Miss Meghan, Fashion Advice

January 19, 2007


Syl wrote a fab article today in the Financial Times, see what Miss Meghan has to say on the trend of intentionally mis-matching shoes:

Walking all over fashion

By Syl Tang

Published: January 19 2007

Although many interesting and salient facts may be gleaned from tourist brochures, one of the more esoteric has to be that included in a new informational pamphlet for visitors to Rome. There, apparently, the very latest thing is to wear two completely different shoes. Glossy-pictured proof is a red suede mule and a green patent pump sold as a set for women or for men, or a boot and a dress shoe in matching brocade. . .

At the end of the day, though, the question with mismatched shoes is not whether designers love making them but whether people will love wearing them. Shoe blogger and author of The Perfect Fit, Meghan Cleary, says: “I have seen people wearing two different shoes. I think someone who is intentionally wearing mismatched items is someone who is whimsical and is not beholden to regular style rules. When you get dressed, it’s about the silhouette, about the lines and the way it drapes on your body. It takes someone who really knows fashion to turn it on its head. It takes a courageous fashion person because you have to know the silhouette before you start to take away sections of the silhouette.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Syl Tang tracks trends and runs HipGuide Inc, ceo@hipguide.com