The finer details
I’m a stickler for quality and for some reason that applies especially to the little things in life – like socks. Socks are important to me and there’s nothing worse than spending a fortune on a snazzy sock (fashion folk always refer to things in the singular) only for the heel to start whittling away by the third wear. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel gives good sock. The fit is just so, there’s ample stretch and they keep their shape well even after several cycles of the washing machine and dryer. And they look good too. My sock emporium of choice is Shop at Maison Bertaux. This is where I go for a cheap(ish) fash fix -Sonia socks are around the £12 mark – although I inevitably come out with some other unplanned-for purchase, how could I not when Madame also has the best pick of APC and Repetto this side of the Channel? Plus, last time I popped in I was not allowed to leave without one of her fabulously elegant tea sets, consisting of tea cup, saucer and cake plate (one can never have too many cake plates) …oh I was in chi-chi heaven! Anyway, I digress. My latest haul of Sonia socks is a riot of outsize polka dots and jazzy stripes. I’m wearing them with a crop jean and preppie loafers, or high heel faux-snake T-bars for special occasions.
9 September, 2008 @ 9:06 am
Perfect!!!! Not to be wasted on a boot (see how I use the fashion-singular!) !!!!!! Ladies who wear such a sock deserve to eat off only the finest of cake-plates!!
Make Do and Mend
9 September, 2008 @ 9:09 am
not sure what I’m drolling over most sock(s) or cup and plate set. That shop is a deal breaker – hence I’m staying away or I’d succomb in an instance.
9 September, 2008 @ 11:29 am
Bernard Willhem used to make absolutely delightful short socks (and above the knee socks). I have three gorgeous examples which I’ve kept in their little boxes and only wear them for special occasions. I love the sound of your preppy look with Sonia socks and loafers…
9 September, 2008 @ 4:17 pm
I splurged on a truckload of Hue jean socks for my birthday last year. It felt deeply boring, but I’ve been so glad ever since. I, too, am deeply annoyed by cheap, quick-to-deteriorate socks!
10 September, 2008 @ 7:11 pm
what a delicious looking tiny cake!
what a rad blog, lady!
10 September, 2008 @ 8:56 pm
It’s all so delightful! Who could resist; I have a pair of long black cashmere socks that I wear when it just starts to feel nippy outside.
11 September, 2008 @ 11:30 am
Although I do not ‘do’ socks I do love cake and used to collect tea sets. The photos are brilliant, very similar to a series by Takashi Yasumura on http://www.yossimilo.com
Have you read the Maison Bertaux blog?
11 September, 2008 @ 6:48 pm
Indigo16, I love the Maison B blog, that is how I got to know Madame…intrigued by this Takashi bloke, off to check him out now.
30 December, 2010 @ 1:35 pm
Love the blog,
I've had to research Yasamura's work for a photgraphy project. I can see the resmbelance. I olve Yasaumra's work, with the plain but effective colour and shapes. :)
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