These Shoes are Made for Walkin
Kitten heels, ballet flats, even spiked pumps, they're all are for wimps. I mean why be dainty when you can be powerful? That's why I love me some platform shoes. I grew up in the 70's, and I could be wrong but I think the whole big shoe craze had a lot to do with the Women's lib movement. In platforms you could be sexy, but you still had good balance so you could go charging around, doing whatever the hell you wanted, plus they made you taller. Designer Allison Burns showed off her colorful new line of strong and styling platform foot wear and sumptuous purses and clutches, last week at Chateau Marmont (See Nightranger for the full party report). We're loving the high-end stompers below, but Burns is best known for starting possibly the biggest acessory trend of '05, the metallic purse. We recently asked the style maven some questions about what's next on the fashion horizon.
1. What or who is your number one style inspiration? Right now I am really into Rick Owens. But over my lifetime it has been Vivienne Westwood and Diane Von Furstenberg, amazing women!!!2. How did you forecast the metallic craze? At the time I felt like women wanted more decadence in their fashion. Metallics are always in style in the Rock and Roll world and that is where my inspiration lies.3. Were you pissed when you started getting knocked off everywhere? I was at first, but then I remembered "imitation is the highest form of flattery"4. How do you feel about it now? I am fine with it. My name is a known brand name now and I am known for my style and amazing quality. My customers would not settle for anything less so I know all is fine.5. Describe the worst knock off of one of your designs you've seen...They are all equally as bad as the next!6. Tell me about your new line. My "deluxe" line is elegant with a classic punk edge. All the embellishments are plated 14karat gold Safety Pins and Pyramid Studs. I am in love with it!7. What will be hot for Winter and next Spring? I am thinking Jewel tones and heavy leathers and....well you will have to wait, I am not going to give away all of my secrets. But I will tell you, there will be ALOT of changes!8. Is rock n' roll fashion and style over now that you can buy it Mervyns and Walmart? That is like asking if Rock and Roll will ever die, and you and I both know you can't buy true Rock and Roll style at Mervyns.
Yummy, no? Big bags to lug your life around during the day and cute little clutches that are a perfect handful for night. You'll probably see these styles copied at your local mall next year, but take our word for it, they wont be as luxurious and well-crafted as these Starburst candy-colored babies.Posted by Lina Lecaro