Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Can't afford new shoes?

Like, ahem, me? Then Erica Weiner's shoe clips are a lifesaver.

Shoe clips were first manufactured in the ornament-obsessed Victorian era, when instead of buying multiple pairs of shoes, women dressed up their plain footwear with an endless variety of detachable bows, buckles, and jewels.
Flappers played croquet in rhinestone pairs, fast-talking female reporters clipped them onto their oxfords and Audrey Hepburn used all kinds to embellish her black ballet flats.

Hopefully they'll make you feel like you're strolling down the Champs-Elysees, even if you're just schlepping across East Houston Street.