Les Belles Chaussures is a French phrase meaning, The Beautiful Shoes. If your wondering why I’m suddenly talking shoes in French, then read the rest of this post.
Remember back in 2006 when gorgeous 18th century shoes spammed our Tumblr feeds and it actually still is, even in Pinterest. The massive flooding of those candy colored shoe photos in our feeds should be blamed to the 2006 film, Marie Antoinette directed by Sofia Coppola. It is about the last French Queen of France, wife of Louise XVI, who is infamous for her massive spending and shoe collection. The shoes used in the film was all made by the legendary shoe designer, Manolo Blahnik. Though those shoes are, no doubt, gorgeous but it’s not something that we would be actually wearing. It’s just something we get pleasure from rebloging, repining and of course staring and wonder what if we could wear such things? And if we could buy such thing, like the anonymous person who won the auction of Marie Antoinette’s slippers for 50,000 euros, these kinds of shoes are now meant for collection purposes or an interesting display at home.
In fashion, the saying what comes around goes back around is very relevant. Old trends comes back after several years but with a modern twist of course like Hedi Slimane’s debut collection in Saint Laurent Paris. So if you love the Marie Antoinette film or you just love all things vintage then you’ll love these oxford shoes made of exquisite fabric and embroidery from Santoni.
If your not that head-over-hills with the oxfords, these slippers might capture your heart which are really like replicas of those 18th century shoes and according to the designer, it really are. These Le Chaussons De La Belle, according to their to her (again) posted in their website:
… exquisite esthetics of the fascinating Eighteenth Century aristocratic belles who charm us from the paitings and drawings of those sensual, tumultuous and deliciously libertine times. The idea is an elegant, timeless collection of fabulously defiant objets de désir with a flamboyant, indipendent personality that goes audaciously beyond trends: a sleek, seductive low heel style, an irresistible high heel one and a delightful jewel of a bag to hold in your hand like a lily, very aptly named “L’Insolente”.
The point (most important, and often dangerously forgotten!) is feeling beautiful over breakfast. Ladies, how do we want to be remembered… from down? Think sliding with delicious ease into these Watteau-esque boudoir slippers wearing a whisper of silk and lace… A private, awfully chic elegance. Our chaussons and bags follow you from a marriage in Tuscany to glamorous Park Avenue cocktail parties, from tea under the palm trees to a fairy night’s ball. And dinner à deux, of course! Oh yes, men love them.