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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Yesterday, I said I wouldn’t show you my new Terry de Havilland shoes until today. The reason for that should now be obvious: They’re perfect for the 4th of July.

Snakeskin shoes by Terry de Havilland.

Terry’s wife Liz told me that the flag shoes were originally designed in 1972, but that this particular pair was made for the 2004 opening of London’s Dover Street Market, the retail store created by Rei Kawakubo of the label Comme des Garçons.

I started wearing the shoes this weekend — with the holiday falling on a Wednesday, it’s really 4th of July week, right? I enjoy Same Time, Next Year dressing, so, because I wore my Castelbajac sailor outfit for last year’s Independence Day weekend, I wore the same costume outfit for dinner with MrB on Sunday. I considered wearing my Castelbajac nautical shoes but decided the de Havilland flag shoes looked better.

What Wendy Wore
Top and pants: Castelbajac (2010)
Purse: Louis Vuitton (2001)
Watch: Louis Vuitton (2005)
Shoes: Terry de Havilland (made in 2004; received as gift from designer in 2012)

My saluting skills need work. My back is to the flag and my fingers are all over the place. Humph. Well, happy 4th of July to all my U.S. peeps. If you’re not in the U.S., have a happy day anyway! And thanks again to the de Havillands of London for my patriotic new shoes.

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14 Responses to “What Wendy Wore: Happy 4th of July!”

  1. Mary Panjari says:

    I love those shoes. Sigh. Happy 4th of July! What’s it about again?

  2. I love those shoes!!!! I can’t believe that you remember what year the pieces are from. Lol! Next year you will get the saluting thing right.

  3. Sheila says:

    You look awesome, Wendy! LOVE the shoes – those are all kinds of fabulous.

    The trick to my diagonal pose: you barely sit on the step, and you stretch your legs out as far as possible. If I were to lift my left hand, I would fall off the step. Shhhhh…trade secret. :-P

  4. Amanda says:

    Love the shoes. Glad I got see them in person. Happy 4th!!

  5. Couture Carrie
    Twitter: couturecarrie
    says:

    Love the shoes!
    And your new profile pic is fantastic!

    Happy 4th, darling WB :)

    xoxox,
    CC

  6. Happy 4th – your new shoes are fab.u.lous!

  7. mystyle says:

    Hi my dear!! beautiful shoes, made for you without a doubt and a gorgeous outfit xxx

  8. sulky kitten says:

    The shoes are fab Wendy, and yes, so is your new profile photo!

  9. stacy says:

    You lucky girl… those are some special shoes!!!

  10. Megan Mae says:

    Those shoes are insanely cool. They go great with your sailor suit. Hope you’re having a happy 4th!

  11. Marti says:

    Love the shoes love the outfit
    Marti

  12. brett says:

    shoes+pants=fabulous
    brett

  13. Yes, these shoes=fabulous!!! Love seeing them in action :)

  14. Melanie says:

    I love,love this outfit! I wouldn’t change the salute – it’s too cute.