English singer/songwriter Pixie Lott made a grand entrance at the Duke of Essex Polo Cup by arriving in a helicopter, but it was really her accessories that stole the show. Here are pictures of Pixie Lott’s arrival and a close-up of her scene-stealing shoes:
Pixie Lott at the Duke of Essex Polo Cup held at Gaynes Park on July 17, 2010 in Epping, England
Pixie Lott’s shoes
Pixie Lott is wearing the Miu Miu satin cat print mary janes from the Miu Miu Spring 2010 RTW collection. Yes they’re clunky, resemble clogs and also have the square block heel that our reader Kim has an intense dislike for, yet somehow, they’re strangely appealing and the quirky mary jane style is really speaking to my inner 7-year-old little girl. (They’re also a good choice of footwear for the event as stilettos would sink into the grass and get all ruined.)
Spring 2010 RTW Miu Miu satin cat print mary janes
I really have nothing but praises for the Miu Miu shoes but I have to side with Kim here and say that practicality aside, Pixie Lott’s outfit would probably look better with a pair of stilettos. The Miu Mius, though beautiful by themselves, look disproportionate to Pixie Lott’s LBD and dainty Chanel clutch and compete with her bird charm gold necklace.
It’s easy enough to find platform Mary Janes like Pixie Lott’s but the real trend here is the animal print. Not leopard, cheetah or zebra print anymore, but actual whole animals on clothing and accessories. They’re quite common in jewelry (like on Pixie Lott’s necklace in these pictures) and they’re slowly starting to seep into jackets, dresses, skirts and even shoes.
I’ll post some animal print shoes in a next post.
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