Monday, April 13, 2009

Caged Gladiators

You'd have to be living in a cave not to notice that the "hot" sandal, tall or short (aka high- or low-heeled) are the multiple-strapped sandals, which some dub as "caged platforms" and others as the "gladiator flat."

At any rate, while you can find inexpensive versions of this trendy style at Bakers and Aldo, the style remains popular in the up-market, with brands like Stuart Weitzman creating provocative and pricey versions.

Famous for the million-dollar red-carpet sandals (featuring real diamonds and jewels), as well as their evening line, Weitzman's designs are often worn by starlets to Hollywood premieres and events.

Weitzman's latest super-hot sandal is the Tijuana (seen above), which was worn last week by actress Emma Roberts to a New Museum event in NYC, as well as "Ugly Betty" star Vanessa Williams (the former Miss America wore her Tijuanas to a Gotham Magazine event). Scroll down BeansTalk to several days ago and you'll see Observe & Report star Anna Faris, also wearing the Tijuanas.