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Shoe Lust: Balenciaga’s Colour Block Heels

July 27, 2010

You know when you somehow or another become fixated on a single piece/collection/label and you find yourself thinking about it, well…all the time? Like in class, at your desk, while running on the treadmill, etc? It’s been awhile since I’ve experienced these obsessive thoughts (Dion Lee, Dion Lee, Dion Lee) but am beginning to feel the pangs of a brand-new and quite possibly unhealthy obsession with the colour block heels from Balenciaga’s Fall 2010 collection. To me, these heels are a rare hybrid: shoes that are both exquisite art pieces (think McQueen’s “armadillos”) but unlike the armadillos, they are actually wearable.


Personally, I think the appeal of these heels is in their colours and composition…though these shoes are “on trend” and not necessarily traditional, there’s something so organic about them that I could see them being worn again and again for seasons to come. Like any other creative form (interior design, art, architecture, etc), I love when things are very modern and yet still natural and organic. These shoes are exactly that: strikingly modern but with the strange potential to become classics.

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15 Comments

  • Reply My Republic of Fashion July 27, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Love these shoes.:)SarahD

  • Reply ari July 27, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    love the shoes as well.! love the colors and the color blocking! I need to find something inspired by these babys, at a fraction of the cost 😉
    oh yes, the rimmel polish I lOVED! I am wearing it as a type, and it's the perfect shade of muddy grey!!
    xoxo
    ari

  • Reply Elle Sees July 27, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    fierce, fierce shoes

  • Reply Mikaela July 28, 2010 at 5:56 am

    You have such a lovely blog!

    xx, Mikaela

    http://framboisefashion.blogspot.com

  • Reply iUnderEye July 28, 2010 at 7:35 am

    I feel that Balenciaga is an extension of my arm. The cuts, the quality, the silhouettes, everything I aspire to wear and ascertain from a brand.

    great post from one of my fave labels. xx

    iUNDEREYE.blogspot.com

  • Reply kirstyb July 28, 2010 at 8:38 am

    wow those shoes are crazy – love them xxxxx

  • Reply THESTREETFASHION5XPRO July 28, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Awesome shoes! Love them…

  • Reply Lee Oliveira July 28, 2010 at 11:37 am

    These season "Balenciaga" shoes are my favourites.
    Love love all of them
    Great and expensive choice you got there girl.
    LOx

  • Reply Mary July 28, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I'm totallly loving these shoes! ::drool::

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  • Reply Beckerman Girls July 28, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    UMMM….THESE SHOES HAD ME AT "HELLO" OR IS THAT THE JERRY MCGUIRE SAYING.hahaha…
    I think these shoes are so unique, inventive and are soooo special…OBSESSIVE! I wanna them ALL!!!!!!!!! NOWWWWWWWWWWWW!!hahah
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    http://BeckermanBitePlate.com

  • Reply Isabella July 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    was TOTALLY gonna blog about these ever since I got my Vogue on Tuesday but guess you beat me to it(; BTW im just as obsessed
    Balenciaga ColorBlock Heel Lovers Anonymous,anyone?

    isabella-treschic.blogspot.com

  • Reply Liz S July 29, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Oh god, I love these as well–they hint at so much to me–all what you said and more.
    They will become collectors pieces no doubt.

    Enjoyed looking over your blog a little–will do more with time.

  • Reply Kate September 1, 2010 at 12:43 am

    I feel like I could make those heels myself by just gluing a bunch of things together!

  • Reply Calvin Ewers November 25, 2015 at 6:51 am

    To me, these heels are a rare hybrid: shoes that are both exquisite art pieces. furnace repair contractor

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