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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Fall Trend Talk: Spectator Shoes?

Happy Thursday!
The weekend's almost here...can't you taste it!?!
Anyway spectator pumps and booties (menswear inspired oxford shoes with a heel), have come from the 1920's and landed smack on the runways of the Fall 2007 Ready to Wear Shows:


Betsey Johnson

Zac Posen
Tons of stores are offering high and low priced options for the fall:

Top Row: Bally 'Glania' Pump, $595,; Lumiana Epic, $150,
Patent-leather-and-suede pump, Charles David, $345, for stores.
Middle Row: Eva High Heel Lace Up Platform Booties, $635,; Spectator Platform Oxford, $59,; Ruffled pump, Miu Miu, $525, 888-977-1900.
Bottom Row: Lace-up perforated pump, Bebe, $159, for stores; Spectator bootie, $79,; Flannel-and-patent-leather bootie, Stuart Weitzman, $299,

They seem sorta cute, but I'm not too sure how I feel about them. Looking at the pickings (and prices!), I'm wondering if they'll look as good on as they do on the runway...or be worth the bling.
PS Need more Fall Style Ideas? Check out Style Chile. Also hit her up for info on sample sales.
PSS In NYC? There's a Harlem Fashion Show tonight featuring one of my favorite boutiques, Pieces:

I'll be there! If you can't make it, I'll get you the blow by blow soon enough.
PSSS Thanks to for providing a few shoe images.


Letitia said...

Girl you had it right on the money. I knew I wasnt the only one lovin those Miu Miu pumps. Arent they great! Like a wrapped gift for my feet!

Yannize said...

I love spectators! It's so Great Gatsby! However, it is so easy to go so wrong with this look...It is not the type of shoe you can just throw on and go...


i love the shoes...i dunno how to pull it together yet but i want some BAD

chicanduntroubled said...

I love those miu miu pumps too!

Anonymous said...

I like this trend. I think the all black ones from are safe enough to follow the trend without looking silly. Gonna pop 'em on with some textured tights!

Naki said...

Claire! Thanks for linking me...I'm hoping to make it to the show tonight, but who am I kidding...I'm chained to my desk for the next month. I'm sending a friend in place of me. Let me know if you need press credentials etc. I'll pass mine on to you. Have fun!

Bella Styles said...

I say yes. I tried on a pair of Carlos Santana last night in Macy's and they're so cute. If only they had a bigger size. I'ma try my best to find them. You're on point. Stay in touch!!!

val said...

how sick are the miu miu!

sloane said...

i don't think so. i think the style looks a little funny and overly trendy. i can sse this going the way of the ugg and the manolo blahnik timbs.

Anonymous said...

Can we get some "real style wears" to see what to wear with these shoes??

Irie Diva said...

the spectator from spiegel would go great with black slacks, suspenders and a white top, i can see the look now! and im in love with the Stuart Weitzman as well, and those red ones from charles david, ok so maybe im liking this trend :D