Sunday, 3 August 2008

The Dream Team behind My Happy Feet

As the summer approaches the end, I have started sorting out my summer wardrobe. It will be a long process, since I am not so good at organising things. I have just realised how well-behaved I am this year. My old weird philosophies for shoes are
  • I’m telling myself that no shoes can be called completely perfect. Some rare pieces I've bought may go with only 1 outfit for 1 occasion, i.e. they may never be worn.
  • There is always a pressure point in a shoe, so it is "perfectly normal" for my feet not feeling that comfy at some point, i.e. I forgive myself for all sorts of mistakes – half size too big, half size too small, a bit narrow in front, a bit hard at the back, and etc. You name it, I have it.
To my surprise, I genuinely loved all the shoes I purchased this summer, especially I have tried to look at long run! The shoes that I will love for longer and carry through winter! The following 5 pairs are my best buy this summer. Some did cost me a bit, but they have fulfilled almost all my fantasies. Then I realise that I should spend only on the things that I deeply love in every way.

  • Azzedine Alaïa Suede Cutout Ballerina Flat Pumps - OK, it's very rare for me to love a pair of ballerinas! I mean, it is just hard to find a pair that is both practical and chic! And many don't really go with my outfits. However, this Alaia fits all the bill perfectly! They go really well with my skinny jeans, dresses, skirts... and yes, they are very comfy. Oh, I will definitely carry them through autumn, as the lace is everywhere now :)



  • Balenciaga Gladiator Mirror Heels - This is my ultimate summer fantasy! They are simply individual and fun! I know. I know, I can get 2 pairs of other great shoes at that price, but they totally stole my heart! I was totally surrendered to them.



  • Christian Louboutin Architeck Leather Slingbacks - For me, this is a wardroble stable. Red and black combo is classic and they are truly comfy (I'm not comparing them with trainers... but Louboutin platforms can let almost any girl stand all night long! That's a miracle.)



Okey, please don't think I spend every penny on my shoes, because the last 2 pairs are the best budget buys that I did in Trudie Styler's Charity Sale. They were both new and each pair costed me only £10.
  • Oscar de la Renta Crocodile Platforms - They are chic, comfy and most of all they are perfect for all year round.



  • Patrick Cox Feather High Heels - The shape, the material and the colour.... actually everything about this pair is freaking sexy! I can wear any simply black dress with these heels! As you known, feather will be even better for this winter... HURRAY!



So here is a picture of my dream team behind my happy feet :)





96 comments:

enc said...

That was a lovely trip through your shoe wardrobe. The platforms are my favorites, though the flats are cute too. The best part about this post was the payoff at the end! The shoes on the staircase, that was genius.

Nadine said...

Love all of those shoes!

Anniken said...

I could totally buy every single pair ! eyecandyshoes

Jill said...

Wow. You have my dream shoe collection! I love the feather pair and can't believe that you get them for such a low price! Lucky, lucky!

Supercalifashionista said...

The second pair of shoes are FABULOUS! Too cute darling!

WendyB said...

I'm so proud to have been with you for the purchase of two of those!

editor said...

lovely. i can live vicariously through your heels. ;)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-a fantastic post and wasn't it awesome to get these last two finds-they are so you!! I really adore your Louboutins-I would love a pair like these-maybe one day I will!! You choose such exquisite pieces for your wardrobe and are a true style inspiration, my friend!!

styleexpress said...

gr8 shoe collection!! thanks for ur comment gr8 blog!!

stilettostetico said...

Your "Balenciaga Gladiator mirror Heels" are frankly amazing : The soft ankles of this precious cage are like "tasty sweets" !!! And YES, the term "Louboutin" really sounds like a timeless/powerful "Fetish-Grail", sulfurous source of an incandescent "Fashion Desire" !!!

A Bientôt, Antoine

xAx said...

WOW that is some shoe collection. My favourites, its tough but the Patrick Cox are very special.

When i buy something really expensive i tell myself it's an investment piece, and then if that line wears thin i always believe that the item will improve me somehow or at least make working twelve hour days a little more bareable (completely stupid i know).

When did Trudie have a sale, and how did i not know :(

pretty face said...

I adore that last photo - the composition and the idea are genius!!!

I especially love the feathered ones, and I love the price even more. But holy moly - top 5 shoes this summer??? That means you bought even MORE?!?? I think you may have a shoe fetish which equals mine (plus a bigger budget ;) )

La Femme Chic said...

I love them all! They're all so beautiful!

Tina :) said...

All of the shoes are lovely! The Balenciagas are my favorite; they are so interesting!

Key said...

i love all your shoes (actually, your whole wardrobe) but my favorite pair is the last one... as you say, you can wear a simply lbd with those gorgeous shoes and you would be trés trés chic! :)

Aretha said...

Ok, I have to say that I'm a little bit jealous... You always have the best shoes, clothes and everything!!!! The feathered ones, love them

annabananna said...

oh my, how gorgeous they are! i can't decide on a favorite, butr i guess i'd buy the louboutins because they are so versatile. trudy sold the last two pairs for 10 pounds each? that has to be the best find in shoe buying history...

K.Line said...

I'm kind of hyperventilating. I can't believe you happen to have the same shoe size as Mrs. Sting. And that you just happened upon her clothing sale. Seriously. Some girls have all the luck! :-)

Little Bow Prep said...

You definitely own awesome shoes! I'm quite jealous!

Fashion Is Poison said...

am i in shoe heaven?

Songy said...

talking about variety! I must say style queens know how to shop bargain. 10ers for those pairs?
Amazing. I'm seriously thinking of getting a pair of CL. I don't usually spend a lot on shoes but as you said.. one of 'must-haves'?

^^ xxx songy

Secretista said...

HAHAHA. This was the cutest and giggle-mouth-covering post ever!

Secretista said...

I must ask also... what do you do for a living that you can afford all these lovely designer duds!

we wear things said...

my feet would be happy too with that shoe collection!! i can't believe you got those pairs for 10 pounds! that patrick cox feather heels are amazing! i have one pair of louboutins that i really should wear more often..

-issa

Dana (pron. like Donna) said...

I love this post
so great to look back
and you're right, most of these can totally work for fall/winter with tights or trousers...
the feathers ones are TO DIE FOR

Mikkle said...

your feet are so lucky to wear such amazing things! love the feathered shoes- so different!

Terren said...

lady. that last picture made me smile thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis big. it's too cute.

honestly, not many people would be able to pull those shoes off, but you do, and with such ease. have you worn the patrick cox before? i wanna see photos!

Grayburn said...

I've just died and gone to shoe heaven looking at these!

Have fun organizing!
Grayburn

Nay'Chelle said...

What afun trip through your shoe dream team. They're all gorgeous.

**Queen B** said...

I wish I had your dream team!
you shoes are gorgeous hun!!

<3

July Stars said...

Wow, the Alaia shoes are delicious and gorgeous: I wanted the same pair but they'd sold in the Paris shop when I was there at Christmas. I wish I could see the rest of your shoe collection, I have a feeling that it's packed with beautiful pieces!

Honeymoon said...

Amazin' pumps !

autumn said...

wow. what a shoe collection. they are all gorgeous. i love the 4th shoes the most. i never had any of those. your feet are lucky. lol.

Sam said...

I'm in love with your Balaciaga heels. And if they really walk comfortable, they're just amazing. I'm going to New York thursday, so I'm hoping I can find some heels like them.

getting-freaky said...

your comment is really sweet (:
thanks
the shoes are beautiful btw
xxxx

Doriz Jeltzin said...
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design for mankind. said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the feather ones! :) Great pics. ;)

lara said...

OMG!! Do you have fun in making me jealous ;)??
Love your shoes! And you made great shoots with them ,, much better then jsut taking some ordinary pictures!

MONI said...

look at all those beautiful shoes!!!...I think my favorite is Patrick Cox...love them feathers..:)

ray said...

wow you lucky girl!what amazing shoes you have. i LOVE the patrick cox feather shoes,genius.they are beautifullxx

♥ fashion chalet said...

Oh. My. Gosh!
I love your shoes! <3

So glad you were able to saw my last video and that you liked it so much. ^_^ Have you been able to see the other one (I used YouTube to upload it with) it may be working now? Just let it load for a few minutes before trying to view it. That one is a lot longer. 10 minutes. <3

LOVE YOU. xxx

Mimi said...

Oh they are adorable.the balanciagas are my favorites.

Siljesfashion said...

A beautiful and sexy dream team, indeed!!! Love the Oscar de la Renta platforms, cant believe you got them so cheap, amazing! CL is a staple and perfect for every occasion. Thank you for this lovely post, you made my evening!

Siri Malene said...

thihi what a sweet post! all youre shoes are very pretty and i wisgh i had them too!!;)

Seraphine said...

love the ballerinas. i'm a flats freak this summer. i could live around the house in those.
i quit buying shoes for only one outfit. basically, if i can't easily get shoes, i don't buy the outfit.

Luna said...

I LOVE the shoes!

and it's too bad we can't meet when I'm in London. Maybe another time:)

Maria said...

Wow, great collection. The last ones are truly amazing! Feathers!

fashion herald said...

ha ha, love the dream team shot! they are ready for the olympics for sure. and really, how could you resist the balenciaga's?

Dotti said...

Please let us see all of your shoes. They're definately addictive, darling.
Kisses. One for you. And one for every single pair of your gorgeous shoes.

Fashion_Girl22 said...

Those shoes are amazing! The Balenciaga's have been seen on Nicole Riche and Lidsay Lohan....But I'm sure they look 1000 tims better on you.

J e s s i c a said...

whoah girl !
your quite equipped. i love the balenciaga one's.
<3
yes yes your prize is on it's way ! so sorry i'm really late

Sunniva said...

Seriously, do you own the Christian Louboutin Architeck Leather Slingbacks?? You are one lucky girl!! I have been drooling over those for so long.

xxxxx

Danz said...

*Drool* Oh my, those Balenciagas and Patrick Cox heels are just too fabuloussssss! I hope I can get my hands (feet really) on some amazing shoes like yours someday!

Nemerae said...

Hii
I`m back! =)
Now I can see all your photos hehe
Nice shoes, love all of them, specially that Louboutin *.*
I`ve tried one of them in Harrods, they are wonderfuL!
And I´ve bought one pair like the Christian Louboutin Lady Gres, but in New Look, much more cheap xD
Byeee
xxx

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Hah, I love the picture woth all of the shoes on the stairs!

and I'm so with you on the fact that shoes can't be comgy all the time. And also tha some shoes are worn only once... but I do feel a bit guilty over those pairs and always try to figure oput a way to use them. But sometimes a beautiful pair of shoes are nice just to look, just to own...

Vain and Vapid said...

Wow, I am so jealous of your Balenciagas, they are a slice of heaven.

Taghrid said...

I LOVE THIS POST! it's sort of an ode to fabulous beloved shoes!


the balenciaga gladiators.. i am so jealous!

The Seeker said...

Must be honest and say I'm green of envy (in a friendly way of course).

Love those Louboutin platforms!!!

And the last picture is so dramatic that fullfills all.

Thanks darling for sharing all this.

xxxxxxx

LuLu124 said...

WOWWW they are all absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! i really love the balenciaga ones ;D xoxo, lulu

Cammila said...

I have to say, just about everything you pictured here is evergreen! They'll look gorgeous for years to come. No surprise, really, since your style is always modern but always classic.

star anise said...

Those Patrick Cox numbers are absolutely exquisite! Great purchase!

(R)evolver74 said...

OMG those shoes are brilliant!!!!! Great finds!! You have exquisite taste in shoes, kinda like Carrie Bradshaw..(I had to pull out the SATC reference...)

Candace said...

The photo of the shoes on the stairs needs to be an ad in a magazine or something...LOVE IT!!

Pudding and Pie said...

Oh, I love the Patrick Cox ons with the feathers!

Jacqueline said...

That's a hard choice, I can't imagine choosing, best to take them all. We'll have to meet soon!

carrie / wishwishwish said...

i really love the louboutins. you have such a fantastic collection.
x

angelgrotton said...

All these shoes are mouth-watering, especially the 1st flats )))

p said...

goodness me, i love the entire collection. i'm still dying for my first pair of Louboutins, but i must tell you that you are the fashion blogger with the shoes i've been coveting all my life.

Miby said...

Gosh!! They are all absolutely fabulous!! But those Balenciaga are just something else! I'm totally surrender to them as well! Lovely taste :) xxxxx

Kira Fashion said...

Oh my God! Fantastic!!!
all are so perfect!!!
I love your taste for fashion, daring, fashion and classy!!!
I love them all, but the louboutins have a special place in my heart!hhehee

akiss!!!

Francis Girard said...

I love them all esp the feathered featured pair. I just bought my first pair of CLs and I think they are perfect but give me 6 months and Ill want the bird feathered pair.... xf

Savvy Mode SG said...

in adoration with all your shoes. now looking at my collection, i feel they are sort of boring now.

Paris said...

Oh hello Patrick Cox peacock beauties!!

What a gorgeous collection darling! xx

Wendy said...

Your collection reflects how classic you are.

Golden Calf said...

Ugh, I'm cleaning out my closet too. Absolutely no fun. But those feather heels are absolutely stunning!!!

miss cavendish said...

These are all absolutely gorgeous! But I do have one practical question: how do you keep your sling-backs on as you walk? I'm forever re-slinging my back!

PAM said...

hi gorgeous! :)
wow~ these shoes are to die for!!! :):):) esp the feather heels!! :) aaw.. and i totally can relate about ur shoe-buying habit! the size smaller/bigger thing, and always being prepared for future bruises, etc. hehe.. the girls we are !:) but im now trying to sort my stuffs and leave the basics...
thanks again for ur wonderful comments! :) i'll be back soon! hopefully ~teehee
xoxo

Arielle said...

the last picture is so cool! and I love the flats and the 3rd pair

biba_46 said...

oh my god those shoes must have cost a fortune!

Real Style Real People said...

Such Great Shoes!!!!!

bi-style said...

I love all these shoes!!

i think thats hauttte said...

you have truly amazinggg shoes. i love the balenciaga ones! hope you continue to discover great finds :]

Shay said...

so fun to see this collection of your summer favorites. All so beautiful!!

MISS GLITZY said...

Well I'm speechless, such a wonderful purchases. I'm totally fond of Louboutin and those are perfect, I'm jealous of your flat ballerinas and even if I'm not usually into Balenciaga, I'm sure those will fit you well.

-h of candid cool said...

i am charmed & inspired by the picture of the shoes on the stairs

soilikethelike said...

oh wow, you truly have one amazing shoe collection...i am in love with those feather heels!

Helene said...

Wow, lovely shoes!

Always In Style said...

Mmmmm...shoe porn....slobber :-)

Iheartfashion said...

Great collection!
I love the Alaias and those Balenciagas: perfect!

yiqin; said...

You have shoes that I will DIE for!!!

Amie said...

You are so lucky. These are wow! Wow, gorgeous, so gorgeous! SO GORGEOUS. Shoes are definitely worth investing in.. if you feel sad, just take a look on your collection.

myriam said...

my god the balenciaga heels!! me like!!

Carolina Lange said...

Amazing shoes! I lvoe the Azzedine Alaïa Flat!!!

SpiegelEule said...

OMG. amazing crazy heels... i wish i could walk with these :D

emily said...

such awesome shoes! they're all so different, but highly wearable no doubt. i'm sure they look lovely on you!

Psyche said...

Wow! I enjoyed this behind the scenes look :)