Project 1 Discovered

Project 1 Discovered

If you're one of those people that scroll straight to the pics,I might as well just state very clearly from the start, that these beauties that are Julia Finsk's A/W 09 Project 1 shoe is NOT in my permanent possession.  They are simply gracing my feet for a little while before they have to go back home.  I asked what Project 1 was two weeks ago when discovering Finsk's A/W 09 collection and so I'm errrrrrrrrrr…….. trying on these shoes to discover the full meaning of Project 1.


No, that line doesn't wash.  A blatant lie.  I was in fact just desperate to be in its mere presence, even if it is temporarily.  This shoe is in fact going to feature as part of Finsk's short film that will do clever 3-d things like the films she has done for her past collections.  As such, they're not going to be on sale but it does allow Julia to explore the very experimental and ultra sculptural side to her work and seeing as she's not continuing her line for Faith anymore, perhaps that is the direction she wishes to take.  Very simply, this equates to more shoe porn for the likes of us who are satisfied by a decent lookbook.  The Project 1 shoe in purple and white was out but I discovered this alternative colourway which was even better… mushroom-grey highlighted by orange and green.  Those colour combinations that Finsk is known for strikes again…


(Worn in a very messy way with Forever 21 feather trim dress, vintage short sleeved brown leather and suede jacket from The Good Shop SF)



Project 1 debriefing over.


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  1. tanya

    2009-07-06 at 9:11 AM

    you could kill someone with the heels on those shoes!

  2. B

    2009-07-06 at 9:12 AM

    Those shoes are AMAZING, they make my little heel-addict heart flutter!
    It’s so sad they’re not going on sale 🙁

  3. Lucy - The Fashion Setter

    2009-07-06 at 9:23 AM

    How did you get them?
    By the way, I like the dress + jacket =)
    Lucy =)

  4. Shoes Mend Hearts

    2009-07-06 at 9:24 AM

    wow, amazing stuff! I recently wrote about Finsk when talking about Scandinavian shoe designers…

  5. Shanghainese Dumpling

    2009-07-06 at 9:28 AM

    Wooow cool Shoes, I went straight to the pix

  6. Karoline

    2009-07-06 at 10:06 AM

    Funny little things you got there:)

  7. fashionispoison

    2009-07-06 at 10:09 AM

    wooow these look dangerously good

  8. Charlie

    2009-07-06 at 10:35 AM

    They are incredible! I love finsk!

  9. missmilki

    2009-07-06 at 11:16 AM

    I love the way the dark base and the little line of colours stand out against the light mushroom colour of the shoe. It underlines the sculptural shape of the platform. Fabulous!

  10. kim

    2009-07-06 at 11:30 AM

    Cool, these remind me of Thor’s winged shoes! Now you need a hammer shaped purse to go with them.

  11. Eline

    2009-07-06 at 11:30 AM

    Those shoes kick some awesome futuristic ass! I want those wedges you linked! I want them, I need them, how can I get them? D: Though it’s probably for the best that I’ll never own them since I’d break my leg and about twenty other bones in my body with those things. I’ll leave the awesome shoe fetish to you because you totally rock them.

  12. Great Poets and their Poetry

    2009-07-06 at 11:34 AM

    that is so beautiful. i like the dark base of shoes most of them. its so good.

  13. anna

    2009-07-06 at 11:57 AM

    these shoes are amaizing! I love your blog! well done, girl! pls never stop, it’s so inspiring 🙂

  14. Saem

    2009-07-06 at 12:06 PM

    Total epicness, i love the shoes!!!

  15. The Stylemaster

    2009-07-06 at 12:07 PM

    no way! they are amazing!

  16. mitica illustrations

    2009-07-06 at 12:24 PM

    your blog is always an inspiration for me 🙂

  17. przemek

    2009-07-06 at 12:35 PM


  18. Anna-Maria

    2009-07-06 at 1:40 PM

    Those are lovely! I’m so proud of her because she is from Finland. 😉

  19. denise pia

    2009-07-06 at 1:58 PM

    Amazing shoes. How do you walk in them?

  20. Meream

    2009-07-06 at 2:02 PM

    How can you take a step back without poking things? 😀

  21. Sal

    2009-07-06 at 2:08 PM

    They are truly spectacular.

  22. DaMa

    2009-07-06 at 2:31 PM

    Are these shoes a bit dangerous? Love your blog! DaMa

  23. DaMa

    2009-07-06 at 2:34 PM


  24. Suzannah

    2009-07-06 at 2:52 PM

    lovely outfit and lovely blog too!

  25. elsa

    2009-07-06 at 3:12 PM

    omg I am in LOVE

  26. diane

    2009-07-06 at 3:32 PM

    I love those! I instantly got a visual of my grand daughter standing on the back of the heels piggy-back style, haha. Seriously, they are really cool.

  27. Nikki

    2009-07-06 at 4:18 PM

    The side photo is awesome with the angular shapes. Great styling once again Miss!

  28. NIki

    2009-07-06 at 4:39 PM

    I love Finsk shoes, I bought a pair of her range for Faith a while back, and love wearing them.
    I love the un-obvious colour combination. The sculptural and experimental style is enhanced by the bright yellow stripe.
    These are fab statement shoes, perfect for adding edge to a girly outfit!

  29. Isabel

    2009-07-06 at 5:22 PM

    Holy wowza – the heel juts out so much! I’d be afraid of shanking someone in the shin if I wore those.

  30. amanda

    2009-07-06 at 5:29 PM

    i like the look of things that look broken but are meant to look that way!

  31. eli

    2009-07-06 at 5:43 PM

    they may not be yours but they are undoubtedly incredible. I would just be worried that people behind you would step on them!

  32. Raji

    2009-07-06 at 6:05 PM

    Thesee are immenseee

  33. luxirare

    2009-07-06 at 6:23 PM

    those shoes are insanity.

  34. Alicia

    2009-07-06 at 6:30 PM

    I’m with luxirare; they are insanity.

  35. Jenni

    2009-07-06 at 6:45 PM

    Wow, those shoes make me die a little inside with their beauty :] I just hope you don’t get too close to anybody on the tube with them on, I sense injury and a lawsuit thundering over the hill…

  36. Kori

    2009-07-06 at 7:28 PM

    Those shoes are pretty much EPIC.
    That is all.

  37. Blink London

    2009-07-06 at 8:02 PM

    Absolutely LOVE these. How were they to walk in? As precarious as they look?

  38. Sophie, The Barton Girl

    2009-07-06 at 9:16 PM

    Gorgeous but they look like an accident waiting to happen. How comfortable are they? And can one actually walk in them?

  39. susie_bubble

    2009-07-06 at 9:34 PM

    Well the question of whether someone can wear them is sort of irrelevant in the case of these shoes as they won’t actually be sold…but contrary to what you see, the shape poking out at the back is very lightweight and doesn’t make your feet lean back that way as one might think. The heel is fairly reasonable…. as these are samples, I didn’t walk a lot in them but they felt very comfortable on….

  40. Brigadeiro

    2009-07-06 at 10:57 PM

    Those are FANTASTIC!!! So sculptural and such wicked colours! 🙂

  41. myvogue

    2009-07-07 at 1:58 AM

    OMG these shoes are amazing! I love fancy shoes that look strange and eye-catching.

  42. Bombshell Kitten

    2009-07-07 at 4:20 AM

    Deadly but gorgeous!

  43. Christina Ann

    2009-07-07 at 4:35 AM

    I love them! It’s like a car crash, kind of scary but you can’t look away. Except they’re much more fabulous, haha.

  44. fashionista

    2009-07-07 at 9:59 AM

    i absolutly love it

  45. The Stylist

    2009-07-07 at 4:48 PM

    Words do not express how amazing those shoes are!

  46. p. dot

    2009-07-07 at 5:32 PM

    yeah, fab shoes! absolutely amazing.
    susie, just curious: i’ve sent you nice emails from time to time asking politely if you’d like to look @ my blog & swap links. so far, not even a polite rejection reply.
    granted, it’s doing pretty well without you so far – just a few months now & i’m still getting lots o’ people come visit – but still no word from ms. bubble. i do see that other blog-friends have recently been added, so i’m wondering what i’m doing wrong.
    if anyone reading this has any tips how to win susie bubble’s favour, please do come to my blog & let me know:
    many thanks!

  47. susie_bubble

    2009-07-07 at 5:44 PM

    ^ Yo Polka Dot….I believe it’s you who is unattainable…I emailed you to say that I have ALREADY added you to my links list under Street Styling, as Pics by Polka Dot and then your email bounces back saying the mailbox is unattainable… requested a link last time in your comment and I replied to that as well…. no tips required from other people…. give the correct email address woman!

  48. jC (polkadot)

    2009-07-07 at 6:01 PM

    well so you have! i take that back, and thank you, ms. bubble!! i had scrolled thru but apparently not all the way down- didn’t even realise you HAD a streetstyle category.
    i don’t know what happened with the emails tho – i haven’t heard from you til now. i do have a few addresses, the simplest is (i’ll put that below)
    that was very strange, just as i was about to reply & there was a clap of thunder & my laptop froze up. very spooky.
    anyway, thanks again. i’m putting your link up now, too. it’s just a formality of course – just a drop in the ocean for you – but i do appreciate you swapping with me, esp as the blog’s not that old yet.

  49. hek

    2009-07-07 at 11:10 PM

    They are so, so stunning!!

  50. Aja

    2009-07-09 at 5:08 PM

    Shoe love. As soon as I caught sight of those my little brain immediately started working through how I could get my hands on them.

  51. alissa

    2009-07-15 at 8:53 PM

    Love this entire ensemble.

  52. Anna

    2011-02-27 at 9:33 AM

    OH YEAH…THESE ARE THE TYPE OF HEELS FOR ME!! Hahaaa! One of a kind, that’s for sure! ‚ô•

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