Friday, December 29, 2006
Fashion Forward: Shoes
Shoes aren't only made for walking but a fashion must-have. Diana Diaz shows you how to get off on the right foot this season in tonight's Fashion Forward.
WSVN -- "Shoes like these should not be locked in a closet! They should be living a life of scandal and passion."
So many shoes, so little time.
Platform, sandal, patent, satin -- shoes come in every color, shape and size.
And who can resist wanting a pair of each? They offer that perfect finishing touch to every outfit.
Tamara Mellon: "We all really live in jeans, so women get their status from their accessories."
And there are so many accessories at the new Jimmy Choo Boutique at the Shops of Bal Harbour.
Founder Tamara Mellon recently stopped in to celebrate the grand opening.
Tamara Mellon: "I think itís very important for us to be here because the South Florida customer likes to buy luxury. She is a very fashion forward woman."
This season, if you're trying to get a step ahead, think big chunky platforms, open toed patent leather and of course heels.
Tamara Mellon: "We've got a great new heel, which is super high, it's thicker for us, but it's really sexy as well."
And choosing Choo shoes is becoming the in-thing to do.
Celebrities like Christina Aguilera and Paris Hilton are big fans.
Tamara Mellon: "We're very lucky, young Hollywood just took Jimmy Choo under its wing."
At Neiman Marcus in Coral Gables, another celebrity shoe designer recently visited South Florida.
Christian Louboutin signed the souls of his shoes at a recent event.
Christian Louboutin: "It's interesting for me to see who my customers are."
Red carpets, magazines -- all the stars are wearing him -- probably because his designs always seem to have a heel up on the latest styles.
Christian Louboutin: "You know, the thing about my shoes is I always prefer the one that is going to be the next one."
So what exactly is the next "it" shoe of the season?
Start thinking bright fabrics and metallics.
Christian Louboutin: "A lot of extremely shiny-like mirrors, silver mirror, gold mirror metallics."
Whatever way you chose to wear your shoes, just make sure you put your best foot forward.
Christian Louboutin: "I really think that everybody is a celebrity when they have my shoes on."
This season you can find practically any high-priced shoe at a knockoff bargain.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
At Village of Merrick Park
390 San Lorenzo Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Jimmy Choo Shoes