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September 17, 2009

The Daily Kick: Beautiful and Deadly

Filed under: Advanced Fashion,Dior!,Galliano!,The Daily Kick — Miss Plumcake @ 7:00 am

The Topkapi emerald dagger

Dior Cartagena Sandals

17th century Mughal dagger

early 17th century Mughal Dagger

…it’s like lookin’ in a mirror.

Dior “Cartegena” Sandals and a collection of 17th and 18th century Mughal daggers, because a girl’s GOT to have accessories.


  1. The shoes are lovely, but I think I would rather have one (or, really, all) of the daggers. Glorious.

    Comment by daisyj — September 17, 2009 @ 11:54 am

  2. Why must you torment me with shoes that cost nearly twice my rent? WHY PLUMMY WHY.

    Comment by Evie — September 17, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

  3. Daisy, aren’t they amazing? All those emeralds!!! The dagger on top is the Topkapi dagger, and its history is fascinating. It’s also the subject of a thoroughly fun but mediocre heist film called Topkapi, made in 1964.

    Evie, because misery loves company. My only consolation is that they only go up to a 40.5 and I take a 42 in most Diors.

    Comment by Plumcake — September 17, 2009 @ 5:35 pm

  4. You know, I think I may have actually seen that dagger! When I was very small, my parents took me with them to Istanbul when they went for a conference. I remember exactly three things about that trip: The boy who I played with in the daycare place who was named Aslan, a boat trip where we looked down at one point and the water was solid with jellyfish, and a museum where there was a jeweled dagger. I even had a photo book from there that I kept for years that had a picture of it on the cover.
    In retrospect, I may have been an odd child.

    Comment by daisyj — September 17, 2009 @ 6:53 pm

  5. Wow… those leave me speechless. So gorgeous!

    Comment by neverbeenbarbie — September 17, 2009 @ 11:00 pm

  6. OH MY G*D. I WANT THEM. And I want the Textile Treasures of the Topkapi to wrap them in!!

    No, never mind. I’ll just MOVE IN to the Topkapi.

    Life’s Lesson, which I have yet to learn: If I see it and love it, I should BUY IT. I passed on a bound boxed edition of Textile Treasures Of The Topkapi for some frivolous reason (didn’t have the money, had to pay the rent – something STUPID) and it was ONLY $150! … twenty or thirty years ago. Considering the amount of time I’ve spent trying to find it SINCE, it was a bargain at that price.

    Comment by La BellaDonna — September 30, 2009 @ 6:14 pm

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