Rays of sunshine.

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Meet my favourite shoes. They are going to spare me from November tristesse. Whatever little sunbeams there will be, the patent leather of their caps will reflect it, thousandfold, adding a little brightness to my life, and to others, as the most common reply after “Oh, Lanvin!” and “Lanvin?” is “Gee, they’re shiny!”. I love shiny shoes, I once had a pair of loafers by Prada that almost blinded people, no patent leather but this sort of leather that only needs a few strokes with a horse hair shoe brush to develop an absurd glow, but sadly, they’ve been gone for years. Lanvin’s Lucas Ossendrijver came to the rescue some years ago, giving old school sneakers a black tie allure, yet contradicted by their somewhat calm colour combinations, no shocking pink, but black and navy, plum and a dying sapin’s green, it looks like it had died from thirst, that sapin, and a moldy green counterpointed by a moldy grey. If it weren’t for the shine of it all, you might need some severe anti-depressants wearing these, but instead you’re being called fancy and are being stared at on the bus. Well, I’ll accept the compliment. Autumn, here we go!

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2 thoughts on “Rays of sunshine.

  1. I absolutely love shiny shoes. For me, they are the essence of autumn, along with crisp, golden leaves, freshly sharpened pencils and a new leather bag. Your lovely post conjures up all of these things for me. The colour combinations are stunning – black and navy always looks classy and I just love that sludgy green you mention. In fact, I think it is only the chance to wear favourites like these that make this time of year bearable – for as much as I love summer, sandals don’t feel nearly as good as my beloved knee high boots which I refuse to take off until spring.

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