When you think about it, a pair of plain flat sandals offer comfort, then by introducing metallic fabric; adding beaded or bejewelled decorations to them suddenly provides a much more glamorous approach to their humble pastlife. So, to combine comfort and style – ‘Voilà! We have a winner!!!’
Last year I was in Paris for a short stay. It was on a weekday in May, I was travelling by metro alone and spotted this beautiful and stylish Asian model who walked in elegantly… She was wearing an almost see-through long-sleeve black blouse; black pencil pants, and a pair of bright orange and hot pink flat sandals.
Although her sandals were neither metallic, nor beaded and they were not bejewelled, but the effect was equally strong. And I just admired the way she chose her flat sandals as her ensemble’s leading star. (You bet I was taking notes there…)
This year, I’m happy to be back to my beloved ‘City of Light’, due to having this ‘flat sandals’ topic in mind which I want to write, I’ve been checking out both locals and tourists’ foot wear wherever I go…
Well, what caught my eyes this time around was a mother of two young kids, who was in a very simple V-neck white Tee and blue jeans. Her choice of foot wear? – A pair of bling bling metallic flat sandals! And the bling was made to be noticed that’s for sure!
There is a message in it I believe: as a mother of two, life can be chaotic, but she must not forget the bling… Those magic blings have screamed for her to the rest of the world: ‘Yes I am a mother, yes I dress for comfort… But, look at me!! I’m still shining and FABULOUS!!!’
Self portrait with the collaboration of A.K.