posted by: designer in Mary Janes on November 29th, 2010
You know that little Mary Jane obsession I have? Thanks to Miu Miu, it just got a little worse. Okay, it just got a lot worse. But can you blame me? I mean, look at these shoes! These are Miu Miu’s Bow Front Mary Janes ($595 at Barneys), and I think they might also be an aphrodisiac. Certainly they have to be secretly evil and diabolical, because they are calling me through the internet and trying to tempt me into spending money on them right this second.
In the first place, pink and black has recently become my very favorite color combination. I go mad for it. My bedroom is pink and black, my purse is pink and black, I dress in pink and black – you get the picture. And I love pink and black shoes, but only if the pink is a darker shade – like this. In the second place, we all know I love Mary Janes. In the third place, this is a match made in my own personal heaven.
Perhaps because of the double bow detailing, I find that these strappy shoes evoke a retro kind of feel. I can picture them with a long, full skirt. Like, they would look right at home in the dance contest sequence of Grease. I don’t think Sandy could pull them off appropriately though. These shoes have Rizzo’s name written all over them.
The Bow Front Mary Janes are made of a precious looking patent leather. Don’t worry about the open toes, lady, that is why the fashion gods created pantyhose. The heel is 115 millimeters, or 4 and ½ inches, the sole is leather, the bows are pink, the shoe is perfect.
This is like a new direction for Miu Miu, at least I think so. How are you feeling about this shoe? Do you get that retro vibe?