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le petit examen de vogue, #5

9 December 2008

I think I’m being spoiled.

Almost immediately after receiving an award from Demi, an e-mail from the super-sweet Maria of Lost in a Spotless Mind directed me to a post on her favourite blogs. There, she wrote quite possibly the most flattering little blurb about my little bloggie & I, perhaps being a little too generous in her compliments ;-). Nonetheless, I do wish to thank her profusely. I had started this blog with the intention of doing what I love best: writing, and fashion. And just knowing that there are readers out there who actually take the time to read my drawn out posts (I do know they’re longer than the average fashion blog) is the greatest of compliments.

And if you’re curious, here’s the little blurb:


La Couturier
This girl knows how to write about fashion! Although she does post carefully selected pictures, her blog is much more literary than the two blogs I’ve mentioned previously. Her “voice” is witty, warm and to-the-point – what more could one look for in a girl? I also like that although the tone of the blog is light and easily accessible, it’s clear she’s done her homework and learnt her fashion terms and references. The layout of the blog is unclutteed and elegant, and the items in the sidebar do not distract from the posts themselves (I personally cannot stand those blogs that automatically play music when you open them, or have a ton of flashing/moving things that demand attention. I usually try to give them a second chance, but my first impression is rather ruined). My favourite post of hers this far is “The story of one skirt & six women“, which is wonderfully imaginative!”

From the bottom of my heart: thank you.

And now, yet another petit quiz!

I think I swooned at the sight of these beauties.


Only Balenciaga would know that nude, gray, and silver would look unbelievably amazing together. A touch of neutral sophistication, edginess, and a bit of a futuristic quality all in one fabulous stiletto. The architecture of the shoe is a bit mod meets art deco, with the waved cap-toe and straps. My verdict? Fabulous.

And so…

Who’s feet do these lovely Balenciagas belong to?

(extra credit if you can tell me where she’s at!)


La C.

p.s.: It’s almost that time of year (in a matter of 2 weeks or so!). Which means, of course, time to start brainstorming on your wish list. Whether tangible or not, making them is quite enjoyable! Where to start? Look to my new page, “My Wishlist” (at the top of the site) to look at my own for some inspiration. Or, show some love & buy me something? Of course, I kid :-).

36 Comments leave one →
  1. 9 December 2008 10:42 pm

    They remind me of tall, strange birds in a way! More art than shoes.

  2. 9 December 2008 11:10 pm

    that’s melanie huynh at ny fashion week, right? i love those shoes as well! the color combo is amazing.

  3. 9 December 2008 11:15 pm

    wicked shoes!!

  4. 10 December 2008 12:02 am

    Wow I need those shoes!

  5. 10 December 2008 12:50 am

    Oh, Lovely! Modern & pretty! Killer! 🙂

    xoxo: Janet

  6. 10 December 2008 3:22 am

    dear balenciaga sandals, get on my feet. love, jaleh.

    i need to stop coming to your blog, i want everything i see haha

  7. 10 December 2008 6:21 am

    These shoes are amazing and as you said it these 3 colours look good together!

  8. 10 December 2008 6:27 am

    Is it Carine wearing the shoes? I’m just going with the obvious, it probably isn’t.

  9. 10 December 2008 10:06 am

    writing and fashion is a great combination. Congratulations for ur blog 😀

  10. 10 December 2008 10:21 am

    If someone write something like that about me, I’d be so happy 🙂

  11. 10 December 2008 12:35 pm

    Those shoes look painful! But what is a little discomfort in comparison to sheer fabulosity? 😉

    And I love reading your blog for all the same reasons as those written in that (very truthful) blurb above.

  12. 10 December 2008 1:01 pm

    thank you 🙂
    and congratulations on the little blurb, you totally deserve it!!

  13. 10 December 2008 1:10 pm

    Congratulations on the write-up, so true and well deserved! ❤


  14. The Seeker permalink
    10 December 2008 5:56 pm

    Congrats dear, it warms our heart when we feel appreciated. And you deserve it.

    Some shoes with the wow factor 🙂
    But I don’t know who’s feet are that…


  15. 10 December 2008 6:04 pm

    I agree with Maria, your blog is awesome!

  16. 10 December 2008 6:50 pm

    Yep, I think the same about Blake and Prada =)
    These Balenciaga shoes are amazing!!

  17. 10 December 2008 8:37 pm

    Nude and silver, that combination would have never occured to me – and I love that it now has! You always introduce the best ideas, allowing us to interpret them as openly as we can in our own style. 🙂 I can’t wait to try this colour pairing out.

    And thank you babe! I think it’s a good thing we didn’t have the means, because we’d be drowning each other in glorious gifts – balenciaga, miu miu, louboutins…

    Okay wait, then again. :p

    Love lots to you, La C! ♥
    “Eloise” :p

  18. 10 December 2008 8:48 pm

    yay for nude and silver !!! I want those!!

  19. thebaglady permalink
    10 December 2008 9:38 pm

    gorgeous shoes! once again, i’m not up to par with my fashion ladies (as you are) so i’ll pass :).

    the more i look at them, the more i want them!!

  20. 10 December 2008 11:08 pm

    I always admire your comments/opinions. 🙂 Thanks, La Couturier.

    Happy Wednesday! ❤

  21. 10 December 2008 11:35 pm

    those shoes are amazing
    hurray balenciaga 🙂

  22. 11 December 2008 12:13 am

    I’m not normally a fan of pointed-toe shoes but I do agree these look absolutely gorgeous! 🙂

  23. 11 December 2008 12:14 am

    I love how shiney the heels are! And I think all the things she said are true ❤

  24. 11 December 2008 2:03 am

    i dunno whose feet those are but they should be mine. those shoes are killer.

  25. 11 December 2008 3:25 am

    For some odd reason … they remind me birds :S
    I am not sure if I like or dislike those shoes… every time I see them my opinion changed.

  26. 11 December 2008 3:30 am

    i totally agree with Maria.
    u def. know fashion and i heart coming to ur blog.

  27. 11 December 2008 10:41 am

    What does my jewelry have to do to get on your wishlist? 😀

  28. 11 December 2008 1:06 pm

    you must! hats are so essential in this awful weather and are the complete height of fashion right now. beanies are best! that is so sweet of both those blogs, i think you are just lovely aswell =)

  29. 11 December 2008 1:08 pm

    oh sorry. i started talking about hats there when you comented on my bag. it’s past 5pm and i am still half asleep. thank you anyway! =)

  30. 11 December 2008 4:00 pm

    Oh those shoes ❤

  31. 11 December 2008 5:18 pm

    isn’t it great getting compilents? They leave you feeling all warm and squishy inside 🙂

  32. 11 December 2008 5:36 pm

    thanks for commenting on my blog! i’ve never read of yours but now i’ve read a ton of your posts and it’s great. i love the post with the A.W. skirt, i think i’d probably be the girl getting photographed for the street style blog =)

  33. 11 December 2008 6:49 pm

    darling what a lovely post,your blog is simply delicious! I love reading your posts.
    Mmmh me thinks the shoes belong to Carine Roitfeld but i could be wrong !

  34. 11 December 2008 7:13 pm

    That is an unusual and yet, stunning combination. I have no idea who they belong to though…

  35. 11 December 2008 9:06 pm

    See, it’s just not I who think you are fabulous! I did mean every word – besides, something else would ruin my journalistic integrity 😉

    And I’ll throw a “thank you” right back at you for posting a link to my blog. You won’t believe how many more people that have read my blog these past couple of days!

  36. 15 December 2008 10:38 am

    i swoon with you at the sight of those shoes.

    X Hanna

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