Spring shoes: Michel Perry's strict and sassy
oday I'm wearing a pair of black patent J.M. Weston loafers, and when spring comes will switch to an ecru and latte version, designed by stellar shoe designer Michel Perry.
Weston's small women's line, Alter Ego, is unapologetically influenced by their men's styles and extremely well-made.
If you like this "men's for women" sort of thing, pause to admire these suede and patent oxfords:
|J.M. Weston designed by Michel Perry|
Others might prefer a distinctly femmy shoe, and with Perry, you can have your shoe candy both ways. His own boutiques (on Paris' rue de Grenelle and rue St Honoré) are home to marvels of the shoemaker's art.
One of the most refined oxfords I've ever seen, the Teddy:
The whimsical yet versatile grey Rain or Shine cloud pump:
That's a metal heel on this two-toned patent Jackie pump:
And panther print! Isn't the Sunkiss the ideal shoe for a summer fête?
It's not as simple as strict and flat at Weston, femmy and heeled at his own boutique; look at this Nomade sandal with chain detail and what he calls a "triple leather sole", with all those metallic bits.
Nantucket "golf sandal": can't see the heel height but charmed by the kiltie tie.
Shades, a flat sandal in lemon and black leather, would be my choice if I were in Paris this spring as originally planned, instead of moving:
Perry's shoes take me to shoe heaven, and shoe heaven in spring is an enchanting place to shop–or just dream.