Ruthie Davis’ spring/summer 2010 shoe collections are drool-worthy additions to the ongoing hardware trends in shoe adornment.
But, unless you were at the Dennis Basso show in person, the runway coverage of the Ruthie Davis shoes matched with the Basso fashions were a disappointment at best.
Looking at this:
Would you suspect that shoes were showstoppingly detailed as well?
Can I get an Ooh La La?
That, boys and girls, is what happens when you take lowly cap nuts (screw-back fasteners) from the local hardware store and elevate them into the realm of art.
Shoes ase wearable art is one of the reasons I find shoes to be so irresistible. I love the emotional reaction that I get when a shoe is both wearable and artistic.
And, Ruthie Davis is always looking for a way too bring color, art, and drama to her shoes while never forgetting the wearable aspect of the wearable art/art-to-wear equation.
Back to the shoes. Or more precisely, these shoes. The nuts are a lovely alternative to the more common round or pyramid studs that are saturating the market right now…as seen on sandals, boots, and even flip-flops just about everywhere we turn.
These are just original enough that you will want to make occasions to wear them long after the current studded-everything trend has finally decided to die down.
Here are the versions I have been able find available for purchase online.
The gold-toned ‘Odyssey’ might be a little over the top unless you are a stage performer or are starring in a glam-punk or elegant-steampunk inspired wedding. But the others I could find occasions to wear. Especially the variegated blue ‘Palmer’ sandals. Those are some stunning shoes from any angle.