It is laughable, the fact, that I have read on numerous occasions over the past few weeks, that flat shoes are apparently 'in' for autumn. When one reads statements like that, the only thing one can do is roll one's eyes and wonder how such ridiculous 'predictions' ever made their way into print. However, perhaps I'm being too quick ridicule the rather dubiousness of this statement as although flat ballerina slippers are a staple, that hardly need to be cited as 'on trend', there is a reinvention of the traditional take that is certainly catching my eye.
Almost all my posts of late have featured Alexander McQueen's a/w collection and indeed, it continues to provide a somewhat infinite flow of inspiration. This time, I'm talking about the flat shoes of course, that had me simultaneously imagining jesters of the royal court, Indian street markets and princesses and Dorothy of 'There's no place like home.' fame. However, it appears to be rather difficult to find a pair as enchanting as the McQueen slippers what with their almost comical medival jestor shape and richly embellished, Arabian Nights meets Russian Tsar palace exterior. Regardless, I'm admiring them anyway and will just have to settle for my childishly sparkly pair instead.