July 19, 2010

Styling Tricks of the Trade: Men's Shoes

Last week I professed by new found interest in photography thanks to a summer full of Rue photo shoots. But perhaps an even greater love of mine is the art of styling a shoot. A home is rarely camera ready, but instead requires moving objects, decor, and furniture around to create that perfect moment as seen through the lense. With Rue, I've been observing the work of stylists, picking up tricks of the trade along the way, and today I bring you an unlikely one: men's shoes!

Bringing a touch of masculinity and realism to any space, compensate for an overtly girly space with the raw toughness of a man's shoe, or embrace a bachelor's pad with this quintessential gentleman's accessory!

P.S. I'm honored to be a guest on the award-winning designer, Tobi Fairley's blog today!! She's hosting a virtual Design Summer Camp series and has generously asked the Rue girls to participate this week. Check back daily for all our guest posts!

*images via The Selby

10 comments:

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

interesting! - i dunno if i'd run with this look - but def interesting take on decor!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

interesting! - i dunno if i'd run with this look - but def interesting take on decor!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Tracey said...

oh the lovely wood stairs!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

What a great tip! Simple and effective.

Anna Liesemeyer said...

would never think to use mens shoes. These are so clever!

Getting excited for RUE! Hope you are getting some sleep these days;)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

What a great tip! I love this idea!

Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Will

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

So pretty pictures! Men shoes were never of a bigger use :). Loved your post over at Tobi Fairley, all those pictures are dreamy. xoxo

jenna @ alittlebleu said...

i want the last pair of boots for my self!

great pics :)

Audrey Marie said...

I love the shoes on the girly china cabinet. Definitely gives it a nice masculine touch!

Amy said...

Note to boyfriend: get better shoes so they can be displayed in a more lovely way. those sneaks will not cut it. xoxA

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