The secret to a stylish wardrobe is investing in a series of basic high quality items, the perfect stiletto high heel is no doubt one of them. Paul Andrew- the incredible the British-born, New York-based designer of footwear- in an interview said, “before the 1950s arrived and with them the first wave of mass production, shoes were considered “an investment” “. Trying to scrape together hundreds of pounds for a pair of designer shoes in the current economic circumstances might feel that times haven’t changed all that much.
TrendSurvivor’s Choice- Which Perfect Stiletto High Heel is an investment?
The Saint Laurant, Christian Louboutin or the Manolo Blahnik pumps?
I confess designer shoes is my weak spot and this is were most of my clothing budget goes. So having worn all three, I will tell you which one is the best investment and why.
I couldn’t resist to the amazing style and edgy detail in the back of the signature 12mm stiletto black shoes by Hedi Slimane, the creative director of Saint Laurant. The campaign for the Signature Saint Laurent collection was shot by Slimane himself with his model Freja Beha Erichsen and it was breathtaking and convincing… I needed these uber stylish pumps and bought them on my last trip to Istanbul from Beymen.
That said I have to tell you they are not made for walking.. Don’t get me wrong I don’t regret buying them.
As for, the Manolo Blahnik BB pointy toe pumps which are another timeless super stylish classic they are super comfortable but the extremely soft Italian leather is very sensitive.
I am concluding that the Christian Louboutin Pigalle 10mm are a must-have for shoe lovers who care about style, comfort and durability. If I had to buy just one pair of designer shoes it would definitely be that.
“The heel is engineering in itself,” said the sought-after designer in his Paris atelier. “This little thing that supports the human weight has to have a precise balance.”
Christian Louboutin’s name, is synonymous with the perfect stiletto high heel and now I know why…
The Stiletto High Heels for Fall Winter 2013-14
Photos © AF, me
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