"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, May 31, 2011

Day 151 - Eager beaver

Kittie in the Jimmy Choo equivalent of the all-time classic Manolo Blahnik Carolyne, a light caramel pointy-toed kitten-heeled slingback, pictured at the Vancouver Club with the club's signature wildlife emblem.   A major point of difference is the Jimmys have adjustable buckles, the Carolynes don't.  Worn with a spritz or two of Hermes' Osmanthe Yunnan.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Day 150 - Vancouver

Kittie is in Vancouver, which is the base of the Canadian shoemeister John Fluevog.  Naturally enough she couldn't resist these additions to the collection today at the JF boutique downtown, in lightly textured coral pink and grey.  A photo taken in the boutique somehow sadly disappeared during downloading, so this is taken instead from Kittie's hotel room in front of the fabulous views (out of the frame) of Vancouver's famous harbour.  They are accompanied by Ormonde Jayne's Frangipane.

PS  Retrieved the original photo, taken in the Fluevog boutique downtown.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Day 149 - Tweedy

Manolo Blahnik flats in a brown tweedy fabric with leather trim, highlighted with splashes of purple, pink and cream.  They are worn with Acqua di Parma Colonia.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Day 148 - Refreshing

These cute slingback flats are Italian-made, home brands from the now deceased Melbourne shoe emporium Nina Baird.  They are worn with Ormonde Jayne's Tolu.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Day 147 - Red and pink

Sharp-eyed followers will realise they've seen these witty red John Fluevog sandals with heart-shaped heels before, back in February.  I dug them out today as I needed post-pedicure footwear that wouldn't interfere with the paint job while it was drying, so please try to forgive me and take comfort in the lovely fuchsia pink polish.  They are paired with Fou d'Absinthe by L'Artisan Parfumeur.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Day 146 - Patently

Not the best angle (my photographer was irritable today, and in a hurry) but I think the photo still shows the charm of these Miu Miu patent leather sixties-style boots with squarish toes and block heels.  They are a tricky pair, fitting snugly around the foot but having no zip(per)s or 'give' in the leather.  Kittie has occasionally found herself upturned like a struggling cockroach trying to get them off at the end of a long day (not a look one wants to share).  Not today, thankfully.  They were worn on this mild wintry day with the weather-appropriate Sienne l'Hiver by Eau d'Italie.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Day 145 - Parliament House

Luscious Jane Brown (London) cherry red and rich "weimeraner" suede Mary Janes with silver buckles...note delicate perforation detail on vamps.  They are posed this evening on some of the superb Victorian tesselated tiling inside the Parliament House of the State of Victoria.  Overlooked by portraits of Queen Victoria (the State's namesake) and her consort Albert, they are paired - appropriately - with Frederic Malle's intense and stately rose and incense fragrance, Portrait of a Lady.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Day 144 - Sweet Carolyne

Another pair of elegant Manolo Blahniks, this time black Carolyne slingbacks, worn with Serge Lutens' dry but heady Borneo 1834.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Day 143 - Raining

Aren't these something?  Glossy burgundy suede and patent pumps from Tod's braving the elements, accompanied by the dreamy Iris Pallida from L'Artisan Parfumeur, perfect for cool weather.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day 142 - Ruby slippers

Kate Spade suede flats in ruby with sumptuous gold trim - the style is Olivia.  They are worn with Frapin's cognac-inspired fragrance 1270.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Day 141 - Researching

Glossy brown pumps by Eileen Shields pictured researching Kittie's forthcoming trip to North America, accompanied by Frapin's 1697.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Day 140 - Urban animal

Today, purring and prowling in between sessions at a conference, are these fun spotted ponyskin pumps from Melbourne shoe-tique Loula (Italian-made house brand) with cute black patent leather heels and trim.  They are worn with one of my all-time favourite fragrances, Jubilation 25 by Amouage.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Day 139 - Blessed

Fabulous Sergio Rossi heels in purple and red - they have red bow detail on the vamps not visible in this shot.  The heels have an unusual chiselled style. They are worn with Serge Lutens' Cedre, ideal for a cool blustery day.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Day 138 - Classic

Classic Manolo Blahnik pumps in deep cocoa brown, worn with Chanel Bois des Iles, part of the 'Les Exclusifs' collection.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 137 - Ombre

Striking Prada pumps in a beautiful ombre effect in red and pink brightened up a dreary day, accompanied by Guerlain's Mitsouko.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Day 136 - Feet on the desk

Charming Max Studio brown shoes with cute gold-edged cut-out detail and small kitten heels up on the desk, accompanied by my old fave, Christian Dior's Diorella.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Day 135 - Pizza rustica

At last, an excuse to wear some Manolos!  Dining at Ladro, one of my favourite pizza places, on a Sunday night with friends visiting from Sydney, these classic red suede pumps were accompanied by Coromandel from the Chanel Les Exclusifs collection.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Day 134 - Giraffe

Great for Saturday around the house, Kate Spade ponyskin slides in a 'giraffe' print, made in Italy (of course)!  Worn with Ormonde Jayne's Tiare.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Day 133 - Sleek

Pardon my late post!  These patent Mary Janes are by Prada, and are posed with a splash of Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Day 132 - Raining cats and dogs

A rainy day, brightened up by these charming pointed black leather pumps with velvet bow detail.  I don't know the brand, but they were purchased in Taormina, Sicily, in 2007.  Appropriately, continuing the Italian theme, they are worn with the austere but beautiful Sienne l'Hiver ("winter in Siena") by Eau d'Italie.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day 131 - Puss in boots

Well, at least it's Kittie in boots!  These lovely rich brown suede Stuart Weitzman boots are catching up with friends on the coolest May day for a decade in Melbourne, paired with Serge Lutens' fabulous patchouli-chocolate fragrance Borneo 1834.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day 130 - Cats cradle

I love these shoes.  I bought them from the John Fluevog boutique in Chicago in 2007, I think, and have worn them year in, year out ever since.  They have a sense of humour (sadly, a rare quality in shoes), attract compliments from appreciative strangers and are  comfortable and functional.  The colour is one of the things I love most - an interesting burnished olive, with curved wood-stack heels, enhanced by the fabulous flourish of the cats cradle ties at the front.   They're on Little Bourke Street on a very cool winter's day accompanied by Serge Lutens' comforting Cedre.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Day 128 - Urban cowgirl

Not the most glam of my footwear, but I did promise to give all of my shoes an airing during the year!  So here are my custom-made R M Williams boots on Brunswick Street, worn with a hint of Estee Lauder's big 80s fragrance Knowing.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Day 127 - More wildlife

Lambertson Truex leopard print boots with wood stack heels at rest, matched with Chanel Coco parfum.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Day 126 - In captivity

Spotted furry slingbacks by Ann Taylor having a few bevvies after work on Friday at the Grand Hyatt on Collins Street.  They were worn with the sublime L'Artisan Parfumeur Iris Pallida.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Day 125 - Happy shiny shoes

Happy shiny Kate Spade brown patent pumps with calf hair detail out and about, worn with Amouage Dia.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Day 124 - Curly

Eileen Shields black fabric pumps with low brown heels and curly detail pictured this cool evening, worn with Guerlain's Attrape Coeur.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Day 123 - Choocolate

Jimmy Choo chocolate (Choocolate - geddit?) slings in one of my favourite styles, about to fling themselves into the evening.  They have been accompanied all day by a lovely fragrance from boutique Parisian parfumerie Parfums de Nicolai, Odalisque.  Perfect for a cool autumn day.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 122 - Cool

Some trusty Kate Spade patent black Mary Janes on a coolish Melbourne day, worn with a fab pair of Jonathan Aston purple micronet tights and a dab of that old 90s classic, Dolce Vita by Dior. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Day 121 - Miu Miu

Miu Miu purple slides enjoying themselves at a late afternoon party in Fitzroy on a rather moody Sunday afternoon, accompanied by Guerlain's Cologne du Parfumeur.