Jeanne Beker struts her stuff in the city’s sharpest sky-high stilettos
JEANNE’S PICK: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, $1,295
“The master: Christian Louboutin himself. This is a paint-splattered python. Absolutely to die for. These are statement-making shoes. You are never going to get a better line than this. And the trademark red soles alone are worth the $1,295.” Where to get them: Davids Footwear, 66 Bloor St. W.
DAVID DIXON, $150
“Love these David Dixon shoes! David’s one of our best Canadian designers. He’s really having fun with colour this year. This combo of red and hot pink — who ever would have put this together a few years ago? — is all the rage right now. These really are as sexy as can be.” Where to get them: Town Shoes, Promenade Shopping Centre
RON WHITE, $625
“We love Ron White because not only does he design high-quality shoes that have a great edge to them, but they’re also comfortable. They really are. These are beautiful satin shoes — very, very dressy with a crystal-studded bow. Great for a black-tie or cocktail event.” Where to get them: Ron White Shoes, Bayview Village Shopping Centre
DOLCE VITA, $125
“This colour — cobalt blue — is so hot; it’s coming on so strong this season, it’s everywhere. With an interesting platform, I think these Dolce Vita shoes are just fantastic. They are only $125, and they look very high style indeed, a very chic shoe that would look fantastic with black.” Where to get them: Heel Boy, 773 Queen St. W.
“I love this colour here. Wow. They call it lemongrass — it’s a nice, citrusy colour. These shoes have a beautiful light wood platform and stacked heel. A beautiful look stepping into spring. These would look fantastic with a nice beige suit. They’d add an edge to a conservative look.” Where to get them: BCBG, 50 Bloor St. W.
BCBG GENERATION, $130
“These are really beautiful. They’re very wintery feeling and very dressy with the patent heel and platform detailing. They have a strong, bold dramatic feeling to them. This is a great pump that will lift any outfit right up — especially if you’re wearing a little black dress or a pair of jeans.” Where to get them: Heel Boy, 773 Queen St. W.
MANOLO BLAHNIK, $645
“Everyone knows that Manolo Blahnik is a great shoe designer. He’s just a classic — and these pumps have a classic shape to them. And yet they have this interesting faux-cork fabrication to them. They’re almost conversation pieces! Really interesting. A great look, stepping into the spring.” Where to get them: Holt Renfrew, Yorkdale Shopping Centre
“These are for those wild and crazy people who just can’t get enough prints. Prints, of course, are a huge trend coming on for the spring. With the python platform here, they’re wacky — they’re crazy! But at just $120 dollars, you can almost afford to be this trendy at that price.” Where to get them: Town Shoes, 2283 Yonge St.
This article appears in the February 2012 issue of Post City Magazines