Monday, September 29, 2008

Men dont understand shoes (unless they are gay or do they)?

Men love sports. Women love shoes. These are 2 facts that will never change: We will never understand their obsession with sport and I doubt they will ever understand out obsession with shoes.
They don't understand how the perfect shoes make us feel like we are floating on air. They don't understand why we love them. They just don't understand. (or do they?)
A recent experience has made me rethink that some of them just might.
Since I started Princess Chic my husband has had a crash course in womans footwear. Can you believe he knows what pumps and peep toes are? Recently he has come out with a comment that nearly floored me, I was so dumbfounded I couldn't speak. He said "what is happening with these pink pumps"? How does he know what a pump is? OMG. Then a huge smile spread across my face.
As he spends hours looking at them when he updates my shoes site, some of it has obviously got through. He knows heel heights, material, shoe styles and even designers (even though he cant pronounce them). I think I am a very lucky girl to have a husband who (even though he doesn't fully understand my passionate obsession) is totally supportive of my love, which makes me love him even more. Not to many women are a lucky as me!


Once upon a time there was a princess that loved spring almost as much as she loved shoes. Spring meant she could wear her favourite new strappy heels

This princess loved the new spring styles that princess chic had available. This spring is all about the gladiator look made famous by Carrie Bradshaw in our favourite movie of the year – Sex in the City. And platforms are huge again. (And I mean literally). The new styles are fit for only the most seasoned shoe princess.

Monday, September 22, 2008

My first designer shoe experience

There is nothing like the thrill you get when you find a pair of shoes you love. This thrill is multiplied when it involves designer footwear. A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to buy my first pair of designer shoes. I went to the US and I told my darling husband that I was buying a pair of Manolo's. I did try to prepare him for the cost, although I don't think you can ever fully prepare a male for the price of designer shoes and why they are so worth it. So after checking out Rodeo Drive we wandering down to Neiman Marcus and that's where I fell in love. The moment I saw them I knew I had to have them. Just to walk about the Manolo Blahnik department was pure heaven. So many gorgeous shoes but one in particular took my breath away.They were stunning, silver sandals with a circle of swarovski crystals featured on the front and 4.5 inch heels. Timeless perfection in a box! I was so excited I could barely contain myself and held the bag with so much pride as I marched back down Rodeo. Needless to say my husband had a heartache when he saw the price tag, promptly marched out with the grumps and proceeded not to speak to me for an hour after. Whatever, he'll get over it. After all, I have a pair of Manolo's in my possession. If you haven't experienced it then you need to do it once in your life. I want to thank the shoe god himself for making a work of art that can make a woman feel like a princess as soon as she slips them on her feet. I am in awe of you Mr Blahnik. You rock!