Friday, February 08, 2008
New shoes (sigh)
English speakers call them Oxfords, the French call them Richelieu, and I call them my new sinful indulgence (sinful yes -they weren't exactly cheap). I love their patent leather, 'gros grain' ribbon instead of laces and their Victorian look. They're by Pedro Garcia, a Spanish brand that has actually been around since 1925.
(When I buy luxury goods, I like to know that the good money I'm paying contributes to keeping age-old know-how and top-notch craftsmanship alive.)
The fashion addicts amongst you may be interested to learn that Drouot, France's flagship auction house, will be selling items from the wardrobe of supreme couturier Paul Poiret's wife next week, including of course masterpieces by Poiret. I may go and report on it - would you like that?