The inspiration for today’s post came from an unusual source: Pope Benedict XVI. After he announced his resignation earlier today, I spent some time researching his sartorial habits (I don’t usually pay much attention to papal fashion, I admit) and stumbled across his well documented penchant for red smoking slippers.

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they thought the pope wore Prada, but the Vatican denied that these were vintage designer shoes back in 2006

Well, it just so happens that if you fancied getting yourself a pair of red smoking slippers – and I’m talking about properly stylish ones, not old bloke religious-y ones – you’d certainly not have any trouble. Here are my favourites available at the moment.

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ruby slippers from Jemima Vine.
Edie, £149, jemimavine.co.uk BUY ME HERE!
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continental chic from Boden
Lounge shoe, £79, boden.co.uk BUY ME HERE!
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cute as a button from Charlotte Olympia
Kitty Flats, £465, charlotteolympia.com BUY ME HERE!
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iconic skulls from Alexander McQueen
velvet slippers, £340, net-a-porter.com BUY ME HERE!
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budget beauties from New Look
red slippers, £15.99, newlook.com BUY ME HERE!

2 thoughts on “ divine inspiration ”

  1. Funnily enough I was in Cos yesterday and was very tempted by a pair of shoes almost exactly the same as Benedict’s. Not in red but a very very dark blue, which possibly could have been black – my eyes often do that – red looks fab with his white and gold outfit, dark navy/black better for my less elaborate outfits!

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