What do Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, Kate Bosworth, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Kerr, Beyonce, Hilary Duff and Gisele Bundchen have in common? Aside from the fact that they're famous personalities, they have one more thing in common: Isabel Marant.
Who here has heard of Isabel Marant? And what pops into your mind when you hear her name? Wedge Sneakers. Isabel Marant was the first designer to pioneer the high-top wedge sneaker trend a few years ago.
Let's face it, trends are mostly brought about by famous celebrities/models/personalities. Whatever you see them wearing, you want it for yourself. I'm going to be honest here and say I'm one of those people who follow celebrities and follow what they wear/buy. But of course, I do believe in having your own style. I only follow trends when they work for me. Never succumb into getting something that's not "you" for the sake of being "in". Or else you'll end up uncomfortable and trust me, it'll show.
Having said all that, I racked my brain if I've seen Isabel Marants here in the Philippines and the answer was no. The next best thing would be online. So I tried my very best to find it online, but sadly, they're all sold out. The nearest store would be in HongKong, and we're not scheduled to fly there until early next year. BOO. Yes, I have zero patience and I need it now, now, now. What's a girl to do? Search for other brands that's similar in design. Copies, if you must say. These wedge sneakers are so famous that they sparked a copying frenzy from brands like Target to Steve Madden.
If you don't want to spend an arm and a leg (think US $600-700++), there are several options online. I was lucky enough to track down a pair at our local Steve Madden store. They don't come cheap either, it usually retails at US$150 (PHP 6,165.00) online, but it's selling at US$242 (PHP 9,950.00) here. I was hesitant at first because of the high markup but heck, it's already in front of me. Plus, I'm afraid I might regret it if I don't buy it. So say hello to a poorer me. Poor but happy. And that's what matters, right? Yay!
Say hello to my brand spanking new Steve Madden Hilight Wedge Sneakers in black! They only come in two colors in the local store, the other one is a mix of silver and cream suede. I figured I might get better mileage out of the black ones so that's what I got. Also, cream colored suede + me = disaster!
Steven Madden Hilight sneakers is available online here or you can pick yours up at the local Steve Madden stores in Greenbelt 5 or Shangri-La Plaza.