1) My favorite pair of shoes is... A pair of Baker's black highheeled oxfords with a wood heel.
2) The pair of shoes I wish I had are... These would be even better with a closed toe.
3) In one sentence, I would describe myself as... Eyeliner lover.
Mitanari has superb style; she is always wearing the latest fashions, dressed to the nines, and browsing the runways and high-end catalogs for her next fashion inspiration. But Mitanari is particular, not vain--she loves the funky little touches a designer adds to a shoe, dress or necklace that gives it (and by extension, her) extra oomph. Even when forced to shop on a budget, Mitanari looks for these special elements in her shopping steals; because she knows that's what makes a good thing great. Mitanari truly cares about appearances--when she goes to the grocery store, you can be sure to find her wearing her hair done to perfection with a full face of carefully practiced makeup. Her friends envy her ability to wake up 15 minutes early every morning just to add finishing touches to her look, and the boys have always swiveled around for a second look at this fashion-lover. She might come off as a little high-maintenance, but she's always worth the extra effort--because Mitanari values and appreciates that little extra touch in every facet of her life, and she gives as good as she gets. Mitanari's Shoe Psyche looks like:
'Convy' by BCBGirls
These striking sandals are everything Mitanari desires in a shoe. She'll adore the sexy, strappy look as well as the subtle, supple snakeskin print. They give their wearer a sense of presence and fashion know-how; onlookers will never suspect she buys off the rack. In fact, many will mistakenly believe that these cost Mitanari far more than they actually did--which she, of course, loves (accuse her of spending too much on shoes and she won't lie, but she'll never deny). Even the most savvy shoppers are watching their wallets in this economy, so Mitanari will be happy to know that these delicious heels are now 40% off their original price! With her extra 10% off, these shoes are going to be hard not to buy.
'Milly' by Fergie Maxim
Much like the dark, rich lining that brings out her eyes, Mitanari will be drawn to these lush, deep purple pumps. Rather than her piercing gaze, these heels highlight Mitanari's overall 'look' and tie together any ensemble, whether she's cruising the hottest nightclub or heading to Sephora to pick up some new toys and beauty tools. An apostle for detail, Mitanari will be quick to point out to inquisitors that her shoes are actually aubergine, not black. And she'll be the first to notice the asymmetrical line of the toe, and, after a moment or two of deliberation, decide not only that she loves this uncanny, foot-slendering detail, but that it is the element that makes this shoe worth adding to her collection.
'Chloise' by Jessica Simpson
Sometimes a shoe is just right--and when it's right, it's right. While even the Style Bard cannot make heads or tails of its reasoning, she knows that these rough-and-tumble (yet feminine) high-heeled clogs are going to touch the right spots for Mitanari. A little edgy, a little eclectic, and the kind of shoe that only a very thoughtful fashionista can pull off--well, these shoes are exactly what Mitanari craves. The rivet details, the well-crafted stitching, and the slice of platform beneath the toe...they all come together in an off-the-wall masterpiece that only Mitanari can make the most of...and she will enjoy every moment of the challenge.
Congratulations, Mitanari! I will be in contact with you shortly about how to claim your prize--a 10% off gift code which can be redeemed at Shoebuy (where you can find all of the shoes featured in Shoe Psyche throughout the next three weeks).
If you didn't have a chance to enter, but you're still interested in having your Shoe Psyche read (and your innermost shoe cravings exposed) shoot me an email anytime at stylebard(a)gmail.com. Just put "Shoe Psyche" in the subject line, and I'll know what to do.