Monday, May 9, 2016

Party Puddle Jumpers

by Sharon King Hoge

In the mist-heavy air with raindrops threatening,
we were expecting a flood of Wellies at this year's Hat Luncheon. We did see a few pairs of tall boots, and at least one set of sensible sneakers. But never mind the weather, most fashion conscious attendees steadfastly matched their elaborate chapeaux with storm-clouds-be-damned pumps, stilettos -- even strappy-gappy sandals. Neutral patent leather heels held the #1 spot, and a rainbow of slingback "Carolyne" Manolos marched by. Studded Valentinos are holding their own, and versions of wingtip Chanels remain classics. Here were some of the unusual standouts ...
Nina Griscom's layered wedgies.
Martha Stewart's neutral wedgies.
Mayor Bloomberg's tassel loafers.
My own waterproof Mary Janes. Sensible sneakers.
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