RIHANNA has taken a liking to her new pair of YVES SAINT LAURENT "Charlotte" wooden heel pumps! I said it at the end of summer that the Wooden heel was coming, and it looks like my prediction was accurate. I am loving the shoes that feature this style of heel, it spices what would otherwise be a very boring shoe, up a little. RIHANNA was spotted out and about this week in Los Angeles and Berlin, rocking the same pumps very differently.
The first time she wore the shoes she made the look a bit more funky than I would have imagined the shoes, but it works. She wore a pair of cut off denim shorts, a white graphic tee, black vest and black and white triangular scarf. Very cute!
The next time the songstress bundled up while in Berlin, rocking a pair of black knit tights with the heel built in and a white chunky turtleneck. She kept warm with in an olive green coat, lined with wool and a pair of leather gloves. P.S. her LOUIS VUITTON bag is cute!
The shoes go for $495.00, and if you are not trying to shell out that much you can try the alternative. I have a pair that are similar, and very cute and comfy! The shoe is from a catalog company called ALLOY, and you can either do a paper order or visit alloy.com and click your way to satisfaction. They are much more attainable at only $34.50, much closer to my budget :) The are a bit shinier and feature a peep-toe, unlike the YSL version, however, I personally prefer the peep toe as far as style goes. It is called the Candy Apple Heel, as it is also available in Candy Apple red, and is designed by CHARLES ALBERT.
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- Because of my Indian ancestry, I love darkly rimmed eyes – a messy eye adds a sexy yet natural look to a classic outfit. To make the eyes smoky, I use Revlon’s Luxurious Color Kohl eyeliner in Black Truffle on the inside of the lids.
- Bright lipstick is a way to quickly pop an outfit and freshen up a look a la Ava Gardner in “The Barefoot Contessa.” My favorite bright is MAC’s Morange lipstick – it’s a great way to add a twist to a classic look.
- Another way to make your face pop is to fill in the eyebrows. I use Bobbi Brown’s eye shadow in Navajo.
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