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10 November 2008

It’s that time again – le petit examen de vogue, #3!


Who do these lovely pair of Givenchy heels belong to?

Bonus points to those who can name the man beside her! (I must admit, that pair of feet is unknown to me; but if you know, do share!)

Oh dressing, this Voguette had said:

“It’s very difficult not to become a puppet. Like Anna [Wintour], she became so iconic that she becomes like a puppet. I don’t want to be like that, I don’t want to wear this uniform, I don’t want to be just an envelope.”

I think the grammatically incorrect English should be a rather large hint..

And those shoes are just so fabulous. Speaking of cut-out booties…


From classic ankle booties, perfectly conservative without a bit of toe cleavage revealed, they have evolved upon the bootie’s first introduction into something completely edgier and a work of art on its own: the cut-out bootie. They’re more dangerous, by far edgier, & do require a bit of bravery to incorporate into outfits – a challenge. Which is why I love them.

I love these Buckle High Heeled Sandals (buckles are another plus for trend-followers) by Camilla Skovgaard. The shoe is in a beautiful, chocolate brown, which is perfect for fall (except those cold or wet days where flats come to the rescue). It has rather interesting shapes cut out, but not to innovative to consider obscure. With such a complicated shoe, of course, bear in mind that outfits should be kept as simple as possible, with a statement bag or bold bangles as accents. The shoe should be the main focus of the outfit! (Available at, $538)


I absolutely love this Inka Cut-out Peep-toe bootie by Claudia Ciuti (, on sale for $238.50, original, $405). A bit more conservative than the Voguette’s Givenchys, this remix of the classic oxford is a hybrid of both the cutout bootie & something a bit more professional. A bit of edge is added to the minimalistic details: a punch of metallic, purple, in the most beautiful shade! Anything with purple, this season, is of course (as you all know) is a plus to any outfit. With a more simplistic shoe like this one, you don’t necessarily have to stick to the basics; wear it to work for added interest – pair it with the traditional fitted black pencil skirt, a top, and a matching headband just to tie in the eggplant shade. And voila! A fashion foward outfit, without feeling outrageously trendy. The low heel is yet another bonus for commuters!


Before you proclaim to yourself that this is the ugliest shoe you have ever seen, or declare that I, La C., has officially become insane (which I assure you, is hardly the case), think of the potential of this shoe. There have been crazier, & more extravagant, mind you. Though personally, I would not buy this shoe, but if given the chance to wear it, I’d embrace it’s uniqueness & innovativeness & make it work! Why not seize the day, carpe diem, & be brave? This shoe really has so much potential; not only is it a work of art, but it is a statement of creativity, individuality, and, well, of courage. Be simple; show off the shoe with a white tee, straigth legged jeans, & a cropped black jacket. Keep accessories to a minimum, perhaps to just a simple silver necklace and a bracelet. (Pour La Victoire Bianca Booties, at



La C.

30 Comments leave one →
  1. 10 November 2008 9:53 pm

    it’s carine from french vogue! scary how i can recognize her just by the legs. dunno who the guy next to her is, tho.

    btw, i tagged you! 🙂

  2. 10 November 2008 10:07 pm

    Oh my gosh, the last shoe is my favorite! I think it’s so much more beautiful than the other two, in fact. It was actually my “shoe of the week” on my blog last week 🙂

    Great post! xoxo

  3. 11 November 2008 12:06 am

    I was going to guess poshe spice

  4. 11 November 2008 12:21 am

    ooh i love the Camilla Skovgaard shoes too!!
    and well, i cant remember who that guy is, but isnt that pic from last year when she had her broken arm?

  5. 11 November 2008 5:41 am

    i tought first she was the blond celebstylist ( that name dont come in my mind now..)
    but great shoes!

  6. 11 November 2008 9:41 am

    wow!! first are awesomeeee!!

  7. Dexter permalink
    11 November 2008 9:53 am

    I like the first and the third one, the second is not really my thing.
    “This shoe really has so much potential…” Definitely, this sentence sums it all up, like no more words would be needed to describe it.

  8. 11 November 2008 11:09 am

    The white ones are incredible!!

  9. 11 November 2008 11:57 am

    oh my God. All these shoes are fabulous! I wish I could afford them all.

  10. 11 November 2008 12:08 pm

    I NEED those shoes in my life. I wonder if I could sell my soul on ebay.

  11. 11 November 2008 12:17 pm

    Dont know. but those shoes are missing my feet lol

  12. 11 November 2008 1:43 pm

    Carine Roitfeld!<3

    I want those shoes, pretty pretty please??

  13. 11 November 2008 2:11 pm

    oh yummy shoes…

  14. 11 November 2008 2:56 pm

    love love shoes, wish my pocket can have them all 🙂

  15. 11 November 2008 4:34 pm

    I love those shoes! So who´s wearing them?

    And that last pair, so HOT! Where can I find them?

  16. 11 November 2008 8:24 pm

    ohhh those givenchys. gimme gimme

  17. 12 November 2008 12:09 am

    oooh.. my shoe fetish continues.

  18. 12 November 2008 4:21 am

    Amazing shoes (the givenchy) and I really like the marc ones too.

  19. 12 November 2008 3:50 pm

    Slightly more concerned on how to get into her shoes…

  20. thebaglady permalink
    12 November 2008 5:11 pm

    carine roitfeld!
    i love those givenchys. so incredibly chic.

  21. 12 November 2008 5:53 pm

    Those shoes are fierce! I don’t know who it is but its definitely a power shoe, so gotta be someone big in the industry

  22. 13 November 2008 3:09 am

    I am totally loving the bootie trend right now … it so sexy, I love it 🙂

  23. 13 November 2008 9:25 am

    I think the white cut out shoe is pretty damn amazing.

  24. 13 November 2008 11:44 am

    I’m no good at these guessing games, because honestly I have NO clue who those shoes belong too! Hm, maybe I should study people’s feet more! 😛 And I quite like the first pair of shoes you posted! 🙂


  25. 13 November 2008 12:18 pm

    i have absolutely no idea who’s feet they belong to:( but i want those shoes! i think it will look better with a shorter dress though aha x

  26. 13 November 2008 2:05 pm

    I bought the Camilla Skovgaards in black. They were lovely but not fitted to the foot at all – and they were oh so difficult to put on – and I have a pretty narrow foot.

    I was so crushed. I’ve been coveting Camilla’s designs forever – and she is a doll to talk to.

    God I wish they had worked for me.

  27. 13 November 2008 2:45 pm

    Holy $#@ !
    The first ones are amaziiiiing.
    I want them so bad now ><

  28. 13 November 2008 6:02 pm

    Okay, I figured it was a fashion mag editor. They get all the good stuff!

  29. 13 November 2008 7:53 pm

    oh really, so who’s that? an editor? yeah probably.. but i seriously doubt it’s actually carine, for now i remember seeing a fake carine wearing those with what’s seems to be a dress unlikely to be carine’s style, oh yeah & the faker also had a “broken” arm.
    still the shoes r great!! as for the dress…

  30. 14 November 2008 5:23 pm

    Ooh those Givenchy’s are hot! Love the complicated nature of cut-out booties, plus how the cut-outs make it more possible for those of a shorter stature to buy booties and not look chopped off.

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