Tuesday, March 8, 2011
They're My Ruby Slippers, You Can't Have Em.
Along time ago I decided never to let my child-like enthusiasm and cheerfulness give way to pessimism. I feel quite in touch with the four or five year old version of myself a lot of the time. Which is why it came as no surprise to me when I fell in love with these gorgeous red shoes. Of course if you had asked the little Michelle - or "Shelley" as my family called me back in those days what was my favorite colour it would have been without a doubt red. About a month ago I was at a dance with my husband and saw these shoes on a young lady. I turned to my husband and said "excuse me while I go knock her over the head in the washroom and liberate those shoes". Luckily for her the friendly side of me took over before I got to her and I merely complimented her and asked her where I could find the shoes. This is not the first time I've approached a stranger with this request, and the interesting thing is that every time I do this I feel like I've found a kindred spirit. Yes, instant shoe-bonding. She informed me that they came from a company in Los Angeles called Re-Mix. They have a wonderful array of reproduction vintage shoes from the 20's to the 40's. Apparently they are well known in the dance world and many competitive dancers swear by them. As expected a good quality product often has a big price-tag, but my birthday was approaching so they were ordered and received about 10 days later. I'm happy to report that they fit nicely and are extremely comfortable. I suspect there will be more Re-Mix shoes finding a home in my closet in the future.