Amanda Seyfried in Sachin + Babi in London

Posted on August 15, 2013

Miss Amanda knows the score. When you find a pair of shoes and fall in love with them, you wear those mothers every single chance you get. Is there anything better than looking down and becoming ovewhelmed by just how fabulous your feet look at the moment? We suspect she’s sleeping in them by now.


Amanda Seyfried arrives at the BBC Radio 1 Studios in London in a Sachin + Babi polka dot dress paired with a black leather biker jacket, a Bottega Veneta bag and Givenchy sandals.

Sachin + Babi Resort 2014 Collection ‘Joscelina’ dress

The relationship between a girl and the shoes she loves is sometimes mysterious and unknowable to outsiders. We scratch our heads and hiss to each other behind her back, “Really? Those shoes?” But there’s no point. These things need to play out and unless the shoes are hurting her in some way, it’s best to let her be. At some point, a heel will break or a blister will form or some other, newer, sexier pair of shoes will come along to make her heart beat faster and this relationship will come to an end. We can hasten it by insisting on taking stairs and walking on cobblestones, but it’s best to let nature take its course. They seem to all be enjoying themselves at the moment.

Which is our way of saying they’re nice enough and all, but we don’t get why these are the ones she’s so devoted to. Ah well. She looks pretty fabulous in a totally London kind of way, so we have nothing but praise.

But Amanda, if you ever need to talk or those shoes ever make you feel bad, you tell us immediately, okay? There’s always a shoe department somewhere, just waiting for you to fall in love again, after all.




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  • A Shiny O’Connor

    No doubt she got a biggo bonus in her Givenchy paycheck.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I do not find them incredibly flattering. I am over the hockey puck platform. If they had less of that, I might be on board.

    • 3boysful

      I prefer the ones on the model. But the dress is too cute.

  • teensmom99

    Perfect commentary, gentlemen. I suspect that the barish,high-heeled blackness of them means that they can work with just about everything–even if they are generally not the best possible option. Kind of nice to see a pole-dancer wearing shoes that she owns and that more or less fit her.

    • MikeW_Vegas

      Those pretty much are pole dancer shoes, aren’t they?

  • StellaZafella

    The “Go anywhere, do anything Stilletto”.

  • Glam Dixie

    The shoes look better from the side than from the front, but damn, that handbag is enormous. Staying overnight, dear?

    • Qitkat

      Ahh, shoot, I just nearly posted the exact same thing. About the bag.

  • purpleprose78

    Don’t worry….Winter is coming.

    • procrastinatrice

      Well played.

    • fursa_saida


  • Diego!

    She looks gorgeous! I like it this way, when she plays it simple. It makes her look even more beautiful than she is. Well played!

  • marlie

    This is SUCH a cute little outfit. I love it! And I even like the shoes.

    • Rachael

      I think it would have looked better if one of the items were more fitting. The jacket is about 3 sizes too big for her, but it would look great if she were wearing something slimmer underneath.

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    This are the kind of shoes that makes your feet look bigger than they really are… Also, that jacket belongs to his boyfriend or what?

  • par3182

    Women and shoes….I will never understand it.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    I’ve got serious bag envy.

  • Karen Belgrad

    All I can think is that she wasted this on a radio appearance… this would’ve been adorable for a sit down, right?

  • kimmeister

    I take it as evidence that she’s not a shoe gal. I’m a serious shoe-aholic at 200+ pairs and definitely haven’t worn any one single pair four times within 2.5 weeks, other than my workout shoes and the flip flops I wear around the house.

    • Being a shoe-aholic is a trait I most associate with a Woman’s Woman. Or a Drag Queen’s Drag Queen, as the case may often be. Regardless, it is gene I was not born with. But I envy those that can rock the heels and who get enjoyment from the gorgeous shoes I always admire, but never desire.

      • SEPA_Q

        There was a time, back in the day… when I was a serious shoe-aholic (all inexpensive, according to my beer budget). Alas, more years (and pounds) ago than I care to remember, I am limited to practical footwear. However, both my daughters (early 20s) inherited the shoe gene so I can at least admire their sexy and impractical heels from afar!

    • Jessica Freeman

      I have 35 pairs of shoes and wear my black patent Cole Haan flats every other day. I envy your ability to switch it up.

      • kimmeister

        It’s actually shocking when a pair finally wears out, since most don’t get frequent usage!

        If memory serves, you are tall, right? I envy your ability to wear flats. I look ridiculous in them, and most of my already-shortened pants still require shoes with a 3″ heel.

        • Jessica Freeman

          Yes, I am tall. I do own plenty of heels, but after a nice fall and sprained ankle, I was forced into flats and fell in love. I’m a Cole Haan flat junkie and I’m not ashamed.

    • Constant Reader

      I’m thinking she’s traveling, and she’s packed a limited number of shoes that are basic and work with several outfits each. That’s what I do, anyway. If it’s true, that’s probably the only thing Amanda and I have in common. Unless she, too hated the movie Mamma Mia!, which would make it two things.

  • BrooklynBomber

    No, those shoes are a bad lot. Oh, sure, they’re good looking and they seem like a perfect fit. They whisper sweet nothings and tell her she’s the most beautiful girl in the world — even on days she feels PMS-y or hasn’t washed her hair. But it can’t last. Before you know it they’ll break her heart (if not–God forbid–her ankle).

  • bellafigura1

    What the heck is a Foam Inlet?

    • Lori

      I suspect it’s part of the building’s fire suppression system.

  • AC Simons

    Well, they’re better than Zosia Mamet’s blue and white flats. (Yes, I am puzzled by why I hate them so much.)

  • kirkyo

    Love everything here. I think she does too.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I love every single thing about this outfit EXCEPT those shoes. They give her Michael Phelps feet. As with so many love affairs, you may be smitten but someday you’ll realize that it brought out the worst in both of you.

  • SylviaFowler

    GET A PEDICURE for crying outloud, if you’re going to where open toed heels!

    • Getoverit

      YES! After all the pics of her unpainted piggies in those bratz snap-on feet shoes I am ready to send her a gift card for a pedi.

  • crash1212

    I love this entire look. Adorable. Also…can’t blame the girl, those shoes are fierce.

  • Lilak

    Formerly known as the Reese Witherspoon Default.

  • formerlyAnon

    That’s one nicely put together ensemble. She’s achieved “greater than the sum of its parts” and the parts are all pretty nice on their own.

  • Barbara Thomas

    I continue to be awed and boggled as to how people can walk on such high heels. I can’t do more than the slightest heel; I pitch forward, can’t keep my balance and look ridiculous trying to walk (the few steps I manage before keeling over).

    • shorty j

      Same. a drag queen friend of mine refers to my attempts to walk in heels as “looking like a drunken newborn giraffe” (if only my legs were that long!). It’s either that or I have to sway my hips so much to balance that it becomes damn near indecent. So I’ll be pairing Doc Martens with my dresses and hoping the 90s become cool again 😉

  • imspinningaround

    Glorious hair, as ever.

  • MilaXX

    I guess anything is better than wearing shoes that are too big.

  • VictoriaDiNardo

    Perfect book on this topic, search out Mimi Pond’s illustrated book from the mid 80’s, called “Shoes Never Lie”. ( Mimi wrote the first Simpson episode. ) Very funny, totally on target comic take on women’s relationship with their shoes, ( like TLo’s above! ) It kind of rode the first wave of shoe-frenzy, but 25 years later, still applies – and funny as hell.

  • NoveltyRocker

    The shoes love her even when she shows no love to her toes.

  • Lily-Rygh

    As my momma used to say, “shoe love is true love.”

  • macwell

    If the shoes WERQ for her – s*********t – wear them hon and don’t look back – just look forward, stomp and make them eat it. 😉

  • Sunraya

    Her big toe looks like it is hanging over the front of the shoe. How uncomfortable is that??? Why can’t these gazillionaires find shoes that fit, when I can find shoes that fit at TJ Maxx??? Are they really that incapable???

  • quiltrx

    Forget the shoes, I’d rather fornicate with that bag!

  • MartyBellerMask

    Oh, that luscious hair. I want to rub my face in it.

  • kathrineb

    I feel left out.
    As someone who has very wide feet I do not have the same relationship that other women have with shoes.
    I love clothing, handbags etc but I hate buying shoes because nothing fits me right.
    I know a lot of women feel more sexy in heels, but I almost never wear them, because I’m tall, I walk a lot and when I wear heels I feel like I am trying too hard.
    I can admire heels on others. Also when you find a pair you love than don’t hurt as much I can totally understand wearing them all the time!

  • MannahattaMamma

    I am continually mystified why people who have people to carry their stuff need bags that are practically big enough to put people inside. It’s like a bag o’minions. What does she have in there?

  • SM

    Also hello that BV bag, get inside me.

  • MaggieMae

    Now, THIS is my kinda look. Gimme.

  • tereliz

    Where did she find a biker jacket that big? So hard to find them not cropped these days. That’s the impossible dream I’m dreaming for fall, to find the perfect leather jacket. Those shoes look hard to walk in.

  • guest2visits

    These look like they fit her feet precisely. I can get the devotion. Pretty dress, cool jacket.