Sometimes pictures speak louder than words…which has to be a good thing as drool is stopping me from forming recognisable sounds let alone intelligent sentences…
Mary Janes have grown up – sheer class by Manolo Blahnik. Sigh.
Flights of fancy by Giuseppe Zanotti. Quite frankly edible.
Everyday joy by Longchamp. Supermarket shopping could really feel this good?
Sultry butt-kicking ankle straps by Etro. You know you want them.
Combat fighting grace by Belstaff. Aggressively delicious, no chocolate necessary.
By Tods – The optical illusion double whamy – a heel you can walk in AND thinner legs
Laters, kate x
I think I may be moving inspirationally backwards when searching for a point of brilliance in the hunt for my spring/summer wardrobe…the siren voice of the 70s is singing my name…I feel I know want..but whether I can find it will be something else entirely…
The truth is I am in love with wide trousers – the long triangle of silhouette making everything waist-wise look minuscule then set off with a small contrasting jacket..and those big sunnies…and a casual, but quietly expensive slung bag..sigh.
I am drawn to the proper flare/bell bottoms – and this is the perfect summer picture of desire – the way her trousers are deliciously skimming-the-ground-long and completely covering her shoes – which are probably a pair of wonderful Longchamp wedges subtly adding to height and length. Who can’t love that?
The summer would be so effortless – peasant blouses and louche, artistic tops…
It’s a good job that the louche, artistic top is a bit of a MasonBentley speciality…the final samples are being made as I type and proper photos will follow at some point…but to give you a taster, here is Anna modelling some of our new designs…
Mine are gathering dust under the bed somewhere…have you seen yours this winter?
I was originally really dubious as to whether I could embrace the shoe-boot phenomenon. I was wearing these babes in the eighties when they were romantically named the ‘pixie boot’ And that’s what they did – made you look short. Meanwhile the long boot was my lust of choice and they had to be long – not over the knee/merry men style but Polo riding and gorgeous grenadier guards in full flight – you know how the way the knee just bends out of the top into firm thigh, ready to spring into action, mud flying, muscles quivering…I think I need to get this out of my system…
Sigh. The long boot doesn’t sit on your calf at the widest part of your lower leg – it elongates and accentuates…I’m slipping again..Mr Darcy and Pride and prejudice is coming to me in waves…
Forsooth, I must apologies, as Jane Austen wrote herself – ‘A lady’s imagination is very rapid’…and to return to the aforesaid subject. These are my favourites:
Good square heel, that particular tan colour – almost orangey with a nod to the seventies, great with skinny jeans, fab with cut off denim minis, could dress down a silk dress – they were the staple of my winter wardrobe…my first large purchase when I had some money to burn…but like the large bumble bee, they are all but gone…replaced by these:
Look through all the online shoe sites – the long boot is a rare beast – I’ve heard tell of a come back next season – but I can’t feel it in my waters yet, instead the object of present desire are these by Tabitha Simmons at Creatures of the Wind:
Already flagged on two great blogs – at Garance Dore and ManRepeller – and you know when something is in the air.. see it on one Blog……and then it gets mentioned again….and there is an inevitability… an immediate attraction – it’s the elegant sibling of what we’ve all been living in – the
jushed jooshed jouzched – damn it, juzzsched? up version the wild woman of the night, the eloquent taxi shoe for glam nights and elicit cocktails. Yum.
But I can take a step back – this has reminded me not to forsake my old faithfuls entirely – which pair will get me to the school run and back again, year after year? And perhaps with a little boot polish and some elbow grease, I’ll actually be ahead of the game…
Laters, Kate x