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September 7, 2007

The Friday Fetish

Filed under: Friday Fetish,Honey. No.,Shoes — Miss Plumcake @ 11:19 am

Patent leather is having a moment right now and I love it. I will freely admit that my fascination with shiny things is on approximately the same level as an especially simple and possibly transvestite American raccoon, but friends, there is a lot of bad patent leather out there. And by patent leather I mean vinyl, and by vinyl I mean no.

We are Grown Ups. Grown Ups don’t wear vinyl shoes. We have jobs and pay rent and and do all sorts of other Grown Up things that involve accountants and dentists and sometimes a pair of those awkward metal stirrups and a whole lot of it sucks but when we come home we can open our closets and –provided we are not actively employed in the hooking arts– sigh saying “at least I don’t have to wear vinyl shoes” and go about our lives of quiet desperation knowing that if all else fails, we are still beautifully shod.
Plumcake's favorite!

From my personal collection, these beautiful Delman “Bruna”Mary Janes.

The surprisingly affordable Italian Lumiani “Venezia” in olive.

why not green shoes?

…and my number one covet shoe of the season —in which I am not alone— the heart-stopping Prada “Sfumato Mary Jane” which is so beautiful in person I almost licked it.




  1. Wow, those are some beautiful red patent leather shoes. Most of the ones I’ve seen, even the most expensive, were far too bright to look classy. You, however, managed to find a gorgeous pair.

    Comment by JaneC — September 7, 2007 @ 1:10 pm

  2. Aww sorry to be the downer, but I wear vinyl shoes. Animals need not die for MY feet, when I can accomplish the same look without killing! :/

    Comment by Amber — September 7, 2007 @ 2:20 pm

  3. Why do I have such a strong urge to lick the olive green ones?

    Murky greens just make me salivate, okay? And they make my skin glow. And oh, those red ones make me smile! That sort of red makes my eyes look their bluest, and I swear it makes me stand three inches taller.

    Alas, the heels would definitely daunt me. I live in flats and regularly fall off of them. It’s a pity my hands are so much more graceful than my feet.

    But maybe I could just set them on a shelf and appreciate them as Art.

    Comment by Twistie — September 7, 2007 @ 3:21 pm

  4. oh my! i just got my sfumato pumps in the mail yesterday – they are totally lickable, and surprisingly comfortable to wear :-D

    Comment by bettie — September 7, 2007 @ 4:26 pm

  5. I love, love, love Delman shoes. They’re classy and understated (and actually comfortable). Nothing makes working at a big law firm feel good like knowing I can wear those beautiful shoes…

    Comment by JustJenny — September 7, 2007 @ 7:03 pm

  6. Amber, perhaps you can help me out. I’m a longtime vegetarian and wear a 10W. Of course I covet all of these shoes. I feel as though it’s impossible to find an attractive well made dress shoe of the non leather variety in wide width. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Comment by rubella — September 10, 2007 @ 12:23 pm

  7. “Aww sorry to be the downer, but I wear vinyl shoes. Animals need not die for MY feet, when I can accomplish the same look without killing! :/”

    That’s perfectly fine dear; they can die for mine all they want. :)

    Comment by Moxy — September 12, 2007 @ 1:39 am

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