Tag Archive | Footwear

Eye On Design: Hullabaloo Mondrian-Inspired Hi Brows Boots

Hullabaloo Mondrian Inspired Hi Brow Boots
All Photos By Gail

These extremely rare, retro-vintage Hi Brows Boots were worn by one of the GoGo dancers on the 60s-era TV show, Hullabaloo. Made of white vinyl with red and blue vinyl panels and black vinyl piping, the red and blue color block design was inspired by the non-representational paintings of Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian. They are low heeled and below the calf in height, with a back metal zipper at the back. Why these boots originally sold for just a few dollars per pair, they can now fetch as much as $700 or $800 on eBay.

Hullabaloo Mondrian Inspired Hi Brow Boots

Hullabaloo was a Pop Rock weekly variety show that ran from 1965 to 1966 (two seasons), NS was broadcast on the NBC network. As with ABC TVs Shindig, which began 4 months earlier, this series combined the musical trends of the day, The British Invasion, Detroit’s Motown sound and the merging Folk Rock trend. Unlike Shindig, this series featured a segment from Great Britain hosted by The Beatles‘ manager Brian Epstein, who presented “up and coming” groups. The weekly hosts, at NBC ‘s Burbank studio, included George Hamilton, Roger Smith, Noel Harrison, Paul Anka and Sammy Davis Jr.

Hullabaloo Mondrian Inspired Hi Brow Boots

The performers, from both sides of the Atlantic, included The Four Seasons, The Beatles, Nancy Sinatra, Gary Lewis and The Playboys, Petula Clark, Barry McGuire, The Kinks, Herman’s Hermits, The Byrds and The Lovin’ Spoonful.

Photographed in the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, NY.

Advertisements

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Glitter Kids Sneakers

Pink Glitter Kids Sneakers
Photo By Gail

All the best sneakers are made for kids, amiright? I would kill to have a pair of either of these designs in my size.

Photographed in the window of Lesters at 2nd Avenue and 80th Street in Manhattan!

Hieronymus Bosch Boots

Hieronymus Bosch Boots
Image Courtesy of Erin Benard

Holy Hieronymus Bosch, Batman! These insane ladies combat boots were photographed by my neighbor and used in a guide by ShoesFella! Erin and I just had to post them here, because they must be shared! The design on the boots is from the right panel of the Bosch triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, which dates from between 1490 and 1510. You can read more about that painting at This Link.

Cake Shoes By Chris Campbell!

Cake Shoes
Image Source

Please don’t eat these shoes! Creating works that are very similar to the art of contemporary sculptor Scott Hove, designer Chris Campbell has expertly painted and sculpturally enhanced dozens of pairs of Jimmy Choux shoes so that they appear to be decorated with the accoutrements of a fancy bakery cake! Apart from his light up shoes line-up from last fall, these are now my favorite. Clever and beautiful, but definitely not edible!

Cake Flats

Chris sells his visually delectible creations at his own shop, The Shoe Bakery which appears to be located in Orlando Florida, but who knows. With prices that are very reasonable at just $60 for a pair of flats to $200 for the high heels – I’d say these are not only a fashion bargain but a unique investment for art collectors as well!

Cake Shoes Blue

Read more and see additional photos of these deliciously collecitble shoes at This Link!

Thanks to Geoffrey for the Tip!

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Fuzzy Fur Boots

Pink Fuzzy Boots
Image Source

OK, just disregard the obvious fact that you could never, ever, wear these things outside on the street or in the yard, or anywhere that there might be moisture or dirt of any kind — they totally rule! Want!

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day: The Heart Breaker Shoe

Heartbreaker Pump
Image Source

Here’s another one of Sebastian Errazuriz’s “Shoe Sculptures” from his 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers Exhibit seen at the most recent Art Basel in Miami. The Heart Breaker shoe is, in a word: Brilliant. But also, ultimately wearable.

Heartbreaker Pump Quad

GI Jane Pumps

GI Jane Shoe
Image Source

These GI Jane Pumps, featuring a tiny Green Army Man on the toe, were designed by artist Sebastian Errazuriz as part of his 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers Exhibit. Because All’s Fair in Love, War and Fashion Footwear. Read more about the exhibit at This Link.