Thursday, August 5, 2010

Me and Tom, again

I think I need to make a new blog category for every time I SWF.

Cecilia had posted about getting these holy grail shoes of hers, but in the black velvet version, awhile back and ever since seeing them, I wanted to track down a similar pair. I couldn't find the black velvet, but instead I came across them in natural python. Oooh la la. The pictures were kind of sketchy and it was a BIN auction for a good price (especially for python) so I responded with my usual "buy now, think (and sell if they don't work) later".

Well they just came in the mail and they are absolutely gorgeous. A little worn, but I used a reptile conditioner I purchased on a tip from a lovely lady on tPF (DYO reptile conditioner) and they look nearly brand-new now. I love the sculptural high-gloss enamel heel, and just the overall shape of the shoe is amazing.

Tom Ford is a genius.



Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Python Wedges 2004

Fit on these is variable. These are slightly too big for me (they are a 37.5), but with the ankle strap and the strangely shaped toe area, they don't look overly big. A 37 would have been perfect, but you do what you can with eBay finds. Comfort is decent for the 4.25" wedge heel height, but I will definitely be putting an insole to make these more wearable.

The nail polish was a quick find at CVS, and my modified Big Lebowski tribute. It is Confetti's "My favorite Martian". Not bad for $1.99.

7 comments:

  1. i love those!!! they are AMAZING

    python shoes are really screaming to me for fall. i think i need to find some as well....

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  2. 一個人的際遇在第一次總是最深刻的,有時候甚至會讓人的心變成永遠的絕緣。............................................................

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  3. @mikaela - i'm in love with python! i'm biased but i would recommend getting them second hand. they aren't the softest material and seem to take a bit to break in. (these are WAY softer than CL python i have)

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  4. 不斷的砍伐用的雖是小斧,卻能砍倒最堅硬的橡樹。......................................................

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  5. wow once you get a side view you get to see the whole amazingness of this shoe!

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