03 July 2014

The 'C' Word

Come to think of it, I can't recall when was the last time I've found lust-worthy 'ugly' hybrid shoes to fawn over. Perhaps it was back in the Spring of 2011 - Prada's espadrille brogue flatforms. But never did I thought to find desirable footwear from the 'C' word, which in this industry refers to couture, at least most of the time. Laid-back 'statement' sneakers had already infiltrated runways and into our wardrobes for seasons, but the message really became loud and clear when they made their debut from mega fashion maisons Chanel and Dior's couture shows, declaring the official trainer-craze (as if we didn't see that coming). Since that faithful day, our shifty eyes have been frantically scanning when the first pairs hit stores and then our swiped out credit debit cards. Okay, okay... Let's address the main issue here. I know it was utterly beyond expected that of all people, I'd get these (I'm rolling my eyes too) #BigFuckinSurprise! But listen, if you're anything like me, and adamantly yearns for provocative footwear such as these on a visceral level, how can you stand idly by and judge without the common decency of agreeing that these Dior embroidered mesh foot-condoms are cool as fuck. It didn't take much convincing, and after discussing said shoes with Susie from Style Bubble, I was sole-sold! It's the ultimate shoe that defines a provoker: unlikely elements clashed together resulting in a quirky aesthetic that grows on you through provocation. Eva Chen said she was puzzled over how to integrate these into her wardrobe, but honestly there's no 'correct' way to match jewel-encrusted pool slides now is there? So just do what I'd do, think of the least likely ensemble that would clash with these and go for them regardless. I'm thinking over-sized Sacai parka, pleated Dries peplum top, stone washed denim diapers, and you're done! Surprise! What do you mean this is inappropriate for your sister's quinceañera? How offensive are my hairy legs really are? Come on.
trainers CHRISTIAN DIOR (SOURCE)

30 comments:

  1. These are offensive and amazing at the same time, and I love how you rock them!

    x Lily
    http://whilemyboyfriendsaway.blogspot.com/

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    1. That's exactly the feeling I like to evoke in people... #provoked

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  3. those are beautiful


    http://hashtagliz.com

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    1. Merci, just you wait on how I style these offensive shoes!

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  4. They are a beauty. Love the intricate details on them. I would probably showcase a shoe like this more than I would wear them.

    http://thinkworkandgo.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes! They'd one day make it on my mantle.

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  5. OH MY LORD!
    SUPAAA DUPA LOVE THIS SHOES :)
    u should buy Chanel sneakers too!

    Review "MOSCHINO SS 15 FASHION SHOW"
    http://hexfashion.blogspot.com/2014/07/review-moschino-ss-15.html

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  6. O.o Oh My God ... those are spectacular. Oh Raf Simons...

    www.primpedandprimed.blogspot.com

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  7. Haha, if you love them rock them (and you are)! The world would be a boring place if we all wore sneakers and flip flops- keeping things fun and interesting is always a good choice :) Have a great weekend, Nathan! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. You know how adamant I am about keeping things fun and interesting, especially when embroidered mesh footwear are involved.

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  8. excuse me while i drool all over my keyboard.

    mon | http://www.monsemble.ca

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    1. By all means! Just not on my shoes.

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  9. There's no denying the beading is exquisite <3 The colours are very chic and the style is creative :)I think you pull them off well with a high-fashion vibe :).

    http://toniarosefashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah? Well, come tell me in a week or two when I do feature them fully styled. It'd probably be terrible but that's a risk we all have to take.

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  10. Very nice shoes :)


    http://danadimitras.blogspot.com

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  11. Great <3 Thanks for the recommendation... :)

    www.nevenag.blogspot.com
    Fashion with smile

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  12. These are FREAKING amazing!!!! Thank you for sharing ����

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  13. hey sweetie

    such an amazing blog! loooove your shoes! they are goorg!

    keep in touch:)

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    love
    vicky

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  14. They're truly amazing! Well chosen Nathan!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

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    1. Thanks, I actually wanted to get another pair in a different colorway, then again I remembered to calm the fuck down.

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  15. strange, but i like them<3
    follow?

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  16. These sneakers are fabulos!
    http://fashion-soup.com/

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  17. Def a twist in the normcore trend, it is still sneakers but very high end xx
    M

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  18. Love this, those sneakers are sick! Following you on Bloglovin!
    -Kosi
    http://www.onecreatesoneself.com/

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