Before we dive into August, I’m going to tease educate you with a pair that truly deserves a shoe of the month feature.
As already firmly stated before, Dior really did some magic this year by created these insane beautiful patent sandals right after I had already splurged on the Cruise collection’s satin boots. Although it’s not often that we talk about Dior’s shoes under specific names, these go under ‘Conquest’.
Pointy, sharp, high heels really sets my soul on fire, that you know! I’ve spent the last year hunting down the best, oversized ruffle blouses on the market without even thinking about how that idea would translate into a pair of heels. Well, now we know. It’s the shape, the platform-lacking arch and the brilliantly balanced chunky heel with the pointy toe that does it. The carefree wrap (that definitely looks more casual than it feels) finished off with a high vinyl-like shine. I’m sold, they are sold-out = These do without a doubt take the cake as the shoe of the season.
This summer has been big for Dior, especially in London, as we (finally) welcomed a significant expansion in the form of a new flagship store on Bond Street, allowing us to shop the full range of everything Dior under one roof for the first time in the UK. But in true french fashion, I shot this pair in Paris in one of Hotel Particulier’s suites, aka. My new favourite place in Paris.
One of my most uncomfortable pair. The straps need to be pulled very tight to not have the side straps ‘hanging’. Also the heel is made too heavy which makes walking quite difficult and painful. It’s slow-motion movement and sit down dinners with this precious pair.
While the patent leather is a bit more forgiving than normal leather, the heel is made of soft leather and does starch quite easily. Otherwise from that, the shoe is stunning and you can tell from miles away what there is a designer pair coming through.
Purchase price: £750 in Dior London, March 2016
Dior does not sell these online, so these are only available in the main stores and the bigger department houses like Harrods.The shoes comes in three heights, flats, a lower heel and the one featured. The colours they were released in was; Black, white, nude and the multi coloured one (ideal for people like me, that can't make up their minds)
Sizing: Runs true to size. In this case it’s very important to have the sizing on point as the heel is open and walking in these is already a bit challenging. Mine are a size 37, my usual size.