Amazing platforms. Go to this link for the detail. It's worth it.

Some amazing boots... Katy Perry Style.
Right: Louboutons!!!

Classic red heels we adore.

Her custom designs: Disco Princess by Vans and her custom black-and-white Keds.

Apparently these are some of her favorites:
Javari sequins!!

She's often seen in Louboutin.

"Thinking of You" shoes by Giambattista.

I got these pics from -- yet another shoe blog of which I draw my best inspirations. The actual black shoes worn by Perry are now out of stock. Bummer.

Here they are in action. Everything about this outfit I love.

And, to top it off, she performs in a giant shoe. I love her.