Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Preparing for Fall under Hedi Slimane's influence

Saint Laurent "Janis" Mary Jane pumps
Saint Laurent "Janis" Mary Jane pumps

Thinking about the cold season now, in the middle of this hot and long desired Summer makes me rather uncomfortable ... but, as a true fashionista I started to collect some items for next Fall/Winter. These two picks, I guess, will become some of my new season staples and represent two trends you could be interested about.

1) SAINT LAURENT pointed leather Mary-Jane pumps I noticed these beauties some months ago and  waited they went on sale, but they didn't ... last week I got resigned to this evidence and bought them online. Yeah, girls, next fall you will see me wearing "all black - but expensive black. The kind of deep, soft black that you fall into.  And please don't ask how much it all cost, because that's irrelevant. This is investment shopping. The biggest investment of my life..." * ;-)

Why I did this "investment":

a) I really like how Hedi Slimane, the new eclectic creative director of Saint Laurent, is rejuvenating and transforming this iconic luxury brand. He is inflating new life to it, adding young and partly subversive vibes to this historic brand out of his "subculture" background. These pumps are not the more extreme, but a good example of his inspiration. Their shape and proportions really intrigue me, in particular the bold contrast of the thin heel compared to the thick platform, they look like a gothic or rock decadent cartoon, something like Tim Burton's Corpse Bride...
b) I like exaggerated heels and they really are... (5.5"/14 cm in my size)
c) They are the perfect pointed toe pumps for the cold season, with their thick platform they can carry you from morning to night across rainy, muddy or snowy streets and not only across soft carpets and clean floors.
d) The other Saint Laurent shoes I have are of a good quality and quite comfortable, I found out these are very good too and very comfortable(for heels high like these, much more than loubies for sure...)
Last note: they are pointy but they run true to size.

If you like pointy toes with ankle straps, but you are looking for a budget alternative you can check also these pumps by Zara.

Saint Laurent FW13 Collection

I really like not only Slimane's shoes**, but also his FW13 collection clothing, full of rock decadent and punk glam vibes**, so I'd love to buy also his leather skirts... but my budget unluckily is not unlimited  ... so I went for an "affordable-black" alternative: this skirt by Mango new FW13 collection (which was evidently influenced by Saint Laurent FW13 one). Leather and leather skirts are an hot trend of these seasons and they are always good to add an edgy and more feminine accent to your looks. I went for this mini version with zips, I bought it online and received it few days ago, it's not "expensive black", but its quality seems ok. I'll let you know what happens after wearing it few more times... write me if you have any question, I'll be happy to answer you.
Mango Zipped Leather Skirt FW13
(Ph. Private)

* I'm quoting Sophie Kinsella's "Confessions Of A Shopaholic" because it's not a first time I feel like Becky Bloomwood, her protagonist  :-)...
** I also like the buckled booties of this collection...



  1. These Saint-Laurent heels are gorgeous, but I very much doubt I'd be able to walk with them!

    Mafalda ❤

  2. Scelte molto grintose! Bellissime le scarpe di YSL!
    Un paio di anni fa ho acquistato degli stivali di YSL che adoro!

    Buona giornata!