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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

You Make Me So Jelly!

When our resident home goods design expert Sarj told me about her article for The Radar, I just had to stop myself from running to the Kartell store in SoHo. No, not for another Ghost Chair, but for shoes! Yes! Shoes!



Because isn't this Glue Cinderella from .normaluisa and Kartell just adorable? It comes in solids (and "Ghost" too, see that one between the red and black ones)...



...and two tone as well...


And come packaged just so nicely! Sigh!


At $135 a pair, that's a lot more expensive than Hunter wellies and even Pucci rain boots off ebay, but as Sarj contends in her article - "it’s not just plastic — it’s art."

When the subject of jelly shoes of course comes to mind, Melissa can't be too far behind. I checked out their site for their latest S/S 09 collection and I came out more convinced that the jelly shoe has transcended trend and has become a wardrobe must have. Jellies have gone beyond being worn for practical purposes, and have become indeed, pieces of wearable art. Check this one out, a design for Melissa by Zaha Hadid, aptly called Melissa + Zaha Hadid:



Which comes in a variety of colors by the way!


Of course, jelly shoes are meant to be fun too, as seen in this Melissa Ultragirl + Oswald shoe (which also comes in chocolate brown and British racing green)...


And the beribboned Melissa Zen Girl in juicy color tones like strawberry and blueberry!



Luxe lovers who turn their nose up on "pedestrian" rubber sandals and shoes might just be willing to go a step down with Chloe's bridge line See by Chloe's tie-back jelly sandal ($125, available at Shopbop, spotted this too at Bergdorf Goodman)


or Marc Jacobs's jelly Mouse shoes, on sale now for $112 (from $160) at net-a-porter...


Or they might just go all out with this one by Givenchy for $170 (saw this at Curve NYC, also available at Shopbop)...



or this thong sandal from Tods for $175.


So tell me, are you jelly too?

6 comments:

Ms. Style said...

Hello and congratulations to you and the little one! Just have a question about your article on jelly shoes. What's the comfort level of these shoes when you wear them?

Meryl ♥ said...

I'm loving the Chloe ones! :) The two tone Glue Cinderella ones are also pretty - I saw the article on Phil Star and I instantly fell in love. I wish I have the money to buy a pair though, haha. :P

Vanessa said...

I saw the Marc Jacobs jellies on a shop window the other day and I wondered if they were for real! :-) They're adorable, but unless they're headed for the beach or someplace sandy, I think these shoes are not practical. I suppose they're just not for everybody. I think I'll pass. ;-)

The Chiconomist Celine said...

Love the Givenchy! I might pick that one over the ballet flats versions cos I'm scared of getting sweaty feet hehehe ... Tory Burch has some cute ones too!

cd said...

They're supposedly quite comfy Ms. Style, although of course jelly sandals will have its setbacks like the plastic can rub against the skin, etc.

Yeah, they are quite pricey Meryl, heehee, but definitely cute cute cute!

True Vanessa, better for the beach or the pool, not really for city streets!

Yeah I just saw Cel the TBs! That and the GIvenchys on sale pa at Saks! But limited sizes na, good for us!

Candy Doll said...

I love jelly shoes!!!

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