Think MTV’s The City and The Hills are all about the catfights and the drama? Well, think again, because it’s all about the shoes, ladies. Cute shoes make regular appearances on both shows and, if you’re like me, you like to watch just to see the latest styles the cast is wearing, both on-screen and off. Need more evidence? I’ve gathered some from the episodes that just aired this week:
Exhibit A: Kristin Cavallari shoes line Kristin tells those quirky kids, Dan and Jessi, on this week’s MTV Aftershow that she would love to have a shoe line and that she’s been looking into it, although nothing is set in stone as of yet. But, here on Starpulse.com, she talks about life after The Hills, which is in its last season, and says that she is designing a shoe line and she also has plans in the works to produce three reality shows. Sure, it is another celebrity doing the fashion thing, but Kristin has admitted to being obsessed with shoes before and she has an enviable designer shoe collection to draw inspiration from, so who can blame her for trying? I know I would!
Exhibit B: Goth shoes & garbage shoes Over on The City, Olivia helps style pop star Kei$ha, who’s a fan of “garbage couture”, for Elle and outfits her in these Nicholas Kirkwood “trash bag” shoes that feature floral blooms made of actual garbage bags. These are very cool shoes, but I couldn’t find any additional details about them online. However, the real fun was watching Olivia scout for shoes at goth shop Trash and Vaudeville before she secured the Kirkwood pair. I find Olivia best when she’s out of her element, like that time she played investigative reporter by hunting for counterfeit designer handbags on Canal Street, and this store was certainly not her usual stomping ground. Here’s the play by play:
Olivia was initially gunning for a silver glitter platform pump. But her idea was nixed and they made her try on a boot with bullets instead:
These are so un-Olivia and she refused to walk around in them, which some store employees found amusing:
After all of that, the shoes they picked at the store weren’t approved for the shoot, but the Nicholas Kirkwood pair Olivia found ended up being a hit. While the Kirkwood shoes were the star of the show, we did see a cameo from another hot pair:
Exhibit C: JC Tick appearance It was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment (sorry for the blurry pic), but the Jeffrey Campbell Tribal Tick isn’t the kind of shoe that blends into its environment, so I definitely recognized it in the scene that took place in the Elle accessories closet.
You can get the Jeffrey Campbell Tick tribal at Eilatan for $142.79. Singer22 also has them for $264. Update: You can get them again at Karmaloop now that they are back in stock.
Exhibit D: Whitney wears Payless Whitney Port of The City is being featured in People’s 50 Hottest Bodies issue and even though she’s normally spotted in expensive designer footwear, she dons a pair from Payless in the spread.
It’s the Alice + Olivia for Payless Breckenridge bow sandal and I think it’s adorable. There are only a couple sizes left online for $39.99, but you can always inquire in your local store for more availability.
Exhibit E: Olivia apparently goes cheap-chic sometimes too Our fave ice-queen Olivia made an appearance at the 2010 Institute for Civic Leadership spring benefit looking light and bright in her floral DVF top, shorts and the coral shoes pictured above (see the entire look on MTV’s Remote Control Blog). Although Olivia usually favors high-end designers, her shoes appear to be these heels from Aldo (unless these are inspired by another pair):
This is the Aldo Starace in peach and it’s available at Aldo.com for $90. Get another 10% off with coupon code 175926229 until 7/31/10 and shipping is also free for a limited time.
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