Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Not Your Mother's Pumps

Awww, pumps, stilettos, mary janes, heels, peep toes or platforms. Call them what you will but the classic pump has more choices than ever with saw soles, feather, lace, rainbows and chains. You can get them in patent leather, mohair or good old cowhide. Why not try on some with mountains of lace, a high victorian collar or a snake skin wrapper. Have you seen the ones with ribbons, swirly heels, glittery bodies and strappy harnesses? I'll take one of each please and yes, I can even see myself in the late oh-so-great Alexander McQueen's goat pumps with shotgun heels… for about 10 minutes. But, those would be THE most glorious 10 minutes of my LIFE!  

"For me fashion is always uncomfortable" Anna Dello Russo,
Editor at Large and Creative Consultant for Vogue Japan

row 1: Camilla Skovgaard, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Tokidoki, Lanvin
row 2: Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano, Chanel, Valentino
row 3: Maniac , Christian Louboutin, Ricardo Tisci, Prada, Jimmy Choo
row 4: Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Zac Posen, Jeffrey Campbell, Moschino
row 6: Jimmy Choo, Elizabeth and James, Christian Louboutin, L.A.M.B., Dolce and Gabbana
row 7: Miu Miu, Christian Louboutin, Christian Siriano, Valentino, Alexander McQueen

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Caught in the Act at Work!

On my second day at Queen Anne Dispatch, I was approached on the sales floor by another associate, "Would you mind posing for a photo for our blog?"

Clearly, this darling girl did NOT know who she was talking to. "I would LOVE to!" I chuckled. So here I am with an English Saddle tote in my fabulous sheer long white shirt also from the store. I wore it open, tied it in the back and paired it with my Miss Sixty boots. On top I wore a little studded sunshine tee from Target and below... the experiment. I was tired of these outdated jeans sitting in my closet so right before my shift, I grabbed a pair of scissors, lopped off the legs and folded the fray. Voila! Cut-offs! Errr, they ended up being a little tight. Girls, DO try this at home but use an old roomy pair of jeans and spare your thighs the strangle. But, you know me, I never mind suffering a little for fashion!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

July Prize Winner!

July's winner is extra lucky! Dr. Susan C from Tehacapi, CA will be opening a triple treat! June's feature store Queen Anne Mail and Dispatch gave our lucky girl a great pair of Sanuk Ibiza Gypsy sandals with a 20% off coupon and Mark. Cosmetics contributed their Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in Cheeky! Adelita Style put a little sugar on top with our signature chocolate lolli! The Fashionista Club's lucky winner will be showing off her pretty pedi in style; These great sandals will go from playful pool party to hot tub wine tastings without a glitch! Maybe we could convince her to share a snapshot with us all.

If you haven't signed up for our Fashionista Club yet, what are you waiting for?
You could be our next lucky gal!!