Shoesday Tuesday – Electoral Escapism

Tonight, I’ll be blogging about two very American concepts – voting and escapism.

Today is election day. As a woman – who 100 years ago wouldn’t have been able to vote – I don’t take this day lightly. And while NYC has let me down twice throughout this Presidential race – I’m remaining hopeful and feeling patriotic.

Always the one to express myself via clothing – I opted for a bit of red, white, and blue today. (IRL proof to come) As I type, there are only 30 minutes left to vote on the East Coast – so here’s some American inspired shoe candy to keep you hopeful for your candidate.

Get it: (upper left corner heading clockwise) Blue Cut Outs – $910, Red Toe Capped Pumps – $40, White Wedges – $190, Blue Lattice Heels – $thesebelongtotheinterweb ,White Ruffle Ankle Boot – $524, Red Patent Leather Bootie – $1,155, Studded Heeled Bootie – $64, American Flag Pumps – $32

And just in case your candidate doesn’t win tonight – you can take part in America’s other past time – escapism.

Being a fashion designer, artist, and teacher – I look at art
(and fashion) from many different angles. No matter what your background or profession might be – art is often used as an escape from reality. To me – fashion has always been art and in that vein, has also always been an escape.

I will never stop looking into every single shoe store I walk by. I’m even drawn to pairs of shoes you couldn’t pay me to put on my own feet. All forms of expression are artistic to me and I can find beauty in almost all things. A special kind of beauty. The kind that just makes me light up from the inside. And that might sound trivial or silly – but it’s better than finding the ugly in everything you see, everywhere you go.

So take a look at some beauty. Some pieces of art I was instantly drawn to – possibly for no reason. I might not want to own all of these things. (And I definitely wouldn’t spend money on them all..) But at those times where I need to escape – this is where I find it.

Get it: (row by row – left to right) Buckled Up Open Toe Bootie – $560, Gold Embellished Front Boots – $1,833, Studs and Chains Wedges – $60, Blue and Black Leather Ankle Boot – $845, Embellished Toe Mary Jane – $1,695, Alexander McQueen Grey Studded Heel – $1,365, Alexander McQueen Zipped and Studded Bootie – $1,435, Royal Blue Studded Pumps – $100, Balenciaga Patent Leather Mary Jane Pumps – $945, Criss-Cross Front Ankle Boot – $875, Balenciaga Color Blocked Pump – $725, Red T-Straps – $1,095, Wooden Heel Platform Pumps – $355, Glitter Stella McCartney Loafer Heels – $600, Bronze Peep Toes – $795, Valentino Studded Bootie – $1,155, Yves Saint Laurent Striped Ankle Strap – $1,195, Side Bow Ankle Boot – $297

Back to Patriotism. Here’s our IRL shoe of the day.

Yours truly bringing America to the workplace.

Time to hold tight for the rest of the evening waiting for the results. If things don’t go my way – I plan on escaping to France. Feel free to meet me there. I’ll be standing outside a shoe store.


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