Monday, April 18, 2005

Mary Janes

T bar Mary Jane shoes with buckles and bows and straps were featured in the 1920s during the 'Flapper' era.
They were also made famous by the Wizard of Oz as Dorothy had red mary janes.
Today, Mary-Janes have that kiddy charm with girly elegance. Perfect for everyday casual wear.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Canvas Mary Jane
Plot a return to your schoolgirl roots with Marc's brilliantly hued Mary Jane. The red-and-pink canvas, blue rubber sole and rounded toe add throwback details, while the chunky high heel and shapely ankle strap create a very chic, grown-up finish.

Prada Sport Mary Jane Flats
Made of light blue pearlized patent leather with silver piping and suede accents, this shoe exudes casual elegance.

Miu Miu Print Runway Mary Janes
These printed runway Mary Jane in a multicolor vintage print fabric are perfect for the print trend this Spring.

Salvatore Ferragamo Suede/patent Mary Janes
These two-tone suede and patent leather Mary Jane pumps with scalloped-edge topline and contrast perforated toe are great for work or play.

Prada Beaded Satin Mary Janes
These popular lolita-isque beaded satin Mary Jane mule are absolutely gorgeous with the floral detail and the decadent satin material.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Mary Jane dress shoes
Mary Janes get a modern makeover with a touch of Midas.

And for the Orient, Chinese kids often wear embrioded brocade/satin Mary-janes (usually red) during festivals like Chinese New Year.

These shoes remind me of my childhood. Available at China Sprout.