It’s very rare that I can write ‘get the Lady Gaga look’ without expecting readers to venture out wearing a leotard/crazy pants/a rasher of bacon but…you really can get the Gaga look in Topshop…and even wear it to an office!
Pic: The Daily Mail
This has been a particularly top 5 for me as I’m a shoe nut. So instead of my favourite 5 shoe designs I thought shoe trends might be more memorable…so here we go!
1-All that glitters
Miu Miu started it with its glitter booties and glittery courts – and now we’re wearing glittery shoes all the time – no party required (although they are perfect for NYE). We even love the Hailee Stenfeld advert.
In keeping with the reworked mod trend this autumn and teams with more grunge and faux fur separates by so many street style people, the Chelsea boot was back with a bang and coincided with the popular TV series, Made in Chelsea. Apt.
Kate Middleton has a to answer for, boosting sales of lady-like dresses from Topshop and Whistles as well as knock-off sapphire rings, quilted jackets and nude heels! Yes they’re leg lengthening and flattering but for this shoe fanatic at least…a little safe. Having said that, they have been celebrity favourites for a long time, while Chloe and Stella McCartney made naked shoes cool.
4-Glutton for punishment
It’s been a pretty extreme year of looks with celebs like Lady Gaga pushing the fashion boundaries, bright hair and fetish-inspired clothes, (thanks Louis Vuitton). Similarly fetishized super high and heel-less boots with studs and latex have been in Vogue. Ouch.
What was your favourite shoe trend?
Lady Gaga vs Marilyn Monroe
We have to give props to Lady Gaga and her fashion feats of the last year. She truly is a trend chameleon. From tottering in Noritaka Tatehana heel-less platforms and wearing sky-high beehives to that meat-dress, Gaga has also tried on Audrey Hepburn, Cousin IT and arguably Madonna’s styles…and now she’s channelling Marilyn Monroe.
Of course Gaga isn’t the only celeb who has dressed up as Marilyn of late as Michelle Williams is currently starring in film, My Week with Marilyn.
Pics: The DM
We were perusing some amusing ‘worst’ gift guides and came across this wallet from LazyBoneUK.com and thought – hang on a minute!
While I may not want to own a bacon wallet this would make the ideal fashion present for one of Lady Gaga’s little monsters and a big handbag statement. Better still it’s only £8.99 so if they did get peckish after a night out and nibble it, it’s not the end of the world!
Lady Gaga is everywhere and on two magazine covers in January alone – Vanity Fair and Elle.
Vanity Fair is much more dramatic and cinematic in style and reminds us of Madonna a little – anyone else?! Gaga’s wearing Versace btw.
Which is your favourite?
We’ve been obsessed with Sam Edelman’s designer studded shoes for a while and the good news is that there is plenty of Edelman-inspired footwear on the high street that will pep up any much-loved LBD or sequinned party dress, giving it a new and edgy lease of life.
We think that River Island’s studded shoes are the best out there and under half the price of an Edelman classic. Love them?
Is there an MTV Awards do of some description every month? It feels like it- but iit’s always an opportunity so spot some impressive outfits.
Selena Gomez wore A-lister favourite Marchesa, while Jesse J vamped it up in Dolce & Gabbana. We loved Katy Perry’s Grease-inspired outfit (which reminded us of Prada’s S/S12 collection) and matched her pink hair, while Bar Refaeli looked amazing as usual.
Pics: The DM.
Nicole Scherzinger is the latest celeb to totter in towering heel-less boots a la Lady Gaga. These undoubtedly uncomfortable creations are by Japanese designer Noritaka Tatehana, whose profile has soared after Gaga ordered five bespoke pairs of heel-less boots.
Fellow designer Antonio Berardi has also dabbled in heel-less boots – check out the amazing footwear on Victoria Beckham.
Breakfast At Tiffany’s is one of my favourite ever films (annoying Mickey Rooney scenes aside) and it seems like Lady Gaga is also a fan of Audrey Hepburn’s iconic look – who’d have thought it.
We love the way Gaga has put her own unique stylish stamp on the look but we’ll forever stick with Audrey’s classic style. Which do you prefer?