What: Christian Louboutin ‘Mad Mary’ studded platforms
When: Monday, February 14th, 2011
Where: Valentine’s dinner date with Shoeperman
With: green ASOS dress
When I started my Shoe Challenge last year, the very first pair of shoes I saved were my Christian Louboutin ‘Mad Mary’ platforms. This year I figured, “What the hell? Let’s start a new tradition!” so here they are, the first pair of shoes to be saved in this challenge, too.
Actually, I kept things “traditional” to an even greater degree than I’d planned, because when I looked back at last year’s photos I realised that I was wearing an ASOS dress and posing in front of my couch back then, too. Ah, well, at least the dress is a different colour this year…
I wore these for a Valentine’s dinner date with Shoeperman, at our favourite restaurant. We don’t really make a big deal about V-Day, but we will take any excuse to go out to dinner, and obviously I’ll take any excuse to wear ridiculous shoes, so it worked out pretty well.
What didn’t work out quite so well was these photos: I totally failed to learn my lesson about taking photos inside the house at night, so my apologies for the dodgy colours here: the one above is the closest I could get to the true colour of this dress – roll on summer, when I can (hopefully!) take more photos outside.
If you’re wondering why the caption on the first image declares these shoes to be the first of 71, rather than 70, by the way, well, far be it for me to count my shoes before they’re, er, hatched, but I made a really exciting shoe purchase this weekend (yes, I know, I know…), of which I’ll have some photos as soon as they arrive. I’m really not making this easy on myself, am I?
(It’ll be worth it. I hope.)
Thanks to everyone who’s submitted Shoe Challenge photos so far: I’ve had so many emails since the challenge started that I haven’t been able to reply to everyone individually, but I’ve been loving looking at your photos (and knowing that so many pairs of beautiful shoes are being saved!), and will publish the first round up of your photos on Friday, so look out for that. (And remember to email me your links/photos if you want to be included!)
In the meantime, here’s another look at Shoeperman’s amazing video of the first pair of shoes:
Finally, just for nostaligia’s sake, here’s how I wore these shoes last time:
P.S. Quick reminder: to be included in the weekly Shoe Challenge roundups you must email your photos – or a link to your blog post – to shoepershoechallenge @gmail.com. Please don’t post links in the comments section, thanks!