Oh no! Jessica Alba, you are adorable. I loved you in Sin City and still want to wear bangs whenever I watch that movie... and learn to handle a lasso. But what in the world appealed to you with that mess from Steve Madden?
Introducing the Steve Madden Hippster Gladiator Sandal -- priced around $80.00.
First of all, I cannot stand the gladiator sandal. Ever since 300 came out, designers have been shoving the gladiator look down our throats and onto the shelves. Here's a history flash for ladies wearing thick and bulky gladiator sandals: gladiators were dudes. There is nothing feminine about the look. I'm not saying one must look feminine at all times, but I do suggest finding shoes that are at least flattering if you are going to put your credit card balance on the line.
On the upside about the Steve Madden Hippster, the gladiator look is down played by the layers of suede fringe... oh wait, I hate fringe on sandals too!
Which brings me to point number two: I'm not loving this fringe + suede + sandal thing. Even Vogue applauds this is sort of thing as a "must have." Remember the Chinese Laundry Fringe Flat nightmare?