Shoes have earned the undying devotion of most fashionistas because they still fit even when you're skinny jeans don't & few other accessories can so change the feel of whatever you're wearing. If a shoe fiend is on the top of your holiday list, why not go with the flow & deck her halls with shoe-themed paraphernalia & gifts?
The Top 10 shoe-theme gifts & to surprise her with:
Let her eat cake like this elaborate, entirely edible tableaux from ConfettiCakes.com.
Daily online required reading for any super-fantastic shoe lover is, of course, The Manolo. "How does one explain Manolo the Shoeblogger to someone who's never visited his wildly popular internet site?" asks Herr Prof. Dr. Boethius P. von Korncrake who penned the intro to The Manolo's most recent work on the nature of the shoes, The Consolation of The Shoes. " Well, take two parts high-class shoe fetishist, one part Ricky Ricardo, and one part Jacques Barzun, a dash of Ignatius J. Reilly, shake vigorously and decant liberally, and you've got Manolo the Shoeblogger." Ayyyy! (PamphleteerPress.com)
Trim the tree, the Hannukah shrubbery or even the Festivus pole with stylish shoe ornaments! This fab green satin t-strap was inspired by an evening slipper from the mid 1950s in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. (MetMuseum.org)
Nothing says "I Love You" like the gift of shoe porn by Andy Warhol. Dated 1980, this 40"x60" screenprint is signed & numbered & a fab ode to Warhol's near obsession early in his career with illustrating shoes. (WarholPrints.com)
Even graffiti artists can't resist the lure, as evidenced by this online gallery of the works of the graffiti artist Shoe - aka Niels Shoe Meulman - in various cities in subways, on the sides of buildings & decorating trains.
This blinding crystal-covered confection proves that when it comes to crystals, minaudieres, and of course, shoes, more is always more. (KBaumann.com)
Flowers get a fabulous footwear twist in this fiendishly clever arrangement by Chrissie Harten, a creative floral designer from the UK.
Charmed, I'm sure in a super-cute high-heel sandal charm by Juicy Couture. (NeimanMarcus.com)
Instead of fake holiday cheer, this tee says what's really on her mind. (CafePress.com)
Pay hat homage in a wacky topper like Schiaparelli's famous creation - the result of a fabulous-before-its-time collaboration with Savador Dali in 1937. (photo: The Secret Life of Shoes)
- Lesley Scott
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