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Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Art Shoes #4: A-Muse-ing Shoes

Most readers are probably in agreement that shoes are an art form in and of themselves. Today we’ll explore shoes in as subjects in the visual arts. A true artist can evoke a new appreciation for a pair of shoes you wouldn’t have looked at twice. For instance, where we might only see well-worn pair of work boots, Van Gogh sees a painting:


Thursday, November 20th, 2008

What stories do your shoes tell?

John Travolta’s shoes in “Saturday Night Fever” tell a story. Travolta’s strut is smooth, driven and cocky. His stride synchronizes perfectly with the Bee Gee’s “Stayin’ Alive.” Used in one of the earliest cross-marketing campaigns, those few moments of wordless cool shot Travolta and the Bee Gees to heady fame. My first encounter with this sequence left me demanding, “Who is this guy, and what (or who?) can’t he do?


Monday, November 17th, 2008

Get Your Groove on with ’70s Styles This Winter

If this season’s punk/bad girl look isn’t your thing, why not choose to ride the burgeoning wave of 1970s style, along with increasingly popular roller derbies and hoopdie rides? Bohemian-rock-chic is back, as designers are bringing the look of the ‘70s into the new millennium. As Elle UK reports, Milan’s catwalks were peppered with such ‘70s styles as gathered materials, high boots, fringes, and floral prints with feminine details like flowing sleeves and ruffle fronts.


Monday, November 17th, 2008

Shoe Travel Tips: How to Tote Your Cutest Soles

Packing can be torture. If you’re like me, you put it off until the last minute, and then shove everything willy-nilly into the smallest suitcase possible to avoid extra baggage fees. Later, dragging your brick of a suitcase into a hotel room, you kick myself for not being more prepared. (more…)

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