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Anna K Inspired Booties
Posted by Shireen Sandoval 10/12/12, 10:22am
Anna K inspired Booties
I was in a drunken TIFF over-load work haze when it happened (The Toronto International Film Festival). I'd watched too many movies, interviewed so many celebrities, I was barely coherent. But there I was again, sprawled out in a theatre chair in the basement of a screening room in Yorkville. Outside I was screaming fashion road kill but inside I whispered dedicated film critic.
Through my black smeared television make-up, over-worked hair, crumpled black chain print cashmere DVF wrap dress and CN Tower high Rachel Zoe Danielle booties, with polka-dotted sheer ankle socks I bought at Primark in London, I was practically drooling on myself with exhaustion when the movie Anna Karenina started rolling but within 2 minutes I was RIVETED!!
Mind you, I had heard of Leo Tolstoy's literary masterpiece before (blah, blah) some Russian chick named Anna gets bored of her loveless marriage, has an affair and throws herself in front of a train. So what? We all make bad relationship decisions, personally I would have pushed my ex in front of the train not myself.
I digress, the riveting part? Joe Wright's delicious, decadent, dripping with haute couture interpretation of true love gone tragic. Every scene was like a high fashion ad waiting to happen, think the Edwardian era meets Yves Saint Laurent's "a la Russe" collection, throw-in a modern day Christian Dior commercial with actress Charlize Theron ripping off her necklace, cascading down a catwalk whispering J'adore and there you have it. The movie is true fashion romance, fashion eye-candy, fashion crack!
Fast forward a few weeks later, I've left Canada, missed my yearly trip to Holt Renfrew (bitter) and am already planning my wardrobe for an assignment in Los Angeles with my stylist. We decide on black Blank skinny jeans, Parker mix n' match blazers, funky t's and strong jewelry but I just couldn't decide on a shoe (shocking I know). My new Rachel Zoe booties would make sense but they didn't streamline the look. They were too, hard and angular.
With less than 24 hours to take off, I headed to Saks Fifth Avenue, scoured the shoe department and spotted her sitting low, modestly on a table sharing shoe space. I knew she was the one, but to be fair I asked to try-on three pairs of booties (Miu Miu, Gucci & Prada).
When the head of the shoe department handed her to me he said "this is inspired by the new movie Anna Karenina, don't you think?" I smiled, snuggled into them and marveled at Prada's perfect fit. A suede above the ankle, curvy lace-up bootie. Picture perfect (pun intended).
I bought my film inspired footwear at Saks, Bal Harbour for $990. Create your own fashion drama, without the tragic ending at prada.com