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17 February 2010

best foot forward

another update: ADRIANNA SASSOON has a beautiful blog with the best Roger Vivier shoe post ever and I stole the above photo from her to show a lace shoe from 50 years ago.
Of course they're Parisian. I wish my social life fit these magic shoes.
(from www.coppeliapique.com/)

Update photo of whole wearer of magic shoes, since The Blogger On A Cast Iron Balcony rightly pointed out the legs were invisible in the first one.

21 comments:

  1. You have mail ordered them?

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  2. Actually I'm glad my social life *doesn't* match those shoes: they look like hell!

    My shoes match my social life perfectly - a pair of thongs - seven pairs actually - to match any t-shirt and jeans combination. :)

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  3. Ankle snappers and gonad spearers -- two lethal, but weirdly sexy, weapons in one.

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  4. Actually Fleetwood, gonad kickers (check the hard wooden sole) then spear them to the ground. Only spear with one, the other is for putting the eyes out. Who needs atomic bombs when we have leather and lace?

    Do you want to sign up for the testing phase of this divine weapon worthy of the glorious Mrs. Peel?

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  5. in the same way that chopine-wearing Venetian courtesans were carried about, these delights ought to be accessorised with a couple of handsome, strong chaperones.

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  6. Got it in one Obtusa dear.

    Yes Andrew, I think Ms oDyne has taken Kath Lockett's brilliant tip and ordered 7 pairs, and thrown away her gardening boots; and has no intention of harming any gonads (an endangered species I think) with them, despite Coppy's (usually good) advice, and especially not Lord Hughes's.

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  7. "Do you want to sign up for the testing phase of this divine weapon worthy of the glorious Mrs. Peel?"

    I've just seen the update photograph, and I'm strapping on my armour-plated cricket box as I type. It's a dirty job being a weapons tester, but somebody's got to do it.

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  8. She's definitely dangerous Bri darling - with those shoes you wouldn't (or not) want wrapped around your neck, and hanging about the door with her hat on ... maybe she just phoned the brilliant Mr Randy Newman.

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  9. Ankle boots made of lace and a black basque...it'd be worth the risk I reckon.

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  10. I have a huge collection of shoes. Nothing like this, though. I can't wear them anymore because of the bunion I got from wearing them. I'm saving them for my collage of pain.

    Thanks for visiting Redoing The Undone. You do sound a lot like me. I know what you mean about dealing with the men at the lumber store. I'm not sure if it works better to sound all savvy or to play the dear befuddled helpless lady. I had to have those big pieces of engineered wood delivered. Don't ask me how I dragged them up the hill to my cabin after the delivery boy dumped them at the end of my driveway. Don't ask me if I keep doing dumb things that hurt my back...

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  11. On behalf of Ann O'D, I thank Kass for coming here all the way from The Beehive State, and recommend you all to her blogpost How One Woman Builds A Balcony On A Mountain House.
    make notes, she's a star.

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  12. My Melissa would wear these and still be able to run - she is incredible - must have skipped a generation

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  13. Annie,

    The top photograph isn't particularly clear. I don't suppose you'd consider modelling the clothes yourself and posting the results?

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  14. Fleetwood, I'm crushed! You didn't recognise me. When I arrive in England, I'll be wearing this under a see-through snow suit.

    I expect you to be doing the same.

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  15. Witchy,

    The only basque I'd manage to fit round my stomach would basically be a corrugated iron fence with a length of chain pulled taught around the middle to make it look as though I'd still got a waist.

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  16. Thank you so much for the birthday card - when is yours? it was such a nice surprise...do you have an address yet? I can't access my email addresses because the computer is kerplunky and am using Don's old one with all his addresses on - a real trip down memory lane thats for sure.

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  17. Fleetwood, you're talking hardware of the knightly kind. Does that chain come with a ball and spikes?

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  18. Just the spikes, Witchy. The balls were worked off long ago.

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  19. Oh damn, spikes eh! Well there goes undressing you with my teeth.

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  20. This is turning into a fetishist site. Your stats are going to go through the roof.

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  21. Too skinny - could do with a few Kate and Sidney pies or maybe a pump up.

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