Monday, January 30, 2012

Karen Walker Pointer Loafers

Vintage inspiration has been heavily influencing some great runway shoes in terms of smock dresses and Peter Pan collars becoming a bit hit and now there's also elements of design for loafers and slippers being popularised once more. These Karen Walker pointer loafers complete with fringe tassels are a bit more imaginative than a vintage shoe in terms of style and colour and the good news is that the leather is new and not dried out. I love the designs of vintage shoes but it's really difficult to find them in my right size so with the vintage movements and 60s era being used for design again, someone of my height and size can enjoy the best of the world of vintage. These chic little boater/ loafer shoes also have a thickly generous wedge heel to them as well and could be worn on a picnic and even around the office, depending on your area of expertise.

As much as I love the little green leather tassels of the first pair of pointer loafers from Karen Walker, I think the blue/ orange loafers are more to my style and liking. As tacky as it is, I can't help but think wearing some mid-calf socks as well as a cute dress would be a good way to dress down these shoes but if you were daring enough black tights and a vintage dress would look great too. It's a shame I'm not in a massive demand for shoes at the moment and the only pair I am eager to buy are the collaboration between Jeffrey Campbell and Wildfox.

I'm glad modern shoes now have rubber soles to them as well and their suede and leather isn't hardened and crusty with years of disuse. Karen Walker has been one of my favourite labels for jewellery as well as sunglasses for quite some time now, but with the expansion of her endeavours into shoes I can't wait to see what else the future holds for this New Zealand label.

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