Ruthie Davis

February Obsessions

February Obsessions


There's nothing better than the idea that spring is just around the corner (well..... almost... OK), with the new season greeting you everywhere. I appreciate this to the max by diving into all the new arrivals that delight us with color, new textures and shapes. Almost died over Burberry's spring collection (bright metallics wherever you look), and in the event you should hear about a robbery on TV the upcoming days: that might have been me ensuring I have sufficient funds to afford that utterly beautiful bag. *sigh* Oh! And since I've become a (not very secret) stalker of Ruthie Davis' footwear, I'd totally invest that money in her heels too. In ALL of them actually.

If you prefer to act economically rather than be remote-controlled by pre-spring hormones (and still dive into fashion): I recommend watching Bill Cunningham's beautiful documentary "New York". A homage to fashion and glamour, spotted by the most humble man in fashion there is. Oldie (not you Bill!) but goodie!!! Or do as I do whenever I need to be cheered up on one of the hopefully last days of winter grey: a visit to favorite gallery - I could spend HOURS at Reflex in Amsterdam, glued to the work of Harland Miller (well, maybe robbing that bank wasn't such a bad idea after all), or visit my friend Melanie Brown's studio for a spring fashion splurge. If non of the above suits you: I bet flowers will. The tulips are out baby, bye bye January and hello new season!


Today's shoes are Ideal

Dress and blouse: Melanie Brown


Will you be my Valentine?

Will you be my Valentine?


Dear Ruthie Davis shoes!

I have a confession to make.
Ever since I’ve have laid my eyes on you, I have been in deep, sincere love.
To describe your elegance and beauty is beyond words, and I can only imagine what bliss it would be to meet you in person.
I have been secretly stalking you, couldn’t stop looking at you and in my dreams you were all mine.
I know your names by heart (hello sweet “Microcompact”, hi gorgeous “Horizon”, hello stunning “Dipped”, cheers “Highline” and you “Ace”: you are just the most delicate!), and I have envied anyone who have been seen with you.

So I am asking you with all my heart:
Dear Ruthie Davis shoes, will you be my Valentine?
I would take you out for a lovely dinner, giving you the ultimate “Taxi door-to-door” treatment. I promise not to go to the loo more than once not to damage your sole, but sit neatly and just show you off. I would make you shine and sparkle and make sure you will be the star of the evening.

I can assure you that my feelings for you are honest, and even after our date I won’t let you down. I will treat you with respect, (even when you are old and grey),
making sure that you will have everything you need.
I will protect you against rain, snow and dirt, I will let you sleep in the most comfortable boxes, shielded in soft cotton bags.
I will display you so I can always admire you, I will massage and caress you with rich polish (leather), soft tooth brushes (hunting calf) and body lotion (patent leather).
Secretly, (when no one is looking) I will pet you.

Dear Ruthie Davis shoes…. do you wanna walk with me…. forever?


P.S.: Todays shoes are … Ruthie Davis 

Choose your side



Went to bed at six o clock after a lovely chat with my friend Henk. Ouch!

So looking in the mirror today was like: “I now really ! REALLY ! need to do something about my wrinkles.

Aging in grace and all is perfect if you see it happen on your mother or grannies face: but YOUR OWN??????

I tried to get my wrinkles fixed twice so far.
First time was two years ago, and little did I know sitting on a sterile chair facing an 400volt lamp right in my eyes.
“We can do this right now” the surgeon said:
“But you need to rest  for at least 24 hours so the filler stayes in place.”
“Good bye” I said, because I had a party planned that very evening.

Second time was actually not very long ago, and I was prepared.
Time for rest was calculated, money was prepared

(250 EUR: that’s a pair of  YSL’s on sale), and I was ready to go.
But of course time has taken it’s tall, and as I was told that I now would need at least four Botox injections before I could even DO a filler,
(500 EUR in total, that’s a pair of YSL’s NOT on sale) I chose to bail out again.

Because here’s the thing.
I think, if you’d rather buy a SHOE the price of your surgery (whatever you will do),
no one would even LOOK in your face again.
They would just look at your feet.

It’s an so much better investment, just at the bottom side don’t you think?

So here’s my Top 8 what to buy in place for a doctor going wild with a needle.
It would be 4800 EUR in total.
That would be 9,6 times Botox and filler.



P.S.: Todays shoes are Christian Louboutin, Rupert Sanderson, Nicholas Kirkwood, Charlotte Olympia, Gianmarco Lorenzi, Ruthie Davis, and Burberry
P.P.S.: My wrinkles are Photoshop. :-)