Maison Martin Margiela’s shoes tend to be a tad divisive for footwear lovers. If you simply love pretty, sexy shoes, the brand’s creations are likely not for you. If you prefer weird to pretty and unexpected to sexy, then leave the Louboutins and Choos to your friends and step right up for a pair of the Maison Martina Margiela Plexiglass Heeled Ankle Boots. Read More…

Margiela has always been one of my favorite designers. Ever since I went to the brand’s exhibit in London, its modern, experimental designs have held a special place in my heart. Shopping through the Sakss website the other day, I stumbled upon the Maison Martin Margiela Mismatched Ankle Strap Sandals. I clicked on the thumnail, intrigued and wanting to take a closer look, and came to realize they were two different shoes. Read More…

Whenever I see a particularly interesting or unique shoe, my mind automatically goes to which famous person would wear the shoe first. Imagining a design in someone’s wardrobe helps give it automatic context, and my styling ideas usually start from there.

Perhaps it’s unfair to say that only Kanye West could love the Maison Martin Margiela Metallic Flat Sneaker, but he’d certainly be the first celebrity or fashion person in line for them. Read More…

For some reason, I have a very difficult time distinguishing between copper and rose gold when it comes to clothing items. When I first laid eyes on the sublime Maison Martin Margiela Metallic Oxfords, my immediate thought was, “Oh my, rose gold mirror patent oxfords. I MUST HAVE THEM.” Margiela and Saks, however, call them copper.

Rose gold seems light years more luxurious to me, even though there’s not a qualitative difference unless we’re talking about the actual metal. Read More…


Maison Martin Margiela Degrade Patent and Suede Brogues, $795 via Net-a-Porter.

Usually when a fashion piece starts as one thing but slowly makes its way into a completely different ending, the attribute we’re referring to is color. Ombre, degrade – they almost always point toward a gradual change in hue. Because Maison Martin Margiela doesn’t like to do anything the normal way, though, the Maison Martin Margiela Degrade Patent and Suede Brogues start off as black patent and end up as black suede, a gimmick that has me very curious. Read More…


Maison Martin Margiela Open Toe Pumps, $855 via Saks. Maison Martin Margiela Open Toe Strappy Pumps, $930 via Saks.

Usually, when dealing with a shoe that calls itself “open toe,” that means it’s open from the front. As has come to be expected from Maison Martin Margiela, though, the Maison Martin Margiela Open Toe Pumps take that idea and turn it on its head, opening the shoe from the top instead of expose a glittering sandal strap. Read More…

Sequins have been having an extended moment over the past few seasons, and the more people who churn out sequin products, the more obvious it is that it’s actually quite difficult to make a sequined object of any sort look high-end and expensive. Sequins are usually plastic or foil, after all, and those aren’t usually materials with which you associate high-dollar clothing. Read More…

The great thing about fashion is that even if one trend isn’t your proverbial cup of tea, a new and diametrically opposite trend will usually come along immediately afterward to offer itself up for those left out by what preceded it. For those of you who joined me in hating the chunktastic platforms that will be dotting retail stores this spring, I’d like to offer up the Maison Martin Margiela Hook Buckle Flat Sandals. Read More…

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