10.3.12

Isabel Marant Dombes boots: A little bit cowboy

Here is a look at another item from a past collection that's in my wardrobe.  These Isabel Marant Dombes boots (in sable), are a designer interpretation on the much loved cowboy boot.  The design is impeccable and the detailing and shape gives them some what of a vintage influence.  They are made from the lushest suede I think I've felt in my life, which makes them feel like a dream to wear and allow the to be slouched or folded to create various boot looks and leg lengths.  Match that with a modern cone shaped stacked heel and the vintage cowboy styling in transformed, giving them a modern day appeal that makes these boots superb in my opinion.

Talk about a lucky find last year.  Lucky to come by them in my size and in such impeccable condition, and extra lucky since I managed to get them for some 25% off what they actually retailed for, which is unheard of when it comes to popular Isabel Marant items.  So here is a little close up photographic feature on these glorious boots from the 2010 collection.  


The stacked wooden cone heel is my utter weakness when it comes to Isabel Marant past season boots

I love the suede tab details and the nice rolled finishing and scalloped shape of the top of the boots

The almond shaped toe with the pleating and western shaped detail at the front of the shoe give them the western look


On the outfit and styling front, I'm going through a stage of less is more.  At various periods in my life I can get rather creative with my outfits, although these periods of expression are normally short lived.  Loads of clashing and high impact prints, bold colours and just sheer vibrancy.  Of late though, I've been keeping looks rather clean and simple, focusing on items that are easy to wear and can transcend from day to night, and work to play.

 
 

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These boots fit my simple styling taste since they are uncomplicated but not without the necessary features and appeal that make them a stand out item. I often team them with some form fitting straight or cigarette cut jeans or black leather super fitted pants and just a very basic tee.  Very low-key and in line with the creative styling of the fabulous Rosie Huntington-Whitley below.  She oozes class and sex appeal in her outfits without looking like she has overtly tried.




Photo credit (above two images): http://www.coolspotters.com/


The best thing about items like these boots and the looks that can be created with them is that they have the ability to transcend time and fashion eras, making them a workable wardrobe item for many years.  These are my favourite items. I've never been a huge believer in having to have a revolving door with buying and selling clothes since they are in and out of fashion in the blink of an eye. It just seems wasteful to me.


Photo credit (above image): http://www.justjared.com/
 

20 comments:

  1. they are gorgeous boots - they look really luxurious! :) Like you said they really do seem like classics you will wear for years


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  2. These are fabulous! I suppose you can create a lot of different looks with these. I love Rosie H-W's style. Edgy and chic without being fussy. You're on a roll with shoes!

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    1. Rosie has gorgeous style. I love that she just looks so natural in what she wears. Shoes I seem to do really well with. Everything else, not so good :)

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  3. Beautiful and classic boots! What a lucky find :) Rosie always seems to have the most fabulous IM items - I would love to raid her wardrobe. The colour of the boots is gorgeous, they would go with so many things - and as u say, it is so easy to sometimes get taken in by trends, but if you have some amazing classics, then you can keep them for years. Hope you're having a good weekend :)

    xxKendall

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    1. Hi Kendall, Rosie's would be one of the best wardrobes to get a hold of. I hope you're having a great weekend Kendall and all the best for the big event xx

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  4. aaa how nice boots,i'm in love :))
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    1. Hi Nataša, I just stopped by your blog. I love the set you made. Great pieces. xx

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  5. Sonia11.3.12

    Wow ! Congrats Mandi, they're awesome... I focused so much on the Dana that I missed those beauties ! Can't wait to get the F/W boots with that heel shape, so comfortable ans special ;-)

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    1. Hi Sonia, funny thing is I actually found these by chance when looking for the Dana boots. I can't wait to see the new ones with the cone heel. Do you know which pair you will. E getting yet? Did you pre-order?

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    2. Sonia12.3.12

      Actually I'm lucky to have a guardian angel at IM : an adorable seller, who saves my wishlist from one season to another and gives me a call as soon as my favorite items are delivered... God bless her !
      As for the pair, it's the first one on your previous post's photo - anyway this boot will be the only one designed with the cone heel according to the style book

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    3. What a sweetheart! Everyone needs a contact like that at IM. Thanks for letting me know about the cone heeled ones. I'll keep an eye out xx

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  6. GREAT BOOTS! Love them!

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  7. Beautiful and versatile boots. Perfect color for the coming spring and summer:)

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  8. They're really gorgeous Mandi!!!! I love them!!! Comfy & chic...xoxo

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  9. Kelsey23.4.12

    I've been looking for these boots for ages:(

    Let me know if you come across a pair again!

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    1. Hi Kelsey, I'll defitely give you a shout if I ever see a pair. What size are you?

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  10. Kelsey26.4.12

    US 6.5 - 7! so UK 37/38. Thank you so much! I google them once a week in hopes that I'll find them!

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    1. They seemed to be very rare but I only caught on to them after they had sold out so maybe that's why they were rare. Lol.. I'll message you if I see any in your size. xx

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  11. almost a year after your post, and I'm still dying for these boots.

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    1. Hi Kris, Oh no.. you are still looking. I have seen a few in the past 1-2 months on US and FR eBay. It's worth keeping an eye on those sites. Just a heads up, a lot of people don't actually put the style name in the listings so on most occassions searching for 'Dombes' won't help you much. Try searching Isabel Marant boots. I hope you find a pair

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