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December 01, 2008

TIME TO START GETTING CHRISTMASSY//cause its december 1st

 

 

Our house is all decked out for Christmas, you guys, can you tell we take Christmas pretty seriousely in our house?!! Gifts are already being wrapped and my sister is baking our special Christmas cookie recipe right now. Even Townsend and Shelley are feeling the Christmas spirit.

All the Christmas spirit has me kinda thinking about these Pradas from Spring 08...

I'm not crazy about the shoe itself, but the color combo is to die for. Red and green are a great color combination all year round. I would totally be wearing these all month long if they were mine.

Mmkay, my email inbox is totally insane right now, people are asking me a ton of questions about a ton of different things and I honestly don't have time to get to them all! So, inspired by Camille, I will be doing a Question and Answer post.

Before a ton of people ask the same question, here are some of the most common questions I am asked.

1) Where do I find the Ann Demeulemeester boots? Do they run true to size?
I would suggest getting in contact with the sales department at Ann Demeulemeester via email (see the Ann D website) and yes, they do run true to size.

2) Where do you shop on eBay? How do I find good vintage online?
Please see the eBay post. It's all about using the right search terms, believe me! Oh, and finding your favorite vintage designers (and I don't mean YSL and Chanel, those tend to get snapped up quickly and go for mega $$$$, find obscure vintage designers by running searches on vintage dresses or based on the label of a great thrift store find. For instance, my mom picked up a Flora Kung dress at a thrift store and then ran an eBay search on Flora Kung, and pulled up two more dresses that she loved and got them for under $30)

3) What program do you use to make your graphics?
I use Corel Paint Shop Pro X2 for everything on Sea of Shoes.

Oh and some people have the notion that I'm eighteen years old....I'm not (even though it says 18 on my Facebook, haha), I am sixteen years old. but not for much longer!! My birthday is two days before Christmas ;-P

Feel free to ask questions about sizing, where to find stuff, whatever. I'll be happy to answer as many as I can in an upcoming post.

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Photo of Helene

Hey :) you know I discovered your blog thanks to a french magazine (Glamour) and I think it is really awesome, especially your incredible shoes' collection.
Wish you good luck for everything.
Bye =)

Photo of Shan

Hi,

Absolutely LOVE your blog!

Question about shopping on eBay, do you and your mom ever worry about getting a fake? What are some things to watch out for, or you guys just really good at knowing what the real deallooks like? And how do you know something will fit once you've found something you love?

Thanks!
~Shan

Photo of Lisa

jane & judy !!!

you ladies are insanely amazing + beautiful.

keep on shining.

x.

?- ion !... (more for judy!!!)- who does the decorating ? i am really into interiors. i would love to see more pictures of in/around. Do you get inspiration from magazines ? ah i am crazy about your house!

Photo of Lauren

All your Christmas decorations look lovely! I have two questions - what are your hobbies/interests outside of fashion? And as someone else asked, I'm curious to know how tall you are as well.

Photo of Laroux

God, those heels are TO DIE FOR!

Luffly Christmas decorations too! I'm currently trying to turn my house into one huge Christmas grotto ... and nearly blew our electricity current with an overload of fairy lights lol

x

Photo of Rianna Bethany

Love the christmas excitement thats going down in your house! it looks gorgeous, especially the lovely little pooches on the sofa!
Rianna Bethany xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Photo of Megan

Is that chandelier homemade or did you buy it? If you bought it...where?

Photo of clémence

aaah I m so happy Xmas is coming!you have to share your wishlist with us!
I started my advent calender and can t wait for tomoerrow morning to open number 3!!!

Photo of legyviel

wow! It must be wonderful to live in such a gorgeous house! it's absulotulety amazing. great decorations!

Photo of Prêt à Porter P

the 1st picture with your dog is too cute!!

Photo of P@trici@

Tengo una lámpara igual!

:)

Photo of cherryl

the dogs look so cute!

Photo of corie

how tall are you?
what are some of your favorite tunes?
how are you so cool? :)

Photo of SteloucheBabouche

Hey I added u to my favorite links !
Bisous from France

http://stelouchebabouche.blogspot.com

Photo of Alex

not really related to fashion but....

Whats your favorite color?
Do you have any other hobbies/things you like to do besides fashion?
WHich classes do you like and dislike in school?
What are you wishing for for christmas?

thanks, your awesome jane!

Photo of momma

the shoes is perfect! i can't to see you wear those.

Photo of Amelia

if you have any posts about this, i can't remember.
but do you design/sew/reconstruct any of your own clothing?
i want to know more about the designing process, i'd love to really get inside a designer brain and find out how they think...

Photo of Brianna

First of all, you and your mom rock my (designer) socks : ) I admire and identify with your passion for fashion, art, and design. Good taste is innate, it cannot be taught, and you ladies most definitely have that gift.

As for my ?'s:

It's been asked and I'm aware that it's somewhat personal, but what do your parents do for a living?

I know your mom used to have her own line, and I gather she will be reissuing some pieces, yes? When? And where can we buy it?

What do you want to be when you grow up Jane?

Even people with admirable aesthetic need inspiration, where does yours most often come from?

Lastly, how old is your corgi? My boyfriend has bought me a corgi puppy for Christmas (from TX no less!). I love how they stay cute even when they're all growed up.

Thanks girl! Merry Christmas!

Photo of Evan

Hey.
My question is how tall are you?

Photo of jamieofalltrades

Wow! I love the crystals handing above the table. Awesome.

Photo of Curious

Did you guys hire a decorator for your house? Also, there are some interesting looking items that look like they could have been DIY (blocks of wood flanking top & bottom of shelf, block of wood table harphazardly painted in white, etc.) Are these DIY or bought? If bought, where? If DIY, where did you get such cool raw material? Thanks!

Photo of Amanda

what is your monthly clothes allowance?

where did you get that chandelier hanging above the (dining room?) table?

Photo of carol

can you and judy please please each do a photoshoot of each of your clothes wardrobes and one of your shoe wardrobes?

Photo of Kin

I love your blog!

I was wondering what do you want to do when you're older, do you have an idea yet?
Can we see a picture of your room? Not to be awkward or anything =D but your house is decorated so beautifully that I would love to see how that and your style is translated in your room.
Who inspires you? Both in style and life.
What are you favorite magazines and books?
When did you develop your style / interest in fashion?
What are your favorite subjects at school?

Thanks!!!

Photo of sarah

i love you even more that you have a pembroke welsh corgi.
mine died :( but it makes me happy to see another!

Photo of lisa

Thanks for the great eBay tips! Your clothes are great. We also find great and relevent items on eBay as well. We would love to exchange links. www.choice-threads.com. Keep up the great work.

Photo of ali

I was wondering if you had any favorite shoes from designers not featured on the major runway shows. Most of the shoes your feature are big name designers. Do you love any independent shoe designers? Or any vintage shoes? I've always wondered.

Photo of Mimi

Beautiful home decor. Gives me a ton of ideas for mine!

Photo of Nubby

1. Who do you consider to be your favorite clothing designer?
2. Who is your favorite shoe designer?
3. What is your most prized piece of clothing?
4. What's your favorite store to shop at?


Photo of hanui

i finally linked you hon! xx

Photo of Jeunesse

Hi Jane! Your home looks lovely. Very classy and stylish, reminds me of my color theme last year. I've also done my decor for this year, went back to the classic red and gold after years trying to avoid it. Feels great, very Christmassy, reminds me of my parents house during Christmas... Haha. Anyway, I really love your dining room chairs. Looks really nice! I'm wondering who made them?

By the way, those shoes are awesome. I have just the perfect coat to go with it. Oh well, I just have to settle with what I have. Went on an early Christmas splurge for moi with the most fabulous Alaia pumps.

Photo of mel

i'd love to know how to wear knee high fringed boots !! ive a pair in black with about 1.5" heel , and another in coffee dark brown flats . idk how to wear them- whut to wear em with !? and another pair of black knee boots , laceups with rabbit fur trimming at the top . and a pair of black uggs . oh god . somebody tell me how to wear them ?? i live in a sunny climate btw , singapore :D haha okay im crazy .

melkho.d@gmail.com

help !! SOS :(

Photo of Letitia

Hi! Can you give us details on the chandelier above the table, I would love to see more pics of it! It's awesome!

Photo of carlotta

how do you protect your shoes from being wrecked from wear? Im afraid of wearing my more special shoes out alot, because some of them wear quite quickly! do you have any special treatments that you use?
carlotta
p.s your dogs look pretty smug up on that couch! it is a strict no no in our house!

Photo of chauss

j, i have one question, how do i get on the list for those special christmas cookies? :)
btw, beautiful animals (real and fake).

Photo of boubou

im so in love with the shoes .... :) and your living room looks so georgous !!!

Photo of Scheharazade

Vraiment époustouflant !^-^

Photo of AK

I absolutely adore your christmas decorations!!!

Photo of Tess

your birthday is the day before mine! i'll be 17 too...

Photo of Demi

wow, such beautiful pictures!! your house looks gorgeous and very festive!
fabulous blog :) xx

Photo of dana

omg i have the same shoes! except mine are purple and black and suede!
i love those shoes.
i got them all for dirt cheap at harrods sale!
like £30.
it was ridiculous.

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