Whenever I sit out a Fashion Week (as I'm doing this year, since I swapped out NYFW for Trinidad Carnival) I take my time to pore over each collection before posting my likes and loves.
But these naked sandals just jumped out at me, demanding that I feature them before I meticulously looked at everything else.
I'm definitely feeling the wacky sexiness of these heels; both the reflective, metallic finish and the barely-there effect are quite unexpected and stunning, even. It's generally not the sort of thing that would pop up in a FW2011 collection.
But then again, Alexander Wang has proven to be quite the genius, when it comes to designing accessories; unexpected and stunning seems to be his forte.
Methinks I want - nay, need - that silver pair...
NB Images courtesy Style.com
It's always fun to see when a young designer with a clear special touch takes an unorthodox route to promoting and showcasing their work.
Over the past few days, the fashion sites have been rightly buzzing with posts of the sculptural, ceramic jewelry created by Shayla Cox, due in no small part to the impromptu fashion installation-cum-show the designer recently staged at the Lincoln Center grounds during this season's Fashion Week runnings.
With some help from her model friends and AuC fave photog, Kwesi Abbensetts, Cox gave a preview of her collection, as evidenced in the street-style worthy images above. I love her braveness, and the fact that her pieces - all made out of glazed and fired ceramics and chain elements - are both stunning to look at, and to wear.
Her website doesn't indicate how much each piece would cost, but in the short clip above, she does mention the possibility of creating pieces on-demand.
Here's to hoping that her pieces are seen far and wide...
I heard the rumors of this awhile back, and now, one of our readers forwarded this video to me mere minutes ago.
Caribbean's Next Top Model... CNTM... Are you intrigued already?
On a side note: Miss Trinidad & Tobago/Miss Universe 1998 Wendy Fitzwilliams looks quite striking, non?
NB Video Courtesy CNTM
Outside of an uber-girly childhood, the only time that pink seems marginally appropriate is for Valentine's Day, don't you think?
And even then, it's still best to have it in measured doses: A touch of rosebud L'ancome lipstick, dusty pink suede on a Proenza Schouler PS Satchel, a powdery wash on that cuddly A.P.C sweater, and a teeny tiny hint on the leather cord of that sweet Fawn by Jennifer Fisher necklace...
Anything more, and it's a confectionery overkill.
For the very least, I say, take your chance at winning the Love Charms necklace by Fawn and indulge in a bit of pink for Valentine's - on the house, courtesy Au Courant Daily.
Click through the above link for full deets, and enter before Feb 14th to get some silver charmed love...