Winter = New Boots! Thursday, November 8th, 2007

The best thing (and perhaps the only thing) about winter is boot shopping.  Every year our designer divas wrap our little piggies in the yummiest of materials like fur lining, rich suede or warm leather that goes all the way up that calf and keeps them toasty in the biting chill!  Check out this seasons honeys below, and don’t forget, Dec 25 will be here before you know it and I wear size 10. 

 

The shortest a boot can be and still be a boot is the booty, and every complete bootdrobe needs at least one selection from each height range, so Let’s start at the bottom.  For the shorty short, these Gucci’s make me Giddy!

 

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Gucci - Bonnie High Heel Platform Bootie

Bonnie 4″ high heel platform shoe bootie in dark brown suede and leather. Made in Italy.

 

Around $900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ankle selection was such a tie, I just couldn’t decide, so let’s get them both!

 

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Jessica Simpson - Rosey

Patent accents at the toe and sides of shafts. 4″ heel.  Lace-up front. Full inside zip for easy on/off. Lightly padded insole.
Made in Brazil.

 

Around $150

 

 

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Stuart Weitzman - Cinched

Ooh so sexy ankle boot on a chain wrapped platform. 4 1/2″ heel. Suede upper on a metallic heel. Instep zipper.

Leather lining. Leather sole. Made in Spain.

 

Around $400

 

 

 

The mid calf is a very difficult height to design and pull off.  If the cut is off it is the fastest way to make your calf look like tree stumps.  These will be sure to slender them up and bring the sexy back!

 

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Type Z - Jojoe

Leather upper.  Rear slit with elastic gore band.  Side zipper for easy on and off.
Stacked mid heel. Brushed leather sole.  2″ heel.

 

Around $180

 

 

 

 

The knee high is likely the most common boot height, with good reason.  It has complete autonomy with pants or skirts of any length, and these sweet bitches…well…need I say more?  Oh wait…they come in pink.

 

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Luichiny - Hemangi

Man-made and crushed velvet upper. Pointy toe. Inside zip for easy on-off. High, sexy stiletto heel. Lightly padded insole.
Man-made outsole.4″ heel.

About $80

 

 

 

 

Above the knee!  A favorite of mine.  It’s the naughty school girl height and paired with a slit pencil or a stiff a frame mini, these will take your feet and your legs for a ride!   

 

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Diba - Yoshi

Stretch fabric upper. Pull-on design with buckle details on shaft. Pointed toe. Sexy stiletto heel.

Man-made sole. 3″ heel.

 

Around $80

 

 

 

Finally, it’s the the thigh high.  It’s all about sexy legs and fetish and it’s all woman!   Even though Donald Pliner made a good effort, no one does thigh as hot as Pleaser, as my closet can so attest.

 

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Pleaser - Seduce

 

PU upper.  Eye-catching lace-up detail along the back. Full side zip entry. Almond toe shape. Man-made sole.  4″ heel.

 

Around $80

 

 

Kiss Kiss,

dawnsmile1

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Pet Boots Friday, October 5th, 2007

I dont think there is anything I can write about this boot that the picture doesnt say for itself.  I would easily fork out the 2 grand for ownership, in fact I would be inclined to build an add on room to my walk in so they could stretch out.  I would brush them, and pet them, and take them out for romantic walks in the moonlight.  I would love them and touch them and kiss them, and when no one is looking I might consider making love to them.  Oh hell, who am I kidding.  I wouldn’t care if anyone was looking. 

Extra Coolness Factor (ECF):  These babies are put out by canadian fashion brothers DSquarred of which I’m a big fan.  I peeked at the whole fall line up recently and, yes, it speaks to me with a very updated Labrynth David Bowie kind of feel that makes me want to call out on the Goblin King.    

 

Check out the FW2007W for yourself.  Let’s go shopping. 

 

Kiss Kiss,

Dawngrrl Gametart

Bravo Naoto! Saturday, September 15th, 2007

imageJapanese fashion designer h. Naoto decided to show for the 5 day long Japanese Fashion Week in Tokyo and in doing so he brought the Begoth Dolls to the catwalk.  I for one am uber pleased at such a delicious line! Delightfully so was the rest of the world, and the critics took notice. 

 

Naoto Hirooka launched his Goth Lolita laced brand “h. Naoto” in 2000 and has fans such as Marilyn Manson and Amy Lee, in fact, H. Naoto created a dress worn by Amy Lee of Evanescence at the 2004 Grammy Awards and has also designed costumes for the band Ayabie.

 

The exchange rate, incidentaly is about one US dollar to 114.626 yen, which makes these delicacies quite affordable.  Of course, the begothish bridal from the show might cost you a few million yen and a catfight with Sally or the corpse bride. 

 

 

 

From the h.Frill line - around 19,000 yen

FRILLドットフリルワンピース

From the h. Naoto Blood line - 10,000 yen

Blood アームカバー付きカットソー

From the h.jelly line (sooo cute!) 19,000 yen

ハート胸当て付きワンピース

From h.Eaven Ghost, 18,000 yen

GHOSTアームカバー付ワンピース

 

 

Dawnngrrl says Bravo Naoto!  

Kiss Kiss,

 

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Love at First Stiletto Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

If shoes were people, these Celines would be Megan Fox.  Thorn trimmed, leather strap slings with vertical strap rose detail all on top of perfectly arched pouty lipped platform stilettos!    This shoe is better then saying ”screw the roses give me the thorns”, its  saying “screw the comprise and give me both!”  Sexy, sleek, and dangerous, with the perfect amount of girly!    My heart will not rest until my feet slip into these enigmatic lovelies. 

 

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This shoe is better then saying ”screw the roses give me the thorns”, its  saying “screw the comprise and give me both!”  Sexy, sleek, and dangerous, with the perfect amount of girly!    My heart will not rest until my feet slip into these enigmatic lovelies!  $623.95??  They only cost 200 Venti Nonfat Carmel Machiatos. 

 

Just to exemplify my analogy:

 

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Kiss Kiss,

dawngrrl

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Naught Haute! Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

image Not that it concerns me in the least, but in this post I am determined to introduce the possibility that I may not be the shallow dumb blond that I might, from time to time, appear to be.   Not that I think that my cybersona requires intellectual padding, but rather I would like illustrate that part of my love of fashion goes beyond the aesthetics of shapely shoes and shiny bobbles.  It is also the grace, the prestigious respect, and the world of the extravagant, over the top, eccentricities of the vain.   I am convinced that Dante took excellent dictation, and while some cardinal seven fearin folk may interpret pride as vanity, it is definitely not a sin.  Furthermore, I wanted to throughout some fashion factoids to justify things like spending $978.95 on an amazing pair of Guiuseppe Zanottis

 

image A common misnomer, Haute Couture is not some casual reference that can be thrown on any pret-a-porter (ready to wear) item simply because you will it to be so, nor do clothes or shoes become Haute Couture when they travel down the cat.  The term is actually legally protected in France, by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris. Each year the prestigious list is drawn with the names of the chosen companies that are allowed to consider themselves as Haute Couture or to use the term in any reference whatsoever!  According to the rules, to become a house of Haute Couture you must design made to order fashions for private clients with one or more fittings, have a workshop in Paris with at least 15 employees, and each season are required to present a collection to the Paris press consisting of a minimum of 35 runs with both day and evening wear!  I can imagine it!  The atelier elders stand after days of serious deliberation, all proper considerations met, and the fragile gold encrusted scroll is opened as the house names are called out as if being knighted!  If that doesn’t titillate you, then, well you’re dead!

 

The inline photos are Dior, Lacriox, and Gaultier.  These seasonal presentations go far beyond the beyond.  They are limitless examples of the fashion imagination of the most exalted of designers.  Celebrated by the whole world and snatched up by the Robin Leech subjects of the world, the one of kind creations end up in the private collections of the financially eminent or in fashion museums to be revered over for centuries to come. 

 

Here is a delicious gift of 411 to salivate and awe over: 

 

Official haute couture houses

There are many fashion houses who were once official haute couture members:

  1. Atelier Versace
  2. Balenciaga
  3. Elsa Schiaparelli
  4. Guy Laroche
  5. Jean Patou
  6. Lanvin
  7. Loris Azzaro
  8. Marcel Rochas
  9. Nina Ricci
  10. Paco Rabanne
  11. Pierre Cardin
  12. Torrente Julien Fournie being the house’s last couturier
  13. Yves Saint Laurent

As of early 2007, there are ten official haute couture member houses:

  1. Adeline Andr�
  2. Chanel
  3. Christian Dior
  4. Christian Lacroix
  5. Dominique Sirop
  6. Emanuel Ungaro
  7. Franck Sorbier
  8. Givenchy
  9. Jean Paul Gaultier
  10. Jean-Louis Scherrer

As of early 2007, there are three correspondent (foreign) member houses:

  1. Elie Saab
  2. Giorgio Armani
  3. Valentino

 

Kiss Kiss,

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