Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cockades & Rosettes on Shoes

The wheel of fashion is always turning. Rosettes on shoe clips are making a comeback!:

Photos of rosettes on

And on

Emily Blunt wearing Roger Vivier, Vanity Fair May 2009 (with birds!):

Here are some great pictures of cockades & rosettes on shoes through time:

A young Sun King, 1640s:

1790s, French- Expensive jeweled buckles went out of fashion during the French Revolution. This one has a tricolor cockade, for that Revolutionary look:


Regency era (circa 1800) slippers:




I've finally found a source for shoe clip blanks, so watch for shoe clips in my Etsy store soon!