Thursday, 13 May 2010
What with the last few days of political change it was a bit of a relief to be the recipient of a light hearted tag from Wildernesschic. And I thought I could do with a rest from the enormity of Project 100 and thinking about hard times.
The lovely and talented Forty Not Out has invented a new award the "Hello Lover" award where you are to display seven pair of shoes, your favourite seven pair of shoes... I was good I limited myself to just seven and opted for six heels and one pair of flats, despite living in flats on a daily basis.
My much coveted Manolo Blahnik silver pair. I just had to have them and these were the only pair in all of Manhattan in September 2007. I really could have done with the size 36 as the 37 are slightly too big, my left foot is a bit smaller. The helpful Bergdorf Goodman sales assistant gave me some half insoles to help my foot from flipping out. What price a pair of shoes. They are great to wear but I feel compelled to put something on the leather sole. Which would be sacrilege but London is so wet and dirty!
My Roger Vivier shoes are my favourite, I got married in these despite thinking Mr MDS would shout out some panto joke when he saw them. Luckily he was too nervous and had been drinking. When I wear them I glide rather than walk. They say sophisticated and also something else if you've seen Belle de jour the Luis Brunel film starring Catherine Deneuve.
I love these mesh flats I bought in Russell & Bromley in 2003 after seeing them in Marie Claire (probably the last time I bought a copy). I ran down Bond St in the pouring rain and arrived drenched but I got them! They are by shoe designer Beverly Weldmen and actually they are crying out for a pleated skirt or something similar. I haven't worn them for a couple of years but I love them and they stay.
I bought these Studio TLS wedges last summer and they are fab ...but they do leak orange dye on my feet. It rubs off! However they look great and are very comfy. It takes about 4 - 5 hours of hard wearing before pain sets in.
These are Marc Jacobs and although they show too much toe in my book I don't care because they've got great gold heels. The patent green is gorgeous and I should wear them more but haven't really been out. I think they might hurt quite quickly but will have to road test them again.
My honeymoon shoes! I changed from my wedding dress into a white shirt, blue velvet straight pants and these Mui Mui shoes. I did dance for 3 hours in these and only at the end did my feet hurt. On honeymoon in Rome I wore them with a short little black dress and a black tuxedo (with fake tanned legs of course) to go out for dinner.
The first collaboration Pierre Hardy for Gap produced these babies. I can and have run for a bus in these. I wear them a lot and when/if they fall apart I will cry.
I need to tag a few people so we can see their shoes too! Let me see...Faux Fuchsia, WaceyStyle, Miss Peelpants, teawithonesugarplease and Vintage Vixen will do for a starter....