Our Baronne pump was seen recently, in the April 2013 issue of Nylon Singapore. The romantic editorial shows the Baronne worn with a chic black on black ensemble. The smooth metallic leather is a perfect accent to the rougher texture of lace and weather wood.
Have you ever wondered whether it’s okay to wear suede during the spring and summer seasons? Well, you’re not alone. While some old-school fashion rules have long been dismissed, this is a question that modern women seem to still be grappling with. Here’s what the fashion web community has to say.
@splashofcolour via Chictopia Stylist Forum:
“Suede can be worn any time of year. I would wear suede in summer, its the best season for it in my opinion because there’s less chance of it getting messed up by rain. Plus purple would go great with some of the brightly colored dresses and accessories that are about this season.”
@Gdot via styleforum.net
I still think it is especially dapper to vary ones shoes with the seasons a bit. I won’t wear loafers in the winter, nor heavy dark colored laceups in the summer. I wear dark suede in the winter and tobacco or snuff suede in the summer. These rules are not hard and fast, and there are exceptions taken….but some seasonal variety is good! It only makes sense – if your attire is lighter colored in the summer – as it is for many – won’t a lighter colored shoe be more appropriate?
@Queen Mum via youlookfab.com forum
I would say if it is a summery color and cut, it should be fine.
Seems like suede accessories during the warmer months has been given the green light! And fashion-forward designers seem to agree. Check out this collection of hot spring and summer suede shoes and bags.
The late 1960s was a period of electricity in fashion. The world and it’s social structures were changing rapidly and the style of dress reflected that. After a decade where all dresses were long(ish) and all waists were cinched, the 60s came alot and transformed silhouettes for women. And like the cut of the clothes, the idea of what it is to be a women started to loosen up. Suddenly, the Western world begin to realize that being female could mean being strong, independent, world-aware – while still being representations of feminine beauty.
So when you add amazing costumes to the high drama storyline for TV’s Mad Men, what you’ve got a the perfect storm for style inspiration. The hit show has a number of great representations of women embracing the modernity of the times in both their professional and their wardrobe choices. The ’60s-inspired outfit above might be seen on Megan, the show’s resident fashionista, though her version of the dress would probably be a few inches shorter…
The Arlette pump, is a prime pair for welcoming a shade of ’60s into your wardrobe while still keeping it contemporary and very relevant to today’s fashion palette. They feature a classic block heel, and a pale green suede which looks great which solids, neutrals, brights, and pattern alike.
photos: amctv.com, raleighvintage.blogspot.com