The red shoes
Tea in town. Where does one go for a quiet cup of tea in town, free from prams (sorry mums) and tourists? Well I found the perfect place yesterday when I went to get a look at the Wizard of Oz exhibition in Great Marlborough Street. On display on the first floor of the Swarovski Crystallized shop (opposite Liberty) is a dozen or so pairs of ruby slippers reimagined by the likes of Giuseppe Zanotti, Betsey Johnson and Jimmy Choo. My favourites were the Giuseppe Zanotti flats (not what I’d expect from the king of statement heels) and Alberta Ferretti’s crystal-covered platforms (very Dorothy does disco). But I was most taken with the Crystallized Lounge, a quiet haven of tables where you can watch the giddy goings-on in Argyll Street below while sipping a nice cup of English Breakfast or a glass of something chilled and alcoholic if you prefer. Post-refreshment, don’t forget to have a browse downstairs. Like a posh version of The Bead Shop, Swarovski Crystallized sells all manner of beads, charms and stick-on crystals for you to make your own trinkets. I couldn’t help going into stationery-shop mode, wanting to snatch up every little clasp, pendant and waxed-cotton cord on sale for the make-my-own-necklace project that I know will never come to fruition. Ahhhh, one day…
15 August, 2009 @ 2:05 pm
Man alive, those are beautiful. Thanks for the tip – quiet cups of tea are very much needed round there!
15 August, 2009 @ 11:25 pm
so happy for red again ;) love red shoes. so glam.
16 August, 2009 @ 7:39 am
cuteness!! I´ve always wanted Dorothy´s shoes :(:(
My New Favourite Thing
16 August, 2009 @ 11:01 am
Amazing! I'm gonna get myself down there tomorrow. Those Alberta Ferretti's are a work of art!
Make Do Style
16 August, 2009 @ 2:25 pm
Go on make your own necklace – it will be worth it!
The flats are the best!
16 August, 2009 @ 7:26 pm
Gorgeous! Will go and check it out next time I'm there!
16 August, 2009 @ 8:21 pm
OMG So going to have a look at this. Thanks.
16 August, 2009 @ 9:59 pm
OH MY GOD I am not even joking this is my favourite post ever!!!
When does this exhibition end, because I am away this week, and I have to see it??
16 August, 2009 @ 10:27 pm
Oh no Pretty Face, it ends on Aug 20th :(
17 August, 2009 @ 11:16 am
How I love Swarovski.
These are some fabulous shoes!
I like the Giuseppe Zanotti flats and the Testoni heels- I adore the bow/heart detail.
All Women Stalker
17 August, 2009 @ 7:46 pm
red + bows = perfection.
19 August, 2009 @ 9:37 pm
That is exactly why I have two pairs of red flats.
between peace and happiness
19 August, 2009 @ 11:30 pm
they are all perfect!