Since I got back from France the soles of my shoes have hardly touched the ground, I have been that run off my feet and today has been the first opportunity to visit blog land. Lo and behold, a Friend Friday post subject was calling my nom de plume so loudly that I had to spare a moment to do a quick post, complete with some nerdy shoe statistics collated by a shoe obsessive about her own collection!
Given that this Friend Friday is about shoes it would be rude of me not to participate! See Modly Chic for the other participating blogs!
Did I tell you that when I was a child my favourite fairytale was The Shoemaker and The Elves? Therein lay the inklings of a passion bordering on vice!
1.What is your go-to pair of shoes?
I own so many more high heeled shoes than other type of shoe. Here's a pie chart to prove it. Yes. I categorise my shoes in Excel. I need help.
Despite my love of high heels you won't find me walking around for hours in them. I'm more likely to wear trainers, flat sandals, ballet flats or sensible wedges and change into high heels when I get to my destination, be that if I am working in an office or for an evening out.
|My Moroccan slippers|
|Espadrilles from Spain|
Lately I have been wearing more wedges as I find them easier to walk in.
In winter I live in flat biker boots.
And here is a breakdown of the Veshoevius shoe collection by shoe type:
2. What goes into your shoe buying decisions?
Errr.. primarily pure unadulterated lust!
|The devil is in the details...|
And occasionally necessity...
|My flamenco shoes|
3. The majority of the shoes in your closet are what color?
Looks like black to me!
|Part of my shoe collection|
4. When it comes to design shoes what are your favorite brands and why?
I am a shoe tart, in love with all and faithful to no brand. But I have to say that on the basis of analysing how many designer pairs I own relative to high street pairs I am not really a big buyer of designer.
When I have indulged I tend to buy from different designers rather than just one. Past purchases include beauties from Alexander McQueen, Georgina Goodman, Marc Jacobs, Katia Lombardo, Pedro Garcia, Mui Mui, and D&G to name a few. What prompted me to part with my cash was usually a design I really loved and that they were on sale!
5. If price wasn’t an issue, you’d own which shoe?
These gilt babies by Alexander McQueen. You don't want to know what they cost! Eye watering doesn't even describe it!! I could probably buy a small second hand car and never have to wear flats to navigate the tube again! (Though it would justify the purchase of a new pair of driving shoes...)