After I launched the Platforms post, I held my breath as the comments started to roll in. Lo and behold, nary a negative one in the bunch. At first, I wrote it off as the naysayers giving me a pass. Then I wondered if, perhaps, the platform doesn’t look as “out there” as it may have when I first posted on it last fall.
You cannot flip through a current issue of Vogue without spying a pair of the editors’ fave spring shoe. Now that platforms are everywhere, maybe the collective eye has adjusted. Christina Binkley’s recent WSJ article entitled The power to Start a Trend addresses this phenomenon citing the Céline Birkenstock-inspired slide as an example of going from laughable to all-the-rage in just a matter of months.
Although I’m a wardrobe builder and lean toward classics, I try to be an early adopter of one item each season to keep my look updated. Last season I chose the platform, this season it’s the Céline ballerina in tan.
I’m waffling on the bell, it feels like an apple swinging from my neck… TBC
Jeremie tote bag
Checked owl-blend and printed quilted cotton coat
Ashland cropped mid-rise straight-leg jeans
Iliana Harkness bucket hobo
Wool and cashmere cardigan
Lauren flat suede Mary Jane slide
Round-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses
Linda 45 leather pumps
Zip-detailed stretch-cotton bomber jacket
Fair Isle cashmere and wool-blend vest
Maisie ruffled crinkled silk-satin blouse