Sunday, October 14, 2012

Spring 2013 Looks to Love (Part II)

Oscar de la Renta
Graphic black on petal pink + cocktail shape + fuchsia hair streaks (!)

While I'd love to gush about nearly all of the spring shows, some ensembles just captivated me. Really, it's the little details that render the looks stunning overall. Here are the rest of the outfits that are still on my mind a week and a half after the closing of the runways.

Mara Hoffman
Drop-waist + Hawaiian influence + sheer fabric

Michael Kors
Unexpected midriff + rugby stripes + eye-popping shadow

Prabal Gurung
Pearly gray + ruffled bunches + front-crossed straps + translucency

Diane von Furstenberg
Caftan cut + all-out sparkles + pinky-nude shade + red sandals

Ralph Lauren
Bohemian beaded tank + peasant skirt + ornamental necklace + tasseled purse

Tommy Hilfiger
Voluminous maxi + marigold yellow + clean white trim

Sass & Bide
Laser-cut leafy pattern + all white + silky blouse + oxford shoes

Muscle tee + rough straps + floaty lavender draping + formidable closed-toe sandals

Temperley London
Tissue-thin material + cornflower blue + symmetrical floral + long sleeves

Jonathan Saunders
Cosmically shiny pencil skirt + understated beige tee

Calvin Klein Collection
Optically intriguing netting + simple black/white + tried-and-true silhouette

Head-to-toe Easter egg green + boyfriend fit pants + soft moto jacket

Burberry Prorsum
Shimmering lace + iconic trench + chartreuse bag

3D floral + diaphanous texture + matching gloves + crazy-tall silver platforms

Alberta Ferretti
Mermaid shape + regal teals + strategically placed lace + watercolor-like pattern

Salvatore Ferragamo
Sharp tailoring + all black + peep-toe boots + fishnet tank + sleek hair

Rosy cheeks + mod whites + modest cut + contemporary checkers

Christian Dior
Dramatic eye makeup + pulled back hair + tea-length + saturated colors + uncomplicated neck scarf

Giambattista Valli
Happy yellow + 3/4 sleeves + beaded embroidery + mirrored pumps + flash of skin

Layered collar + shrunken sweater + gray lace + (yet another) flash of skin 

All photos via

xo Heidi

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Spring 2013 Looks to Love

Band of Outsiders
Camo green + tailored suit + laced sandals

Although the spring runways have closed and the four major fashion weeks (NYC, London, Milan, and Paris) have come to an end, I have a lot of catching up to do in terms of posting about the events. And while I was a little heartbroken to see such an absence of color on the catwalks compared to last spring's abundance of pastels and neons, I can't be too forlorn--there are still countless looks I've fallen in love with. Here's the start of them...

Red + knotted texture + delicate necklace

Bottega Veneta
Tattered sequin stripes + netted cardigan + butterfly belt

Classic tweed + bold purple

Metallic ruby heels + dainty straps

Dennis Basso
Ethereal lace + ivory + cord belt

Wrapped scarf dress + gold tassels + sandal boots

Badgley Mischka
Sultry cut + silver accents + peachy pink hue

Caramel leather + black contouring + deep side part

Jason Wu
Unapologetic lace/leather combo + red lips

Dove gray + Sari-inspired design + asymmetrical midriff cutout

Jill Stuart
Impossibly silky sheen + salmon pink + burnt orange + deep crimson + middle part

Zac Posen
Strong gems + inverted sweetheart neckline + pointy pleats

Proenza Schouler
Bright lime + netted leather + ring zipper + chunky black sandals + thick choker

Reem Acra
Ball gown + spiny metallic embroidery + wash of hot pink

All photos via

xo Heidi

Sunday, October 7, 2012

An Autumn Return

[Shining sun & changing leaves]

After allowing myself many weeks (8 to be exact) of transition/settling-into-my-new-place time, I'm back! It's been way too long, so in a meager attempt to make up for lost time, here are some things making me happy right now.

P.S. It's facelift time. A Shoe or Two will be undergoing some notable changes in the near future, and I'll be sure to keep you updated. And as always, thanks for reading!

[Fall's ubiquitous Baroque presence (via Tommy Ton)]

[Latest trailer obsession: Silver Linings Playbook]

[My roommate's new bunny named Foof, naturally (photo courtesy of the talented Marissa)]

[Jason Wu's star-spangled confection on the Spring 2013 runway]

Photo credits-

xo Heidi

Sunday, August 5, 2012

What Dreams Are Made Of

One of my favorite gowns of all time: 
Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture (also worn by Mila Kunis at the Academy Awards)

Oftentimes I've dreamt of clothes. In my deepest slumber, my mind's self will be awestruck and wandering around a certain sartorial Eden that brims with clothing: skirts, blouses, jewelry, handbags, coats, and dresses. And the garments are always so fantastic that I suffer a slight ache of heart when I wake up and realize that what I experienced wasn't reality. But maybe that's the thing about dreams: their unattainability, their splendor, their so-close-but-so-far facet, these are what make one want to fall asleep in the first place. And really, that's the thing about clothes too--the over-the-top whimsy of some couture pieces just wouldn't have such draw if they weren't so otherworldly and inaccessible. That said, I still believe that it's just about every girl's fantasy to wear that "dream dress," and that at least once in her all-too-real, terrestrial existence, every girl should get to do just that. At least this is what I tell myself when I'm rudely awoken from my silk-chiffon-filled reveries. 
Here are just a few gowns I've come across that seem to have been woven with dream threads and dream needles:

[Silky texture + shiny tassel + scooping neckline + subtle floral print]

[All-out sparkle + bateau neckline + elbow-length sleeves]

[Scarlet red + volume + ruffles]

[Plunging neckline + lavender + pleats + gold hardware]

[Watercolor + translucency + gems]

[Intricate beadwork + starburst jewels + sweetheart neckline]

[Powder pink + high/low hemline + whimsical flow]

[Crazily chained and jeweled neckline/sleeves + babydoll structure]

[Diaphanousness + shimmery leaves + faux sweetheart neckline]

[Jeweled buttons + prim ribbon + tiny ruffles + jeweled embroidery]

[Grape + relaxed movement + plumed hemline (+ Diane Kruger)]

[Beaded, sparkling lace + waistline flower + vintage-y, spaghetti-strapped neckline]

[Big, soft flow + dropped back + off-white/purple contrast]

xo Heidi