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#onepieceamonth Funding Jan17: Vintage Ferragamo
Will I continue with the #onepieceamonth challenge in 2017 You guess I will, extra determined than ever. Looking again at this first 12 months of sluggish trend I can solely say one thing: simple to do and an absolute bless for the thoughts. The craving for buying is simplygone.
Another conclusion is that items discover their method to me. Casually in a retailer window, Insta post or magazine, collaborations with top quality brands or lovely gift from mates. Sure, gifts rely as properly. A piece is a bit is piece.
Speaking of gifts. My pricey contributing editor Tanja found a fantastic vintage find: Salvatore Ferragamo sneakers from the seventies. In immaculate condition but they appeared too small once she tried them again at residence.
Uh, too small Shoes can never be too small for me. Footwear not being small is nearly a traumatic experience since my early youth. Guess what I found on my doorstep
Salvatore Ferragamo Vintage Discover
Square toes, sq. heels and small matt golden Ferragamo buckle on prime. Made from essentially the soft ferragamo wedge loafer mens most lovely leather-based in and out. They in all probability spend the last 30 years or so in a shoe box (my guess is they appeared too small for the first proprietor as nicely).
Due to the old lady loafer look these shoes look nice below denims or leather-based pants. Trendy while holding comfy, I like.
Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian shoe art
Ferragamo was one the first well-known Italian shoemakers in Hollywood within the 1920’s and created sneakers for a lot of a well-known actress. Everyone knows the suede ballerina with strap he designed for Audrey Hepburn. An iconic type ever since.
“I’ve divided ladies, my purchasers, in three classes: Cinderella, Venus and Aristocratic. The Cinderella fit smaller footwear than the dimensions 6. Venus fit a measurement 6; the Aristocratic 7 or above “.
__ Salvatore Ferragamo
Even though his US journey was a short soft ferragamo wedge loafer mens one, when he returned to Florence within the 1930’s his shoppers stayed faithfull and kept ordering shoes.
One in every of his revolutionary designs we nonetheless put on at this time: the cork wedge. They made a huge impact on the world of vogue as did his Invisible Sandals in the fifties. A protracted list of stars including Greta Garbo, Sophia Loren and Lauren Bacall had their personal shoe moulds in his atelier.
After his death in 1960, his wife and family carried on the tradition of top of the range and comfortable sneakers. What started as a one-man store almost hundred years in the past leads to over 500 flagship stores right this moment. And a Ferragamo museum in Florence with archives of his work and iconic footwear. Many, many sneakers.
Never expected that my small toes would land me such a terrific present. Tnx, Tanja!