Saturday, January 14, 2012
17th century heels to set me on fire!
I do seem to have the 'I wants' at the moment. This time it's 17th century court heels!
Yes, those uber rococco brocade shoes with the flaired heels like the ones in "The History of Costume" by Carl Kohler. And in fact, here's one we prepared earlier!
Disgusting isn't it!
But now it seems it may be within my grasp!
Lauren at American Duchess (who never sleeps) has lovely 17th century court heels in development amongst others!
Check out the American Duchess shop for Lauren's 'in development line'!
In particular I draw your attention to the "Pompadour" Court heels which somehow or other I hadn't seen before!
These are to be made in brocade with a leather heel and lace closure. And they'll be perfect for anything roughly from the late 1600s through to 1740s.
I love the pointy upturned toe and the voluptuous heel!
I can't help it, they make my heart go pittypat!
But Lauren, please, please, pleeeeease can we have a little more flair on the heel like the brocade shoe above.
That curve on the front of the heel as it turns back towards the toe creates such a beautiful line it makes me want to cry!
I have dreamt about shoes like this!
Or goodness imagine them with (dare I say it) RED HEELS!
I'll have to have a pair in each colour so I can dye the heels on the taupe ones red!
OMG I could even stud them with diamantes! hahahahhaha
THESE are the shoes that set me on fire!
To borrow your expression Lauren - SQUEEEEEEEE!
(Pompadour image is the property of American Duchess Co.)