Blouse: Dream Diva
Skirt: Kelda Leigh
Shoes: Chie Mihara
Brooch (gifted by Haz-Mo’s Mama): Tango and James
I’m sure it comes as no surprise to discover that here at Chez Lillipilli it’s all about comfort. I don’t like “support garments”, I don’t believe in slimming pantihose, and nine times out of ten I’ll wear flats over heels.
A few months ago a girlfriend of mine introduced me to a particular shoe designer “Chie Mihara” whose speciality isn’t simply classic, almost retro looking footwear, but shoes that are designed for comfort.
Chie set up her own footwear brand after having worked at an orthopaedic shoe store learning about foot anatomy and common foot problems. All her shoes are made with an anatomical footbed designed specifically to accommodate a woman’s foot. She says (rightly so!) that all women are workers and that while we want to look “feminine, beautiful and attractive” we shouldn’t have to sacrifice comfort to do so.
This video gives you a bit of an idea as to her philosophy, and you can all “aww” over her adorable accent, too:
Now, I can vouch for both the extremely comfortable comfortableness of these shoes, and the frightening price tag (you’re looking at several hundred dollars a pair. On sale) but here’s my secret. eBay. Keep your eyes peeled, because they pop up all the time, and instead of spending five times what you’d normally pay for a pair of shoes, you can pay what you’d normally spend for a pair five times as good.