My dear and darling Shoeblog readers!
How I have missed you!
I have been involved in preparing for and then accomplishing a move from New York to London, and I’ve been at the mercy of a million things to do, spotty internet access, and a jam-packed schedule.
But I’m back now. Settled into my place in London and ready to resume shoe coverage from this side of the Atlantic.
What better post to start with for this inaugural post from the land of tea and crumpets than a comparison of the fantabulous shoes in the windows of two retail giants: Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC and Harvey Nichols in London Town.
Saks, before I left, was displaying a neat little thing. The results of this charity project. Yes, every Wizard of Oz lover’s dream: designer versions of Dorothy’s fabulous ruby slippers (incidentally, the subject of my very first ever Shoeblog post).
Here are a few snaps from the super clever window displays out on the street.
The other designers’ efforts were in glass cases on the shoe floor upstairs, but the star of the show was this pair of alternate ruby slippers that were screen-tested, but never made it into the film.
Pretty glam, no?
What a lovely farewell to the shoe world of New York.
And one transatlantic flight and a lot of running around later, here’s a welcome to the shoe world of London. And it’s for sure nothing to scoff at.
Because the windows of London fashion mecca, Harvey Nichols, are also brim-full of gorgeous designer footwear. To wit:
Pretty fab, right?
And then, around the corner in the windows on Knightsbridge were these GORGEOUS Louboutins:
All that blue and black feathery divine frou frou business had me at hello, as they say.
Oh, and before I forget, the Chanel store down the street had a familiar pair of pocket pumps prominently put forward.
And so, welcome to Shoeblog’s bi-continental era. Stay tuned for more glam shoes from London.