Shoe Buzz: Shoes inspired by The City & The Hills finale on MTV


The final episodes of both The City and The Hills aired on MTV last night, along with a live finale after show special.  There were plenty of highlights from the shows, like Whitney Port making a sales presentation to pitch her fashion line to a panel of high-powered Bergdorf Goodman execs by herself after boss Kelly Cutrone bailed on her (I actually felt nervous for her), Olivia and Erin’s work tension at Elle finally coming to a head, Kristen Cavallari deciding to take the plunge into a “serious” relationship with Justin Bobby (just don’t mention the word “boyfriend” around him) and Audrina going back once again to discuss her ex-relationship with said Mr. Bobby, only to be hurt yet again when he tells her they were never together in the first place.  Sigh. 

But, we were left with plenty of questions too and it looks like some of them won’t be answered right now.  Case in point: Will ice-queen Olivia win the Battle of Joe Zee by defying Erin’s authority (and generally not working) at Elle or will Erin triumph with the years of effort she’s put into the magazine?  After all, people don’t always get to the top by being nice and cooperative and working really hard (unfortunately).  But, Erin issued Joe an ultimatum – it’s either her or Olivia.  Since Joe was personally affected by Olivia’s poor job performance this time around, I honestly thought she’d get the axe (and that smug look wiped off her face).  But, alas, the credits rolled and we were left hanging until next season.

However, we do have some shoes to discuss, most notably from the live aftershow that followed the final episodes.  If you loved the shoes worn on The City or The Hills, here are some shoes inspired by the styles we’ve seen:

We’ll start with Whitney, who glammed up her ultra-long gams with a gorgeous pair of gold and black ankle strap heels.  It was hard to see these during the show, but you can see them better in the show photos at and the backstage shots.  I haven’t been able to locate the exact pair, but if you love the look, you may like these:

Jessica Bennett Luca for $166.95 at Shoebuy.  Coupon code EMLFRIENDS09 takes 25% off until 12/3/09, making them $125.21 with free shipping.

Betsey Johnson Nora on sale for $100 at  Coupon code INSTYLE09 takes 20% off, making them $80 with free shipping.  The coupon expires 12/31/09.

When it comes to men, Audrina seems to be looking for that tricky combination of edgy, bad-boy who also has a romantic side, which can be a hard thing to find.  That same theme carries over into her personal style, but it’s way easier to achieve when it comes to fashion.  She wears a pretty silk pant suit, but pairs it with a multi-strap zippered wedge that adds a rocker-chick vibe.  Here are some similar pairs:

Bebe Karen multi-strap wedge for $159 at Bebe.  Save 15% off $100 with coupon code 15OFF100 until 12/24/09.  Another option from Bebe: The Delaney heel for $99.

Jeffrey Campbell Polish for $169.95 with free shipping at Solestruck.

Nine West Bolero for $74.21 with free shipping at Endless.  Another option from Endless: the Miss Me Garnet for $34.25.

Roxy Olin pairs her sequin top and mini with a pair of black suede over-the-knee boots.  You can achieve the look with these boots:

Restricted Vamp Over-the-Knee Suede Boot for $89.95 at DSW.  Shipping is free for members on $35 with coupon code SNOWMAN until 1/4/10.

Steve Madden Shakiraa for $119.95 at Steve Madden.  Get 30% off and free shipping with coupon code MADDEN30 until 12/7/09. 

Kristen Cavallari didn’t appear to have much chemistry with supposed boyfriend Jusin Bobby at the finale, but she wears her sexy black platform slingbacks well.  If you want this look, try these out:

Brian Atwood Taro for $535.99 at Bluefly

Bebe Zahara for $149 at Bebe.  Get 15% off with coupon code 15OFF100 until 12/24/09.

While we’re at it, let’s look at some more look-alike options for Whitney’s cage shoe in the show opener.  I’ve covered this shoe before, but here are some more options:

Steve Madden Brande for $69.97 at Steve Madden.  Get 30% off and free shipping with coupon code MADDEN30 until 12/7/09.

Colin Stuart Cut-Out Lace Up Bootie for $65 at Victoria’s Secret

The City and The Hills will both be back for another season, so until next time, here’s to the shoes.

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  1. Shoe Buzz: Shoes worn by Erin Kaplan on MTV’s The City | Fairy Shoe Princess Says:

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