Tag Archive | Shoes

Boot Worn By Mrs. Potts in Beauty and The Beast

Mrs Potts Boot
Photos By Gail

This colorful, lace-up ankle boot is one of a pair of boots worn by the actress playing the character of Mrs. Potts in the Broadway production of Disney musical, Beauty and The Beast. Aren’t they fantastic? If it weren’t for these photos you would probably never have seen this rad boot, as Mrs. Potts‘ feet are generally obscured by her nearly floor-length skirt (and the fact that she is, you know, a human teapot).

Mrs Potts Boot

Photographed in the Museum of the City of New York in Upper Manhattan

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Modern Art Monday Presents: Gee, Merrie Shoes from Bonwit Teller Window Display By Andy Warhol

Gee Merrie Shoes
Photo By Gail

The catalyst for Andy Warhol’s transformation from commercial to fine artist was a 1961 display window that he created for the Bonwit Teller Department Store at Fifth Avenue and 56th Street. The window displayed five of Warhol’s newest paintings  as a backdrop to mannequins wearing Bonwit’s fashions. Representing Warhol’s first foray into what would become Pop Art, these paintings depicted commercial imagery from ads and comics, overlaid with gestural drips and blotches of Abstract Expressionism. The Bonwit window introduced Warhol’s characteristic practice of elevating pop culture into fine art that he continued to explore for the rest of his career.

Photographed as part of the Gay Gotham Exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York.

Eye On Design: Michael Jackson’s Metal Cowboy Boots

Michael Jackson Metal Cowboy Boots
All Photos By Gail

Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush, who were Michael Jackson’s longtime costume designers, were asked to create a pair of Metal Cowboy Boots (circa 1990) for Jackson. The designers found inspiration in sabatons, the part of a knight’s armor that protected the foot. The singer wore these boots to the White House in April of 1990 to received the Artist of the Decade award from President George H.W. Bush.

Photographed in the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.

Michael Jackson Metal Cowboy Boots

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Pink Thing of The Day: Wedding Ensemble By Yves Saint Laurent

Wedding Ensemble By YSL
All Photos By Gail

This whimsical Wedding Ensemble from the Yves Saint Laurent Summer/Spring 1999 prêt–à–porter collection consists of two well positioned wreaths of flowers: a bikini-like bra top and hip-hugging bottom with a long train attached. For the confident bride!

Wedding Ensemble By YSL Detail

While this design may seem a bit over-the-top for a traditional ceremony (and for any bride lacking a perfect model’s physique) there is no denying that the result is completely visually captivating. Accessories include a Bridal head wreath, bracelet and anklet all adorned with the same handmade pink and gold silk flowers and leaves (by Lemarie) that are also found on the top and bottom. The Train is machine-sewn pink silk gazar. Gazar is a silk (or wool) plain weave fabric made with high-twist double yarns woven as one. Gazar has a crisp hand and a smooth texture, and is often used in bridal and evening fashion due to its ability to hold its shape.

Wedding Ensemble Shoes and Anklet

Wedding Ensemble By YSL

Photographed the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Manus X Machina Fashion Exhibit in the Summer of 2016.

Artist Gary Baseman Designs Collectible Doc Martens

Gary Baseman Doc Marten Signage
All Photos By Gail

Dr. Martens has partnered with LA-based artist, Gary Baseman, to design collectible, limited editions of Doc Martens footwear, featuring Baseman’s popular characters, Toby and Hot Chachacha. Sweet.

Gary Baseman Doc Marten Side 1

Here you can see a bespoke, punk version of Toby frolicking on this yellow boot.

Gary Baseman Doc Marten Side 2

These boots kick so much ass.

Gary Baseman Loafer

Baseman has also designed a shoe featuring the Hieronymus Bosch-influenced devilish imp, Hot Chachacha.

There are also Baseman-designed T-Shirts to match the shoes.

Toby the Punk and Hot Chachacha Doc Martens were spotted at The Dr. Martens Store, Located at 193 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211.

Yes, It Exists: Adventure Time Doc Martens

Adventure Time Doc Martins
All Photos By Gail

Do you like Adventure Time? I sure do. In fact, I fucking love it! If you feel similar love for Finn, Jake and all of their friends in the Land of Ooo, then you might also want to own these rad Doc Martens with likenesses of all of the Adventure Time characters you adore right on them! Holy shit!

Adventure Time Doc Martens

Look!

Adventure Time Doc Martens Detail

Look again! I see Gunter, Lumpy Space Princess, Marceline the Vampire Queen, Princess Bubblegum, BIMO, Ice King, Lady Rainicorn, Peppermint Butler and so many others!

Adventure Time Doc Martins

I must have these fucking shoes.

Adventure Time Doc Martens were spotted at The Dr. Martens Store, Located at 193 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211. They also had Ice King and Lumpy Space Princess styles!

Sebastian Errazuriz’ 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers Inspires Wearable Art by Melissa Shoes

Galeria Melissa
All Photos By Gail

Well-made shoes always look like works of art to me: Like tiny wearable sculptures. It’s probably not entirely unexpected then that others feel similarly — one of those being artist Sebastian Errazuriz. In 2013, Errazuriz debuted his installation, 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers at Miami Art Basel. A collection of twelve shoe-like sculptures inspired by twelve of the artist’s ex-girlfriends, and realized through the use of a 3D printer, these shoes were really quite spectacular, and were featured in a couple of The Gig’s Posts from that time. Because: Shoe Art.

12 Shoes Signage

After Errazuriz gained popularity by creating the best insulated work boots for major Brazilian construction and government companies, his idea of creating wearable shoe art was just too good to lay dormant, Brazilian plastic footwear brand Melissa Shoes has unveiled a special collaboration with Errazuriz in which two of his designs from 12 LoversThe Boss and The Gold Digger, have been reproduced as shoes you can buy in the Melissa stores located around the world. Galeria Melissa in Soho, NYC threw a fun launch party last week and we were lucky enough to snag an invite. Please enjoy our photos from the event!

The Boss Display
The Boss, on Display

The first design to be created as a fully wearable shoe is called The Boss, which is a black stiletto featuring a brass knuckle-like embellishment under the arch of the shoe.

The Boss

The Boss’ prototype was on display at the shop, along with most of the other shoes from the original 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers exhibit. Each shoe is displayed along with the highly stylized backstory of the woman who inspired it.

The Boss In Use
The Boss In Action!

The Boss Pair

The updated Boss design has a more manageable heel, and three instead of for rings.

The Boss Single Shoe

We posted the above photo on FaceBook and it got 100 Likes in ten minutes. You can imagine that these shoes will sell like crazy.

The Gold Digger Art

The second design on sale at Galeria Melissa is based on the Gold Digger (with the heel of the shoe resembling a Golden human form).

The Gold Digger Display

The Gold Digger Single Shoe

The Gold Digger Heel Detail
Boy, You’re Gonna Carry That Weight…

Both The Boss and The Gold Digger sell for $450 per pair and are available to purchase right now, but for a limited time only.

Chandelier

If you haven’t already been there, Galeria Melissa is a gorgeous boutique with this fun Chandelier that has little parrots and other birds hiding in it. Let’s take a closer look.

Chandelier Detail with Birds
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Fun!

Sebastian Gets Interviewed

Here is Sebastian being interviewed by a reporter. We did not get to meet him but he seemed very nice and happy to talk about the shoes.

Here are some of the other shoes from 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers:

Honey
Honey

Heart Breaker
The Heart Breaker

Cry Baby
The Cry Baby

Hot Bitch
The Hot Bitch

The Virgin 1
The Virgin

The Virgin
The Virgin, Detail

GI Jane
GI Jane

The Ice Queen
The Ice Queen

Installation View Ice Queen and The Rock
Ice Queen and The Rock, Installation View

It was a fun party and an absolute thrill to be able to see the 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers in person!

Party View

Galeria Melissa is Located at 102 Greene Street (Between Prince and Spring), Soho, New York. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Sunday from 12 Noon to 6:00 PM.

Staircase Detail