"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














Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 60 - Never smile at a crocodile


First day of autumn. These choc mock croc Max Studio slings have been amongst my most cherished investments, even if they are made in China (and, be assured, hardly any of my shoes are). With their comfortable spike heels and cross-over straps, they are very handsome, well-made and easy to wear. They're also quite a few years old. Taking a gasp of fresh air during the working day with a dear friend, they are paired with the delightful 'masculine' rose fragrance of Twill Rose by Les Parfums de Rosine.

8 comments:

  1. Hurray for your democratization!

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  2. A quick question to a shoe expert. How do you ensure the pointy toe is not knicked and reveal the under colour?

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  3. I'm very careful when kicking things, but of course nicking does occur to the points from time to time, and touching up can be required.

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  4. Did you say CHINA aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  5. I know, I know, I'm sorry, but they are really genuinely good shoes.

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  6. What sort of touching up do you do?

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  7. Love the toe cleavage on these.

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  8. Re touching up - depends on the issue and what is appropriate. I once touched up some marked Manolo Blahnik bright red patent leather Mary Janes (sadly, since let go) with red nail polish I matched perfectly to the shoe colour at Sephora. In very severe cases of nicking, felt-tipped pens in the appropriate colour may help. For less serious problems, I've used shoe polish.

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