Friday, July 15, 2011

How to Dress to Impress at Hogwarts

OH MY GOD Y’ALL. It’s Harry Potter time and you better believe we’re celebrating at KatieLikesShoes Central (aka my sofa).

Today’s post will be dedicated to shoes appropriate for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. No, I haven’t been drinking (any more than usual), why do you ask?

So you pour yourself a Butterbeer while I break out the trusted Sorting Hat.

First up we have the house of Godric Gryffindor.
“You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart.”
~The Sorting Hat

You would need the courage of a Gryffindor to wear these Christian Louboutin Alex Paw Pumps.

But oh what an impression you would make!

Too crazy for you young Gryffindor? How about these gorgeous vintage Roberto Cavalli sandals with the lion medallion?

You’ll be the belle of the Yule Ball in those sandals.
“You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil.”
~The Sorting Hat
Wait, are you kidding me Helga Hufflepuff? The Hufflepuff mascot is a badger? What the hell kind of mascot is a freaking badger?

Fine, whatever. Google, don’t fail me now!

Well, my just and loyal friend how about this classic bowling shoe from Fantasy Shoes of England?

Hey! You know what Hufflepuff, I did my best.

Let’s see, maybe we can represent Hufflepuff by their colors, yellow and black. Perhaps these absolutely stunning Miu Miu Three Tone Wing Tip Boots.

The black and white is reminiscent of the wily badger and the gold is a nice nod to the house colors.
“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.”
~The Sorting Hat
The beautiful Rowena Ravenclaw was known for her creativity and cleverness. A clever beauty would do well in these Roberto Cavalli Feather Sandals.
But any Ravenclaw worth their Mensa membership should know that the undisputed king of feathered footwear is Valentino (you may disagree of course but you’d be wrong).

Lovely and clever like Rowena herself.
“Or perhaps in Slytherin,
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends.”
~The Sorting Hat
Salazar Slytherin was an a cunning shrewd man with a desire for power. Shoes for a Slytherin need to reflect that powerful personality.

Roberto Cavalli is often known for using serpents in his beautiful designs. Shoes are no exception. Any Slytherin would look powerful and sexy in this these sandals.
But sometimes a heel conveys power better than a flat, and for that we have the Marc Jacobs Snake Sandal.
Woe be to the Gryffindor that crosses a Slytherin wearing those dangerous serpents round her ankle.

So there you have it. No matter what house you are sorted into you are ready to rock some fabulous footwear to represent it!

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