It had to be done…

It had to be done…


Phcopyon When I made my Sneaky Sneaker Stiletto Wish a few months ago, I must have accidently looked up to the stars and made a wish upon some twinkly thing out there or rubbed an old 50p coin (Queen’s Nose…remember that?) because whilst I knew for sure in the pit of my heart, that the real Pierre Hardy white stiletto shoes at a shocking price of 600 quid would never be mine, nor did I think a cheaper imitation would pop up.  However… I didn’t count on coming across a similar pair on eBay.  No, these aren’t knock-offs as they are actually a few years old, pre-Pierre Hardy SS08 times….

I‚Äôm not entirely sure what the hell I was doing that made me come across them but then again, my eBay searches can get pretty frenetic so in mighty desperation, somehow these were uncovered.  Yes, the stiletto is not nearly as beautiful, the ankle detailing not nearly as pronounced and they‚Äôre slightly too pointy at the toes…

However for $9.99, rather than getting an exact knock-off, it‚Äôs actually like possessing the imperfect predecessor.  There is something a little off about them but you can tell that they are near enough related to the superior Beta version that are the Pierre Hardy shoes.  The outfits need some fine tuning and please excuse the horrid complexion ruined by mosquito bites in France but I‚Äôm thinking outfits that are perfectly fine-tuned might not suit the Alpha version 1.1 status of these shoes…

Now I‚Äôm by no means preaching the ‚Äòcheap is cleverer‚Äô route.  It‚Äôs merely a necessity for times like these when Pierre Hardy isn‚Äôt a close chum nor when the flat deposit is getting nearer to completion.  Speaking of Mr Hardy, spotted some femmes at Hyeres wearing the ‚Äòcolourama‚Äô trainers/sneakers with skinny jeans, further fuelling my need for a WICKED/DOPE pair of high tops (words that NEED to be applied to said shoes…). 






Leave a comment
  1. Rachel

    2008-04-30 at 11:39 AM

    Those shoes are fantastic, they are the perfect mix of chic and cool, they are definitely hot. I love the way you have mixed them with some many different outfits, and they ALL work. Those shoes are my new faves 😉

  2. a dreamer

    2008-04-30 at 11:39 AM

    nice find. it looks very similar to that of mr hardy’s.
    i love how you’ve worked the longer hemlines.

  3. Fashion Tidbits

    2008-04-30 at 12:58 PM

    they still look AMAZING!!!! such a good price too

  4. Anonymous

    2008-04-30 at 1:13 PM

    I’m sorry they’re hideous. The hardy ones are great but these… probably because of the pointed toe, they come accross as ghetto kind of like you got them in dalston or like beyonce has them in every colour. They also make your feet look MASSIVE.
    love the blog though keep up the good work x

  5. susie_bubble

    2008-04-30 at 1:16 PM

    Yes…they do have that effin’ ugly factor…. and yes, I was going to say something about the Ghetto-ness of them…but like I said, if I can’t get the Beta version, then the sub-v.1.1 it is….

  6. Helen-LG

    2008-04-30 at 1:39 PM

    I actually really like them although I’d be weary of wearing them with the longer skirts, I think they show off your legs really well in the shorter numbers but they do look a bit bigger (the shoes – not your loverly pins!) in the longer skirts.
    They make me think of high fashion and Back To The Future films simultaneously… And to me thats a good thing!

  7. evie

    2008-04-30 at 2:03 PM

    ack! new shoes! i get serious shoe envy everytime i see someone buy a new pair. but i know what you mean about the pointy toe, although it’s not a totally big deal if you ask me.
    and i love that strapless floral dress. your wardrobe reminds me of the many, many things on my evergrowing wishlist… i wonder if that’s a good thing… hmmm

  8. Drusilla

    2008-04-30 at 2:45 PM

    I’ve just spent the last five days running up and down flights of stairs in pointy-toed stlettos, and at the end of the day I’d love to brain someone with them. But I really do love the outfits you’ve worn these with..

  9. Everybody Says Don't

    2008-04-30 at 3:32 PM

    Fab! So glad you got these.

  10. WendyB

    2008-04-30 at 4:19 PM

    Looking good.

  11. enc

    2008-04-30 at 4:55 PM

    They’re still cool! I love that last outfit.

  12. Occy

    2008-04-30 at 5:46 PM

    i wasn’t sure when i saw the closeups compared to the originals (or rather the copies…?) but in the outfit pictures i think they work well! i like them with the longer hemlines, for some reason they remind me of the wicked witch of the west. talking of shoes and witches, did anyone else immediatley think of roald dahl when seeing the square toed alexander mcqueens?!

  13. fashionherald

    2008-04-30 at 6:24 PM

    agree with enc. they look great on you in the pictures and look like they could be something…
    i love how you layer clothes, great style.

  14. Kira

    2008-04-30 at 6:53 PM

    I love the booties 🙂
    a kiss and a hug,

  15. selina

    2008-04-30 at 6:58 PM

    white lace up boots, very skater, I love them! don’t listen to that commenter above because as I was scrolling I was thinking just how they made your feet look small!
    i hate the way bad commenters always say things like ‘i like your blog though, keep up the good work’ how patronising and annoying, i find the worst thing is that they continue to read and gain inspiration yet only ever be negative, we should get paid for this! ah tangent, oops!

  16. roxanne

    2008-04-30 at 10:43 PM

    i remember those shoes! new york, middle of high school, when air force ones were all the rage, someone went and made stiletto versions of them.. they did the same with timberland boots, and neither of them were pretty. when i looked at the shoe by itself, i felt a not so pleasant wave of nostalgia wash over me, recalling their origins, but as always, you’ve definitely made them your own. they lose all of their hood factor with the outfits you pair them with.. well-played.

  17. Natty

    2008-04-30 at 10:55 PM

    I am in two minds, the colour and the height are great but the pointy toe Im not keen on. You work them well though!

  18. The Clothes Horse

    2008-05-01 at 3:42 AM

    You rock those shoes and those looks! I am always perplexed why celebrities who have far more money than me get clothes donated to them for free…

  19. cheryl

    2008-05-01 at 6:16 AM

    They kind of look more like stiletto versions of Air Force Ones than those Pierre Hardy shoes.

  20. Imelda Matt

    2008-05-01 at 10:37 PM

    Imelda loves ’em, they’ve almost got that Manolo/Timberland feel but without the padded collar! Happy times xxx
    ps – I’ve spotted a bird at Fashion Week in the real Pierre Hardy’s and girlfriend hasn’t had change of shoes all effing week. Now as the despotic Queen of Shoe’s I must tell her this is maxi ‘skank’, yes?

  21. indiecultvintage

    2008-05-02 at 9:49 AM

    did you see our auction for the vintage 80s wild pair white lace up oxfords with clear mesh on the sides, an open sling back and a giant chunky heel?

  22. boo

    2008-05-04 at 12:09 AM

    wow they look really good!

  23. mica

    2008-05-06 at 2:46 PM

    bargain! 🙂

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.