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Ask An Editor: Chic 24/7 Flats for the Cannes Film Festival

I often receive questions from friends, readers and social media-ites alike asking for advice on solving their hunt for the perfect ____ (fill in the blank) shoe. By often, I mean daily — and those blanks have been everything from wedding-heel predicaments to cool mandals on a budget or even service shoes for one plucky friend who recently pulled a Private Benjamin of sorts and joined the Navy.

With this in mind, I thought it might be helpful to share these queries here in the hope that others will  gain insighst as well. It’s also a great reminder of how there truly is a specific shoe out there for just about any activity, occasion, provocation, whim and, of course, style.

Here’s a great question from author and curator Bronwyn Cosgrave, my very stylish and smart neighbor.

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Hi Mosha,

I need to invest in flats to go to Cannes, and I’d value your opinion. I need a pair for evening and daytime. Here is what I was thinking.

Evening:

I think I need these. They are classics — what do you think?

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi flats.
Manolo Blahnik Hangisi flats.
CREDIT: Barneys.com

Day:

Christian Louboutin Paulina flats.
Christian Louboutin Paulina flats.
CREDIT: Barneys.com

I also love this Balenciaga sandal:

Balenciaga studded sandals.
Balenciaga studded flat sandals.
CREDIT: Barneys.com

All my best,

Bronwyn
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Dear Bronwyn,

Happy to help. I like the black pointy Louboutins best for Cannes but I see your point re: sandals. South of France can be steamy, and maybe you want something a little more breathable. Of course, you can’t go wrong with the sapphire Manolos, though. A forever flat. Here are a few more suggestions:

Good bang for your buck and very flattering on the foot:

Jimmy Choo gold sling-back flats.
Jimmy Choo gold slingback flats.
CREDIT: net-a-porter.com

This has amazing lace (I have the heeled version), and men love its half-d’Orsay cut:

Givenchy black lace flats;
Givenchy black lace flats.
CREDIT: net-a-porter.com

Let me know what you decide.

M.
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Mosha,
I am going for the Balenciaga sandals and the Manolo flats with the jeweled buckle. Alexa Chung at the Met Ball was the tipping point that convinced me I need those shoes.
Talk soon,
Bronwyn
Met Gala Shoes 2015
Alexa Chung in Manolo Blahnik at the 2015 Met Gala.
CREDIT: Getty Images.
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Well done, B.

Bon voyage!

M.
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