MFW Spring ’15: Day 2

8:40 a.m.
Zip up engine red Rebecca Minkoff heels and hit the road running.

9:24 a.m.

After Amy Adams is ushered to her seat, Max Mara begins. The tall slouched boot — in leather, suede or retro print calf hair — reinforces the collection’s ’70s theme, inspired by an archival campaign fronted by Anjelica Houston. Redhead model Natalie Westling wears my favorite look. I like the idea of coordinating footwear and hats. But the all-over pink print Marimekko–esque exit? Much too muchness.

12:00 p.m.
Macchiato momento at Rossomagenta pre-Fendi. Invite emblem an early clue of collection to come.

12:22 p.m.
Fendi is beautiful. The footwear team has been updated, and it’s made a big difference. Sources say Francesco Russo is behind this season’s holographic strappy sports sandals and heels. The alligator tail touch up the back is on the money. This will be a hard one to beat for Shoe of the Day.

1:30 p.m.

Meet up for a quick (by Italian standards) lunch with designer Carlotta de Luca of Charline de Luca footwear. She picks a swell spot — Caffe Trussardi. I admire her Cancan boots from the fall ’14 collection. We break bread and she tells me about an Italian luxury brand she has been quietly working with on a shoe overhaul. “But you can’t tell anyone yet,” she makes me promise.

3:00 p.m.

Squeeze in a quick visit to the chiropractor — all this flying, running in heels and sitting on unsupportive benches is getting to me. A few adjustments later, I’m brand new. He assures me that my heels are not to blame. Thank goodness because they aren’t going anywhere.

5:20 p.m.

The Blugirl runway space is covered in freshly cut grass. My heels are sinking as I look for my seat and hope the models will be in flats. Out come crystal-studded moto boots. Points for practicality.

7:55pm

En route to Ports 1961 and hopefully dinner … eventually. Time for a shoe change. Ergo Oscar de la Renta’s Sabrina pumps. At Port’s, it’s all about the flatform. Over and out. 

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