And on The Streets

Leandra Medine | February 24, 2012

Alexander Wang pumps, Acne jeans. Not all the eccentricity, frivolity and creative license of London Fashion Week is reserved for the runways, there’s a myriad of crazy manifesting outside whatever their tent equivalent is. I spotted Columbine Smille’s legs in one of New York Magazine’s extensive street style round ups and thought: holy man repeller, I wish my pumps were pink too. I’ve been fighting whether or not I will drop it like it’s hot and succumb to purchasing this particular pair of overpriced boyfriend–sorry, overweight brother jeans. They’re nice and low rise–all I want in life these days are jeans that close just north of my pubic hair–and feature such eloquent rips up the seams, ankles, legs, everywhere. They almost look like bleach spots. And I just don’t think I have the power to slash in such a calculated manner. This reminds me of that time I bought the jacket counterpart to these pants and then returned it because Sketch 42’s Nicole said I could make it. She was right, I never did though. This should theoretically solve the internal quarrel at hand, but alas, it doesn’t. I guess the moral of this sound bite is: I want to be on you.

  • Hannah

    those shoes are freaking amazing. I want those!

  • Collections

    Love those shoes.


  • Tina
  • Rhiannon

    They are so shiny and pretty.
    If you wear them, you have to watch out for swooping birds and stoned high schoolers.

  • sorelle in style

    Now I'm seriously considering breaking out my old ripped Abercrombie jeans circa 2005.. 😉

    sorelle in style

  • Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..
  • kellywinonaoxford

    you'll kill me if you get them because then you'll have the Wang print jeans AND the pop trash Acne's and I won't be able to deal!!!

  • Claire

    that's columbine smille! i love her style, she always has an amazing silhouette!

  • Man Repeller

    I so owe you an email!

  • Anonymous

    Ah Columbine. She always has amazing style.

  • Xoxo ☺

    Fabulous!! Xo

  • WearAbouts

    those are some rockin metallic shoes! <3
    Be sure to enter my giveaway!!

  • Alexandra

    Man, I love those shoes. I wish they weren't so uncomfortable. I'm amazed anyone can walk 3 steps in them, but more power to you!! As for the jeans, I think you can pull them off, dear MR. Happy Weekend!

  • matchalattewardrobe

    I love the combination of these jeans and those heels – both being pretty unique in their own genre anyway. Stunning!

  • Holly

    I want these shoes so bad it hurts my soul

  • Melissa
  • TripsTreasures

    I like it and I think both the jeans and shoes would suit you
    fashion & lifestyle in BElgium

  • Romina C.

    I love the mix with jeans and the shoes!

    x Romi

  • Mackenzie

    wow what a cool combination. Classic shoe in a copper metallic. Don't know if i could pull it off

  • modern Suburbanites

    those jeans, those heels, so amazing!

  • Tone

    I'm in love with both your pumps and jeans!!

  • The Princess of Black

    I whis have one like this!!

  • Lisa Griffin

    i adore those shoes! they look like the tin man on your feet in all the right ways…about those jeans i literally steal my little brother's from his baggy pant phase and go to town with sand paper
    in dramatic fashion

  • Sketch42

    So 2 things: I wore my tassel shoes for the first time in months last night. HOLY MAN REPELLER! They are so freakin unbearable! I almost fell 10 times.

    And we need to make the jacket. Lets do it. And while we are at it, we can make some jeans too. I need a good pair of boyfriends and I think Im going to buy the ones you've been wearing.

  • Meganne

    Love those shoes, sort of an aluminum version of the one Kristen Dunst wears throughout Marie Antoinette.
    Material Fixations

  • Eliza

    Those shoes are so fierce. End of story.

  • Carolina Sundell

    Columbine has great taste, I love the combination of this pink shimmery heels with denim.

  • Lotus Blossom Design

    Overweight brother jeans! Just spit out my coffee.

  • girl in the poodle shoes

    lurvity lurve lurve.
    Girl in the Poodle Shoes

  • YoUngLiNgToN

    Amazing color, be sure to be spotted by photographers during fashion week !

  • Diana Pereira

    Better then the shoes is the way you write. I am a huge fan. You are great!

  • Jess

    Rose gold Wangs. Amazing!


  • Anonymous

    I wouldn't worry about buying the jeans. As soon as Acne sees that you've mentioned them in this post, I'm sure they'll be sending you a pair c/o…

  • Lindsay @ Me, Ed and Pea

    I freakin loves these shoes. Wish I had a pair!

  • Ines Naouali

    Sweet shoes! Those jeans are nice too. Very easy and laid back. Total difference between the shoes and jeans… and I like it! Well done, Miss. Repeller! 😉


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  • maryse

    superbes ces chaussures !!

  • Monse Fuentes

    I wouldn't really go for them, but every time I see someone wearing them.. I love them more!


  • Sofia Lascurain

    Those shoes are amazing!!! Love the color!!
    xx s

  • Gabriela

    Those jeans look like they have small clouds all over it.

  • La Petite Olga

    Gorgeous shoes!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • Gigi

    You should do a post about the perfect distressed jean – there's so many bad ones and only a handful of good, manrepelling ones out there!

  • The Habit

    Major fan of this particular pair of Acne jeans – also loving the distressed skirt they have right now. I'd get 'em! 😉

    The Habit

  • Anonymous
  • modelovers

    the Shoes are really awesome!


  • ANA

    I've just posted my DIY version of these…it is easy process but there is a lot of dust inhalation!…anyway I'm happy with the result!

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  • Jess

    those heels are sick. xx

  • Creativity&Chocolate
  • Keren, rhymes w/ Heron

    The tassels. The metallic sheen! The height! Want. NEED. THOSE. SHOES.

  • the smoking nuns

    that's the best moral that's out there. love those shoes. marc jacobs fall 2012 should be seen on your feet.

  • Nee

    those pumps are the killer! so pretty:)


  • Sharon
  • Mary
  • Yuka
  • Inés

    Just something about these shoes…and that Acne jean!!!…
    Have the best weekend!

  • ~Cleo~

    I love the shoes they look super painful but who cares you woul look like an expert repeller in them and thats all that matters i am also loving the jeans (even though they are distressed everwhere to the point the look like bleach marks).

  • Girlie Blogger

    Whoa. These are really interesting. I'd wear them with jeans too.
    Seattle Beauty and Fashion – Girlie Blog Seattle

  • Sabine

    The heels are amazing! And the combination with the jeans even more!

  • Shelby Dae

    Adore the Shoes!

    XO, Shelby Dae

  • SHIKI a.

    Love those shoes <3 xo

  • Lisa
  • Aubrey and Melissa

    INCREDIBLE! I want those shoes and I think they want me too. Most beautiful shoes I have seen in a while.

  • Roseanne

    i love these shoes!i need them in my life!

  • kaitlyntru

    You kill me. Only Leandra would refer to a extreme low rise jeans as being on the pub-baring edge.

  • Andrea

    i want those them!

  • Mimi Nizan

    ok, I'm not even joking, I need to have those shoes, GORGEOUS :)

  • Vasilieva

    these wang pumps are sweet

  • Gabrielle

    Those A. Wang pumps are amazing!!! LOVE

  • Nicole @ Giraffelegs

    Those shoes are prime.

  • M.L.

    I MUST own those shoes. I can't find them anywhere! I've only been able to find them in black at Barneys. HELP!

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