The sun is out and the temperatures are finally up here on the East coast. I couldn’t be more pleased, and I’m celebrating by taking my Pocahontas Louboutins out for their very first day on the town.
As a further celebration of good weather and Friday-ness, I offer up some photos of my very favorite pair of shoes from my Japanese jaunt.
These were on a woman who was touring the Kyoto Imperial Palace on one of its rare open-to-the-public days. I took plenty of pictures of the Palace itself, yes, but I couldn’t stop drooling over these beautiful two-tone gold low-heeled maryjanes. They managed to look uber stylish and decently comfortable at the same time. And not only is that something I’m always after, but believe me, compared to some of the shoes the Japanese women were wearing (stay tuned for more pictures coming up in the next few days), these were a fantastically practical choice.
If I spoke enough Japanese, I’d have most definitely asked her where she picked these up and then tried desperately to find myself a pair. But my Japanese is limited to a few expressions of greeting and farewell. Plus “excuse me” and some numbers and the ever-popular “Do you speak English?” I don’t think I could combine any of those to get across my extremely curious shoe envy.
What’s Japanese for “shoes” anyway? That’s something I probably should have looked up before I went over there.
(Of course, if any of you happen to recognize them by some one-in-a-million chance, DO let me know.)