"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

Monday, October 31, 2011

Day 304 - Blu

Cobalt blue suede pumps by Tosca Blu, purchased in Italy, are pictured today with Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Day 303 - Venetian glass

Brilliant Rene Caovilla sandals with jewel-like detail (Caovilla is a Venetian shoebrand) pictured this evening in the middle of a cloud of Arpege by Lanvin.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Day 302 - Shag

Nestled in some shagpile, these lacy Nine West retro slings with diamante buckles are ready for Saturday night, paired with Estee Lauder's big chypre Azuree.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 301 - Spring racing

Bright pink Kate Spade kitten heel sandals with raffia flower decoration pictured today in Melbourne with the refreshing but sultry Bigarade Concentree by Frederic Malle. Perfect mood for the Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day 300 - More red

Lacquer red Amalfi retro slingbacks pictured today at Kuni's with some L'Artisan Parfumeur Mandarine.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 299 - Broad daylight

Scarlet patent Kate Spade peeptoes pictured today in the sun at Laurent Patisserie, paired with Chanel's cheeky Bel Respiro from Les Exclusifs collection.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 298 - Safari

Manolo Blahnik leopard slides with gold kitten heels, pictured prowling in a cloud of Serge Lutens' Borneo 1834. Sublime!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 297 - There's no other store like David Jones

David Jones, DJs...the best department store in Australia. They don't stock John Fluevog shoes, but they should! These beautiful coral and beige cutout numbers, purchased, as keen-eyed blog followers will recall, in the Fluevog epicentre of Vancouver, earlier this year, posed on DJ characteristic houndstooth packaging. They are paired with the divine Chanel Bois des Iles. And, let's face it, there really is no other store like David Jones...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Day 296 - Mr Big

Playful Manolo Blahnik sandals with a touch of Josephine Baker - they rattle while you walk - pictured this afternoon in the garden on a transcendent day of beautiful spring weather with Mr Big, accompanied by Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Day 295 - Smith Street

Brown suede Italian pumps pictured this evening on Smith Street, Collingwood, after a lovely Japanese meal, worn with Fou d'Absinthe by L'Artisan Parfumeur.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Day 294 - The Society

At The Society this afternoon, Nina Baird Italian flats are pictured in the Versace room, paired with Guerlain's Attrape-Coeur.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day 293 - Sprung

Spring has sprung in Melbourne, and these Banana Republic sandals are out celebrating the sunshine, accompanied by Angeliques sous la pluie by Frederic Malle.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Day 292 - Red soles

Red-soled Christian Louboutin black pointy pumps pictured this afternoon, accompanied by Shanghai Tang's Mandarin Tea.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Day 291 - Madame Brussels

Finally, some warm weather in Melbourne, and out with the summery footwear. Gorgeous Gucci slides are pictured late this afternoon at the trademark astroturf at one of Melbourne's boutique bars, Madame Brussels, accompanied by Guerlain's spunky ode to grapefruit, Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Day 290 - Table top

Beige reptile sandals by Bruno Magli pictured this afternoon swathed in a cloud of Carnal Flower, by Frederic Malle. Heavenly!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day 289 - Sunday slides

Glamourpuss flip-flops by Vera Wang Simply Vera for Kohl's in a lovely shade of amethyst, complete with jewel detail. They are accompanied by Bulgari's Eau Parfumee Cologne au The Vert.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Day 288 - Made in Spain

Red Thai silk espadrille slingback sandals purchased a few years ago at the official 'espadrille heaven', Barcelona's La Manual Alpargartera, worn with EnJoy by Jean Patou.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Day 287 - Travel

In the Qantas Club in Adelaide today, these Sergio Rossi beige with metallic heel slides are posed on some directional carpet. They are paired with the moving Encens et Lavande by Serge Lutens.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Day 286 - Back to the 80s

Gold Prada sandals pictured this evening about to start celebrating the 1980s, complete with leggings, lace fingerless gloves, messy hair and too much makeup. They still manage to maintain their dignity, paired with the bold Armani Prive fragrance Cuir Amethyste.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Day 285 - A cup of tea, a Bex, and a good lie down

These charming Dolce & Gabbana leopard and choc patent slingbacks are having a cup of tea, a Bex, and a good lie down this evening. When I was growing up, many years ago, this expression said it all. And if you are too young to understand this phrase, or too foreign, just look it up on the internet. They are accompanied by the cheery 90s Dior fragrance Dolce Vita. Hey....Dolce, Dolce!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Day 284 - Classics

Classic Christian Louboutin beige slingbacks pictured in Adelaide eatery Melt against a big fave...my Marc Jacobs quilted leather bag bought in New York a few months ago. They are partnered with another classic...Chanel No 19.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Day 283 - Spring bling

The most comfortable deep green leather pumps with bling detail by Vera Wang Lavender, pictured today in a dreamy cloud of Chanel's modern chypre classic 31 Rue Cambon.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Day 282 - Denim

Denim and suede espadrille sandals by J Crew, pictured today with Mark Birley for Men.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Day 281 - Italian raffia

Andrea Lunardi raffia slides pictured today, partnered with the assertive Eau Illuminee by Parfums Delrae.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Day 279 - Lychee Martini

Really, truly, magnificent reptile Christian Louboutin slingbacks pictured adjacent to a lychee martini apres-work at Melbourne's Grand Hyatt, accompanied by the unforgettable Attrape-Coeur by Guerlain.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Day 278 - Linked

Manolo Blahnik mules with silver chain detail worn today with Amouage Jubilation 25.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 277 - Pink

Marshmallow pink slingbacks with black stitching by the meister, Manolo Blahnik, pictured enjoying a lychee martini after work today, accompanied by Un Jardin sur le Nil by Hermes.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Day 276 - Sublime

Who else but Manolo Blahnik? These nude suede and tan leather Mary Janes with perforated detail are basking in some late afternoon sun today, enveloped in a well-behaved cloud of Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle. All totally sublime.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Day 275 - Blood red

Assertive Kate Spade red suede flats with gold - very gold - trim, like the sort that would set off metal detectors. They are partnered with Guerlain's zesty Cologne du Parfumeur 2010.

And a guest shoe...worn by Kittie's lunch companion today.

A beautiful Bally ox-blood red boat shoe, worn with Midnight in Paris by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Day 274 - War of the worlds

Kittie in Marni patent platform sandals at a dear friend's big birthday bash tonight, which had an alien theme - wigs mandatory - and featured a great 'War of the Worlds' inspired performance. What a great night! They were worn with Serge Lutens' Cedre, a big fave for chilly (football) weather.