While visiting a friend recently at Barneys on Madison Ave, I couldn’t help but take a quick peek at their new 5th Floor Shoe Department. How couldn’t I as the windows outside are plastered in large signs declaring I had to “find the perfect pair” of new shoes. Sure, I don’t have $600 to blow in this economy on a delicious set of brand spankin’ new designer leather loafers but window shopping is normally what I do best.
For starters, the new department is given a nice welcoming feel with light wood walls with tons of glass to make sure your eyes catch everything; from what’s in front of you to “Oh, shit. What’s that in the corner?” Cruising the dozens and dozens of high-end designers, three caught my eye for better or worse. Here they are…
The Sloane is one hell of an eye catcher as it screams subtle yet sparkles like a son of a bitch. I’m attracted to shiny objects like an infant so what can I say? Its materials are listed as coarse glitter with leather sole. “Gimme!”
McQueen’s embroidered skull loafer is a true favorite of mine and I kept coming back to it as I insanely pondered whether I should pay the rent or buy these and live on the street. Well, if I did fall for it at least I’d be fashionable while walking the streets. Care to join me for a martini on my park bench-bed?
By now anyone who knows anything about me can tell you I’m a tacky bitch most of the time but for the life of me I don’t think I could ever stand wearing a pair of these odd looking leather numbers by Prada for the Fall 2012 season. I couldn’t even find a proper picture to display just how strange the sole looks. It jets out obnoxiously thick on the sides and is definitely a “look but not a look I would do.”