Join my mom and me Thursday, December 10th at the Guess by Marciano store in the Dallas Galleria from 6:30-8:30 for a cocktail reception and special shopping event.  A five dollar donation allows a 20% discount for the evening, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Palliative Care Program at Cook Children's Medical Center.  For information call–972-385-3184.

I will note that there has been a small misprint on the invitation: my mother has her own blog and Sea of Shoes is my blog! It happens a lot :)

Really looking forward to meeting some readers!

xo Jane


I am really, really, really obsessed with these studded 'mohawk' Pradas I brought home from Paris. I was dying for a pair of the studded fringed Pradas from  Fall 09 but when I went with my mom to the Prada boutique in Galleries Lafayettte in Paris, we were told that most of the crazier shoes didn't go into production. They offered to round up some of the shoes that had been used on the runway and show them to us on Saturday. Long story short, these shoes were sitting on the display shelf all along and I ended up liking them best of all. My dad delivered them to me during preparations for the Crillon ball (thanks dad!) and these shoes were glued to my feet up until the second I had to switch them out for the Chanel platforms that went with my gown. And after the ball they went dancing at L'Arc and Montana. 

I loved the Prada heels with the fringe around the ankle, but I think I like this variation even better. I think this shoe really needed the platform to balance out the proportion of the mohawk. 

I still can't stop looking at them. They look awesome with tartan knee socks :)


The bag is Burberry, and it is the bag of my dreams, and thats saying something because I've never really been a bag person! I have two 'major' bags: a ratty suede tie-dyed Miu Miu with voodoo dolls and pen marks all over it, a patched nylon and leather Prada 'dinosaur' bag. If I'm not carrying these, I'm stealing my moms bags or stuffing my phone, cash, and chapstick in my pockets. 

When I saw this Burberry marked down like *crazy* at a Neimans Last Call sale, I couldn't believe my eyes. How did someone not get this bag before I did?! Lucky me, I guess. This could be the bag that turns me into a bag girl.

Took some pictures of my boyfriend wearing his N.HOOLYWOOD cape this weekend…so cool!!



I ordered these BCBG ponyhair wedges a week before I left for Paris and they were here waiting for me when I got back…been switching between these and my Pradas all week!

An Ivan Grundahl wrap belt I stole from my mom over a thrifted 80s dress…

 See ya later!

On our second day in Paris last week, I went for my second fitting at Chanel. We had to make sure the dress fit again before the ball!

I went for my first fitting in September…as excited as I was, I can't say I wasn't a little anxious. Being fitted in the haute couture studio at Chanel could be a potentially intimidating experience…but everyone I met was so warm and kind. I imagined being fitted for a couture gown might be somewhat ceremonial but the experience was very relaxed. and all the women at Chanel are so beautiful!

It was thrilling to put my dress on again. When I saw it, I knew it was the one I wanted to wear to the ball. It weighs a ton and the corset it very snug. Once I saw the other debutantes' dresses though, I realized that mine was relatively comfortable, even though it was very difficult to sit in. Here is the runway picture.



Here I am with my mom and my sister, and Sanaz at my fitting! Sanaz is so stylish!


The best part of my fitting was that afterwards, Sanaz gave us a tour of Coco Chanel's apartment upstairs. I can't believe I was there! 

What an incredible life she lead. It was so fascinating to hear some of the stories that went along with some of the objects in her apartment-everything had such sentimental value. 







I am so happy I was able to take pictures to share on Sea of Shoes!

It was such an honor to be chosen by Chanel to be dressed for the ball. I am so in love with my gown. If I could, I would re-live my fittings a million times!