Happy Friday everyone!
I thought it about time I shared some more lovely repro shoes with you all.
The long awaited (by me) Judy shoe from Rocket Originals has finally been released! Just in time to catch the dying days of summer, but I am hoping to invest in a pair to begin next summer with, to replace my old faithful Connies and Remix sandals which have all now seen better days. Anyone who reads this will know what a huge fab I am of Rockets, they just make such wonderful products and are such lovely people to boot. The Judys are no exception to the loveliness:
We had these copied from a late 1940’s/early 50’s American pair of sandals, and we chose this design as it’s so typical of a casual wedge sandal from this era, and also for their dance ability – wear ability – and comfort. You’re going to love them! They can be worn just as easily on the pavement as the dance floor – no having to change shoes because the shoes you like to dance in can’t handle outside wear!
However, I did read the dreaded words, “THE SIZES ARE SMALL SO YOU MAY NEED TO ORDER A SIZE LARGER THAN YOU WOULD USUALLY TAKE.”at the bottom – say it isn’t so! Being a size 8, there’s never usually anything larger. I hope to go and try them on in person at an event soon, so as to save Kaye (and myself) the trouble of returning them if they are too small.
My next confection is a lovely design from Clarks. They often reissue shoe designs from their archives, and these are from their 50s era. But I think they could pass very well for WWII era utility wedges!
Wedges were everywhere in the early 40s, much to the consternation of many women, who deemed them ‘clumpy’. Here’s picture from The 1940s Look, showing such a shoe:
It’s actually on the cover, as I just realised whilst looking it up on Amazon for the link! It’s a fab book, by the way, so if you haven’t got it, go and buy it now!
In other news, I just found out today that I did not get the job I interviewed for last week. I was kind of a wild card applicant anyway, not having quite the right experience, though I would have been great at it, I think! However it was not meant to be, and it’s come as something of a relief, since I never intended to get another full-time job, and was becoming increasingly concerned that I wouldn’t have enough time to dedicate to all my other forthcoming projects. So, simultaneously boo, and hooray, I will be sticking to my original plan and striking forth on my own! Good luck to me! 🙂
Talking of projects, I have now had a wonderful response to my ticket giveaway – stay tuned because I’ll be picking the winner out of a (vintage) hat tonight at midnight (well, bedtime, whichever is earlier) and announcing the lucky blighter then. Still a few hours left to enter!
All the very best to you all,
PS. UK readers can see me in the Telegraph newspaper today, accompanying an article about retro-socialising. Well, part of me, peeking out behind a vintage dress being held up by the amazing 60s burlesque super-spy Agent Lynch! The picture was at the Vintage Secret boudoir, and the whole article is worth a read, featuring VS, as well as my chums at the New Sheridan Club, the Chap, and more.