Isn’t it amazing that that in an age where trends shift faster than the ability to extol the newest glamourzon to front glossy magazines, the pointed high heel manages to strut the catwalk season in and season out? I know this for a fact because I come from a thread loving family co-headed by women with diverse tastes and over the many years of studying them, pointed heels seems a regular feature of their sartorial approach to life. well, not the androgynous yougnest one though -she wears brogues.
This post is inspired by issue 005 of Grazia South Africa’s six page spread dedicated to this winter’s hottest shoes. Much to the pleasure of my curious, yet fully contented fashion eye, I was brought back to realize that the pointed shoe still carries on reign. Runway masters have long been pushing their passions for pointies – think Christian Louboutin’s must have Pigalle spikes, Dior’s detailed black strap take and of course, the classic monochrome Chanel beauties in quilted leather.
The very influential streets have also been abuzz with this coveted shoe in many an interpretation sending trend alerts all over. Celebs (or their stylists) have also taken a liking to sharp frontal bits. Like Rihanna at this year’s Met Ball teaming her Tom Ford exotic skin dress with peeping pointies. My imaginary BFF, Solange Knowles rocks the hell out of them from time to time and whenever Kristen Stewart gets it right, it so happens to be in perfectly pointed pumps too.
One other image that will forever be dear in the hearts and heads of most style lovers is of the Sapphire Blue, Manolo Blahnik satin pumps from the frist SEX AND THE CITY movie, also known as the Carrie engagement shoe.
Whether in “Ladylike” shapes, “Brilliant brights”, “Pencil Points”, “Mod”, “Kinky” or “Polished Silvers”, there is no arguing against the possibility of pointed high heels remaining a fashion staple for… erm.. ever!