So I absolutely need a pair of these Akiko Ogawa boots. Chanel Iman, above and below, rocks them amazingly. I have got to find out where I can get a pair. I'd first noticed them about a month or so ago at JAK & JIL (his photo below) and have been thinking about them ever since.
They are avant-garde and fashion forward, but not scary. If someone who didn't understand fashion were to see me, hopefully, walking around downtown Seattle, they wouldn't be like, OMG, one of those fashion types who are really just fashion disasters. Avant Garde, let's face it, can be a little scary to the average person. But with these boots, your covered.