Hmmmmm, what's in this pretty and precious box?
Well, it happened. I went back to the Barneys Warehouse Sale, as the prices were slashed on the last day, and I got my hands on a pair of crazy, towering lilac-grey Marni Mary-Janes; when I moved to California, I didn't bring a single pair of heels with me, and on several dressy occasions I have found myself sorry I hadn't. This pair was marked down from $435 to $101. But that's not even the best part - what makes me really happy is that they're not made of leather, except for their wide strap, which makes them my first animal-friendly, (almost) veggie shoes.
As you know, animals' rights are one of my main centers of interest but when it comes to footwear, my commitment to steer clear of leather shoes had so far been frustrated by poor offerings - from unaffordable pairs by militant vegan Stella McCartney to clunky post-hippie sensible shoes as sexy as a slab of raw tofu. So for the first time I could indulge, yield to my love of beautiful footwear without feeling guilty towards the animals. Ah, the bliss!