Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Miu Miu Moccasins, or, Not My Dad's Loafers


When I was younger, I was simultaneously fascinated and repulsed by the cognac or black or cordovan leather loafers that my father wore to work. Quintessential professional male shoes, they typically featured tasseled accoutrements that seemed to contradict my youthful and naïve notions of masculinity, constructed certainly from television bombardments and confirmed probably by his usual weekend attire. As if a chameleon, he slid between suits and old, worn rugby shirts with ease, only the mildly archaic tassels seeming bizarre and misplaced at the time. Twenty years later, I now find myself salivating over the French and feminine version of his now discarded work garb: the toe is more pointed, the fit more narrow and casual, and, unsurprisingly, they have been doused in a cascade of metallic glitter. Tassels, once a stalwart of window treatments and medieval suits of armor in my mind, have grown on me. Unlike my father, however, I think I would leave these and all of their resplendent glory for my days away from the cubicle.




(image taken from Vogue France) 

19 comments:

  1. These glittery loafers are gorgeous, but what I enjoy even more is your writing. If you're not already writing novels, I think you should. Your descriptions make me more interested in the shoe than even a picture can.

    P.S. your comments are always my favorite!

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  2. ha- what an adorable post! These shoes are sparkly, fun, unique and best of all... a loafer! You could totally rock these in your cubicle! xo

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  3. OMG I just got a little shoe-orgasm ! Could these be more perfect !

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  5. these are amazing! they're like cooler versions of dorothy shoes lol x

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  6. so stylish!
    Maybe we can follow eatch other? :D
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  7. Okay, I am officially in love!!!

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  8. WoW. I'm in Love. I need these in my life. Lovely post hun :)

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  9. gorgeous. I am wearing the Traget knock off today!
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  10. Oooo, I love these! So stylish and chic! Great find. You are a wonderful writer too.. very engaging. Happy to have found your blog :)

    xoxo

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  11. Oh gosh, I love these miu miu slippers. If I were to splurge on a pair of smoking slippers, it would have to be Miu Miu! Love your blog too! PS. I'd love it if you could visit my blog!


    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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  12. These are too amazing! The glitter! I've been craving leopard loafers for the longest time...

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  13. I am all kinds of obsessed with these. LOVE.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  14. omg! i want them!

    XO

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  15. Omg those shoes are gorge!

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  16. loving those shoes! the glitter is major ;)

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  17. Those are so fun. I was starting to get over glittered shoes, but these have drawn me back in!

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