(Image Source: Styleite.com)

 

BY TATIANA DARIE

 

ANCHOR LAUREN ZIMA

 

It’s hard to find a place where smoking is still allowed. Luckily, your footwear is an exception. The New York Daily News describes a new pair of smoking hot shoes...

“Prada has come out with a pair of stiletto-heeled sandals with bright pink patent leather lips with dangling leather cigarettes and smoke.”

A blogger for The Stir comments, at $890, they're probably the most expensive way to get your cigarette fix, and definitely the healthiest way.

“Your feet may be aching after walking a few blocks in these puppies, but your lungs won't be burning at all. Forget patches, these shoes are certainly the hottest way to wear nicotine this season.”

Whether you pick up a pair or not - The Huffington Post says there are plenty of new heels that are pushing the envelope - and wonders how far is it gonna go.  

“Sinning heels are so hot right now. Last week we brought you the magic of the Christian Louboutin (Leh Boo Tahn)  "Sex" shoes, a pair of $1400 pumps that spell out the letters S-E-X when the wearer stands with her feet together...What's next? Shoes that proclaim, "I'M BREAKING CURFEW RIGHT NOW"?”

The fashion industry is often criticized for promoting smoking. But designers have an argument to offer - using the platform of creative expression as an excuse. The Daily Mail reports...

“...despite aggressive anti-smoking campaigns and regulations in many countries, fashion stylists and designers have continued to use smoking imagery to either shock, or evoke historic ideas of glamour and power...To the fashion industry, smoking says history and style, it's a bit dreamy, a bit intellectual, it's 'glamorous'.”

 

But the new heels - have some saying Prada should know better and not promote smoking. The Daily Bhaskar comments...

“When fashion fraternity is increasingly becoming socially responsible, Prada seems to have cared none.”

The Styleite points out the shoes would cost the equivalent of 80 packs of cigarettes in New York City and could actually help stop people from buying cigarettes.

“But maybe this is Prada’s version of an anti-smoking PSA — who could afford $14 a pack after buying $890 shoes?”

The shoes are in such high demand that Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City is limiting buyers to three pair every thirty days. So if you are a shoe fan, go get them while they’re hot.

 

New Prada Shoes: Glamorizing Smoking?

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Apr 6, 2012

New Prada Shoes: Glamorizing Smoking?

(Image Source: Styleite.com)

 

BY TATIANA DARIE

 

ANCHOR LAUREN ZIMA

 

It’s hard to find a place where smoking is still allowed. Luckily, your footwear is an exception. The New York Daily News describes a new pair of smoking hot shoes...

“Prada has come out with a pair of stiletto-heeled sandals with bright pink patent leather lips with dangling leather cigarettes and smoke.”

A blogger for The Stir comments, at $890, they're probably the most expensive way to get your cigarette fix, and definitely the healthiest way.

“Your feet may be aching after walking a few blocks in these puppies, but your lungs won't be burning at all. Forget patches, these shoes are certainly the hottest way to wear nicotine this season.”

Whether you pick up a pair or not - The Huffington Post says there are plenty of new heels that are pushing the envelope - and wonders how far is it gonna go.  

“Sinning heels are so hot right now. Last week we brought you the magic of the Christian Louboutin (Leh Boo Tahn)  "Sex" shoes, a pair of $1400 pumps that spell out the letters S-E-X when the wearer stands with her feet together...What's next? Shoes that proclaim, "I'M BREAKING CURFEW RIGHT NOW"?”

The fashion industry is often criticized for promoting smoking. But designers have an argument to offer - using the platform of creative expression as an excuse. The Daily Mail reports...

“...despite aggressive anti-smoking campaigns and regulations in many countries, fashion stylists and designers have continued to use smoking imagery to either shock, or evoke historic ideas of glamour and power...To the fashion industry, smoking says history and style, it's a bit dreamy, a bit intellectual, it's 'glamorous'.”

 

But the new heels - have some saying Prada should know better and not promote smoking. The Daily Bhaskar comments...

“When fashion fraternity is increasingly becoming socially responsible, Prada seems to have cared none.”

The Styleite points out the shoes would cost the equivalent of 80 packs of cigarettes in New York City and could actually help stop people from buying cigarettes.

“But maybe this is Prada’s version of an anti-smoking PSA — who could afford $14 a pack after buying $890 shoes?”

The shoes are in such high demand that Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City is limiting buyers to three pair every thirty days. So if you are a shoe fan, go get them while they’re hot.

 

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