Not Your Mother's Pumps / by Kamie Chang Kahlo


Awww, pumps, stilettos, mary janes, heels, peep toes or platforms. Call them what you will but the classic pump has more choices than ever with saw soles, feather, lace, rainbows and chains. You can get them in patent leather, mohair or good old cowhide. Why not try on some with mountains of lace, a high victorian collar or a snake skin wrapper. Have you seen the ones with ribbons, swirly heels, glittery bodies and strappy harnesses? I'll take one of each please and yes, I can even see myself in the late oh-so-great Alexander McQueen's goat pumps with shotgun heels… for about 10 minutes. But, those would be THE most glorious 10 minutes of my LIFE!  

"For me fashion is always uncomfortable" Anna Dello Russo,
Editor at Large and Creative Consultant for Vogue Japan

row 1: Camilla Skovgaard, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Tokidoki, Lanvin
row 2: Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano, Chanel, Valentino
row 3: Maniac , Christian Louboutin, Ricardo Tisci, Prada, Jimmy Choo
row 4: Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Zac Posen, Jeffrey Campbell, Moschino
row 6: Jimmy Choo, Elizabeth and James, Christian Louboutin, L.A.M.B., Dolce and Gabbana
row 7: Miu Miu, Christian Louboutin, Christian Siriano, Valentino, Alexander McQueen