Toosday Shoesday: Dior's BabyD Mary-Janes
5 June 2018

Toosday Shoesday: Dior’s BabyD Mary-Janes

Dior‘s BabyD from the Fall 2018 collection. Looking at these shoes, I feel a sudden wave of nostalgia because rounded-toe Mary-Janes were a fundamental part of my childhood. Just how integral were they to me? Well, let me tell you that they certainly left their mark…

Dior BabyD Mary Janes Nude Patent Calfskin Fall 18

From an infant right up until I was about 7 years old, mummy dearest dressed me in many versions of these type of Mary-Janes: in patent, grained, perforated, or calf leather; in colours such as navy, black, white, cream, and baby pink; sqaure- and round- toed; some flat, and some with a low block heel, just like the BabyD. I guess you could say my mum was kinda obsessed with putting me in Mary-Janes, and even made me wear them to kindergarten… Come to think of it, I don’t think she actually let me go anywhere without them! She’d always try to get me to like them, telling me that little girls like Alice and Dorothy (from Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz, respectively) always wear these on their adventures. Despite trying so hard to convince me, it never worked. I actually hated  nay, disliked these shoes because I found them a little clunky. In fact, I never wore another pair of Mary-Janes ever since age 7, unless absolutely necessary (i.e. for piano recitals).

Dior BabyD Mary Janes Gold Mirrored Calfskin Fall 18

But, when I saw Dior’s Baby D, I surprised myself. Okay, I’m not a fan of the gold mirror-effect patent version that you see in the image here because it’s too #extra for me, lol. And then I saw the versions in mesh with the embroidered velvet polka-dots, and the nude pink patent ones (above) which made a world of difference, meaning that I didn’t detest them. Quite the opposite in fact. Hmm, I guess you could say we both started off on the wrong foot (pun intended) at first, but could our relationship be about to start blossoming into a beautiful love affair? *insert pensive emoji here*


Images courtesy of Dior