The cast of The City has returned for Season 2 of the MTV show (technically Season 3, but whatevs) and, as always, I’ve got an eye on these ladies’ style, particularly their cute shoes. We haven’t seen any of those shoe close-up shots they’re known to do on the show so far (after the first two episodes anyway), but I do know that some people are interested in the shoes worn in the promo pics for the show. They definitely have some standout pairs going on in these photos and I’ve attempted to find out which shoes they are and lookalike versions that are also hot, but cost a fraction of the price. Here’s what I found for Whitney:
Whit looks really amazing in this shot. She’s got legs for miles and they end with one of the hottest designer shoes of the moment, the Fendi Cinderella:
Fendi somehow manages to make a huge clear platform heel look, well, classy and Whitney is donning a gorgeous light blue version of this frothy concoction. There were many colors featured in the Fendi Spring 2010 show, but the only one I’ve seen for sale is the blush version at Net-A-Porter. It’s $1,195 and nearly sold out. There’s also an alternate version of the Fendi Cinderella at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,140, but it’s almost sold out as well.
Now, it’s not an easy thing to find anything that remotely resembles this shoe. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a knockoff at some point, as we usually do, but I haven’t seen anything so far. However, I did find some shoes that incorporate some of the elements of this pair resulting in a similar look:
The Bebe Scarlett Scarf Sandal reminds me of the Fendi sandal more than anything else I’ve seen, even though the colors are bold and bright rather than subtle and soft (it would still rock with a white outfit like Whitney’s though). It comes in black or pink at Bebe for $179, but unfortunately they are almost sold out. However, they do re-stock styles from time to time, so hopefully we’ll see it available in more sizes again.
The Touch Ups Celine Heel is available in black or silver for the base and it comes with four different multicolored scarves so you can change up your look. You can get these for $69.99 at Shoebuy and coupon code MOM takes 20% off for a limited time, making them $55.96 with free shipping.
The Colin Stuart Canvas Lace-Up Sandal is sold at Victoria’s Secret for $68.
The pretty Zigi Soho Fabulous in black is dramatic and airy, making it a viable alternative for the Fendi pair. Get it at Journey’s for $49.99. You can also check out the somewhat similar and even less expensive Patent Ruffle Lace Heel at GoJane for just $21.80. It comes in a wider variety of color options.
Update: I ran across the Aldo Nelton and it also reminds me somewhat of the black Fendi Cinderella in wedge form, minus the super-high clear platform of course. It’s $80 at Aldo.com.
Update 2: Check out these shoes from Bakers for more options: The Scarfy WP (pictured above) for $59.99 in ivory or black, the Star for $49.99 in black or the Tonya for $49.99 in orange, turquoise, white or multi.
Whitney also rocks a good-girl-gone-bad look in another promo photo, which features the Giuseppe Zanotti Zip Cuffed Jewel Sandal, available at Neiman Marcus for $1,360 or Zappos for the same price. Here are some similarly sexy looks for less:
ZiGiny Erratic for $199.95 with free 2-day shipping at Endless. Update: Here are a couple more lookalikes for this pair that are much more affordable, the Black Strappy Stud Ankle Heel at Americlubwear for $25.99 and the Celeste Yama-10 Jeweled Open Toe Sandal at Urban Originals for $28.90.
Nine West Inquisat for $129 at Ninewest.com. Get 20% off at checkout until 5/9/10, which drops them to $103.20. They ship 5/18/10.
ALDO Tinder in black for $69.98 at Aldo.com, reduced from $90. It also comes in beige for $59.98. Use coupon code FSNEWMAY10 for free shipping.
ZiGiny Gaga for $53.95 at Karmaloop. Apply coupon code CLINTON to take 20% off, making them $43.16 (list price $180) plus shipping. That’s the best price I see, but sizes are limited. Amazon also has them for $77 with free shipping.
Of course, we also have the cage heel Whitney wears in the intro of The City, during the opening credits where she’s stepping out of a taxi cab. This promo was shot quite some time ago and the shoe may have been the Dolce Vita Cher, which basically isn’t available any longer, but luckily this kind of caged, ghillie tie style is still popular and available from other brands. Here are a few I’ve seen:
Chinese Laundry Lucky Strike for $80 at Shoes.com. Apply coupon code MOMSAVE20 for 20% off, making them $64 with free shipping. The coupon expires 5/9/10.
Nine West Jemmia for $89 at Ninewest.com. They qualify for an extra 30% off and an extra 20% off at checkout until 5/9/10, which reduces them to $49.84 with $5 extra for shipping.
GoJane Laced-Up Cage Heel for $22.60.
Finally, we have the shoes Whitney wore for her Whitney Eve fashion show in Bryant Park. According to Whitney’s blog, her outfit is Whitney Eve and the shoes are from Lanvin. It looks like this Lanvin high-heeled sandal for $430 at YOOX, but this one is in black and only one size is left. Here are some alternatives:
Betsey Johnson Gemma in gold leather for $86.25 at 6pm.
Luichiny Gal Lop in champagne for $45.87 at Amazon.
Nina Clova in gold satin for $79 at Shoes.com. Coupon code MOMSAVE20 takes 20% off until 5/9/10, making them $63.20 with free shipping.
Next time, I’ll talk about more shoes from Erin, Olivia and Roxy from The City, plus shoes from MTV’s The Hills.