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Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Satin Victorian Women’s Shoe

Pink Satin Victorian Ladies Slipper
Photos By Gail

This Pink Satin women’s shoe circa 1858 is typical of the dainty, flat-soled slippers that well-to-do Victorian women wore as evening wear and to formal events throughout most of the 19th century.

Pink Satin Victorian Ladies Slipper

The delicate natured of women’s footwear indicates that even when outside of the home, the ideal Victorian lady did not require functional or reliable shoes. As the century went on, flat slippers like these were replace by heeled satin pumps.

Pink Satin Victorian Ladies Slipper

Photographed as Part of the Exhibit Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism, On View at the Museum of the City of New York Through January 6th, 2019.

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Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Barbie Shoe in the Subway

Pink Barbie Shoe
All Photos By Gail

On New Year’s Eve Day, I posted this photo with the heading, “Someone Lost a Shoe in The Subway,” and it got about 100 likes overnight — more than most of my photos and certainly way more than the majority of my blog posts that I share on that page. So, I thought that maybe, if re-purposed as a Pink Thing, the photo could work its viral magic on my blog traffic! A girl can dream. Here’s the back story on this photo:

I was out that day with my friend Naomi and I spotted this shoe laying on the sidewalk at around 99th Street and Lexington Avenue, so I snatched it up. Because: Pink Barbie Shoe. When I got into the subway I “staged” it on a remote stairway used only by the subway crew, et voila!

Pink Barbie Shoe Detail

Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Pump

Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Pump
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In July of 2012, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama created a full like of Accessories for Louis Vuitton including shoes, sunglasses, hand bags, jewelry, watches, shawls, scarves and beach towels. The Monogram Vernis Dots Infinity Pump, or Minnie Mouse’s Shoe as it is now popularly known, had a retail price tag of $1090 per pair. Yowza.