Fashion trend or is it the fact that we are in the midst of a major recession that we want to blow caution to the wind and climb into the highest pair of heels that we can? Ever thought of painted shoes?
I’ve just read an interesting article here on the subject of shoes.
This season is all about shoes: show-off shoes. Vast platforms, enormous wedges and scene-stealing stilettos are the common denominator uniting diverse trends from the 1970s to the 1940s.
Forget “it” bags. Don’t leave home without your “limo” heels; the sort that elevate you by 175mm and hint you have a limousine nearby and don’t have to wobble (forget walking), too far.
Far more than being mere “punctuation” to autumn/winter 2011/12 looks, a combination of the platform-wearing Lady Gaga and a global recession, which has limited our spending to punchy accessories, has made high heels the talking point of fashion.
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Looming at the fashion trend of shoes in a business view for yourself, you could check out how two people went on to make millions in the shoe design sector.
Yes, Tamara Mellon and Jimmy Choo, two very successful entreprenuers were in the fortunate position to have enough backing to take their business to the busy hights of the fashion industry within a few short years and you may not have that advantage.
But don’t let that hold you back.
As you may have read from my fashion membership site(one of the online fashion courses available) I started with hardly any money and certainly no backers but then went on to export world wide. Why am I telling you this? To show off 🙂 Of course not, but to let you know that no matter what, you can follow your dreams too.
Going back to the shoe fashion trend of this year, we just have to think back in time to the various trends, winklepickers, (heaven forbit they come back), granny lace up shoes, brogues etc. to realise that anything is possible.
Perhaps you already have high heel shoes in your wardrope and don’t want to spend out on another pair but you are bored with them! Why not embelish them with unique accessories. You could paint them. (Now I do like that idea.) Can you imagine, you own painted shoes! Who knows you could start a fashion trend in painted shoes yourself.