9.10.2007

on shoes



I fell in love with this fabulous pair of stripey ribbon shoes at Target. I bought them a size too big as there were only two pairs left in our store. With a comfort insert inside, they fit just fine. It's always a pleasure to find such a sweet item at such a great price.
The lovely orange ribbon shoes in the second photo are a pair from a painting in the Metropolitan Museum. Wouldn't they make a lovely pair of shoes today? I wish I knew how to make shoes, for I would make this pair. Imagine these orange shoes with some fun stripey tights and a short sassy dress. Adorable.
The painting is of the Raymond children and was made ca. 1838 by Robert Peckham. It's a beauty isn't it? The faces are incredibly realistic and finely worked. My son was wondering why the girl had short hair. With a change of dress she would look stylish today with her short hair and her amazingly lovely orange shoes.

4 comments:

lynne said...

Do you think she could be a boy? Regardless, those are awesome shoes, both on him/her and the Target ones! Nothing like a great deal to make your day!

melissa said...

The description of the painting said it was a girl, though my initial thought was a boy.

Alexander Romero said...

Hi Melissa and Lynne, Brad sent me your blog. I forwarded it on to my wife and she enjoys reading it. Hope you are enjoying the big flat screen TV!

Fashion said...

nice shoes...i like those rainbow color shoes....i dont find this variety in my nike shoes collection....