Recently I came across the Zambesi store on Flinders Lane. I cannot believe that I have never been here before! I have pretty much paid my tribute to every boutique in the city! How did I miss such an awesome store?! Zambesi is the home of the uber-cool New Zealand label, as well as the haven for international labels such as Rick Owens, Ann Von De Vorst, Costume Nationale and Maison Martin Margiela. I had lunch with some friends and somehow ended up there. I was so blessed because there was a sale. There were so many wonderful shoes and boots, all discounted! I fell in love with 3 pairs of boots- an unusual pair of buttersoft grey Costume Nationale cone-heeled boots, a knee-high pair of ‘shredded’ black Maison Martin Margiela wedge-heeled boots and the mock-croc calf-skin knee-high boots by the same designer. The concindence is, a week ago I had never even heard of Maison Martin Margiela. I remember fleetingly reading an article about the Belgian besigner in Vogue, but recently I became addicated to Sea of Shoes, Jane Aldridge is the one who really introduced me to the brand.
I took this photo in a hurry in Zambesi, whilst the lovely shop assistant went to search for a pair of sockets for me. I sent the photo to my husband for ‘approval’. He asked me ‘How much do you love them?’. Can you guess my reply?
I chose these over the over 2 pairs simply because they are stunning and I can run in them!! I did a little ‘test jog’ in Zambesi, much to the asale assistant’s amusement. Yes, I like running around when I’m shopping. It is the only exercise I do, and I have to have comfortable footwear to carry me around the racks.
These are so comfortable. They are leather upper, leather lining and leather sole. The inside of these boots are so soft and they are really flattering on (they help slim my calves).
I am addicted to Maison Martin Margiela now. I saw their new collection in the August issue of Vogue, there is a pair of blue knee-high cowboy boots. Maison Martin Margiela shoes are collectors’ items. Quickly head down to Zambesi and check out the big range of groovy footwear before they fly away.