Sunday, May 04, 2008

This is... the pair of shoes I would sleep in if I could...

Another great This is… theme this week, this time from Hip Hop and Banana Bread.



OK, so I'm back to something with kimono fabric... I couldn't resist! These are my favourite shoes. I certainly wouldn't wear them to bed because of their comfort, but just because I love them. They're handmade with leather and vintage kimono silk inserts. And of course, they're Mary Jane slides. I'm such a sucker for Mary Janes!

I love how the fabric is from the same piece, but doesn't exactly match. So very Japanese!




The label of the store they were made for. This is my favourite clothes store to wander and look at, though sadly, everything is way to small for this curvy western gal. The shoes feel a little too special though and the silk means that they're not really wet weather shoes. They also have a tendency to slide off a bit, so I only really wear them out to dinner, or somewhere that I won't be doing a lot of walking.



So instead, I usually end up wearing these! I had these custom made by the sweetest cobbler in Vietnam. I chose the design, chose the leather, had my feet measured and two days later, they were on my feet.

I have to excuse myself from the second part of this week's game. I didn't bring any old photos over with me and so can't do the This is... me pre-1985. All I have here is this is me pre-2002, and well, that's not terribly exciting...

19 comments:

Teesa said...

Your shoes are lovely! BTW, I love mary janes too!

Nicola said...

I love both pairs of shoes, but especially the ones with daisies on them.

zoesquid said...

Ok I want some. (The first pair) Where do I get them?? They're just gorgeous.

Jenny said...

How did I know you would have not one but two pairs of wonderfully amazing shoes! They are just so stylish and unique-LOVE them!

Little Munchkins said...

I love both the shoes! Very unusual and pretty at the same time.

Maureen said...

I love the kimono fabric shoes...Scotchguard the fabric?

I used to have shoes made all the time in Thailand. I'd forgotten about that! such luxury. ;-)

Leni and Rose said...

OMG, Awesome! The japanese fabric ones are totally devine and I love them!

mizu designs said...

great shoes melanie! and congrats on opening your etsy shop :)

Sasparilla Sue said...

Ok, I'm insanely jealous! I covet both pairs. Although I look at the first pair and the second thought (after "oooooh I want!) is they probably don't make those in my size (11US), then I sigh. As far as the second pair goes...I want shoes made just for me!!! That rocks!!

CurlyPops said...

Your shoes are just divine!
Nothing like that over here in the shops.....

Bec said...

WOW!! Both of these shoes are so beautiful!!!! I'm feeling very jealous now :)

Ruth said...

Mmmm... those shoes are both so amazing. You just don't bump into shoes like that here...

Hannah said...

Both pairs are gorgeous, but the first pair are just DIVINE!

Danielle said...

both shoes are very cute but i LOVE the fabric on the first pair.

the butterfly collector said...

beautiful!!!! I'm Jealous!!!

AnastasiaC said...

oh what unique shoes!! and handmade too - fantastic! my grandfather was a shoe maker/cobbler in his hey day...

Kyla said...

THose are such pretty shoes. I love the design on them.

Sharon said...

These are lovely! I've gotta get me some Mary Janes!

Juddie said...

Oooooh I love both the paris of shoes but particularly the Momijiya ones! - Fabulous!

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