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Monday 19 May 2014


The trend this season is for flat, comfortable shoes. Fashion is talking trainers, flat sandals, pool sliders, espadrilles.........

Back in early April, in optimistic mood about the weather, I bought these Black Leather Footbed Sandals from Topshop.

Black Leather "Haven" Footbed Sandals from Topshop

Now that it's getting warm, it's time to paint my toe nails and wear my sandals.  There are so many lovely colours to choose from in my collection.  I could go for a subtle look with a brownish-pink, or think of desert sands and paint them in gleaming gold or bronze.  I think I'll begin by trying the mini bottle I was given of Essie's "Naughty Nautical" (266), a "brilliant blue green", like the ocean. 

Essie Nail Polish in Naughty Nautical (266)

Still in a nautical mood, I like Dior's "Captain" (750), red  

Dior's Captain (750) Nail Polish

and "Sailor" (700), deep blue,

Dior's Sailor (700) Nail Polish

both from Dior's "Transat" Makeup Collection for Summer 2014, inspired by smart Transatlantic cruises in the 1950's. The nail polish comes with a transparent sticker kit (shown in the photographs above) to add sailor stripes and a CD logo, if desired.  Just right, perhaps, with white leather pool slider sandals.

The "Transat" Makeup Collection echoes the theme of Dior's Cruise Collection 2015, recently presented in New York.  The collection was based on the idea of chic ladies travelling from Paris to New York on transatlantic liners.  Silhouettes were elegant and classic silk squares were used to create dresses or fluid tops.