Growing up, my beloved mom used to wear togs from Barbara Bui, who had a fabulous shop on the Upper East Side. It was like a more couture-ish Chico’s vibe. In the 80s, I stole some tunics and a great pair of boots. Love. Well, imagine my surprise when I attended a Halloween party and one of the guests was rocking the most gorgeous pair of shoes. I asked who had designed them and almost spit out my “blood punch” (cranberry and vodka, folks, with lychee fruit eyeballs – we should have posted it!) when she said, “Barbara Bui”! Which sounds like Baba Booey when you say it fast, right?
In big love with these beige python platforms with 5 inch heel. But do go here for a look at some of the others – everyone should have a ShopStyle account – great fun to play with the app on your iPhone or iPad, organize your wishlists and get alerts when something goes on major sale, or do a Google image search of Barbara Bui shoes. Enjoy.