"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

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My year in shoes

Whew! New Year's Day and Kittie's feet are finally taking a rest after her big year in shoes. It's been a great 365 days, during which I think it's fair to say I've come close to achieving my goal of wearing every pair of shoes I own - some only once, and none more than four times (my favourite beige Louboutins). In total, Kittie donned 228 pairs of shoes and wore 127 different perfumes. Not surprisingly, on the all-important shoe front, the most frequent appearances were made by Manolo Blahnik with 39 pairs appearing 72 times. They were followed on the frequently worn list by Kate Spade (20 pairs), Prada (16 pairs) and Jimmy Choo (nine pairs). On the fragrance front, Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle was the most frequently spritzed (22 times), followed by Amouage's Jubilation 25 and Serge Lutens' Cedre (both tied with 13 times) and Chanel's Bel Respiro (12 times). Thank you to all of my long-suffering photographers: I couldn't have done it without you. And that was my year in shoes...