Shoe Buzz: Shoes from MTV’s The City with Whitney Port

**Updates (like Season 2 promo shoes) found here.**

If you’re secretly addicted to MTV’s The Hills like me (ok, maybe it’s not such a secret), then you’ve probably checked out Whitney Port’s new spin-off series, The City.  Whitney was primarily Lauren’s ultra-understanding work confidante on The Hills, but we watched her steadily climb the fashion career ladder by working for Teen Vogue and People’s Revolution.  Now she’s come into her own by landing a starring role on The City and making a move from LA to New York for her new position at Diane Von Furstenburg.  Like The Hills, The City offers a glam cast, an abundance of drama and, of course, the fashion.  In fact, discerning shoe lovers have likely already noticed the many “shoe moments” already featured on the show.  We’re going to discuss a few of those moments and check out some gorgeous shoes inspired by the MTV show.

It doesn’t take long to have the first shoe moment on The City.  Right as the show’s opening theme song starts to play, you see Whitney stepping out of a cab in a sexy pair of black cage heels.  I’m not sure of the brand she’s wearing here, but I’ve found some equally hot look alikes, such as this Hale Bob Palermo platform, available at DSW in black or purple for $89.95.  If you’re logged into your DSW account, you can apply coupon codes 772 for $10 off and BFRSHP for free shipping.  Here are some more black cage heel options:

Left to right: Joey O Leather Birdcage Slingback $99.95 at DSW (use coupon codes above), Carlos by Carlos Santana Cage for $51.48 at 6pm, Strappy cut-out heel for $23.10 at Go Jane

Update 3/2/09: The cage heel in this post might be it.

We also see Whitney wearing these fierce black ankle strap heels with a super-short dress during the show’s opening song and in other spots on the show.  Whitney clearly has a preference for black shoes, but she goes for drama in the design.  Looking for a similar style?  Try these:

Left to right: Steve Madden Tayla $119.95 at Steve Madden, Carlos by Carlos Santana Energy $69.29 at Carlos Shoes, N.Y.L.A Linden $79.95 at DSW (use coupon codes above) 

Update: See more shoes inspired by this style in the latest shoes from The City feature, plus shoes worn by Olivia and Erin.  Update 3/2/09: I found another style that looks a lot like Whitney’s black ankle strap shoe.  See my post on it here.

Whitney takes a break from black by wearing these stand-out gold studded numbers at the Diane Von Furstenburg Wonder Woman event in episode 4.  Whitney says on her blog that these are Moschino, although they most definitely look like these Gucci Babouska sandals, which don’t appear to be available online anywhere except eBay.  No matter, since I found some similar and much more affordable options here:

Left to right: BCBGirls Dimitria $109.95 at Onlineshoes, Metallic studded woven heel $25 at Go Jane, Zigi Soho Studded Platform $59.95 at DSW (use coupon codes above), Metallic cross strap stud heel $41.60 at Go Jane

In Whitney’s most notable shoe moment, she attends a shoe-signing event at Bergdorf Goodman, where she meets Manolo Blahnik and he signs her very first pair of Manolos.  Lucky girl.  Co-star and self-professed “social” Olivia, who attended the event with Whitney, seemingly tries to one-up her when she states that her first pair was for her deb ball when she was 17.  Despite that, Whitney was clearly having one of her top fashion moments ever.  I wish I could’ve been in her shoes, literally, for that one. 

That’s all for now, but stay tuned for more shoes from The City, like styles from Olivia and Erin, in upcoming Shoe Buzz features! 

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5 Responses to “Shoe Buzz: Shoes from MTV’s The City with Whitney Port”

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  2. Caroline Says:

    I think it is Triumph by Steve Madden – that is the closest looking shoe I have seen for sure

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