Credits to my friend who was the photographer! ^.^ T’was the day before she went back home *sad face*, when we went for a look around Notting Hill and Portabello Road. If you go there, no matter the reason, you need to stop at Dri Dri for icecream, I am dead serious when I say it’s the best one I’ve had so far and I’ve been to Italy too, so that must mean something. It means it’s too good for you guys not to at least try it!
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This day had to be documented: it was warm enough for sandals! I went all out to express my absolute joy with these multicolored sandals from France…. I think. Or was it Wales? Ah, one of these two anyways. I also wore one of my favorite tops from Stefanel. Which reminds me: I haven’t seen a Stefanel shop in ages. I wonder where they’ve dissappeared. My ombre jeans are from M&S, the same bag from Fred de la Bretoniere (it turns out it was a smart investment after all) and a plexiglass ring from some shop in Bucharest which I can’t remember.
I am pretty sure that when this is posted I’ll be either laying in the sun and reading or eating sea food. One follows the other and the cycle repeats itself. That is Greece for you!
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Yesterday the Christian Louboutin 20 years anniversary exhibition at the Design Museum has finished and by now I can safely assume that around 50 or 70 pairs of precious red soled heels and not only are boarding a plane for the Louboutin archives where they really should be under lock and key.
I think I’ve been pretty lucky to have been inches away from so many splendid shoes which, let’s be honest, I won’t be able to afford for a long time now. Some designs have really impressed me, like Mexibeads ss 2012, Anemone 2008 and Ballerine 2007. The most amazing ones that I didn’t even expect to see there were the limited edition Marie Antoinette inspired heels of which there are only 36 pairs in the world. I think me and Mr Louboutin would have a great conversation on Sofia Coppola’s rendition of the last French queen, since we both love the movie… coincidence much?!
I wasn’t actually allowed to take any photos so excuse the horrible quality of my photos but I had to sneakily take them when the guard-people weren’t looking. So worth it I might add!
The decor was very playful just like the designs exhibited. There was a mirror room, a film room where you could see Mr. Louboutin dancing tap with studded black shoes (priceless) and a giant Faberge egg from which a pair of glorious shoes popped up – the Tsar design I think. Oh and yes, that is a performance of Dita von Teese who metamorphosized into a massive 2 ft tall swarovski heel…everything made possible due to holographic technology.
A normal day at the Louboutin workshop and the designer’s desk replica.
Finishing off with Christian Louboutin’s quote : ‘ For me, a successful shoe is one with minimal design but whose lines are bare and so the shoe appears to be an extension of the leg. ‘ I’m sure that’s the case with the ballerina shoes too…
That’s right, I’ve pulled a fashion trick a la Kate Middleton with my recycling outfits after less than a fortnight. It’s just being trendy, there’s nothing else I can say in defense.
In other words, you might recognize my Zara skirt from less than a week ago, but I beg to differ that the styling is completely different. For one, I was having a much better hair day which makes the crucial difference. Then, I was wearing my (formal) black suede court shoes from Amsterdam for the first time ever and guess what – they were a delight to walk in to my amazement since it takes me around a year to break in shoes to a point which they look too scruffy to wear and the cycle repeats itself. A Banana Republic ruffle-y top and my mum’s Hobb’s emerald-green cardigan completed my look…don’t you just love it when you can start claiming stuff from your mum’s wardrobe??
Btw, I’m especially proud of my twirl… there were some horribly unphotogenic tries beforehand.
After a visit to the Vermeer museum in Delft, the painter’s home town, we did a little shopping in Amsterdam with a stop in Invito to buy black leather biker boots ( to replace the ones I’m wearing in the photo:) ) and to try on some high heels. I’ll tell you more in a few posts’ time .