The Wait is Over

by Leandra Medine
January 17, 2012
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But that doesn’t imply Rihanna’s next album coming to fruition. This is more about Hefner kicks and metallic birds. Its been a long time coming, even since before the days of two tone booties that resemble violent weaponry and little cuban men dancing on green velvet grounds, so today in tear-jerking collaborations that rock: Del Toro and myself combine mental beans to create a loafer that so eloquently states another MR mantra: vive le fancy flamingo. The design concept was born last April while still on a burgundy suede Celine trip, unable to refer to humans as humans, in favor of dubbing them tropical vertebrae. Had it been any later, these likely would have been houndstooth-clad, flamingo still on foot. After all, they’re a salute to spring’s tropical prints and an easy insert on the man repeller front. Note the striking comparisons: awkward necks, beaks for mouths, unusual bodies, mile-long legs and, you know, just general fanciness. In the name of asymmetry, I gave the embroidered little dudes some counterparts of another color hue and there you have it: you’re silver, you’re gold, you’re badass, you’re old. Or young, whatever, annihilate my rhyme if you feel like you have to, but buy thee flamingos here.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01671622982235409326 S

    So cool! anything with velvet and flamingos on it is a win!

    xxx

    singinonmymind.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03172888838243463345 Lily

    these are insane!! i need them.

    Oh – Fancy That.

  • http://www.mietteshoppe.com maria

    i think these may change the game. they are amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01671622982235409326 S

    ok, it's suede… whatevah! they're cool :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00904096304918222138 geisharock

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02532025846080696690 Xoxo ☺

    Cute i like the flamingos with the gold xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02338150102812032269 Brighton

    love love them – hot color :)

    xoxo,
    Brighton (http://www.brightontheday.com)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00904096304918222138 geisharock

    Apologies for the delete, typo.

    I was trying to express my love for your mismatching flamingoed red suede slipper design. Truly the work of a genius.

    http://www.geisharock.com

  • http://theurbanflamingo.blogspot.com KAITLYN MCCALL

    OMG. I NEED those!! I LOVE flamingos :] Perfect for my blog!

    KAITLYN MCCALL
    @URBAN_FLAMINGO

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16542317510022502031 Styling Black

    I've been looking for the perfect pair of loafers, was having trouble finding them.
    Thanks for making them so I wouldn't have to search any longer…

    stylingblack.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07060081602614712066 Silly little jokes

    Love this, beautiful colaboration !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09739251167444138491 Fashion Agony

    Aww, they are awesome!

    xoxo
    Fashion Agony blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    they are so amazing, i just wish i could afford them :(

    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17990592748830425412 Cara

    I am kinda in love with those <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00273240945488877081 Gorete Sousa

    So cool!!! love it!!!

    xx

    http://www.ilovenystyle.blogspot.com

  • http://www.modelovers.de Modelovers

    Yeah!!! They Look amazing!!!

    Tanja

    http://www.modelovers.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15089103352911415231 Fashion Dawgs

    Love them. Well done Madame Man Repeller.

    Fashion Dawgs

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11286149288842617111 Lia

    i am strangely attracted to these shoes….

    x
    Glass of Fashion

  • http://indecisemarise.wordpress.com maryse

    Originales ces chaussures ! jolies =)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09517263786436879714 Olga Montserrat

    Haha. These are AWESOME.
    Probably more awesome than my comment verification word being "fluff"

    12:04 twelveofour.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08355167925228887742 Victoria Pace

    It is really nice to see bloggers collaborating with cool brands. I really like the design. Great job!

    http://www.victoria-pace.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 Trips & Treasures

    I definately like the color, the flamingos,… but somehow I just can't imagine myself wearing shoes like that outside the house. Really associate them with grandpas or pyjamas. But maybe after looking at trendy ladies wearing loafers for another few months, I'll start loving them aswell.

    http://www.tripsandtreasures.blogspot.com
    fashion & lifestyle in BElgium

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00249594611456435173 Daniela

    Those are so cute and I like the fun Flamingo-detail, and definitely man repelling!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14531946171530002182 Mary

    THey are perfection!

    http://acupofmary.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08910065130978001967 Little Miss Shoeshine

    I love these shoes. Have been looking for a nice pair of slippers but still haven't found the perfect pair! Maybe I need flamencos in my life…

    Un besote
    María

    http://littlemissshoeshine.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16088784976290111386 hannahstiff

    ANything that resembles Hef's footwear is a comfortable go in my book. And my absolute affinity for flamingos land these sweet babies on my lust list. Ryan Gosling makes the list, if that adds any perspective. XO

    real budget, real busy, real body fashion:
    4scarlet.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01018559049239753554 libby
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    these are adorable

    http://www.vasilievablog.com/
    x

  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    obsessed with these shoes! love!

    xoxo
    molliee
    http://mstwirlyskirts.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12759545260010101486 The PvdH Journal

    I love Del Toro- so proud of the guys and how far they have gone!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08924064143060417017 Improviso fashion

    Love the asymmetry…so much fun!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15955907677722433249 Larry

    First of all, I appreciate the Rihanna reference.

    Second of all, these are bananas. If I wasn't a broke college boy, and these came in a Men's size 10, I'D TOTALLY BUY THEM.

    http://divaxdandy.blogspot.com

  • http://servinupstyle.blogspot.com Servin’ Up Style

    These are amazing!
    It seems you've done it again.
    -Hannah

  • Anonymous

    tropical vertebrae?? good thing none of these readers took bio101.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04644235367974098039 Sheena

    These look incredibly comfortable, one thing I must know before purchasing! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01321688876180838093 Ría
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01270928274656422504 Leira Zetroc

    Ah, this is just the right amount of sartorial infusion–fancy and classy with a touch of eccentricity <3

    http://thequietspaces.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.whatisrealityanyway.com/ Krystal

    congrats!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14654691178100203023 Roxanna

    Love love! Congrats :)

    xx Roxanna

    http://www.dissectmystyle.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16463938394811959878 Genie

    I want them soooo bad! But then I wouldn't have enough for tuition and then I'd be a sad moocher with a pair of really fancy feet… maybe it is worth the switch off! Lol.

    xoxo,
    Genie

    http://www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    They are so cute I def need a pair!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • Katya

    love these babies, can't wait for mine!

    on a completely unrelated note, could you do a post on man repeller approved phone cases?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04973688522555122188 sowaibah . h

    LOVVEEEE LOAFERS

    lahboss.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04007364825338739929 The life after

    Very cool!!

    The Life After

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09022203116142439305 modern Suburbanites
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15565340847737215436 Lio

    Love that ! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10198791077499236420 Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle

    I love a good flamingo! These are awesome–congrat!

    xo Mary Jo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08625905676294810515 Lindsay

    Love these! I just bought a leather pair with little skull and crossbones at one of the Chinese Laundry stores! I love the quirky detail!

  • http://www.msfabulous.com Mariana L

    Holy crap those are adorable! Unfortunately, Loafers on me look like duck feet, but they'll look gorgeous on all the willowy tall girls.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12886714473671748189 Man Front
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12886714473671748189 Man Front
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16655697371573105290 Heichal Salomon

    Just found out your blog TODAY! Isn't it crazy?! I LOVE it! Keep on doing great things!

  • часовници

    Wooow those shoes is awesome ! :) And the часовници is nice :)

  • alaanile

    Just found out your blog TODAY! Isn’t it crazy?! I LOVE it! Keep on doing great things!

    اضغط هنا

    اضغط هنا

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