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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.