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December 7, 2013 11:29 PM   Subscribe

12 Shoes for 12 Lovers [NSFW] is a creative collection of sculptural footwear by New York-based Chilean designer Sebastian Errazuriz that is inspired by his past personal relationships. [SFW alternate link]
posted by sacrifix (18 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

I really like the shoes, but the short description texts are kind of dickish and male fantasy like.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 11:52 PM on December 7, 2013 [27 favorites]

I strongly agree, but thought it inappropriate to post the pictures without the "back story".
posted by sacrifix at 12:06 AM on December 8, 2013

I agree that those are some really cool designs, but I don't really believe for one minute that either the photos are of the actual people, nor are the 'lovers' actually real. Cool concept though.
posted by efalk at 12:06 AM on December 8, 2013 [3 favorites]

Yeah, exactly, the descriptions are one step away from "Dear Penthouse, I never thought this would happen to me...", but nice shoes.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 12:13 AM on December 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

To me, these skewer the love of foot breaking, terrible shoes.
posted by poe at 12:47 AM on December 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

Revenge fantasy?
posted by Anitanola at 1:32 AM on December 8, 2013

88 shoes about 44 women . . .
posted by spitbull at 4:17 AM on December 8, 2013 [5 favorites]

I don't find it at all unbelievable that someone in the fashion industry had short lived affairs with people who do professional modeling.

The stories have a romantic machismo (romantic as in coming from Rome).
posted by idiopath at 5:00 AM on December 8, 2013

I'd like interviews of the 12 exes, if they even remember him.
posted by surplus at 5:03 AM on December 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

»Not looking to date anyone please do not insist.«

posted by quoquo at 5:16 AM on December 8, 2013 [4 favorites]

I dunno. The design seems a bit... obvious?
posted by clvrmnky at 5:37 AM on December 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

Some ugly (and chliched) stereotypes of women in there. The Ice Queen? The Boss? The Gold Digger? Bleh.
posted by octothorpe at 6:12 AM on December 8, 2013 [3 favorites]

I really liked Cry Baby a lot. Could do without most of the variations on a cliche for a heel.
posted by hwestiii at 6:14 AM on December 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

The stories were not so great, the shoes are interesting though. It's amazing what people will wedge their feet into in the name of gain.
posted by arcticseal at 7:03 AM on December 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

I like the design of "The Rock" a lot, and "Cry Baby" a little. The others go clunk. I'm curious about the designs that were finished then edited out.
posted by pajamazon at 11:32 AM on December 8, 2013

And by "gain" I meant fashion. Damn you, autocorrect!
posted by arcticseal at 11:37 AM on December 8, 2013

I'm conflicted.

First off, the shoes are far too obvious. Like the Jetsetter. "Guys, guys. Lets put an airplane on the shoe! Get it?! Cuz she travels a lot! In airplanes!" Not enough depth or personality.

I like the photos, if they are a bit tumblr-porny. Mostly because I'm pretty sure they're not of his actual lovers. And I can appreciate the desire to try to capture people and moments that you happen to share but sometimes the words are hard to come by and you end up latching onto cliches that make you sound like an asshole.

That said, I'm not sure I'd wanna sleep with the guy.

BUT OH MY WORD, I wish I was fab so I could wear around The Rock shoes all day every day with like a leather jacket and bangles.
posted by Grandysaur at 11:04 PM on December 8, 2013

Are these actual physical objects or just 3d models in a computer?
posted by humanfont at 3:30 AM on December 9, 2013

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