These magnificent Manolo Blahnik navy Carolyne-style slingbacks graced with suede detail are pictured adjacent to one of Kittie's favourite haunts, the Cellar Bar. Spring is in the air, so they are paired with Osmanthus Interdite by Parfum d'Empire.
Pictured at the end of a long day surveying the city lights, these very charming Manolo Blahnik brown satin shoes trimmed with olive leather heels and ties are worn with L'Artisan Parfumeur's elegant tribute to Kittie's favourite rhizome, Iris Pallida.
Another pair of Charles Jourdans, this time vintage gold block-heeled sandals with perspex 'windows'. They are pictured today at my favourite flower shop, Flowers Vasette, on Melbourne's Brunswick Street, partnered with 3 Fleurs by Parfum d'Empire. The '3 Fleurs' are jasmine, tuberose and rose, and it's a very joyful springlike fragrance I picked up at Libertine in Brisbane.
I've been saving these up all year. They are one of my most treasured pairs of shoes, worn to bits in walking expeditions in many cities around the world, but somehow only improving with age. Bought in Macy's in New York in 2002, these bright blood red ankle boots are by the now defunct maison des chaussures Charles Jourdan. Even though they were reduced, it was in the days when the Aussie dollar was trading at about 50c to the USD, and the transaction was deeply painful (I'm talking $500, on sale!). I reasoned that the purchase was a long term investment, and I might end up paying a dollar a wear. A good call, as it turned out. I think they may have been produced during Patrick Cox's brief reign at CJ. Anyway, to whoever was responsible, thank you! They are worn with another great French export, the refreshingly herbaceous Eau de Gloire by Parfum d'Empire.
Could anything be simpler than these barely-there sandals by Manolo Blahnik? Just a few scraps of leather thrown together to create another masterwork. They are paired today with a great classic from 1969, Guerlain's Chamade.
Pictured arriving this evening at the gateway to Australia's 'deep north', the sultry city of Brisbane, Kittie is wearing her navy Manolo Blahnik Carolyne slingbacks, and a few sprays of Chanel's Bel Respiro.
Chocolate brown suede and patent leather Jimmy Choo kitten heel slingbacks pictured today on a makeshift floral background to celebrate the long-awaited hint of spring in the air. They are accompanied by the very lovely Tiare by Ormonde Jayne.
Not just any doctor: Dr Scholl, no less. Today featuring a special edition of the classic exercise sandal featuring hand-painted bases in soft pastels and silver leather straps. They are worn with Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil. I feel better already.
Ni hao! These soft pink leather flats by Vera Wang Lavender were last seen with Kittie in Chicago a few months ago. Adorned with trademark VW bling, they have hidden low wedges which make them supremely comfortable, as well as being stylish, beautiful and eye-catching. Today they are pictured post-yum cha in one of the better restaurants in Melbourne's Chinese belt to the north of the city - Plume. I recommend the har gow. They are worn with Shanghai Tang's Mandarin Tea.
Emanuel Ungaro faux croc and perforated ponyhair slingbacks in a flattering beige poised in contemplation of a very welcome weekend. I love the rich pink of Ungaro undersoles. They are partnered with one of the great classics, Guerlain's Mitsouko.
A pair of very well-loved burnished olive John Fluevog lace-ups with wood-stack heels enjoying an olive or two with a glass of aged chardonnay at Self Preservation this evening, accompanied by Parfums de Nicolai's rich chypre Odalisque.
On a moody day, sipping coffee at one of Melbourne's great coffee houses, Liaison, positioned down an obscure lane just opposite the backyard of the bastion of 19th century old boy chauvinism, the Melbourne Club, these breezy Manolo Blahnik beige pumps are partnered with another classic - Ormonde Jayne's elegant green Tiare. Love, love, love!!! And phooey to the chauvinists!
Sunday, and it feels like Spring is just around the corner in these jaunty Prada silk mules and a few sprays of that green springlike classic bursting with the intense fragrances of hyacinth and galbanum, Chanel No 19.
Sublime classic Manolo Blahnik red suede pumps triumphant over an unfortunate former colleague in the workplace. Yes, it's a tough environment and I hope he rests in peace. (Kittie quite likes the idea of crushing men underfoot! Well, OK, some more than others.) These are paired with the very grown-up fragrance Bois des Iles from the Chanel Les Exclusifs collection.
Elegant Manolo Blahnik perforated suede slingback sandals at Sunday lunch today with friends in fabulous Flinders Lane, posed against an Eileen Grey side table and worn with Tom Ford's Youth Dew Amber Nude for Estee Lauder.
Very striking Manolo Blahnik peeptoes with a bit of a Minnehaha look - beige suede with brown whip stitching and bows - posed on the tartan carpet at the entrance of Melbourne's premier accessory boutique, Christine, accompanied by a waft of Amouage Jubilation 25.
Interesting angle achieved by taking a photo of myself with my Blackberry. They look startled, if that's possible. Charles Jourdan vintage patent pumps (probably 80s) are partnered with Chanel's No 5 Eau Premiere.
Prowling after a quick snifter at The European with friends, these sublime Emma Hope flats in leopard-print hide with leather trim are posed at the Princess' Theatre, accompanied by a splash or three of the delightful cologne Eau d'Italie.