Zip up engine red Rebecca Minkoff heels and hit the road running.
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.
Macchiato momento at Rossomagenta pre-Fendi. Invite emblem an early clue of collection to come.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.