I featured one pair of shoes from the current Minna Parikka collection last week, and mentioned that I had a few more in store for you. Well, here’s the next offering from this quirky brand: the ‘Peace’ pumps!
I first saw these shoes from the side, and absolutely loved them. Lavender, yellow, blue, mint, pink… all colours I love, but not colours I’d ever have considered putting together, until I saw them on these shoes. It’s a sugary-sweet colour combination (Some might say sickeningly so…), and one that might require some careful styling. I think it totally works, though, and I was really excited about these… until I looked at the front view, and noticed the hand, flashing the peace symbol.
Hmmm. I’m not so sure about these now. It’s a great message, don’t get me wrong, and I still love the colours: the inclusion of the hand takes these straight into ‘novelty shoe’ territory, however, and it’s no secret that I’m not a huge fan of the novelty shoe.
I’m featuring these all the same, though, because regardless of whether or not I’d wear them personally, I still love them for the fact that they’re totally different from everything else we’ve been seeing lately, and although they’re unusual, I don’t think they’d be impossible to style either. Speaking of which…
There are enough different colours in the shoes themselves for me not to want to add any more to the mix, so I’ve gone for a casual look, using the same (or similar) pastel shades to the ones which appear on the shoes: an easy way to build an outfit around a multicoloured accessory.
♥ Heel height: 11cm
♥ Covered platform: 1.5cm
♥ Upper: leather
♥ Lining: leather