The sixth and final season of MTV’s The Hills is currently underway and, of course, we’ve already experienced enough drama and antics in the first couple episodes to last us well through the end of the show (and far beyond for that matter). It’s a show that’s always straddled the line between fiction and reality, but this season gives us even more reason to ponder what’s real and what’s not: Drug rumors, uber-extreme plastic surgery, people literally losing their sanity, Ryan Cabrera on yet another reality show – yes, we’ve seen it all.
Spencer: It boggles the mind
I have to admit I’m a bit sad that it’s almost all over, but maybe it’s time. Clearly, we’ve come a long way from the innocent, wide-eyed early days of the show when Lauren Conrad was just trying to make her way in the world. And if Spencer and Heidi really are as crazy and out-there as they seem, they probably don’t need a platform to exhibit it to the world any more than they already have. Of course, we know they have a history of playing things up for the camera, so Spencer’s super-aggressive, controlling, crystal-toting tendencies and Heidi’s blank, passive tolerance of him (breathe, Spencer, breathe) could be just for attention. If so, it still indicates a bit of craziness on their part, don’t you think? I mean, who does that? I must say, however, that Spencer might just have better acting chops than I would have guessed if it’s fake - those bulging neck veins we see displayed during his many angry rampages are pretty convincing.
The good news is that the girls are getting along relatively well, aside from those pesky drug-use accusations Kristin receives in the first episode after not hanging with the ladies one night in Miami. Kristen and Audrina, who were prone to bursts of yelling and name-calling last season, are now practically BFFs and even go shoe shopping together in one episode. I guess it goes to show that time - and shoes – heal all wounds. Justin Bobby being out of the picture doesn’t hurt either.
Audrina and Kristin try on some noticably cute shoes together at Madison in L.A. and I happened to find some of them. Since these girls tend to love their high-end luxe designers, I also found some similar shoes that cost a lot less for those of us not on a MTV-star budget. Let’s check it out:
Kristin Cavallari tries on the YSL Criss-Cross Ankle Strap Sandal, available at Saks Fifth Avenue for $795. For lower-priced alternatives, try these:
Bebe Stacy for $149 in black or brown at Bebe.com.
Steve Madden Averry in cognac, black, olive or orange for $89.95 on preorder at Steve Madden. Coupon code FF25 takes 25% off and adds free shipping, which makes them $67.46. The expiration of the code is unknown.
Audrina tries out Givenchy Open-Toe Ankle Boots, which you can get at Saks for $790. Here are some similar, but less expensive options:
Aldo Goodsite in black or cognac for $59.98 at Aldo.com.
Dolce Vita Lee for $201.25 at 6pm.
BTW, Audrina wears tan Prada knot sandals with her peach dress while on the shoe shopping excursion. You can find one size available at Shopbop, but I haven’t seen them elsewhere or any close lookalikes. Her dress is the Amanda Uprichard Joan for $194 at Piperlime.
Kristen also tries on a pair of black platform sandals, which we’ve seen her wear more than once. For instance, she wore these shoes on the MTV After Show with her black lace one-shoulder dress. They are the Miu Miu Swirl Platform Sandal, seen here at Polyvore:
It looks like they are sold out online. Here are some similarly swirly pairs that are available now:
Max Studio Soraia sandal for $118.95 at Nordstrom.
Jessica Simpson Genaviv in black for $46 or in cognac for $36.80 at 6pm. Additional sizes and colors are available at Amazon for $72.90 – $88.95.
Update: The platform sandals she wears while shopping are the Jimmy Choo Nixon, which are available in limited sizes at Bluefly, My Theresa and the official Jimmy Choo website.
In a promo pic for The Hills, Kristen wears a metallic wedge heel that looks like this Seychelles Kick Up Your Heels wedge:
It can be found at Endless.com for $89.95 with free shipping. Sizes are limited in pewter.
There’s also the Season 6 promo video for The Hills that features some of the cast hanging from puppet strings, as well as a pair of beige zip-front shoes. These shoes look really familiar to me, but I couldn’t quite place them (or find them). Update: These are the Christian Louboutin Zipette, which are sold out online. But, here are some lookalike pairs:
Calvin Klein Elise for $99 at Lord & Taylor. Apply coupon code BIG for 15% off at checkout through 5/23/10.
Jessica Simpson Gobow for $89 at Macys. Get free shipping with coupon code JOURNEY until 5/19/10.
Steve Madden Nanciee for $99.95 at Steve Madden. Use code FF25 to drop them to $74.96 with free shipping (expiration unknown).
Any other shoes from the cast of The Hills you’d like to know about? Let me know!