I was going to have a calm evening photographing dresses and shoes for the blog that I had found in the attic. That plan was stymied when I discovered two infant skeletons in my bedroom rummaging in my shoe collection.
They looked so sweet and funny that their mother and I just sat on the floor and roared. And took photographs. Obviously. The cobalt blue wedge that Lulu is attempting to do up is one of the shoes I wanted to show you. They were given to my mother by my aunt (the same one who helped her buy her Jean Varon dress), in around 1974 and were from her high fashion shoe company The Chelsea Cobbler.
I find them interesting because so much of fashion focuses on the novel, but it’s good to remember that most of the time it’s just a re-invention of the wheel. These shoes are nearly forty years old and, if they weren’t half a size too small, I would have no hesitation in wearing them today.