Sweet Feet

Sweet Feet

I'm not sure how the fashion industry feels about food on a whole but one thing's for sure, they do have an ongoing love affair with macaroons.  The head honchos at Laduree must be rubbing their hands together with glee and ho ho ho-ing at the fashion industry's cooing love of these pastel baked delights, all the way to the bank.  I've lost count of how many parties, events and shows where macaroons have been served and we then all simultaneously let out a little squeal of delight.

Not surprising really given the variety of colours (flavours) in these tasty morsels and their uniform roundness and shininess.  And so suddenly we get apparel being inspired by these tasty things.  We've already had various forms of macaroon jewellery (both real and stimulated).  Now we have the Nike Air Royalty Macaroon line.  When Nike contacted me about the shoe (FYI, this isn't an advertorial though I did get the shoes for free…blogethics et all…), I had to at least be semi-intrigued because a) well, it's a trainer inspired by a pastry and b) Nike have had previous success in tapping into my unbashed cutie/girly loving ways with their Liberty Print Dunks.

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So a pair of very berry trainers arrived along with… yes, those almond-based fancies…

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No sticky filling oozing out from the tongue of the trainer but it is a purposely leather thermo-moulded shoe that matches the colour of a forest fruit macaroon perfectly with some shiny 'sequin' flecks all over to emulate the egg white cracked shine on the macaroon.  Sweeeeeeet….

So I'd thought I'd dunk myself in the only bits of raspberry I do have, namely a Miu Miu cape I bought from Tokio 7 in New York that also does its best in making me look like a macaroon…

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These berry ones are coming out along with a pistachio pair on March 21st in the Nike Sportswear 1948 store and Offspring in a run of 22 pairs each and I believe more shades matching these macaroons are dropping on April 1st.  I'll give you a virtual high five if you wear these WHILST shopping for macaroons and chomping on them too… 

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  1. Clare

    2010-03-18 at 5:48 PM

    I have it in my head that I’d rather like a pair of dunks. I’m having to give it a lot of thought though, as I’m not really a trainers girl normally… We shall see!
    I’m not sure I like how they are completely all the same colour, although they do look remarkably macaroon-like!
    Clare x
    P.S. I have a confession… I’ve never eaten a macaroon before! I would very much like to try one though.

  2. Eline

    2010-03-18 at 6:00 PM

    Oh goddd I can’t believe you have that cape8 I was so obsessed with it when I first saw it, and granted after a couple of years my heart still skips a beat when I see it. Sigh of sighs. I love this colour palette! It reminds me of sorbet actually.

  3. T.

    2010-03-18 at 6:02 PM

    Laduree is heaven food-wise, but they also have the most snobbish, impolite waiters I’ve ever met!
    As for the trainers… They’re pastel-colored that’s all. I’d rather have a macaron.

  4. kirsty

    2010-03-18 at 6:02 PM

    macarons! i love the colours and the taste! these shoes look good enough to eat. i like that they’re the same colour, laces, tick and all, it makes them look like little toys or something. foamy or fondanty! you are also brave to wear pink head to toe but as usual you make it work.

  5. Claire

    2010-03-18 at 6:25 PM

    These are surprisingly attractive, actually.

  6. Rosie

    2010-03-18 at 6:26 PM

    i’m heading down to London for the first time in a long while for work in a few weeks and must admit that these macaroons are high on my to do (to eat?) list! so ridiculous, but then i love good food. but trainers to match?! seems like an odd one to me. not quite sure who the target market for that is…? bloggers, apparently! ha ha. given the chance, i think i’d rather munch my way through a macaroon than don it physically, but you work them as wonderfully as everything else. lovely cape, more importantly!
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  7. EJ

    2010-03-18 at 6:50 PM

    Oh my god Susie that cape makes you look like a Flower Fairy (in the most amazing way possible I might add). I just can’t remember which one!

  8. Winnie

    2010-03-18 at 6:54 PM

    Oh my goodness, those Nike Airs are rediculously YUMMY! I actually Oooohed out loud to this post! Loving that Raspberry outfit!

  9. Make Do Style

    2010-03-18 at 7:15 PM

    yummy macaroons and Laduree must be raking it in. I’m not sure about the trainers yet – but they look good on you, you have the ability to wear them well.

  10. Freddie Brown

    2010-03-18 at 7:42 PM

    I just came across this blog from a Hong Kong magazine talking about bloggers and one of them being yourself. My friend had sent me the magazine. Keep up the good work. Love Laduree…. especially direct from the shop or from the little coffee place at Harrods or was it Printemps… don’t remember but it is not the same to have them in US… LOVE the colors and I like how it translates to fashion…

  11. TheShoeGirl

    2010-03-18 at 7:53 PM

    AWESOME!! hahaha- Susie I was, honest to God, eating a macaroon as I clicked your page. So funny.
    <3

  12. Miss Launderette

    2010-03-18 at 8:00 PM

    As a shoe lover and a sister of a sneaker fanatic, I can only say I want to eat them.
    Nike has reached its goal I suppose. *nahm*

  13. Karoline

    2010-03-18 at 8:05 PM

    I REALLY want to taste these macarones!!

  14. kim

    2010-03-18 at 8:09 PM

    I do like these berry Nike’s… but I kind of immediately think about your pink miu miu platforms when I see that cape… they’re meant to be!

  15. SwanDiamondRose

    2010-03-18 at 8:16 PM

    haha i love them. and the cape is so much like a modern version of a velvet opera cape from the 20s(?). it’s an opera outfit for sure.

  16. Frenchie

    2010-03-18 at 8:38 PM

    ah, i think we should all dress like macarons more often!I love the shape of that cape.
    PS-these are macarons not macaroons, macaroons are the old fashioned coconut things.

  17. Catherine

    2010-03-18 at 8:39 PM

    I th0ught you were another to rant about macaroons, but no, nike macaroon shoe!
    I love the shoes, they’re so cute and clever yet simple 🙂
    Catherine

  18. WendyB

    2010-03-18 at 8:42 PM

    I love the colors. Are those just walking around sneakers or gym sneakers? Because I’d go for a pair of interestingly colored gym sneakers.

  19. Sabine

    2010-03-18 at 8:43 PM

    I wouldn’t mind eating macaroons every day, but the trainers…. Don’t know. If I ever get trainers (for something else than sporty activities) it will probably still be good old white Converses. But then, I find all flat shoes frightening.

  20. gih

    2010-03-18 at 8:55 PM

    That’s a lovely pink. I liker her shoes. made from favorite brand. -nike.

  21. jennine

    2010-03-18 at 8:56 PM

    yum! and macarons are going to be the new cupcake…just you wait.
    😉

  22. Leonidas

    2010-03-18 at 9:03 PM

    hahaha! humor is the best ingredient in fashion!
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  23. Frances Segismundo

    2010-03-18 at 9:07 PM

    AHHHHH! i want those high tops!
    its funny cus i did a post of doing macarons
    yummy
    x

  24. Jennifer Yu

    2010-03-18 at 9:10 PM

    Woah! The cape is so coOl! It’s like a Tullip!

  25. Romeika

    2010-03-18 at 9:35 PM

    OMFG that Miu Miu cape!

  26. Walk The Sand

    2010-03-18 at 10:43 PM

    OH MY. My love of Nikes and my love of macaroons therefore makes me very jealous of your dunks. I need the pistachio pair.
    x

  27. Shini

    2010-03-18 at 10:58 PM

    Those are looovoely, sorta in the same category as the Doc Martens one-colour pascals, although these look more…foody if that’s a word. Somehow reminds me of Starburst strawberry version, the texture of it.

  28. Wanderlusting

    2010-03-18 at 11:02 PM

    Don’t like the shoes but the texture is very intriguing (runners just aint my style).
    I DO love macarons though. So light and delicate, makes it so easy to eat a bunch. Which, in the end, probably not a good thing.
    Hey, at least you feet don’t get fat!
    BTW – visit my blog, leave a comment Susie and you could win a $65 SHOPPING SPREE TO ALLMODERN.COM – they sincerely have the kind of homewares and decor that is very “Style Bubble” 🙂

  29. Alan Li

    2010-03-18 at 11:09 PM

    I never expected you to wear a pair of Nike’s they are so unexpected, but I really like this outfit! The shape of the top is really unique!

  30. Brigadeiro

    2010-03-18 at 11:37 PM

    OMGosh, Laduree! Your cape is UNREAL, absolutely love it, as well as the Nike’s…and the macarons even more! 😉
    xx

  31. lucinda

    2010-03-18 at 11:54 PM

    Gah! Practical objects that look like food! I think when I was about 4 I took a hefty bite of my mother’s chocolate bar soap. I have the urge to gnaw these shoes too… maybe I’ll opt for the macaroons.

  32. Christina K.

    2010-03-19 at 3:50 AM

    i am obsessed with those shoes! i keep trying to find where i can buy them but every site has a different release date, i swear. ahh it’s so complicated but i am determined to buy them when i can! i don’t even usually like sneakers but these are…fabulous. i don’t know if i would buy the pistachio or raspberry. i wish i could buy both, but i could probably barely afford one pair. haha.
    anyway, i love these! and also, if you happen to have detailed information about these and when to buy them (online), i would be happy to know it. thanks!

  33. KohCo

    2010-03-19 at 5:51 AM

    Susie!
    I have seriously been following your blog since I was a wee 16 year old in my boring as girls school. I love macaroons and the fact that you’re inspired by everything around you.
    You’re simply too amazing 🙂
    And asian pride seriously 🙂 Hehe
    xx

  34. Lucie

    2010-03-19 at 5:52 AM

    not a fan of the shoes for wearing, but if someone told me it was edible, ngl, i would probably go for it.

  35. ORS

    2010-03-19 at 6:14 AM

    @Lucie exactly: not a fan of these shoes but those sweets make me lust.

  36. Kazuko

    2010-03-19 at 6:26 AM

    your too fast! can’t keep up commenting! love your cape-like top, very cute on you!

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    2010-03-19 at 6:37 AM

    Love these colours. Your shoes are making me hungry!

  38. Tiffany Bracelets

    2010-03-19 at 8:08 AM

    i like it ,thanks!!

  39. Iris - LushCrystalJewelry.com

    2010-03-19 at 8:20 AM

    hey i love the macaron jewelry which you mentioned in this post, they are so sweet and cute! =D

  40. DJM

    2010-03-19 at 8:37 AM

    The last time I was in London I went to an amazing cake shop (don’t know where it was but it was so colouful!) and bought brightly coloured cupcakes and macarons. Heaven!

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    2010-03-19 at 9:32 AM

    i love these! and also, if you happen to have detailed information about these and when to buy them (online), i would be happy to know it. thanks!

  42. Amanda Clarison

    2010-03-19 at 9:57 AM

    I’ve never really liked Nikes but I really love these. Do you have any details of when the other colours will be out?

  43. Zuzolińska

    2010-03-19 at 3:21 PM

    Mmmmm, you look so delicious!
    I love macaroons!

  44. Patni

    2010-03-19 at 4:37 PM

    The thought of Nike and a pastry is the kind of combination that horror movies are made of… but still…I AM IN LOVE. the green ones. I would eat green macaroons and wear them and the world will be a happy place. Or my world at any rate. I love the macaronish looking texture on them.

  45. patni

    2010-03-19 at 4:49 PM

    And Dear Nike, if you are reading this, as I have REPEATEDLY mentioned in my blog, I have little or no ethics and if you send me those shoes i will do and say as you please.
    love miss patni

  46. Snapshot Fashion

    2010-03-19 at 9:13 PM

    pink has never looked so pretty!

  47. Event Graphics!

    2010-03-19 at 9:52 PM

    Yumm, macaroon…

  48. lyrebirdgully

    2010-03-20 at 12:11 AM

    Hi Susie, The gorgeous-on-you red cape should see the light of day more often. Great with the tights. And the shoes are what everyone should have. But the colour! It looks dirty and murky next to so much red. The pink is trying it’s darndest to answer the red but it doesn’t stand a chance with a primary at this mass and volume. Would you ever do black or grey or a pattern for footwear with this outfit? Would love to hear more from you about your colour choices. Thanks for these latest posts, totally absorbing as always!

  49. Rita

    2010-03-20 at 3:15 AM

    Susie…… I love how you show things…. I’m sending this to my husband who is a Nike addict ( OVER 200 pair of Nike in the house….)

  50. Rita

    2010-03-20 at 3:18 AM

    oh I just saw that they start selling them at Colette april 1st….. happens to be my birthday…..hmmmmmmmmm

  51. DDGdaily - Kate

    2010-03-22 at 12:37 AM

    Bravo on making high tops look high fashion! … I’m hungry now

  52. Style Factory

    2010-03-22 at 8:49 PM

    Hate to be a stickler about this but they are Nike Dunk Highs, which is a basketball shoe (and not suitable for running) and that “tick” is called a swoosh! Trainer geeks all over the world would be outraged!!!
    Susie, I love your blog and totally respect how you have styled up your sneaks without using the obvious choice of a pair of skinnies and american apparel hoodie!! Love it! An outfit that is true to yourself!
    xxx
    http://www.sheffieldstylefactory.blogspot.com

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