"I never met a Manolo I didn't like." - Kittie France

"You can never have enough hats, gloves and shoes." - Patsy Stone

"I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty." - Imelda Marcos

"I never met a Manolo I didn't like." - Kittie France

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My year in shoes

Whew! New Year's Day and Kittie's feet are finally taking a rest after her big year in shoes. It's been a great 365 days, during which I think it's fair to say I've come close to achieving my goal of wearing every pair of shoes I own - some only once, and none more than four times (my favourite beige Louboutins). In total, Kittie donned 228 pairs of shoes and wore 127 different perfumes. Not surprisingly, on the all-important shoe front, the most frequent appearances were made by Manolo Blahnik with 39 pairs appearing 72 times. They were followed on the frequently worn list by Kate Spade (20 pairs), Prada (16 pairs) and Jimmy Choo (nine pairs). On the fragrance front, Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle was the most frequently spritzed (22 times), followed by Amouage's Jubilation 25 and Serge Lutens' Cedre (both tied with 13 times) and Chanel's Bel Respiro (12 times). Thank you to all of my long-suffering photographers: I couldn't have done it without you. And that was my year in shoes...

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Day 365 - Happy new year!

Happy new year, everyone! Glitzy, glam and completely silly, these Kate Spade disco sequined heels with red patent spikes are helping to warm a fabulous new studio, accompanied by the fragrance of the year, Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle, very appropriate for the sultry conditions in Melbourne tonight. The studio-to-be belongs to a friend and former neighbour, the talented potter Jane Sawyer, so watch her space...Slowclay. Tomorrow, dear readers, a recap of Kittie's fabulous, unforgettable, unrepeatable, year in shoes!! Have a great night, and a wonderful 2012...xox

Friday, December 30, 2011

Day 364 - City Kittie

Kittie in Chinatown, Melbourne, today browsing won ton menus after her sojourn at the coast, wearing a classic pair of Manolos that make any outing special. Even passengers on the number 86 tram were stealing glances at them! They are paired with a splash or two of 28 La Pausa by Chanel.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Day 363 - The sound of one foot clapping

Aubergine satin sandals by Jimmy Choo with divine buckles on the vamps and diamante-encrusted buckles on the ankle straps pictured this evening at An Nam Vietnamese restaurant on Brunswick Street, paired with Bulgari's Eau Parfumee Extreme.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Day 362 - Beach

Pictured against bathing boxes at Rye Beach this morning are these beautiful gold and navy fabric Vera Wang sandals with gold leather trim. We've seen them before, but they really are worth another look. They are paired with Jean Patou's Vacances, a floral musk fragrance released in 1936 (and reissued in the 1980s), which still smells just like holidays should.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Day 361 - Rubber ducky

Black suede Kate Spade sandals pictured today with a favourite rubber ducky in hot pink and purple, accompanied by Ananas Fizz by L'Artisan Parfumeur.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Day 360 - Boxing Day

Boxing Day, with a pair of Bottega Veneta orange and metallic gold and bronze kitten-heeled sandals pictured this evening with Christian Dior's Pure Poison.