2nd: in my other response:
: I loathe having to tie ribbon shoes....loathe it. loathe the stupid hanging pieces...usually end up using medical tape instead of tying it. So for some of what I've done for KD patrons, I create a permanent bow and a hook closure to it.
Yeah, I hate ribbon ties. Other people love them and will pay, or I'd never torture myself.
The ruby slippers (to me) feel like vintage barbie spikes..but that's late 50s/early 60s and not in the era of Gene. It's the shape you can't bond with? or the ruby slipper finish?
I honestly thing Gene should be in chunkier shoes with more of a platform and less of a stiletto ....most of the time. But I tend to make what I want first in case nothing sells..at least I have what I like. The first pump is for my Presidential Ball fashion....which means it's 62 and Ferragamo.... not truly Gene