by Carlina Harris
With the boho-hippie movement in full trend effect, I was pleasantly surprised at the Pliner shoe offerings a few weeks ago at a party celebrating the celeb appearances of Donald and Lisa Pliner in their the Santana Row boutique. The Donald himself was flurry-ing back and forth between shoppers, a windmill of excitement and Euro-chic presence in head to toe white, not to mention he was rocking the hell out of a bedazzled pair of his puppy print loafers! Amidst a sea of black card Am-Ex shoppers, trays of haute sushi bites, and full to the brim wine glasses, the atmosphere was eclectic, and fun! I got in on the excitement by trying on a pair of beaded heels I was eyeing all afternoon- after half a glass of my never-ending wine goblet, I was more than thrilled to take off boots and socks in front of strangers, be helped by a lovely man urging me to try on the $400+ pair of shoes, and prance around like Cinderella in shoes that were worth more than my entire outfit. The shoes were beautiful and one of a kind, but ultimately did not end up of going home with me (oh the pain!). While I may not have made a purchase, the boutique's register never ceased ringing for moment, whether it was the coveted signature of Pliner on the sole of all shoes purchased, or the one of a kind hand beaded job found only on Pliners very exquisite European shoes- it was never doubted why these two have made a fortune making and selling shoes. Check them out here, and tell me which your favorite Pliner shoe is!
1. summer beaded options, 2. Donald in white, 3-5. amazing men options (the red and blue ones are fantastic!), 6. a ladylike leopard print crossbody, 7. My favorite pair, 8. Peace shoes, 9. Puppy print shoes Donald was wearing, 10. Me in my beaded shoes!