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...