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God Save My Shoes

God Save My Shoes Poster

via The Hollywood Reporter

Yesterday, I attended the New York premiere of God Save My Shoes, a documentary in which director Julie Benasra gives audiences a look into the shoe closets of the rich and famous, including Dita Von Teese, Kelly Rowland, and poker champ Beth Shak. This film studies why women are obsessed with heels and what emotions and messages these shoes convey by featuring not only the women who buy shoes, but also shoe and physiology experts including: prominent shoe designers like Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, and Pierre Hardy, a psychoanalyst, and Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

While the film itself is entertaining, especially for a girl like me who appreciates expensive footwear (though I can’t afford it), it’s a bit one sided. It touches on the impossibility of walking in five inch heels and some of the physical aliments that result from wearing heels, but doesn’t delve too deeply into the more serious long term problems heels can cause. (But we shoe fiends don’t think much about those anyway, do we?)  Furthermore, all the people profiled can afford their fancy footwear; there isn’t any mention of shopaholics whose purchases drive them into debt.

That being said, God Save My Shoes is a fun film, one that many fashionistas will enjoy for its great imagery, brief history of heels, and information and opinions straight from the designer’s mouths.

God Save My Shoes is playing at the Quad Theater in New York City through Thursday April 5th.

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6 Things

Moschino embellished dress
$1,510 – net-a-porter.com

Burberry trench coat
695 GBP – net-a-porter.com

Helmut Lang draped leather jacket
950 GBP – my-wardrobe.com

Haider Ackermann striped pants
$795 – thecorner.com

WGACA Vintage handbag
$3,040 – aloharag.com

Earlier this week, I was asked what six items I would add to my wardrobe if I could choose anything.  Initially, I was only able to think of three things, a pair of classic black Christian Louboutin pumps, a Burberry trench, and a Chanel 2.55 bag.  After sleeping on it for a few nights, I decided that a classic LBD, a great pair of trousers, and an amazing leather jacket should round out the collection.

When faced with this decision, most people would probably go for some crazy outfits that look great in the moment but might be too trendy to last.  I thought about taking this route (hey these clothes would be free), but reconsidered.  If I ever had the luxury to pick out six amazing items, I would choose classic pieces that I could wear over and over, and mix in many different ways.  These are pieces every woman should have in her closet, and even if they don’t exactly scream “statement look” they can be mixed and matched with trendier pieces, or lend a high class air to less expensive items.

But this is just my opinion; I want to know yours!  What six items would you pick if you had this opportunity?

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