When you think of a cool shoe, do you think of a ballet flat pump? We didn’t think so. Low-heeled pumps are reserved for octogenarians going to church or lunch on Madison Avenue. But allow Lindsay Lohan to change your mind! The actor was spotted in New York this week giving the grandma shoe a brand new feel.
On two separate occasions this week, Lohan was spotted wearing Salvatore Ferragamo’s black Viva pumps, which retail for $850 (AED 3,122) and have a large bow on the toe. They’re a decidedly prim-and-proper shoe, but Lohan made them feel a little more modern and casual. For a Broadway outing this past weekend, she first wore them with a white summer dress complete with fringe and laser-cut detailing, finishing off the ensemble with a luxe Hermès bag (in its signature orange hue). Yesterday, she then paired them with a black lace mini dress for a more monochromatic feel, as well as black shades and a cream Hermès bag.
Lohan isn’t the only star to make them feel fresh. A few years ago, Zoe Kravitz put a cool twist on a pointy kitten heels when she styled them with neon green pants; More recently, Chloë Sevigny embraced the low-heel pump via Margiela’s Tabi shoes, their split-toe detail making it feel instantly hip and downtown-worthy. So, it’s official: Don’t discount the low heel. They’re a versatile piece that can be paired with everything from dresses to jeans. And they’re way more comfy than hobbling around in stilettos!
Originally published in Vogue.com
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While Megan Fox’s looks have been making headlines with her recent appearances, flying under the radar is her newfound love for a regional designer. On many occasions now, the actor has been spotted completing her bold looks with heels from Lebanese shoemaker Andrea Wazen‘s eponymous label.
This week, the Transformers star was spotted donning the black Denver heel by the Beirut-based brand, paired with a faux-leather cropped blazer, and boyfriend jeans. Speaking to Vogue Arabia previously, designer Wazen revealed that the Denver heel might seem simple, but is complicated to make. “You see fabric and tulle, but it takes hours of work,” she said.
At the Revolve Gallery event in New York City, the 35-year-old sported a pair of Andrea Wazen’s Dassy Sunset PVC pumps, elevating her look with its golden straps. Clear pumps with a pop of color have become popular amongst celebrities, and Fox joined in on the trend with her own take. In a mirror selfie posted to her Instagram, she was seen in a green cropped jacket and mini skirt co-ord, with a pair of transparent pumps with green straps from the brand.
Andrea Wazen heels. Photographed by Lara Zankoul
The Lebanese shoe designer believes that comfort must precede glamour and identity. “This is why I decided to use fabrics instead of leather. Soft and flexible textiles are so much more lightweight,” she says. This is just one of the attributes that have lead stars including Beyoncé, Dua Lipa, Khloe Kardashian, Lucy Hale, Kylie Jenner, and Hailey Bieber to step out in Wazen’s creations.
After working at Rupert Sanderson and Christian Louboutin, and honing her craft at Paris’s Istituto Marangoni, and Central Saint Martins in London, the Beirut-raised designer decided to launch her eponymous brand. Coming from a family of architects, Wazen has always had an eye for symmetry and design instilled in her DNA.
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