I don’t know if it is real. The seduction. What compels my overwhelming fascination with footwear? I just know how it feels in my stomach when I lay the boxes out and gently remove their lids.
A single-shouldered Self Portrait ruffled dress in the most divine lace, called to me today. Wear me it said. Ignore the heat and the blazing sunshine. It is cool inside so why not?
And so began the search for shoes. I hung up my Miu Miu against Romeo’s stern face and laid out my favourite new friends – Manolo, Prada, and Yves. These Manolo Blahnik‘s reflect a time of elegance, bejeweled with Swarovski crystals in green against platinum. I flew to Toronto to visit the Bata Museum because a curation of Manolo’s work called The Art of Shoes intrigued me. It was on that trip I became entranced with decades of his vision.
Sipping sweet bubbles in the soft pink Saint Laurent letterman jacket, I dream of where these Prada‘s can take me. With their racing stripe ankle strap and two-tone toe, a drive south along the Oregon coast with the top down and a scarf on my hair. Dreaming of Jackie O in an age of electronics.
Perhaps the simplicity of the Opyum monogrammed heels by YSL will create the kind of fuss I am looking for? Classic, chic, and perfect for pics. These were the hardest to find to add to my collection but then what would be the thrill of having them were it not for the hunt?
I could just lay here all day thinking but the sun, the beach, the waves, they are all calling me. Whispers of ‘come play with us, come play with us’ fill my head and I think…what would I wear to the beach on a day like today? Now that would definitely be a whole new shoe game entirely!
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Prada Heels in Talc/Black $1,135
Manolo Blahnik Heels in Black $1,255
Miu Miu Pink Bejeweled Bag $2,490
Self Portrait Black One-Shoulder Ruffle Dress $605 (On sale)
YSL Pink / Black Letterman Jacket $3,150 (On sale)
All items are available at Colton’s Couture boutiques in the Lower Mainland.
Pricing is approximate and may change due to sales.
Model: Sami Thompson | Images: Helen Siwak
All images property of Colton’s Couture.