“Do you know what these are? Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes! I thought these were an urban shoe myth!” – Carrie Bradshaw
For Carrie Bradshaw, fashion folklore became reality in the Vogue accessories closet. Thanks to the fashion gods, mary janes are no longer just the stuff of legends.
Marni’s delightful creations look as if they’ve stepped out of the pages of a storybook.
You can tell a mary jane from a plain jane by the strap fastened by a buckle across the instep. Traditionally low and rounded in the front, mary janes, or bar shoes, now come in all shapes and sizes. From through the ceiling platforms to demure pumps, there’s a mary jane out there for you!
In the nineties, Cher Horowitz’s “courageous fashion efforts” made it cool to be totally Clueless. Because of her signature look – mary janes over knee-high socks, Cher is still “a total betty” today. Keep feet toasty this winter and pair yours with schoolgirl booby socks a$ la Cher, or with pantyhose if the sexy teacher look is more your thing.
Leighton Meester and Elle Fanning get full marks for their high-heeled mary janes.
Photo credits: Style.com
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