Haute Heels | Sweet Mary Jane

“Do you know what these are? Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes! I thought these were an urban shoe myth!” – Carrie Bradshaw

manolo-blahnik-mary-janes
Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes

For Carrie Bradshaw, fashion folklore became reality in the Vogue accessories closet. Thanks to the fashion gods, mary janes are no longer just the stuff of legends.

Marni’s delightful creations look as if they’ve stepped out of the pages of a storybook. 

Marni’s delightful creations look as if they’ve stepped out of the pages of a storybook.
Mary Janes by Marni
Marni’s delightful creations look as if they’ve stepped out of the pages of a storybook.
Mary Janes by Marni

Michael Kors and Louis Vuitton took a page from classroom chic for their Autumn/Winter collections. School’s out and mary janes are a hop, skip and a jump away from the playground to the runway.

Michael Kors
Michael Kors
Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton

You can tell a mary jane from a plain jane by the strap fastened by a buckle across the instep. Traditionally low and rounded in the front, mary janes, or bar shoes, now come in all shapes and sizes. From through the ceiling platforms to demure pumps, there’s a mary jane out there for you!

In the nineties, Cher Horowitz’s “courageous fashion efforts” made it cool to be totally Clueless. Because of her signature look – mary janes over knee-high socks, Cher is still “a total betty” today. Keep feet toasty this winter and pair yours with schoolgirl booby socks a$ la Cher, or with pantyhose if the sexy teacher look is more your thing.

Leighton Meester and Elle Fanning get full marks for their high-heeled mary janes.

Leighton Meester
Leighton Meester
Elle Fanning
Elle Fanning

Photo credits: Style.com

 

Author’s Note:

“A commitment to making fashion come alive with words is, for me, what makes StyleSociety so much more than just a fashion and beauty blog. A spread that is an education in sophistication,StyleSociety will never go out of style.” – Katherine de Kock

css.php
Shares