Modern Family's Ariel Winter "makes the scene in a printed Katharine Kidd gown with an asymmetrical hemline," according to THR. Shoe credit: unidentified stable.
I hate platform heels. I really do. They just... bug me. And finally, scrolling through Emmys red carpet photos this morning, I realized what is so eye-twitchingly annoying about this type of big, snub-toed, platform shoe: their clompiness, especially on skinny-ankled actress/model/socialites, makes them look exactly like horse hooves. HORSIE FEET: so hot right now!
I thought that the platform heel had retreated in defeat once the mainstream's love for those wood-bottomed things of '06 finally faded, but this new generation of suede- or leather-covered blocky pumps has been showing up everywhere for a distressingly long time now. Why? I get it now. Previously, there's been no way for former Girls Who Were Into Horses to keep their Black Beauty/Saddle Club fantasies alive. The revamped My Little Pony's been claimed by bronies, so the only recourse for a generation of women subconsciously aiming to combine their childhood aspirations of becoming a pony crossbred with Barbie is to buy these vaulted, clacking, bedazzled hooves by the multipack.
Ariel Winter is totally ~Dark-Kirara on deviantART
Maybe not the worst way to live out your fantasies... though I'm not sure what I can put on my feet to bring to fruition my childhood dream of being a puma. Maybe THAT explains my 1997 obsession with velvet overalls?
**UPDATE: I think Ariel's shoes are by Brian Atwood. Whatever.