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Shoe Month! Thousand Dollar Hooker Shoe | Manolo for the Big Girl

Shoe Month! Thousand Dollar Hooker Shoe

Doo dah! Doo dah!

(Get it? Because you can say “thousand dollar hooker shoe” to the tune of Camptown Races? Anyone?)

You know, I’ve got great affection for Giuseppe Zanotti.  Some of my very favorite shoes in my personal collection come from his rhinestone-encrusted brain.  I appreciate his whimsically literal approach to footwear and can’t help but be charmed by silly but still artistically interesting shoes like this:

Zanotti arrow shoe

Say what you will, but it has charm. I would wear them to a hip garden party or a gallery crawl.  I mean granted, they’re almost $900 at Endless which is a bit steep for whimsy, but if they dropped down to $200 at my local Last Call I’d snag them in a heartbeat.

These, on the other hand?

Zanotti dollar shoes

These are tragiculous. They hurt my soul. These are thousand dollar shoes that are designed to make you look like a thirty dollar hooker.

Now, I actually own some pretty stupendous apricot silk peau de soie heels with a collar of hundreds upon hundreds of individually-set crystals that swing in fringe around my ankles and I jokingly call them my stripper heels. They even zip up the back and they STILL look less strippery than these.

Pull it together, Joe.  Stop chasing the ruble and come back to us, please.

6 Responses to “Shoe Month! Thousand Dollar Hooker Shoe”

  1. Mrsbug June 9, 2010 at 8:45 am #

    Those thousand dollar hooker shoes (doo-dah, doo-dah – I’m down with you on that one) look like something Lil’ Kim would wear in one of her music videos.

  2. Lisa June 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm #

    I really like the yellow on the first shoe, but I can’t get on board. It is interesting. The second is a crime against shoe-manity.

  3. Bree June 10, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    I’d wear the first ones, cuz their flats.

    The second pair is your standard footwear for women playing the part of “money-grubbing ho” in a rap video. Or if you’re Mariah Carey.

  4. Abbe June 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    Tragiculous is my new favorite word.

  5. Plumcake June 10, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    @Abbe: isn’t it a great word? I love portmanteaus (portmanteaux?) and The Carolina Royal said he came up with it accidentally one night when at a circuit party he saw some particularly amusing club kid walk in. I guess “tragic” and “ridiculous” fought their way to get out of his mouth first and BAM, tragiculous was born.

    @Bree: OR lil’ Kim. My feeling about wearing dollar signs on your clothing is the same about naming your children after luxury products: If you’re going to name your child Lexus, she’ll almost certainly never drive one.

  6. dcsurfergirl June 13, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

    You have to admit that those dollar-sign shoes are funny.