Monday, May 3, 2010

"Perfectly Booted"

Utility-inspired boots have taken a feminine turn for fall, with hiking and combat references leaving a major mark on high-heeled women's styles. Here Dolce & Gabbana's sexy ankle boots.

Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem's multicolored hiking inspired boots. Dress and scarf by Rebecca Taylor, sweater by Tracy Reese, fur vest by Adrienne Landau, bag by Jerome Dreyfuss, bracelet by Stephen Webster, ring by Dannijo, stirrup socks by Ports 1961.

Burberry's lined ankle boots with antiqued leather. Blouse and belt by Nanette Lepore, fur vest by Adrienne Landau, jeans by Seven for All Mankind, bracelet by Osanna Visconti, ring by Stephen Webster, socks from J.Crew.

Christian Louboutin's peep-toe bootie; Jean Michel Cazabat's peep-toe combat boot; Andrew GN's front-zip bootie; Laurence Dacade's rabbit lined boot; Jimmy Choo's fold-over zipper boot; Brian Atwood's suede lace-up boot; Be&D's shearling-lined ankle boot.

Barbara Bui's flannel lace-up boots with fur lining. Dress and scarf by Tommy Hilfiger, bag by Jerome Dreyfuss, fox earmuffs by Lola, bracelets and ring by Stephen Webster, socks by Leg Resource.

Giuseppe Zanotti's embellished suede boots. Sweater dress by Rebecca Taylor, jeweled vest by Bea Valdes, necklace by Stephen Webster, ring by Dannijo, socks by Leg Resource.

Utility looks are coming on strong for fall, but with ladylike twists. Designers turned to combat and hiking styles for inspiration, and set them on sexy stilettos, giving the season’s best boots the perfect balance of strength and beauty.


Beautiful photos by George Chinsee....not to mention the bevy of gorgeous booties for fall.I especially love the display in picture four.

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