1.01.2011

Spice Up Your Life


Am I the only person in the fashion blogosphere that does not own a pair of the oh-so-trendy Jeffrey Campbell Litas?? How very demode of me.  


I began pondering why so many girls fell in love with these clunky and slightly unflattering clodhoppers. After much thought and careful deliberation it struck me, I HAVE SEEN THESE BOOTS BEFORE!



Don't believe me? Take a closer look...
Simply slap on the Union Jack and you got an exact replica of these infamous Spice Girl platforms.

Mr. Campbell gave every young woman what they have always dreamed of! We finally have the opportunity to live out our childhood fantasy of being one of "the girls." I was always Scary Spice... is that weird? 

But wait, there's more...
Yes, it is true. Move over Jeffrey Campbell,  Prada is hopping on the Spice Girl bandwagon straight to the cash register.

Spice Girls are back just in time for the New Year- cropped tops, knee high socks, platforms, the whole nine yards.
DREAMS DO COME TRUE!


Today's 1/1/11= the luckiest day ever. So please people, lets all wish this trend will last FOREVER. 

55 comments:

Vera said...

Hehe cool post! Happy new year! you have a lovely blog, hope you'll check mine out too& maybe we could follow eachother? X

Amalie S. D. said...

Very well spotted! i didn't know at all.
Great post! xx

Sally said...

Thanks so much for stopping by & becoming a follower!

This post totally cracked me up because it's SO true. Happy New Years :)

Bernadeth G. said...

oooh that's awesome! happy new year! from http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com

Margaret said...

haha holy crap you're right. I am living out my 5th grade fantasy through footwear.
love the blog : )

Mary said...

Who would have thought that Spice Girls were SO ahead their time and doing the shoe trends for our time? At least I wouldn't have. :D Like, ever.
But nice shoes though, and great thinking and detail seeking from you! 10 full points!

Amanda said...

Love the shoes! Confession, I do have a pair very similar.

I always saw myself as most like "Sporty" but my dreams would come true if someone saw me as "Ginger"...love her.

Happy New Year!
luckynumber3.com

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heylila said...

haha! you are so right! Btw I don't have the Litas either and I also won't get them...
Happy New Year!!!!

bisous,
mia

heylilahey.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Love those shoes on the top!

You too tess!
Thank you for commenting on my blog & all the best for 2011.
Beyondfashion-emily.blogspot.co

Love Emily, xx

Frozen Fashion said...

Great way to begin my first day of 2011 with a smile on my face!

Loved this post:)


♥♥

Ciao Ciao Bella Donna

http://hotfreezingfashion.blogspot.com/

Christina said...

Such a great post!! I like you blog and no you're not the only one who does not own a pair, poor us...! Im a new follower.. :-) Hope you'll follow me too if you like my blog!

Fanny said...

I don't have them also. nice post x
happy new year x
www.thefashionmom.com

Poetry of the Day said...

HAPPPPPPPPPY NEW YEAR!

sarah said...

LOVE THE FIRST PHOTO!

xoxo
Sarah

www.sarahs-fashion-diary.blogspot.com

coy colleen said...

wow great connection! totally makes sense. the spice girls rocked those looks before anyone.

and no, you're not the only one who doesn't own a pair! (*points to myself*) haha

great blog!!

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Thank you so much Tess!
Amazing photot :D

Happy new Year!

http://vicissitudinilombarde.blogspot.com/2011/01/photos-by-marco-cornelli.html

Marissa said...

Haha - this is great! Good catch. Here's to a very happy 2011 with plenty more Spice Girls inspiration. :)

Nicole Roy said...

Love this, such an interesting post, who would have guessed! x

http://loveisdeer.blogspot.com

Raeshelle said...

Ha! I love that you made the comparison to the spice girls! you are too cute for words! And btw, you're not the only one who doesn't own them!

Love from,
Raeshelle!

Madison's Assortment said...

Oh my gosh you're right! Jeeezz. And no you're not the only one, I don't have any either and don't think I ever will have...
http://madisonsassortment.blogspot.com/

Brittany said...

Ooh love this post. Don't worry, I don't own any Litas either :)

http://ittybittybomb.blogspot.com/

Monika Young said...

great post! You noticed some awesome pieces of fashion. Thanks for the comment and follow, I followed in return :)
happy new year!

itsfashionamour.blogspot.com

Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

Haha, how awesome! I like Lita's on other people but not for me..

ShopeDelano said...

Love the post! And I LOVE the jeffery campbell's as well, his shoe's never fail to amaze me! Love the post - i'm now following!

Hope you can return the favour! :)
http://londonscloset.blogspot.com
xoxo

LolitaSunglasses said...

Haha have you seen the Scary Spice reality show? Its surprisingly watchable!

SoYesterday. said...

ohmygosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this is awesome hehe :)
GREAT POST! :)


<3 :)
nicoleechelberger.blogspot.com

Kassie said...

Haha I love this! Who doesn't want to look just like the spice girls. But seriously, remember when it was cool to dress like them. Gosh I miss the 90s.
Lovely blog, by the way!

Stolen Stiletto

menina elegante said...

woahh!! I never noticed that! that is kind of cool. :P Who knew all these designers had shoes similar to the spice girls?? So interesting! Defo Following now! :) beijos!

Ria said...

Haha amusing. I was always Posh.

VLM. said...

Happy New Year! Great Post! I'm following you now!

http://seven-inch-stilettos.blogspot.com/

xx. VLM.

CC said...

Haha, I can't believe you spotted that! Love this post. :)
Xx

Phuong said...

hahah nice post! And the JC are gorgeous! Happy 2011

Nells said...

i wish i owned a pair of those as well...but unfortunately i don't!!
i like your blog so i'm a follower!!
stay in touch if u like!

Elettra said...

Ahah, cool post and cool blog! I'm def gonna follow you! :)

http://whatsgoingonmymind.blogspot.com

diana kang said...

haha thats a really cool observation! xx

fashionandthebeast said...

great blog and you are a very good observor! im now following your blog so if you want you could check out mine? keep up the fab blogging!
charlott xx

http://fashionandthebeast.blogspot.com

SABINNA and DAVID said...

yesss, you are totally right! :) love this post!!! happy new year!

xx, Sabinna und David

broken-cookies.blogspot.com

Cassidy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous shoes.

Blowraspberry said...

lovely post..

http://ladymitroz.blogspot.com/

Cassandra said...

if it makes you feel better in any way, neither do I. Wearing those and already at 5'9 only screams giant. how i wish i could own them though!

Two For Tea said...

Fashion just follows cycle after cycle, right? I mean, this whole platform trend doesn't even just go back to the 90s...it goes back to the platform shoes worn centuries ago to keep women's feet above the mud :) I just love watching those circles...makes you feel connected with people from all across history!

<3 Cambria
http://twoforteaplease.blogspot.com/

fashionable palette said...

This is such a great post. I actually do not own Litas either...perhaps we are the only two bloggers, ha!

My Republic of Fashion said...

Loving this post so much!! I don't own a pair either. I would definitely twist my ankle or maybe even both with those on my feet!! :)SarahD

Kelly said...

May your New Year be filled with health and happiness...
...and fashion of course!!!

xoxo
K.
http://kellysboudoir.blogspot.com

DeVero said...

I love your post! i really think they are uggly! there are girls who manege to look god in them but I'm not a lover. i was really near to buy a pair of them but naah is not my style at all hehehe!
Happy 2011!

I'm a fallower now ;)

http://de-vero.blogspot.com

Courtney Erin said...

I thought I had seen those shoes somewhere before!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

plentyforpennies said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! I too have not jumped on the bandwagon. Not only do they not look comfortable but one must lumber down the street awkwardly when one wears them because of the clunky heel height. Some of the bloggers I've seen look good in them (standing and posing that is) but they're just not for me. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
www.plentyforpennies.com

A N G E L A said...

woooooh!! the first photo is AMAZING!!!!! :D

xx

fashionbit

Allergic to Vanilla said...

that is so freaking observant! by the way I was in love with the spice girls about 15 years ago. my sis and I would dress up as them (ok, who didn't? don't judge!)me as scary, and her as ginger! Cant you tell the resemblance..hahaha!
xo lina
AllergicToVanilla.com

GEMBEAR said...

hahaha bloody loving this post! i ruddy HATE those disabled looking shoes. how can anyone think they're attractive?! SERIOUSLY x

Nadia Aboulhosn said...

haha i love your posts! especially the prince william one!

Marina said...

cool post!!! I love JC

xx Marina

Villedela said...

Hahaha I do love the Lita's, but yes, I definitely saw this platform resemblance. I'm totally going to stalk Spice Girl style right now. Gotta represent 3rd grade.. good times.

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thrifted drifter said...

I hear ya girl!!! I pre-ordered my Litas when they first came out and had no idea it would take hold like it did.... It kind of sucks because I feel pressure to get a lot of wear out of them this season because everyone will be Lita-ed out be next fall. Owell 'tis life, I still love them;)