Hall Closet: Bootie 101

Pierre Hardy, Walter Steiger, Patrick Cox, Jean Paul Gaultier, Prada, Sergio Rossi , Gucci, and Alessandro Dell'Aqua have really shown their "booties" this Fall 2007.

I'm here to inform you to go for the unknown designers if you dare to be different. It would be less likely to see someone wearing your Patrick Cox's than your Prada's. One thing is for sure, it won't be hard to find something stylish to hit the pavement this Fall. Other labels that carry sick-o-ning (meaning that they are really fashion forward) Fall 2007 shoes include Lanvin, Giambattista Valli, and Roger Vivier.

Women always ask me what they should wear with this Fall's crazy footwear. My advice? Everything! You can wear just about anything with these chic shoes. Pair your gladiator cone heels with anything from ribbed leggings, parka coats, and wide legged pants. If edgy isn't your style and you still want to look fashionable, try Gucci's gold plated Oxfords. They're slightly different from every other designer's take on the modern oxford with the platform sole. If you don't like a chunky heel, go for the chunky sole. Sleek is out - and chunky is what's funky!

(now try that on for size!)