Author(s): Tim Blanks
It's been said that one can never really be too rich or too thin, but the truth for most modern women is really that one can never, ever have too many pairs of shoes. Shoes - A Love Story is a celebration of this passion, revelling in our infatuation and rejoicing in the stilettos, boots and sandals that have become a very socially acceptable obsession. This collection of beautiful, glamorous shoes offers images worthy of any aspiring Imelda or Carrie complemented by witty, addiction-empathising text from fellow shoe fanatics. Today's woman amasses gorgeous footwear as if she was collecting art - and art many of these shoes arguably are. If you can't afford that pair of Manolos, let the bejewelled heels within these pages offer some solace - and a savings incentive.
Tim Blanks is a fashion journalist with extensive experience in print and television. He is a contributing editor at Style.com, and former host of the internationally syndicated television show Fashion File. Publications he writes for include the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph Magazine, the Financial Times and Vogue. New Zealand-born Blanks has lived in London since 1990. Previous Books: Shoes: A Love Story (Midi HC, 05/08); Little Dogs: A Love Story (HC, 10/06); Shoes: A Love Story (HC, 10/06, now OP).