Glam Your Gams with Claremont 1930s Oxfords

Sep 6, 2013 6 comments

After tromping around the University of Nevada, Reno, campus for several hours, I'm more in love with these shoes than ever.  They're comfy, snazzy, and totally made the ensemble.

The inspiration for this shoot came from old color photos, particularly Kodachrome images, from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.

Chris was the photographer, and I was the model.
Shoes: "Claremont" 1930s oxfords in chocolate brown suede
Stockings: Fully Fashioned "point" heel, in tan
Blouse: Modcloth "Fresh and Fluttery" top via Vintage Dancer
Skirt is my own make, and hat is vintage.

More particulars on the Claremonts:

  • 100% suede leather upper with patent leather trim
  • Leather lined
  • Lace-up closure is adjustable
  • Man-made, super-durable, campus-stompin' soles
  • Custom moulded, 2 3/8" / 6.03 cm heel

Pre-Ordering is open September 2 - 22, with a $20 discount over the regular retail price.  Delivery is estimated for late December.  Skip on over to to reserve your pair.


  1. What a great shoot! I believe I'll be passing on these as they're very similar to a pair of shoes that I already have (and seldom wear, sadly). Now when you get some 40s styles going... Oh boy, my bank account will hate me.

  2. I love these! They do look perfectly, lovelily collegiate which makes me so frustrated that my college student's budget cannot afford them! I can't wait for the day when I can actually afford your shoes. :) I also have to say I love the lace godets in your skirt. Absolutely beautiful!

    1. Ah, let me attempt to enable you :-) Do you know about our layaway plans? It's super cool for pre-order stuff because while the shoes are being made, you're making little, affordable payments that end right when the shoes are to be delivered. Here's some more specifics:

  3. First let me say that you look too adorable!!! Second I love that green blouse. Third I already pre ordered and am excited for the Claremounts.


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