Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Friends Who Shine (the Metallic Shoe Edition)

"Gold and silver shoes should be as common as the Nike. Then the world would be a happier place." -La Sophia

Get your shine on, peeps! Seems the trend of metallic shoes has walked beyond the bloggersphere, and well past the fashion magazine fortune tellers predictions. It looks like the metallic shoe trend is ACTUALLY being worn on the streets, by (gasp!) REAL women! Terri, the academic and blogger behind the most excellent Rags Against the Machine noted in a recent post that while the gold trend wasn't one presently being reported on, it does seem to actually be occurring. 

Ah, the shine of it. 


When I made my post on the trend of "mirrored leather" metallic shoes, I also did a call out on my Facebook page, and Twitter, for friends to send me pictures of them in THEIR shiny shoes, and I got a great response. Not just from fellow bloggers, but from a number of friends/readers as well. In fact, that's what inspired this post- I wanted to chronicle a real-time, occurring trend. Not as a prediction, but as a bonafide, happening live-while-you-breathe, kind of event.

THIS IS WHAT'S ON YOUR FEET.

Check out the lovely Jen Marie in her not just shiny metallic goddess slippers but bling-y too. She's the new Liz Taylor, her dad says. +40 fashion lover and blogger, The Dutch Lady of Fashion even did a post about the golden trend, do check it out HERE. One of my recent bloggy crushes has been wearing silver leather gladiator stilletoes and she sizzles everywhere she goes in her shiny goddess sandals.

Like the super stars they are, several +40 bloggers were going super nova in bold metallic shoes while showcasing an outfit. Shining examples are Helga, the Style Crone, + Lynne over at Practical Paralegalism. Of course the ever stylish young 'uns are getting their shine on, too, some of the stand-outs are Mary Van Note, the enchantress of Poum, and this leggy YSL pump sportin' vixen over at Fashion-A-Holic.

Tell me, how are you wearing your metallic shoes this season?
Pretty Wonderful: Silver Slippers from Penny Dreadful Vintage
The relentlessly gorgeous Margaret is not only shining in her silver slip-ons, she also has a full stock of vintage metallic shoes, too!  You can see some of my favorites HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Shoes That Shine: MEET THE FEET
PICTURE 1: (Clockwise) Karen Simmons, Idalia V, Gigi, Dr. Stacy, LV, Mama Lin
PICTURE 2: Hang, (Clockwise) Gigi, Terri, The Dutch Lady of Fashion
PICTURE 3: Comedienne/Fashionista Mary Van Note
PICTURE 4: Style Crone, Janet, and Lynne
PICTURE 5: Penny Dreadful Vintage
PICTURE 6: (Detail) Style Crone, Idalia V, Gigi in her Jimmy Choos, Helga

32 comments:

c... said...

Ohh I am sorry that I missed this !But Have some shiny shoes on my blog . Ilove shiny shoes !!
They are all so gorgeous !!

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Hear, hear for the wisdom of La Sophia! And all these amazing women!

edie pop said...

I missed it too!!Those ladies are all amazing and with a great sense of style I'm not surprised that they wear shiny shoes on daily basis!
Gold or silver are necessary to survive and to add a glimpse of magic to any outfit!
xxxx

Style Agent 909 said...

I'm always happy when I find a shoe/sandal that incorporates gold AND silver, because I can never decide between the two!

Hang T. Tran said...

Nice post Bella! Metallic shoes rock and so do the ladies!!!
Thank you for including me in.
Love,
Hang

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Patti said...

Great post, Bella - I am inspired for some gold lace-up oxfords right now.

Lynn Dylan said...

Great post! I should have gotten my rear in gear and posted some shiny shoes!!

xoxo
Lynn

thorne garnet said...

I have some old silver skechers(w/rhinestones) that I'll post tomorrow. BTW, I wear my shoes on my feet........smart ass me.

menopauselsupermodel said...

I find I wear my metallic flats (gold pair and silver pair)to death in cool weather. I want to add a bronze pair and maybe a copper pair. They just seem to go with everything!!

Shybiker said...

Wow, great reporting from the street! I find the media is often a step behind what real women are actually doing. You beat them to this!

And wonderful to see my friend Lynne included. She just sent me a present!

Kristina said...

Oh, noes, I was clearly too late to this parade and didn't post my own shiny shoes. Never mind, next time. Now I'm going to check all the other fab ladies getting their shine on.

LV said...

I love this! So many great metallic I shoes. I am loving the oxfords. I am so thrilled that you included me among these beautiful stylish women:-)

The Dutch Lady of Fashion said...

Awesome post! Thank you for including me! Absolutely love all the other shining shoes!

kaffesoester said...

I love this post! Metallic, shiny shoes have always been a big favorite of mine. There are so many gorgeous shoes here - I would love to wear every single pair of them!

I already have several pairs, but can't get enough. Another pair just arrived at the post office today. I so hope they fit, and I get to show them in my next post!

pastcaring said...

Such fabulously shiny shoes, and such wonderfully shiny ladies!
I saw your call out for participants but thought I didn't have any. But I do - is it bad that I forgot a pair of bronze heels and my gold espadrilles? xxx

Beryl said...

Terrific post. Finally enough shiny shoes to satisfy love of sparkle. Thanks!

Jenmarie said...

Loved this post! So glad to see how many people responded with their shiny shoes! I am totally using that quote by La Sophia. It's perfect!

Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

Aw some awesome ladies here. How fab is Jen Marie! xx

Please may I? said...

Never a truer thing has been said.

X x

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

What a fun post Bella! So many shoes...so little money! It is great to dream of them all!!

sylvia @ 40PlusStyle said...

Fun post Bella. I'm usually not that much into glitter and shiny, but then I remembered I actually do have one soft shiny pair that I'm actually very happy with! Should keep up with your facebook page a bit better.

mary van note said...

so many great shoes. It's a metallic shoe party up in here!

Katy Rose said...

I just picked up a pair of sparkly silver flats from Payless and I have to say I am amazed at the number of things I find to wear with them. They are pretty amazing. - Katy

Catie Beatty said...

What a fun way to feature blogging friends. I may have to steal your idea :) I don't have any metallic shoes, otherwise I woulda submitted a pic!

Everyone looks so cute :) I especially love those gold cap-toed platforms and Mary Van's entire look is so cute!

WendyB said...

Damn -- sorry I missed this. I have SO many metallic shoes!

spashionistareport said...

Just got a pair of pewter metallic oxfords covered on studs at the heel and toe with a flower shaped shoulder bag in the same color and sheen. Glad to see you featuring the shiny shoes. Tap me when you do sequined pairs - I've got some great ones! ;-P
Spashionista
http://spashionistareport.wordpress.com

The Style Crone said...

Thank you for the inclusion Bella. And in such shiny and beautiful company!

DressCode:HighFashion said...

I love your striped sweater-look. Cool & sweet at once!

Best, Jen

playingwithscarves said...

Great shoes! I usually wear shiny shoes for Christams and New Year's eve (old tradition to me) but you convinced me to wear them more often. Thanks for this post.
All the best,
Anne

Lynne DeVenny said...

Oh, wow, it made my jaw drop to see my own shoes in this amazing post, among such awe-inspiring fashionistas.

I only wish my shoes were shinier :o

Also, I may have drooled a little reading this. Not because I am old. Because I'm now trained to at the sight of metallic shoes, and will be looking for the next pair I can get away with at work...

Gwyn Stiles said...

Nice shoes! Almost similar to those I got from ara shoes online. I don't know, but I also have a thing for silver and metallic pumps.

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