Those who need to blink can get frustrated sitting through any Cirque du Soleil. You want to stare non-stop at the floating water lilies, thunderbolts, blasts of sunshine, falling stars and flying bodies. So it is with the new Cirque extravaganza, TOTEM, which premiered in London on January 5. There to celebrate the opening was a parade of gorgeous dressers exuding sunshine. We flew through the hall to check out the shoes.
Opera talent Katherine Jenkins took up the challenge of competing for head-turning looks with the stage set of Cirque du Soleil…and both won. This is her stunning self in canary yellow. One critic groused about her frayed hem but we could take it. Our view was Save the Dress. Lose the Shoes. We wanted something fabulous but less spiked to make it easier for her to stay upright. Can Vaneli for Jildor ever be far behind? These are the Vaneli for Jildor Polly Black Snake for a truly designer look.
We immediately turned to the Pedro Garcia line to ask, “How can we give Gizzi Erskine’s flawless beehive/tailored poncho look a perfect 10 of a shoe?” For someone that stylish, the perfect answer is not really boots; it’s the Pedro Garcia Maryse Sandal Black Suede. Glorious with or without black tights. Made in Spain.This lovely head-turner is platinum SPC–shapely, perky and curvy, straight up in the Aniston tradition. She was alongside TV personality James Martin. We loved her shawl, sheath and, well, we are not sure about the multi-colored open toes for an all-beige operation. We prefer a Tory Burch ballet flat. We’re going with this Tory Burch Reva Gold Crack Snake Leather Ballet Flat. It’s All That.