Before I moved into my house a few years back, I was on a de-clutter mission. I went through everything from old make-up, to dishes that didn’t match, to piles of useless paper clutter, and I tossed, tossed, tossed.
Unfortunately, I read an article about closet purging where the author suggested to get rid of items that had not been worn in over a year. So, me being mission-oriented at the time, got rid of shoes, clothing and handbags.
My move was smooth and uncluttered. Then one day I woke up and realized I didn’t have any of my cool stuff! What was I thinking?! I’m a collector! I’ve been in the fashion industry for over 30 years, I started my boutique in 1993 and it was full of hand-picked (by me) vintage items. (Most of which ended up in my closet.)
When I think about the handbags and shoes I carelessly gave away, I start to cry. Note to self: DO NOT GET RID OF COOL STUFF! EVER!
Anyway, it’s time to reclaim my identity. I’m on a search for a pair of dramatic shoes that I can pair with my LBD or my boyfriend jeans (depending on what kind of mood I’m in) and these shoe pics are an inspirational start.
The first two pics are Alexander McQueen.
The third pic is Lanvin.
The fourth pic is Dolce & Gabbana.
The fifth pic is Balenciaga.
And the last two pics are designed by Caroline Issa for L.K. Bennett.
I am determined to get my handbag and shoe collection going again; this time for keeps. On a good note, you’ll be happy to know that I miraculously kept my vintage jewelry and Avon bottle collections. Thank God!