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March 26, 2008

Sweet Corn Chowder Will You Look at THIS?!

Filed under: Sales,Shoes — Miss Plumcake @ 3:54 pm

Okay, so technically I’m supposed to be dead, but if we’ve learned anything from “Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade” it’s that the Holy Grail can do miraculous things. Well friends, HERE is the Holy Grail.

Prada Sfumata Mary Jane

It’s the instantly iconic Prada Sfumata Mary Jane over which everyone (including The Manolo and your humble pal Plumcake)  fawned.  Style Spy declared them the shoe of the season and they were both very difficult and very expensive to acquire.  In fact when I saw that the size 41’s (although I’d say anyone from an American 10 to a small 12 could probably wear them) were on sale for FIFTY PERCENT OFF I started pulling out my hair with one hand and frantically emailing Style Spy –who already owns them–  with the other.  Do I buy them for myself or do I let my readers in on the secret?

See, technically I already have these. Yes, they’re the pumps, but when it comes right down to it, even I do not need two pairs of Prada nero/grigio sfumata shoes. So go, shop. They’re still not cheap, but they ARE a bargain.

You won’t regret it.


  1. Blech. The heel is impossibly high for me, but worse, those giant straps almost make it look like those ankle-bootie shoes everyone’s wearing, which are just fug. No thanks.

    Comment by Hel — March 26, 2008 @ 7:16 pm

  2. Ditto. Nothing graceful about them.

    Comment by Lilly Munster — March 26, 2008 @ 8:34 pm

  3. “This item is not available”. Missed it again.

    Comment by Carol — March 27, 2008 @ 8:13 am

  4. I wore mine last night. These shoes are so great on the foot, and even people who don’t pay attention to that sort of thing comment on them when I wear them. Long live Miuccia!

    Comment by Style Spy — March 27, 2008 @ 8:30 am

  5. I just don’t get these. Booties have grown on me (I especially like the lace-up oxford types that still show plenty of ankle) but I can’t get on board with this. I like the ombre. I like that the shoe is wide and the heel is substantial (in comparison to something like Laboutins). I think it’s the square toe and the wide straps… this falls into my “chunky shoe” category.

    I’m willing to concede that it may look better on a person than as just a shoe. I’ve only seen it (and the other Prada shoes like it) on models with thick tights, which evokes that “adult child” thing that makes me feel icky on the inside, so maybe I’m just responding to that.

    Comment by Leah — March 27, 2008 @ 9:50 am

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