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OH MY GAGA!

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At Christie’s Auction House in NYC last week, Lady Gaga dropped $295,000.00 on three pairs of worn Alexander McQueen shoes! The shoes ironically were worn by the star herself in her Bad Romance video and on the Red Carpet, but she never owned them, until now. The armadillo soles were handcrafted in Italy from wood and python skin and have become an iconic look for the pop star.

It must be nice to drop over a quarter of a million dollars on crazy-couture shoes. And no, I’m not jealous (fingers crossed behind back). Although I do have to say, it wasn’t a completely irresponsible spending spree; the money raised from the auction went to benefit UNICEF’s relief efforts in Nepal. Thank you Miss Gaga, that was very Lady-like of you.

She considered the late designer a friend as well as a tremendous source of inspiration and support. Lady Gaga released this personal statement to V Magazine describing her cosmic revelation of the shoes and her personal relationship with Alexander McQueen.

“There is no diamond, no award, nothing I ever wanted more than a memory of my brief friendship with McQueen. I am sad every day that I enter my closet, knowing he is not here anymore to dazzle the world with his beautiful, dark, limitless, brave mind. These shoes are the only tangible piece I have left of our work together. They came to me this morning, after a dream I had again about him. As the dream goes, I enter my closet and his clothes are no longer there. I’m tortured. The loss is deep. Mourning in my own way constantly, why he is gone, he was so talented. I hate the empty space, not only in fashion, but in the creative consciousness that fizzled when he passed. This morning I got the call I would now be the caregiver to 3 pairs of armadillo platforms, just like the kind I wore in the “Bad Romance” video, the shoes from his crescendo collection “Plato’s Atlantis,” the ones that made everyone gasp from the front row because they had NEVER seen something like them before. I was reminded this morning that he is still here. He is everywhere. In every store window. In the designs of commercial mainstream retail, fashion, in music, in the heart of every young designer that wishes he could be as free and as fearless as McQueen was. I cried all morning, convinced he was with me. Convinced that I’m loved from somewhere far beyond the eternal body and mind, outside of all the chaos. He wanted me to have them. They made their way back to me. I am here today not just because of my talent, but because he believed in me. My weird brand of art pop manic expression of my emotions was the part of me he knew he taught me. I will be grateful long after I pass and join him wherever it is they put souls like us. Long live McQueen.”

I really do believe what’s meant to be will always find a way, just like these shoes found their way back to Lady. So, trust in the mystery of your journey and believe in the power of your dreams.

The first pic is of the coveted shoes.

The second pic is Lady Gaga wearing the shoes in her Bad Romance video.

The third pic is an Instagram photo Gaga posted from her New York balcony after she brought the shoes home.

The fourth pic is of her and her fiancé Taylor Kinney on their way to her performance with Bono.

Photo Credit: Getty Images, Lady Gaga

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Monster Mouth

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Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pic of the week. A yuck mouth shoe that’s candy-coated with pretty, silver spikes and sparkly jewels. Sounds like a few people I know; they portray a nice outwardly appearance, but possess a monster of a mouth.

Halloween is just around the corner, so get your spook on.

T.G.I.F.

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Heart Broken

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Christian Louboutin!!!

Why am I heart broken? Well, I stayed up all night contemplating the purchase of these shoes. Let’s see, do I pay rent or buy shoes? Looks like I have to pay the rent. UGHH!!! So irritating!!!

Thanks Neiman Marcus for sending me “friendly reminders”. I don’t think that’s very nice — tempting a poor shoe addict when she’s got kids to feed and bills to pay! Next time just send me a 4,000 dollar voucher and I’ll consider that “friendly”. Until then, you’re not my BFF!

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Hello Lover

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Sarah Jessica Parker is in the midst of designing and launching her own shoe line called SJP. The former “Sex and the City” star played the character Carrie Bradshaw who was a writer and a fashion whore. She coined the phrase “Hello Lover” every time she saw an amazing fashion piece, mostly referring to stilettos and pumps.  Her character persona once bragged in an episode that she owned over $40,00 in shoes alone.

It’s no surprise that Sarah Jessica Parker would eventually pair her love for fashion and her creative mind to form a shoe collection. She has teamed up with Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus to create shoes, small handbags and a few trench coats. The collection, “SJP” will be sold exclusively at Nordstrom in early 2014.

Talk about a fantasy life becoming a reality. I guess “happily-ever- afters” really do exist.

 

Photo credit: Nordstrom and Getty Images

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Foot Steps

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Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pic for the week, feet shoes. The toes look so real, it’s kind of gruesome.

Anyway, you won’t catch me in a pair of these. Why? Because they are totally creepy. Like, oh my God! Gag me with a spoon creepy!

100% guaranteed to make you look and feel like a heel.

T.G.I.F.

 

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Calla-Girl

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T.G.I.F.

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Wild Wedges

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Wedges and platforms are popping up bigger-than-life this season.

Pair with maxi skirts, boyfriend jeans, or just about anything for a dramatic twist on style. Here are three of my faves.

The first platform wedge is by Dolce & Gabbana. It’s a fun and wild masterpiece; perfect for kicking up your look.

The second platform wedge is by Red Valentino. It’s fresh and sweet and perfect for summer.

The third platfrom wedge is by Prada. It’s slightly mysterious and a tad bit serious with a hint of domination.

A girl can never have too many shoes and it’s a quick and easy way to update your wardrobe.

Walk in style!

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Shoe Stalking

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Hi my name is Julie Rasmussen and I’m a “Shoe Stalker”.

I look at everyone’s shoes. There I said it!

Today was the first official day of Orange County Fashion Week. Even though Heidi and I had front row seats for the event, I couldn’t help but do a little shoe stalking. My ADD kicked in and the rest is history.

I can’t decide if I like the nude sparkles or the black ankle straps better? What’s your favorite pair?

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Shoe Lust

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Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I don’t need to write anything. Although I do have one thing to say, “Alexander McQueen”.

Stay Stylish!

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Orange Crush

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Saturday I spent 2  hours purging my 7 year old son’s closet and drawers. He is growing so fast and everything from undies to jammies to shoes to clothes were too small. Yesterday I decided to take him shopping with me so he could try on. I never in a million years would have picked these bright, neon- orange Vans for him, but when he saw them  at Nordstrom, the begging and pleading began.  I noticed my  12 year old niece who was with us became  sad. I thought maybe she was bored or perhaps her iPhone died and she couldn’t instagram, but no! She was sad because she too wanted the orange shoes and they didn’t have her size.

My son insisted on wearing them out of the store and Nordstrom was working on transferring in a pair from another store for my niece. Leave it to the kids to trend spot. Apparently, a slice of orange is a “must have” for young wardrobes.

I hope everyone has a great week. Remember to stay stylish!

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