Style Challenge: What to Wear with Vivienne Westwood’s Rocking Horse shoes?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s one of Vivienne Westwood’s Rocking Horse shoes, and it’s the subject of our latest Style Challenge, in which we want you to use Polyvore to build an outfit around these shoes. Sounds simple enough, no? Oh. No, you’re right, it doesn’t sound simple, but of course, that’s the whole point!

This Style Challenge was the suggestion of Rock Hyrax and, like her, we’re really curious to see what you’ll make of these shoes (which, by the way, you can buy at My-Wardrobe, if you so desire).

You’ll find the rules under the jump: please take a moment to have a quick look over them before creating your outfit!

Style Challenge: The Rules:

1. Log-in to Polyvore (you may need to create an account first, if you don’t already have one)

2. You’ll find the shoes here. Build your outfit around them, save it and then…

3. Post a link to your completed outfit in the comments on this post.

4. Please note: you’re free to post links to as many outfits as you like, but please be aware that we’ll only post one entry per person. You can let us know which one you’d like us to use if you wish – if you don’t specify one, we’ll just choose the first one posted.

5. Once you’ve posted your link, please double check it to make sure it’s working properly – we get a lot of people posting links to the Polyvore home page, so we don’t get to see your outfit!

6. Comments on this entry will close on Monday, at around midday GMT. Once the comments are closed, we won’t be able to accept any further entries, so make sure you get yours in early!

49 Comments

  • February 12, 2010

    georgie

    um, “No results found for vivienne westwood rocking horse shoes”

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    • February 12, 2010

      The Fashion Police

      Hmm, that’s odd, they were there yesterday! I tried clipping them again: does this work?

      http://www.polyvore.com/rocking_horse_platform_wedge_vivienne/thing?id=12574104

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  • February 12, 2010

    Julia

    Thanks to fashion police, i’ve become obsessed with Polyvore! I just had to do this challenge.

    http://www.polyvore.com/rocking_horse_collection/set?id=15968956

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  • February 12, 2010

    Sharley Haden Wolfe

    Gosh! This is one I won’t attempt….

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  • February 12, 2010

    georgie

    http://www.polyvore.com/untitled/set?id=15969682

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  • February 12, 2010

    Ioana

    http://www.polyvore.com/untitled/set?id=15970245

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  • February 12, 2010

    Karen

    I think these shoes are a look for someone young, so I went with a late teen/early 20’s look.

    http://www.polyvore.com/rock_star/set?id=15970663

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  • February 12, 2010

    Nyka

    Bellbottoms is what to wear these shoes with. That way they won’t be seen while you’re busy covering your face and being ushered into a Fashion Police Squad Car.

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  • February 12, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    Phew, that was difficult!
    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=15973372

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    • February 13, 2010

      Carioca

      God, those shoes look so much better when they’re really small!! 🙂

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  • February 12, 2010

    Krystie

    The link for the shoes no longer works, oh no!

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  • February 12, 2010

    Madeline

    For the love of God! I am not coming any NEAR this challenge! I hate those shoes with passion and i would hate them to appear in my sets. After all, I have a Polyvore reputation to defent 😛

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  • February 12, 2010

    Krystie

    Found the shoes, and here’s my set. Tried to soften it up, with a bit of a romantic-meets-bad-girl vibe.
    http://www.polyvore.com/oh_you_know/set?id=15974466

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    • February 15, 2010

      Moni

      The dress you’ve chosen is really beautiful!!!

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  • February 12, 2010

    Kelly

    http://www.polyvore.com/style_challenge_melissa_vivienne_westwood/set?id=15976649 there you go!
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Dentro de um metrô =-.

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  • February 12, 2010

    momo

    These are, quite possibly, the ugliest shoes I have ever clapped eyes on. I have no pretension whatsoever of my set being wearable; interpret it as a modern take on the outfit of choice of a 15 year old grunge fan in, say, 1992. And even then, don’t look at them clogs.
    http://www.polyvore.com/desperate_ploy_to_avert_eyes/set?id=15977458

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  • February 12, 2010

    Rachel X

    yuuuuck, these are ugly.
    probably the hardest challenge yet!
    but here’s what I came up with:
    http://www.polyvore.com/like_my_clothes_coffee/set?id=15979029
    .-= Rachel X´s last blog ..(Untitled) =-.

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  • February 13, 2010

    Anna-Lisa

    I took the name of these shoes and ran with it and had a lot of fun with the theme of this set, despite hating the shoes (obviously :-P).

    http://www.polyvore.com/toys_in_attic/set?id=15979201
    .-= Anna-Lisa´s last blog ..McQ. =-.

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  • February 13, 2010

    LaurenM

    http://www.polyvore.com/downy_sins_streetlight_fancies/set?id=15983014
    .-= LaurenM´s last blog ..pics 239 =-.

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  • February 13, 2010

    Khalalelo

    Heres my Style!!
    These shoes actually look chic! Would definitly buy them for this outfit!

    http://www.polyvore.com/another_style_challenge/set?id=15987419

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  • February 13, 2010

    Froggie

    Aww, it won’t work! I really want to do this one.

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  • February 13, 2010

    ila naidu

    http://www.polyvore.com/untitled/set?id=15991115

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  • February 13, 2010

    Kadeam

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=15993444

    Hope you like it 😀

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  • February 13, 2010

    Ana

    I absolutely loved this challenge! http://www.polyvore.com/rocking_horse_platform_wedge_vivienne/set?id=15993694

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  • February 13, 2010

    Gwendolyn

    The wings reminded me of Hermes (the god, not the brand), so I went with a Greek motif.

    http://www.polyvore.com/going_greek/set?id=15995636

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    • February 13, 2010

      Rock Hyrax

      Ah, I wasn’t the only one with Hermes in mind then. 😉

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  • February 13, 2010

    kristina

    I kinda like these shoes… can’t explain why, though.

    http://www.polyvore.com/shoes/set?id=15998214

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  • February 13, 2010

    charles

    these shoes are pretty intense.
    here’s my entry:
    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=15999461
    .-= charles´s last blog ..Love, Your Not-So-Secret Valentine =-.

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  • February 13, 2010

    georgie

    hey guys, which one do you like more?
    http://www.polyvore.com/untitled/set?id=16001982
    http://www.polyvore.com/untitled/set?id=15969682

    im trying to figure out which one to use..

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    • February 13, 2010

      Rock Hyrax

      I think the first one goes more with the shoes.

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      • February 14, 2010

        georgie

        cool, i think ill go with that one then.

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        • February 14, 2010

          georgie

          which, in case of confusion, is this
          http://www.polyvore.com/untitled/set?id=16001982

          *more towards the moderator than anyone else, la la la loo loo*

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  • February 13, 2010

    Carioca

    http://www.polyvore.com/on_loves_wings/set?id=16002631

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  • February 13, 2010

    Bella_Scarlett

    http://www.polyvore.com/fashion_police_challenge/set?id=16010264

    Love the shoes!

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  • February 14, 2010

    Kealy

    Here’s mine! I actually like the shoes (though I think they’d be kind of hard to pull off) but I’m a fan of Vivienne Westwood >__<
    http://www.polyvore.com/ange_rose/set?id=16012224

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  • February 14, 2010

    k.

    http://www.polyvore.com/challenge/set?id=16012700

    im a reader… but its my first challenge!

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  • February 14, 2010

    T. Rulz

    http://www.polyvore.com/winged_sandals_hermes/set?id=16022012
    They’re actually really interesting shoes, not that I’d wear them.

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  • February 14, 2010

    Jean

    These shoes are absolutely impossible to style while still looking classy. Oy.

    http://www.polyvore.com/style_challenge_vivienne_westwood_rocking/set?id=16024059

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  • February 14, 2010

    Ash

    Really?

    http://www.polyvore.com/history_art_class/set?id=16024277

    I feel like you have to be a super art college student to wear such interesting shoes

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  • February 14, 2010

    Ash

    I actually meant to ask in my previous post when ya’ll all take on the challenges do you pick items that are affordable for yourself or do you just coordinate? I pretty much just pick what I like then I realized some items are like $1000+.

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    • February 14, 2010

      Annie

      I liked this one! Check mine out and let me know what you think please! It’s my first one!
      .-= Annie´s last blog ..Wings =-.

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    • February 14, 2010

      Gwendolyn

      🙂 If I were to stick with items I could afford, I’d be clipping stuff from the Walmart website.

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    • February 14, 2010

      Karen

      I just coordinate & pick things I think look good together, even if I could never afford them.

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  • February 14, 2010

    Serinde

    http://www.polyvore.com/boom-chicka/set?id=16025005
    this is definitely for a try-hard-wants-to-be-grungy-hates-dirt-one-hit-wonder-making-her-appearence-never-heard-again pop princess

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  • February 14, 2010

    Manu

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=16032126

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  • February 14, 2010

    Milly

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=16040012

    If you’re going to wear winged rubbed shoes, then the fairground carousel seems the obvious place for them. Or somewhere where you can be equally whimsical.

    Tricky.

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  • February 14, 2010

    Kay

    http://www.polyvore.com/fashion_police_style_challenge/set?id=16046894

    yikes.

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  • February 15, 2010

    Laura

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=16068917

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  • February 15, 2010

    Lauren

    http://www.polyvore.com/tinfoil_dress/set?id=16075826

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