August 9, 2011

Pink Glitter on a Stormy Day

http://www.softpaws.com/Rain is frequently a nuisance, but then there are times it creates the perfect work conditions. The rain slowly tapping on my window, while I sit and write with a cup of coffee from Blue Bottle (I'm partial to their New Orleans and Kyoto cold brews), listening to Beirut's newest album, The Rip Tide, would probably be included as a short vignette in the movie about my life (directed by Woody Allen, naturally). I digress! I came home yesterday to these beautiful pink glittery lace-up oxfords, a gift from Parisian designer Patricia Blanchet. I feel like they had me in mind when they decided to make an all-pink version of my beloved multi-glitter lace up oxfords! Is there anything (like a stormy day, for example) that pink glittery shows can't brighten? My cat, Lily, is inclined to agree, (her softpaws match my new shoes).


Shoes courtesy of Patricia Blanchet

48 comments:

  1. OH MY GOD THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL I WANT THEM TOOOOOOO 
    those caps were all necessary 

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  2. These are so fabulous! I love sparkly shoes!

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  3. Wow I love glitter!  These are just beautiful and they remind me of the Dorothy's red glittery shoes from the Wizard of Oz! xx

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  4. my brain just exploded from all this awesomeness.

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  5. lily's paws some how usurped attention from your new sparkly pretties. 

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  6. Love your new pink glitters as well as Lily's paws :) How appropriate. Enjoy.

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  7. too pretty! where can I buy them?

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  8. Which one you got the pink glitters first?? You or lily???

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  9. Where can I buy these???

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  10. Blue Bottle! huh, it is also a jellyfish! never mind, i think the shoes are so so you! they are indeed perfect for you (and for me too actually). this is such a hilarious gorgeous post and the thing is it is one of the first posts i have ever seen that made me fuzzy inside, i don't know why but i just love love love it! the shoes like the new version of 'the red shoes'. 

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  11. Wow you painted your cats nails! I was looking at these in Selfridges on Sunday - so sparkly! 

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  12. Those are just... perfect.
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  13. Wow! Gorgeous shoes! But can't imagine myself wearing those. 

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  14. You are a blogging machine at the moment (and I love it!). I think it's pretty self-evident that this blog post is basically porn to me, but just in case there was any confusion.... glitter!!! pink!!! oxford shoes!!! Oh my!! And that last picture of Lily's paws made me 'awwww' out loud at my desk (when I was pretending to be working, natch).

    And you are right, some days there is a wonderful romance to being trapped indoors while the rain falls outside. And what better present to arrive on such a day than these glittery pieces of shoe heaven!

    Briony xxx

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  15. Oh no... that makes me sound crazy! I swear I'd never actually paint her nails!! The pink glitter on my cat are actually claw caps called Soft Paws. They're a humane alternative to declawing cats! That way, I can save my upholstered furniture and shoes from her wrath of destruction.

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  16. this idea is just really, really solid.

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  17. I am buying those glitter soft paws for our cat. My roommate has no say in this, it absolutely happening.

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  18. I was never really into oxfords for my personal style but after seeing these, how could you not want them in your life? I almost think I would feel magical wearing them! Have you planned or worn your 1st outfit with them yet?

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  19. I'm trying to find out where they're being sold in the US!! http://thefrenchtherapy.com/ sells some Patricia Blanchet styles, but not the lace-ups, yet.

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  20. You're right - they're totally Wizard of Oz!! Good call :)

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  21. it was REALLY the kitteh that did this to you.

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  22. i mean, they are pretty amazing - - but i'll admit i didn't expect her to garner so much attention!

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  23. I'm trying to find out and I'll report back with an update! http://thefrenchtherapy.com/ sells some other Patricia Blanchet styles, in the meantime :)

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  24. They're being sold at Selfridges in the UK, not sure about US distribution yet! http://thefrenchtherapy.com/ has some other Patricia Blanchet styles, in the meantime. I'll find out and report back!

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  25. Was it the furry paws with glittery claws??? That would probably make me fuzzy, if I didn't know what the cat was capable of doing without them! She's a destroyer.

    Blue Bottle is one of my favorite coffee places! Didn't know it was a jelly fish, too?? I'll have to look that up :)

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  26. Thank you! You have a beautiful name!

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  27. Thanks! I'll have to devise the perfect outfit for them.

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  28. Right? I'm all about thematic continuity.

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  29. I haven't worn them yet - they literally just arrived at my Brooklyn abode from Paris! I'm planning the perfect outfit for them. Something super femme, for sure.

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  30. I encourage this. Please send pictures once glitter paws are procured.

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  31. Is it silly to romanticize experiences like this?? I will say one benefit to working from home (most of the time) is not having to pretend. Focused when I need to be, unfocused when I don't! I miss being in an office, at times, though!

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  32. Not silly at all! I'm all about romanticising as much as possible in life - why mope around in a cynical bubble when we can embrace these lovely, simple pleasures. And oh how I wish some days/weeks/months I could work from home - although being in an office does at least force me to brush my hair/put on lipstick. ;) xx

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  33. OH MY GOD YOUR CAT HAS A PEDICURE THING HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE

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  34. http://www.softpaws.com
    http://www.softpaws.com
    http://www.softpaws.com
    http://www.softpaws.com

    GO TO THEIR GALLERY FOR HOURS OF LAUGHS.
    but on the real: these things are the best thing to save my pricey a&g merch couch and my shoe collection.

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  35. Omg the glittery soft paws are too funny!  I just looked to see if they made them for dogs and haha that would be hilarrrrrrious for my big male pup to have pink glittery nails!

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  36. love it. i need to get some sparkles on ralphie!

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  37. I don't think they make them specifically for dogs, but are cats and dogs claws that different?? I really hope you get some for the pups.

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  38. how do i get these? is there a website i can order them from D: 
    there amazing. 

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