ISABEL MARANT WILLOW SNEAKERS IN ACTION

Thursday, 5 January 2012




I realise that my recent posts have been obsessively fixated on the adoration of, hunt for and finally acquisition of said Isabel Marant Willow sneakers. I'm sorry. But this is how I become when I fall in love with an item of clothing - like a woman possessed.

Anyway, my beloved Willow sneakers arrived yesterday and I spent the rest of the day bouncing around the house in them. When I first laid eyes on the resort collection, I was instantly drawn to this colourway so I stuck with my instincts. I'm currently at my parents' house, and, whilst I do tend to carry my whole wardrobe around with me, the items I really wanted to pair these bad boys with are back in London. I'm dreaming about wearing them with silver jeans/pastel pink jeans/cream knits etc. but for now a pair of waxed jeans and my trusty Isabel Marant hoodie (which I've had since September but neglected to blog) will do nicely.

Posted a sneak peek of the little devils on my Facebook yesterday and opinion is divided. Most of my fashion friends love 'em (although I also know of a few who don't), and boys seem to be perplexed by them. One said 'They look like they've been wrapped up', another said 'They look like trainers I would draw or what would happen if you gave a pair of trainers and some crayons to a child', and a friend's boyfriend put it simply: 'truly horrendous'. I totally understand why they polarise opinion but I don't care - this is TRU LUV guys! I think you can actually see it in my smug little face:


Wearing: Isabel Marant Willow sneakers, Zara waxed skinny jeans, Isabel Marant hoodie and Monki ying yang t-shirt.

(Tips for prospective buyers: they ARE true to size. But remember, they have French sizing, which is roughly one size smaller than Italian. Eg. I am usually a IT38 and I am a FR39 in the Willows. Oh, and they come with a VERY sticky sticker stuck to the suede inside - ANNOYING - which miraculously comes off by using a rubber/eraser gently.)

29 comments:

  1. auuuugh NATALIE THEY ARE SO WONDEROUS!
    I have to get off the internet before I do something terrible and buy 3 pairs in varying colours. x
    P.S. If we run into eachother during Fashion Month and you're wearing them I'll probably be super creepy and want to touch them and stuff. Just a warning.

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  2. Oh I love them, so cute! Don't stop talking about them!

    Sarah :) x

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  3. Haha you are SUCH a Marant sucker! Love them, they look fab. I can't wait for you to bust these out next time we go to Browns... xx

    www.southmoltonststyle.com

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  4. I love them they look like they belong on a retrofuturistic robot. And I clearly am partial to a good robot. xxx

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  5. Hi Natalie,

    Just seeing if you got my email about a drawing, I would love one of your illustrations for my blog header & one for my wall!! :)

    Nicola

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  6. I hate you :'( buuuuhuhuhu

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  7. They are actually made for your. End of.

    I love them on others (ie. you, mostly) but on me they would be the most hideous cankle-inducing 'why have you borrowed someone else's shoes' kind of situation. But oh, I know that 'woman possessed' feeling where you think about an item, dream about it, and finally decide you MUST HAVE IT (ironically, by the laws of fashion nature, this is the very moment when it's sold out) and then stalk said item all over Europe. Yep.

    Briony xx

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  8. I so had a love/hate relationship with these! I really, really, really hated them but then the more I saw them, the more I love them!

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  9. i think this piece is gonna be hot for summer and a really good pair of investment ... i always like things that make guys goo .... uuhh nnoooo lol

    http://betty-freestylescraps.blogspot.com/

    http://betty-freestylescraps.blogspot.com/

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  10. They're really growing on me! I thought they were odd when they first came out but I'd happily invest in a black pair if they were still available. Yours look great- can't wait to see you style them with those pastels and metallics! Eye candy for sure x

    http://brightonstylememos.blogspot.com/

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  11. I am not a sneaker person, but these are pretty cool - loving everything Marant!

    www.twinkletoes-golddangles.blogspot.com

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  12. I LOVE them. Not on me, but on you yes. They look alarmingly comfortable, is this true? x

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  13. I absolutely love the trainers! And I love the outfit too! By the way, congratulations on being longlisted for a Marie Claire Fashion Blog Award too!

    I'VE BEEN LONGLISTED FOR A MARIE CLAIRE FASHION BLOG AWARD! PLEASE VOTE FOR ME (THATISMYSTYLE-STYLEGURU.BLOGSPOT.COM) http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/fashionlonglist :)

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  14. Those sneakers are amazing! Great look :)
    xo
    Missy

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  15. I love your trainers.. And your photos. So nice to see someone smiling for a change. Must be the shoes !!

    HELen

    www.pierrelecat.blogspot.com

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  16. Just found your blog. Super cute outfits and posts.

    I too am an Isabel Marant devotee and have WAY too many of her items. Stop by when you get the chance to check them out

    xx Mandi
    www.findmeamuse.com

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  17. I love those shoes, but I think I love the hoodie more! x

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  18. PERFECT!! I really like this color too, I even tried them on at Selfridges, but they didn't have my size... Obviously I am super happy with my color too, but this is even better for S/S!

    XO Charlotte
    www.thefashionguitar.com

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  19. oh I love them! And the hoodie is great too.

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  20. I featured your last picture in my latest blog post, hope you don't mind! Don't worry, I've linked it back to you! :)

    http://thatismystyle-styleguru.blogspot.com

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  21. Hey Natalie, do you know when Net-A-Porter are going to start stocking the Willows for SS12?
    M-x

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  22. This module is so cute, I love she very much. Her shoes are very fantastic, I like these. I will definitely buy this type of two pair. This is wearing very smooth.

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  23. These are fab and look perfect! I've just bought a pair of Ash ones and I love love loooove them

    Rianna xxxx

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