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August 7, 2009

Striding in Satin Bows

Some shoe porn for the weekend courtesy of Lanvin, the ever-flowing fountain of things worth lusting for.
It couldn’t get any more dandy than emerald velvet oxfords laced-up with wide black satin ribbons.
Another bowed beauty in what appears to be burgundy satin.
Todd Selby of The Selby paid a visit to the Lanvin Homme studio in Paris and took home dazzlingly photographed images of the new accessories (not that the goods need any help).
The wavy burnt gold pattern on these lace-ups is mesmerizing. They’re opulent, and, dare I say, beachy at the same time.
A fine specimen of Lanvin’s signature pearl beading: iridescent indigo beads on satin, suede, and leather high-tops.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen a bag of this price point that I’ve wanted as much as this very handy-looking briefcase in distressed patent leather. The deep oxblood will go with everything!
He also posted a hilariously quirky handwritten questionnaire which he had Lanvin menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver fill out. Check it out, it’s delightful!
images from The Selby


  • Isabel
    August 7th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Velvet brogues! They're almost too beautiful for me to grasp the concept.

  • up and down town
    August 7th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    the selby is always gooood voyeurism.
    the beaded sneakers are really inspired.

  • Mat
    August 7th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    oh my goodness, is this legal! just stunning. favs being the first bow pair and the hi tops

  • Izzy
    August 7th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    mat: me too!

  • Cillian
    August 7th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Lawl @ Mat! I was asking myself the same thing! This is downright indecent…

    If ever there were photographs that showed Lanvin footwear in all its exquisite glory then they're right here.


  • -h
    August 7th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    that 3rd pair is amazing!!!!

  • yiqin;
    August 8th, 2009 at 6:12 am

    The bows on the shoes are sweet <3

  • Daniel Alec
    August 8th, 2009 at 11:49 am

    The top two are ripe for a DIY project.

  • Izzy
    August 8th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Daniel Alec: Yea it would be quite a fool-proof DIY actually. The only problem is that the bow would be a constant reminder that the shoes I'm wearing aren't Lanvins. :/

  • Style Salvage Steve
    August 9th, 2009 at 9:53 am

    I just stumbled across the Selby shots yesterday. Simply stunning…every image is so inspiring! The velvet oxfords are perfect for the Dandy Project!

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