Monday, 19 December 2016


Zsa Zsa Gabor (1917-2016)

Andy Warhol, Crazy Golden Slippers 1957 - Zsa Zsa Gabor

From The Historialist

Saturday, 17 December 2016

If You Wait Long Enough....

Finally, 51 years after the most perfect boots in the world appeared in that excellent book, the Ladybird edition of The Elves and The Shoemaker, you can now buy a reasonable approximation.

The Elves and the Shoemaker (1965)

PERFECT BOOTS (especially for going to school in).

Esmerelda Boots by Rayne - pretty good. 9 out of 10

Vanity boots by Hotter - surprisingly funky. 8 out of 10

Monday, 12 December 2016

Slippers for Christmas

Daniel Green slippers were as ubiquitous in the 30s,40s and 50s as LED torches and Ipads today.

December 1930

Pale Blue slipper

December 1939

Ruched Slingback

Mid 40s

Chinese Slipper

Red slippers 1950s

Chrysanthemum mule

Wednesday, 7 December 2016


Gold party shoes, there's nothing quite so indicative of the Christmas party season.

Gold silk with steel beads 1870s

Gold kid and fabric, French c1930

Statement platforms, American c1945

Gold brocade by Roger Vivier for Christian Dior c1960

Alexander Wang rose gold pumps 2015?

Rayne embroidered gold leather 2016

Jimmy Choo Sandal 2013