Saw them walking near Yonge and Dundas (busiest intersection in Toronto), and there was something really lovely about them. Maybe it’s the girl in me, but I love the contrast between the grimey city and these two walking hand in hand.
For someone who loves shoes as much as I do, I’d have to shamefully admit that in my 6 years in Toronto, I still have not visited the Bata Shoe Museum. Until last Wednesday that is. It’s not that I wasn’t curious to see the shoe-volution, it’s that I always put it off, thinking that I’d visit it on one of those rainy days when I have nothing else (better) to do. Well, 6 years later, and at my boyfriend’s suggestion, I finally paid a little visit to the museum that has Cinderella’s slipper as one of its exhibits. As it turned out, there was a Till 10 event happening that night, and we enjoyed a night of shoes, wine, acrobatics, and more shoes. To tell the truth, I wasn’t really impressed with the space, nor with the shoe selection, nor with the way the shoes were displayed. Plus, there was no Carrie Bradshaw section! Blasphemy! But if another rainy day comes about, and if you have nothing else on your plate, and if you love shoes, then stop by and say hello to the many shoes at Bata…but whatever you do, don’t bring your boyfriend!
Spent the last 20 minutes of my subway ride listening to some pathetic idiot fighting with 15 year olds about same-sex marriage. One of his arguments was “Ellen DeGeneres smells”. Sometimes I wonder, how humans had made it this far.
Thankfully, the rest of my day was by far better than my ride home! First day back at the office, and feeling chirpy and refreshed, even though still super jet lagged. Got a pedicure with Jo after work, spotted a super cute girl in a super cute jacket at the salon (to be posted), had sushi, and…finally saw the new Holt Renfrew windows dedicated to bloggers!
Loved them all! Jo’s faves were the Sea of Shoes (Not! 5-6 pairs does not a sea make!) and Bryan Boy windows. Mine was Garance Doré. One because I love her blog, and two…the window had Eiffel Towers wearing clothes!!! Enough said.
Which one is your favorite?
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No matter how amazingly cool these shoes look, they aren’t made for walking. These paper origami art pieces are made by a very talented French artist Mathieu Missiaen for his collaboration with Make a Paper World, and as far as I know, are not for sale. But say they were, would you buy a pair?
It doesn’t come as a surprise that the Fall 2009 collection for the French fashion house Chanel is largely inspired by Russia. There was so much French influence in Russia from the 1600s on, it’s about time the French were inspired by the Russians!
Adore the Matreshka Doll Bag! It’s certainly kitschy, but somehow it just works! But seeing how most accessories from the collection are custom order only, the prices are bound to be way out of most mortals’ reach. I don’t know anyone who would pay $1300.00 USD for a bangle…no matter how unique! So with that, the Chanel Paris-Moscow collection will just be something inspiring for me to look at…and covet.
Photo credits: www.bagsnob.com