Jill Stuart Klara Platform Pump with Bow, $525 (Sold Out)
That’s the bow tip Klara Platform Pump from Jill Stuart for you today. Allow me to explain why I am completely head over heels in love with it. Apart from having the perfect silhouette, the perfectly shaped toe, the perfect platform to heel ratio, the perfect matte gold color, and apart from having that perfect balance between modern and retro with a girly twist to it, it also reminds me so much of the gold snakeskin pumps Zoe Saldana wore to the 2011 Teen Choice Awards – a pair that I simply cannot forget (as seen below).
Zoe Saldana at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre, August 7
The gold snakeskin pumps on Zoe are from Alexander McQueen. My wild guess is it’s from the brand’s Resort 2012, or perhaps even Spring/Summer 2012 Collection since I can’t seem to find it anywhere online. That said, I do think the Jill Stuart Klara looks a bit more fun compared to Zoe’s sophisticated McQueens. I would also like to assume that a pair of Klaras will most likely cost less than a pair of those gold McQueens.
With its lowered vamp, sexy buckled ankle strap, d’Orsay silhouette, 130mm (5.25 in) high block heel, and 30mm (1.5 in) thick covered platform, you could say the Klara is indeed one beautiful and sexy-looking shoe perfect for wearing all-year round. The only problem I have with it is its pricetag. Although it may cost less than a pair of McQueens, it is still rather pricey at $525, an amount not many of us can afford.
Perfect D’Orsay Silhouette and Heel to Platform Ratio
Perfectly Shaped Almond Toe with Bow and Top Stitch Detail / Perfect Matte Gold Color in Goatskin Leather
On the other hand, if you can appreciate its beauty and you are among the few who would be willing to spend that much money on shoes, then simply head over to Shopbop and purchase this fabulous footwear. Sizes are complete and fully stocked as of now, so grab it before it runs out. The Klara also comes in Scarlet Suede and Midnight/Eggplant Suede if interested:
In Scarlet Suede, $525 / In Midnight-Eggplant Suede, $545 (Sold Out)