One of the great masters, AKA Manolo Blahnik, signs his artwork
Inspiration for today....Red spells Romance!
From Manolo's to Target, everything is coming up roses this season! It seems as if red is the new black for fall? It's popping up all over town and on the runways, it's taking over! I love red, so I'm not complaining, I'm inspired! Go bold this season and show the world your confidence in bold red. Is it just me or has there been an escalation lately in the media of general mass hysteria and fear? Not to mention blatant discrimination, and general intolerance, particularly against gay people, Muslims and anyone else who "we should fear" according to some? There must be an election coming up. The world and all of it's problems are complicated and always evolving. But perhaps were making it too complicated? Maybe all we need is love? Do we need treat each other kindly and from bonds with other people, and help someone else for a change to make the world change? Probably not, we need to do all of that and improve the job market, education, healthcare, and on and on for days, in the middle of a recession, to make a little change. In the meanwhile, maybe we can still cheer up a bit with color and good old fashioned romance (at least in our attitudes and wardrobes)?
Of course it started a very long time ago, this whole magic power behind the color red. In the fashion world, red has been a symbolic of many things throughout history. But the red shoe thing really started with kings, in France, who loved to show off their legs for some reason? To this day wearing red symbolizes royalty. The tradition continues on with "The King of Red Soles", aka famous artisan and shoe designer Manolo Blahnik,
Red soles on the runway by Manolo Blahnik
King Loius XIV riding his White horse in lots of frou frou red
King Louis XIVof France, one of the first to wear red heels and
show them off, those tights are quite fetching as well, aren't they?
This season we're seeing some baroque revival in several designers collections, including the great, Alexander Mcqueen.
Alexander Mqueen Fall 2010
One of my favorite portraits of all time.
Portrait of a Lady, Rogier Van Der Weyden
A related style inspired by nature by Anna Sui fall 2010
Brand new, silk "Adoration" drehttp://www.idomdesigns.com/ss by Idom, Portland Oregon
Birdcage Shoes by Mihttp://www.minnaparikka.com/nna Parikka