the study of brown zippered pumps

3 Feb

Soft brown leather pumps with almond-toe, 4-inch heel, and gold zipper details, by Liliana.  I found these last week and had to have them, I was so delighted when they were delivered less than 24-hours after I ordered them, thank you, free overnight shipping!  And thank you, Endless!  I just love the zipper detail, so funky and unexpected!

Liliana Escada Zipper Pump

They also come in red!

Can I gush a little bit about this photo?  I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this here before, but I don’t take most of the photos that are posted here.  I take a few, like, maybe 5%.  I am tricky, but the kind of contortion required for the shot above while still paying attention to light balance and composition are beyond my scope as a overly amateur photographer.  Also, my little point-and-shoot camera just doesn’t have the skills for that sort of thing in the first place.  No, I don’t take my own photos.  My sister, pinksuedeshoe, comes to visit me every couple of weeks with her big, bad SLR and a head full of creative ideas, and she will take photos of 25 or 30 pairs of shoes.  She’ll edit them up real nice and upload them for me to peruse and subsequently post here.  It’s kind of like that scene in Clueless where Cher has her entire closet loaded into her computer and can scroll through it.  That’s what I do in the morning (or the night before if I’m feeling productive).  I scroll through, find a pair of shoes I want to wear, and then dream up an outfit to go with them.

Up until recently we have been doing these photo shoots outside, ignoring the strange looks from my neighbors as I schlep an enormous bag of shoes around the block, looking for the right spot.  But this last Saturday we decided to set up a mini studio in my warm, cozy apartment and see how that would work.  Come to find, the photos take about 10 times longer to get right when you’re working with sunshine coming through the skylight and setting up different backdrops.  The good news is we both really love how they turned out (see above).  Thanks a million, Pink!

6 Responses to “the study of brown zippered pumps”

  1. Stacy February 3, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    Oh, those are beautiful! I really need a pair of brown heels right now, but there’s no way I could walk in those. *cries*

  2. pinksuedeshoe February 3, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    I think next time we should try and make you do it on your own. And I’ll laugh, and take pictures of you trying to take pictures of your own feet. That sounds like fun, no?

  3. Elizabeth February 7, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    Oh. my. heck! Those are SO cute. I don’t know which I like better, the brown or the red. Amazing. And so affordable you could have a pair in both colors.

    Pink is pretty awesome for helping you out with the photography.

    And I’ve figured out why the on-line shoe store you ordered these from is called Endless. It is because you can spend an endless amount of time drooling over the shoes.

    xo -El

    • Elizabeth February 7, 2011 at 9:37 am #

      Or maybe it is because you wish you had an endless amount of money to spend on the shoes.

  4. MaryEllen Van E February 7, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    So, Heidi, don’t you think that these funky, zippy shoes need just a little bit more…like some chocolate chip cookies of mine? Think about it.:) I’m happy to oblige….

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