I just read about this new designer line called New Kid by Rachel Beagley for Keds, which is available via Gargyle for now.. probably more places in the near future. I already have a pair of Justin Ropers for the winter, otherwise I'd definitely be investing in these:
New Kid Dreamcore Boots - $185
I'd also have these hermetically sealed to my feet because suede + leather + aztec print + buckle? HECK YES. It's all about the details..
Ok if you didn't get my reference in the subject of this post, I'd encourage you to look at this gem. Sigh.
I just found out about Swedish label Minimarket, which is run by three sisters who like to get weird. Their A/W 2010 collection is the most far-out and imaginative one, but their other seasons are definitely worth checking out for their craftsmanship and aesthetic pleasure. Collections like these make me wish I could walk down the street with my face painted similarly and somehow have that be normal. Perhaps I'm missing a past tribal life...
^^Awesome pointy-toe tassel brogues, and of course a beautiful woodblock platform + suede wedge bootie to fuel my fires.
One of my oldest and dearest friends, Alia, turned me on to the gorgeousness of the wedge bootie. I was formerly averted to it, but I've since fallen victim to its clean, bold curves -- especially suede ones. A friend to cankles and twigankles alike, they give you height but not the terror of heels.
Some of my fave picks, including unrealistically priced ones: