Shoe fits with style as Bishop wows din­ers

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - CONFIDENTIAL -

SHE was long con­sid­ered the Imelda Mar­cos of pol­i­tics thanks to her pricey wardrobe crammed with high­end shoes, de­signer la­bel threads and ex­pen­sive jewels.

Now, it seems for­mer for­eign min­is­ter Julie Bishop has out­done even her­self with her lat­est fash­ion ac­qui­si­tion.

Flanked by boyfriend David Pan­ton and din­ing with two mys­tery com­pan­ions on Vic­to­ria’s Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula last week, Bishop stepped out in a pair of heels once de­scribed in fash­ion cir­cles as “the” cult shoe of the decade – Saint Lau­rent’s Opyum black pumps, which re­tail for around $1700. That’s if you can get your hands on a pair. The heels are renowned as one of the hard­est to buy and carry a long wait­list, although it is un­der­stood small sizes oc­ca­sion­ally pop up for sale on­line. We’re not sure how Bishop man­aged to snaf­fle a pair but it ap­pears the one-time PM con­tender still wields some con­sid­er­able fash­ion clout, de­spite the fact she no longer has the same po­lit­i­cal power. An­other in­ter­est­ing de­tail from the Paringa Es­tate win­ery lunch – the su­per-fit Bishop or­dered an ex­tra-large serv­ing of con­fit pork belly with crackle.

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