We bid farewell to the cast of MTV’s The Hills this week during their final episode and the after-show The Hills Live: A Hollywood Ending, which brought together the entire cast – even Lauren Conrad, but not Spencer and Heidi, who disappeared off the show earlier this season with no real explanation of where they went (besides Crazy Town, that is). But, it was quite bittersweet for the show to be over and I, for one, actually liked the ending – the final scene where Brody and Kristin are saying their final goodbyes to each other after Kristin decides she’s moving to Europe.
The background – which appeared to be a real outdoor locale in front of the landmark Hollywood sign – was pulled away and revealed to be a backdrop in the lot of a studio. Then the cameras pan out to show all the behind-the-scenes action of the show: the cameras, the crew and the breaking down of the last scene. Apparently, some people didn’t like the ending, but I appreciated the unexpected nod to all the speculation on whether the show was real or fake and the acknowledgement that it wasn’t all reality. I think most viewers knew it was scripted – at least to some degree – and, let’s face it, a little drama engineering does wonders for the entertainment factor. Of course, another part of the show’s appeal was checking out the fashion. So, for my last The Hills shoes post, I’ll be checking out what designer shoes the ladies wore to the aftershow and, in the spirit of this blog, find lookalikes that cost much less.
The cast looked gorgeous at the finale and I had to notice that it was actually the dresses that took center stage this time around – no statement shoes that stole the show for the most part – but they wore the kind of shoes every girl should have in their closet: sexy platform heels in go-with-everything neutrals that serve to complement, not compete with, the entire look. Let’s start with Kristin Cavallari:
I absolutely love Kristin Cavallari’s dress from The Hills finale, which is by Zuhair Murad and she paired it with Christian Louboutin Turbella 120 silver pumps, which were available at Net-A-Porter, but are now sold out. I don’t see them for sale online anywhere else, but get a similar look with these:
Nine West Every in dark or light silver for $29.95 (MSRP $78.95) at 6pm, plus 7 more color options (prices vary).
Aldo Debellis for $75 at Aldo. Coupon code 175926112 takes 10% off and shipping adds $5 unless your order is over $75. The expiration of the code is 7/31/10.
Lauren “LC” Conrad may have exited the show before the final season, but she was back to celebrate during the finale and rumor has it that her taupe suede pumps are Aldo, specifically the Aldo Fawson for $49.98 at Aldo.com. These are already affordable but, not surprisingly, close to being sold out in this color. For more neutral suede heel options, check these out:
Nine West Marray for $88.95 with free overnight shipping at Endless. Spend at least $100 on qualifying back-to-school styles (this pair qualifies) and get an extra $20 off for a limited time.
Steve Madden Ultamit in taupe with berry colored sole on preorder at Steve Madden for $79.95 with free shipping using coupon code SMFREESHIP at checkout.
Whitney Port left The Hills for The City, but she definitely had a statement to make at the finale…with her shoes, that is. Whitney nixed neutrals in favor of a bold and colorful cage style that had Jimmy Choo written all over it. It’s the Jimmy Choo Quito multicolored snakeskin bootie and it appears to be sold out everywhere online. These more affordable pairs convey a similar look:
Michael Antonio Jeana for $55.95 with free overnight shipping at Endless.
Aldo Storino on sale for $64.98 (regularly $90) at Aldo. Get 10% off using coupon code 175926112 and shipping adds $5 unless your order is over $75. The expiration of the code is 7/31/10.
Pour La Victoire Bethanie 1 in teal for $137.17 with free shipping at Amazon.
Audrina Patridge dared to bare plenty of skin at the finale in her tight purple cutout Boulee Ciara dress, which you can preorder at Singer22 in fuschia or black for $198 (she’s actually wearing it backwards), and her black peep toe pumps. Her shoes are identified by Coolspotters as the Brian Atwood Wagner, but I can’t find the exact pair online. However, we always have more black peep toe pumps on the market and here’s a couple that I like for less:
Steve Madden Flawwles for $98.95 with free shipping at Shoebuy. Get 20% off with coupon code SUMMER at checkout (expiration unknown). Update: There’s only a couple sizes left, but 6pm has this pair on sale for $39.98 (sale price expiration unknown).
Paris Hilton Sashay in black for $69.30 at 6pm.
Lo Bosworth looked fetching in her white dress and her Christian Louboutin Mille heels completed her sophisticated look. Get the exact shoes at Barney’s for $895 or spend less on something similar, like these:
Boutique 9 Disco for $79.99 at Nine West or for $96 at 6pm.
Stephanie Pratt pairs platform slingback YSL Tribtoo heels, similar to this one from Saks that is now sold out, with her skintight Herve Leger dress. Here’s a lookalike option from Bebe:
Bebe Neve in black, blue or pink for $149 at Bebe.
Another option is the Zigi Project Pumped heel in blue or black at Bakers for $79.95.
Holly Montag wore a pretty white feather dress and closed toe black patent heels. I’m taking a guess on her shoes, which could be Christian Louboutin, Miu Miu, the Pour La Victoire Irina or none of the above (it’s hard to tell). However, this pair is a nice option for less:
Aldo Moos for $54.98 – $75 depending on option selected. Coupon code 175926112 takes 10% off and shipping adds $5 unless your order is over $75. The expiration of the code is 7/31/10.
So, with that, we say goodbye to the cast of The Hills and all of the rumors, the drama, the black mascara tears, the boyfriend stealing, the name calling and cat fights, the voodoo crystals and plastic surgery, the lingering facial expressions, the ending and beginning of friendships – all of it – and, of course, the shoes.
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