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Tuesday Shoesday. A classic.

Yes, we know that our brides are loving colored shoes, flip-flops, Chuck Taylors and being barefoot, but every once in a while, we go back to our 300 plus weddings and think of fabulous, timeless wedding shoes.  And this satin and feather Manolo Blahnik D’Orsay open-toed pump does it for us every time.  We remember more than one very modern, but traditional bride who has donned them. And you CAN make them your own.  How about painting the bottoms sky blue as your something blue?  Or using Swarovski crystals to DIY your initials and wedding date on the sole?  Yeah, we thought so.  Always a classic.

Satin and feather D'Orsay

Tuesday Shoesday, Part Two – Barbara Bui, old school obsession.

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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.

Photo credit: BarbaraBui.com

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