The last couple of “Vogues” had some amazing shoes, especially if money is no object and you mostly travel by limo or taxi.
In the December issue, these plaid Rochas beauties ($980):
Amusingly, they were in the “gifts for country girls” section, along with a lavender chicken who lays multi-colored eggs. As I observed on Facebook, I wish country life were really the way “Vogue” envisions it. Somehow, I can’t imagine myself prancing through the mud puddles on my driveway in peeptoe slingbacks. Sadly.
Equally impractical, yet equally fabulous, are these curlicue heeled platforms from Charlotte Olympia*:
I had to wonder if the designer was inspired by the Beverly Hills Hotel’s famous banana leaf wallpaper, not to mention the vintage 1940s white wrought-iron bar stools in the coffee shop:
Look no further than the fabulous finned cars of the 1950s for the inspiration for Prada’s gorgeous, limited edition ($1,450) shoes embellished with a crystal rose on the toes:
That’s about the average price of a new car in 1950.
*Vogue claims you can find them at charlotteolympia.com, but I couldn’t. So the price remains mysterious.