Thursday, 22 January 2009

End of Shoe Quiz

The shoe quiz has come to an end and to my surprise there was not much guessing. I understand, I would be reluctant too as they could be anything. I mean the flower concept is very similar to these gorgeous, this season's, miu miu:
Only mine were bought four year ago, carried to the till in a supermarket trolley among parsley, lettuce and cherry tomatoes! As you will see, they are George Asda, a brand featured in the largest stores of the well-known British supermarket chain.

I had gone to that 24hr Asda obeying my midnight cravings for a salad, and there they were on the shelf for £12. I swear that summer, everyone believed me when I joked they were Prada! (oops, u must have misheard guys, i swear i said A-s-d-a).

It was that same year I saw a supermarket brand -this one- being featured in a sponsored still life section of Vogue UK. Was quite shocked.
Anyway, if you like the style and want something similar and 'so now', you can check out these miu miu ballarina's on sale at net-a-porter. Were 310 euros and now sell for 232.50.
I guess this is the first post that clearly shows what this blog is all about, and that is style rather than fashion or brand names. I don't think there's a brand I wouldn't wear, provided I like what I see, can afford it and is in line with my ethics (I am so against real fur, sorry fur lovers!).

Small exception, I totally dissapprove of knock offs. I'd never go to the concert of Madonna's look-alike so why would I ever buy a fake Prada? As for my George Asda sandals, well, they were out years before miu miu 'planted' that flower.

At the moment I am obsessed with Marni's Mary-Jane rubber pumps. Net-a-porter too, sadly no sale (€260). Very close to buying them...

16 comments:

Flashes of Style said...

Thank you dear! I love every single pair of shoes here. Those black ones with the flowers are amazing. :) You have a great blog!

Marietta said...

I couldn't have guessed that!I was so curious all these days! :) I have some lovely summer dressed from Asda..And I really want a pair of mary-janes similar to these:
http://thesuperficial.com//bfm_gallery/2009/01/0113%20Sienna%20Miller%20Crowe/gallery_main/gallery_main-0113_sienna_miller_crowe_00.jpg

The Stiletto Effect said...

Those are really cute! I love the second pair :)
Love
Su

FashionSqueah! said...

The Marnis are great, they look a bit like wellies but in a good way! I agree about knock-offs, I think it's sort of sleazy and unfair to whoever designed it - basically plaigerism! I totally wouldn't have guessed your shoes were from Asda! Char x

tokyostargirl said...

I'm glad I didn't guess - I would have totally gotten that one wrong!

Couture Carrie said...

I love decorative touches on shoes!!

Gorgeous picks here!

xoxox,
CC

yiqin; said...

The shoes are SO pretty! It is amazing how great a pair of shoes can make a girl feel so good.

Sam said...

I'm addicted to Miu Miu shoes.. I love those flats!

She's Dressing Up said...

Good old George @ Asda, those shoes are gorgeous!

Laroux said...

ASDA! I would never have guessed - but i actually think they're nicer than the Miu Miu ballarina's, though I like the style of the shoe itself. I don't have an ASDA near by, and Sainsburys clothing range just isn't as good ... bring back supermarket clothes!

x

DaisyChain said...

totally agree that style is about how/what you wear rather than who it's by or what it cost.

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

Those shoes would be such a good DIY project!

coco said...

Those Mary-Jane's are cool. I can't believe they're made from rubber.

Lottie said...

OMG!
love the shoes!
x

lopi said...

Great find, those ASDA beauties! But it just makes me pissed off that we don't have something similar in Greece. Bummer!

(I *love* the Marni ones! And they must be comfy as hell too, rubber and all. Are you still contemplating them?)

Girl next blog said...

Lovely lovely lovely!

Flower details are always cute and stylish.

xx