Full disclosure here: I have just read Fifty Shades of Grey and despite the terrible writing, I couldn’t put it down! Call it what you will (and if you haven’t heard of it, it’s only a short matter of time) – erotic romance, mommy porn, chick-lit gone wild – it’s a juicy read with a strong love story at its backbone.
Meet Anastasia Steele: a shy, virginal college student who has never kissed a boy. Needless to say, stilettos aren’t her thing. When she is introduced to billionaire Christian Grey during an interview, she is the ultimate submissive, literally falling into his office. Practical black knee-high boots work just fine for her – until she signs her life away to Christian and they enter a wild submissive-dominant relationship.
But as our naïve heroine develops, so does her style. Thanks to Christian’s credit cards and a personal shopper at Neiman Marcus, she ends up springing for a pair of racy silver sandals, complete with metallic shimmer and sensual lacing, to match a bold mini-dress. Ana has completed her evolution – the submissive is now the dominant. Which side of Ana’s sensibility is more your style?
1. Diane von Furstenberg Capreena Mini Dress At Saks Fifth Avenue for $325.
Co-Op Barneys New York Side-Zip Knee Boot At Barneys New York for $565.
Christian Louboutin Tuba Boot At Barneys New York for $1,435.
2. Hervé Leger Metallic Foil V Neck Dress. On ShopBop for $1,450.
Manolo Blahnik Netochka Sandal At Barneys New York for $885.