Christian Dior said: ”You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.” Flats, heels, boots, ballets, sandals, clogs, platforms, wedges, lace-ups, etc… – I love shoes, desire and lust after them. I feel my heart race when I look at shoes I am considering buying, feel a jolt of joy when I wear them the first time. I know that I need to have shoes like I know that I need to eat and breathe. Perhaps, I wouldn’t die if I had to wear the same drab pair of shoes for the rest of my life but some part of me would wilt and fade.
Today, I would like to present you a very elegant look: little black dress combined with a jacket, and my new Stuart Weitzman Guything flat shoes. Most women will tell you that they love their shoes because of the way they make them feel. And many women are willing to play with shoes in a way they don’t play with other parts of their wardrobe.
My ideal wardrobe is about to have 10 really good pieces that I can wear over and over, mix and match, dress it up or down. I know it is natural to think that we have never enough, and that we need more of this or that, but I’ve found that such collection of clothes works well! Maybe it is important to consider about how you are presenting yourself to the world, if that is something that matters to you. I’m not asking you to put up a facade, but you know, sometimes the way you present yourself will lead you to other opportunities you not have had, for love, career or friendships.
‘I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.’ – Carrie Bradshaw
Elegance, however, is driven by attention to detail: perfectly groomed hair, nails and skin ranking among the most important, along with a figure that is never let go. These days, relaxed expectations have taken some of the penance out of perfection. But, whatever way you look at it, elegance takes commitment. It is about grace, good manners and consideration of others. Audrey Hepburn was as famous for her gentle nature and kindness as her capri pants.
Guything flat shoes – Stuart Weitzman // Dress – Mango // Jacket – Joan Taylor
Bag – Love Moschino // Watch – Gucci