Stick It To ‘Em With Kelsi Dagger
Like most women, I'm a complete shoe hound. I love adding a new gorgeous pair to my collection of shoes, which I keep in their original boxes and dust bags, with a Polaroid taped to the outside of that box depicting what lies inside (it's like my own personal reference system). You know what another treat is for a shoe aficionado? Discovering a new, exciting footwear designer.
So when the lovely Megan at Endless.com introduced me to Kelsi Dagger's designs, I was walkin' on the moon (cue the catchy tune by The-Dream). The new line, which was launched for summer 2009, is brought to us by the PLV Studio design team, the same über creative group that brought us Pour La Victoire (yet another of my favorite footwear lines).
What's fantastic about the line is that it speaks to a woman with eclectic tastes, a woman who isn't afraid to make bold statements and to strut to the beat of their own drum (which is precisely what the SickaThanAverage.com woman is all about!).
Pictured above are some of my favorite styles, each representing a different aspect of the line. There's the Dafne T-Strap Sandal, pictured at top in a cool, aqua color that's perfect for summertime, and which features pyramid-shaped studs throughout the silhouette for a punk rock twist.
The second design pictured above, the Justina Ankle Wrap Pump, draws upon the same principles as the bondage dresses we've been seeing this Spring/Summer season. The shoe seamlessly wraps around the front of the foot and the ankle, playing peek-a-boo with the viewer and teasing foot fetishists with just a small hint of skin. They've got all the authority and vampiness of dominatrix-style shoes while managing to look luxurious and elegant.
And finally, there's a hot pink pair of perforated booties with daringly high heels and a peep toe detail for added sex appeal.
Kelsi Dagger Dafne T-Strap Sandal, $108.95; Kelsi Dagger Justina Ankle Wrap Pump, $149.95; Kelsi Dagger Cola Back Zip Bootie, $164.50. Visit Endless.com