|View from (almost) the top|
I went to this show in a "buyer" capacity for Royal Vintage Shoes. As you all know, business owners must wear many hats (I try to make mine fabulous hats), and one of my roles is to source and procure vintage style shoes.
|Being a "buyer" sounds prestigious, and it is fun, but it's also a lot of work and responsibility|
Yes, ugly. SO ugly. I'm condemning the footwear fashion industry right here, right now! UGLY! It seems like designers go for "different" at the expense of "beauty." Poor balance, awkward details, inconsistency throughout the design....there's a reason these shapes haven't been done before in the several millennia of footwear history we have on record!!!
So it was depressing.
But not a complete loss.
There are, thank the goddess, a handful of companies that make normal, nice shoes, shoes with a vintage inspiration to them, shoes you can actually walk in and wear for more than five minutes. Thank heaven for b.a.i.t., Chelsea Crew, Restricted, Miss L Fire, and Aerosoles!
|A selection of b.a.i.t. shoe coming to Royal Vintage in the next few weeks. The two on the end will arrive for Fall.|
So while it was hard and exhausting, I did get you gals a great selection of 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s style shoes. I'm madly in love with everything we picked out, and I hope you will be too.
|New Chelsea Crew styles arriving for Fall. I love them all, but especially the burgundy and navy blue 1930s wrap-straps. Wait until you see these in the round!|
So while attending Magic was a bit "ugh," it did result in finding some great stuff, and we were able to stick to our standards of quality and design, finding the best in modern-does-vintage shoes for you. <3