Noble madness

Marie Louise Otte’s paper shoes were a discovery on Instagram and I can’t decide if they’re more macabre or beautiful, or maybe both. Ghosts of Marie Antoinette, and they also remind me of the old violins bought by Rita Lydig to form shoe horses for her dancing slippers. If this inspires you, there is more of Rita’s excess (and emeralds) here.



  1. Suvi · September 21, 2016

    Wow these definitely have a ghostly aura about them!


  2. aubreyleaman · September 21, 2016

    Love this!!


  3. aubreyleaman · September 22, 2016

    Reblogged this on If Mermaids Wore Suspenders and commented:
    When I saw these amazing shoes made out of paper, I wondered what would happen if someone were to make shoes out of book pages. But then I took it a step further and thought, what if those shoes actually embodied the stories they were made with?

    I would love a pair of shoes made from pages of The Night Circus. Imagine what they would look like if they matched the magical atmosphere of that book! I’d also be sorely tempted to buy some Great Gatsby shoes. It would be interesting how the artist/shoemaker combined the flair of the Roaring 20s with the tension between characters.

    So if you could have any pair of book-themed shoes, which ones would you want?


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