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Fashion Tuesday (Friday) – Special Shoes

Posted in Fashion Friday with tags , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2009 by thegeekwearsprada

My shoes are special shoes for discerning feet.” –Manolo Blahnik

It is difficult, at times, to separate my girlie side from my geeky side. Fridays, at The Geek Wears Prada, will strictly be posts about fashion in life and in comic books–after all I am considered, in my circle of friends, as the go-to-gal for fashion advice. Much of my casual fashion training was gained while spending a few of my informative college years in Italy. While there, I learned many lessons. One of the best lessons I learned was about shoes: “If shoes are not made well, they are not worth any amount of money.”

The many pairs of shoes and boots that I purchased on my first stay in Italy, worn well and worn often for more than 20 years, are still in my closet, hopefully for life.

I am always searching for the perfect pair of shoes for this dress or that skirt. Prada is of course one of the many choices and what makes them a top contender along with, Marc Jacobs, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik? What makes them great? They are made well from wonderful material and they look wonderful–day 1, day 30, day 3,285 and beyond.

It is nice to see that even in a few comic books, shoes and fashion is recognized.

In Marvel’s  YtHAQ: The Forsaken World, Christophe Arleston and Adrien Floch agree.

In issue #1, good shoes come in handy for Callista, the overly pretentious passenger of the White Star Line,  who pummels a half-naked female assailant. Whip vs. shoe. While the shoe is a nondescript dark pump, it appears to have done the job against Ophyde. One good whack with the shoe and Ophyde becomes a fashion victim–down for the count.

Fashion Wednesday 01.20.2009

In future issues will Callista continue to follow one of the most important fashion rules? After all, “It’s important to have good shoes.”