Mood: MAC Sophisto lippy and Kate Sylvester black sweater dress for Grey Lynn supermarket excursion.
Did you ladies hear about the Manolo Blahniks planted on a billboard in Auckland city today?
I did…and I was all set to get my ladder out, but a man got in first. A MAN. What good would a pair of $1200 gold metallic leather Manolo Blahniks do for his masculine paws? They’re size 8, for goodness sakes.
The stunt was pulled by ice cream company Much Moore to promote a new low fat, ‘guilt free’ offering – and to show the world that women can’t give in to temptation (it seems the prefix is in fact incorrect in this case).
I sure hope they replace the divine ‘Bocek’ heels (see pic at left) with something equally exciting tomorrow. I’m sure they’ll want a bit more longevity out of the stunt (there’s the ad-girl in me talking).
In the meantime, I’d like to provide Mr Shoes with some free expert advice on what to wear his new heels with:
1) Firstly, TAN. Gold can never be worn with anything other than gently bronzed skin. And remember, always play it safe. A golden glow is the only fake thing you should have in your wardrobe because let’s face it – premature ageing is not sexy.
2) Gold goes perfectly with the beautiful nudes of the summer season. For a relaxed Try Country Road for some great beige basics such as cropped pants and skirts.
3) For the ultimate zshhhhh (and yes, that is how I spell it), go gilded all over. Helen Cherry’s black and gold party dresses would work perfectly with the Boceks. Sass & Bide also have a plethora of summer pieces with gold accents – visit Superette or shop online for the best selection.
4) When Autumn rolls round, go brown. Or Burgundy. Blake Lively teamed these exact heels with a wine-hued body con dress. Moving into darker, warmer hues when the weather gets cooler will help you get the most of these shoes by completely changing your look.
5) Cankles are a no go. Unfortunately these are shoes with ankle straps, and ankle straps were invented especially for those blessed with fine ankles. So if your legs aren’t your strong point, we suggest you gift them to a lucky friend for Christmas.