Archive for February, 2013

Wooden shoe be my Valentine?

Wooden shoe be mine?Don’t you love those old school Valentines? Well, we do. Especially those with Dutch folkloric illustrations and, how could it be otherwise, wooden shoes. wishes you all a very happy Valentine’s Day!

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Wooden Shoelettos!

wooden-shoelettosWho would have thought that wooden shoes would actually make their mark on the catwalk?! For their 2007 fall collection Dutch fashion designers Viktor and Rolf found inspiration in typical Dutch traditions as folkroric costumes, Delftware and, of course, wooden shoes. These high heeled wooden shoes were the result of their effort to take an authentic folk object and make it sexy.

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