Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Amazing September issue of Harper's Bazaar
UK edition
just arrived in today's post

The magazine measures 9.5" wide by 13" long
beautiful and luxurious,
almost seems decadent
in these times of crimping and saving.
I feel like I am reading a giant coloring book.

Style piece on Christian Louboutin
What fun to sport some red soles.

I just love the
from his 1992 collection
see below
So did everyone else
this shoe made up 85% of his sales in 1992, his second year of business

"In 1992 I incorporated the red sole into the design of my shoes. This happened by accident as I felt that the shoes lacked energy so I applied red nail polish to the sole of a shoe. This was such a success that it became a permanent fixture." Christian Louboutin

and then there is the other guy...

When I lived in London in 1985-86
I lived just around the corner from

I had no idea who he was
but his window displays in his Chelsea shop were over-the-top-fabulous.
I regularly detoured to go by the shop
and was always intrigued
by cool shoes that I couldn't imagine wearing.
Who knew how popular they would become.
Manolo Blahnik's self-portrait


Jennifer Paganelli said...

Your blog is one of the most informative on the web..thanks for always sharing fascinating things with us.

Marnie said...

wow - what a wonderful comment jennifer - merci -xo m