3.14.2010

TWINKLE TOES

I've been told that I'm an "impractical person." This is false.  It's just that, I usually concern myself with the practicality of appearances, admittedly sometimes to the exclusion of...other (less practical, ha) concerns. I guess it's all a matter of prioritizing values.

I'll explain.

Remember the pair of day-glo glitter platforms I bought not too long ago? I finished a set of harnesses for them, the idea being: leather straps + shimmering silk stripes + sharp stilettos + cut steel.  

HOWEVER. It's been raining (monsooning??) sideways here since yesterday morning, leaving me wishing that when I'd constructed these harnesses, I'd skipped the silk in favor of something sturdier and moderately more waterproof.  More leather, perhaps? (More leather: never a bad thing.) While I find the contrast in texture of leather and silk satisfying, dancing in the rain without risking gross water marks is possibly more satisfying.  At least the glitter filled stilettos are almost like galoshes in their plasticy indestructibility! (If you don't mind wet feet.)


Created/styled/photographed by (IN)DECOROUS TASTE.

13 comments:

The Style Revolution said...

Those are stunning!

battlingthedinosaurs said...

i love the leather bow!

little augury said...

No not impractical, You must bookmark a reputable weather site and shod yourself accordingly. These are just right goldie locks- wait for the sun to shine.

smilla4blogs said...

I would say, "let it pour" for a fascinating glimpse of this footwear on the streets!

home before dark said...

Practicality has its place. Just not at your place. Dream Big.

MiA said...

ææææ, I love them! you're really talented!

http://miamarionette.blogspot.com/

Nedda Ebo said...

BEAUTIFUL! More leather is never a bad thing!!! Great job xx

Theresa Cheek said...

Keep the silk...love the contrast! Did Sophia Coppola contact you for the prototypes for Marie Antoinette??

-h said...

exquisite!

Simone said...

all of your shoes are SO amazing! Where could I bye the plastic shoe if I wanted to do something similar?

Janet said...

Shine on girlfriend!

luxeandlucid said...

Practicality is overrated! We all need a little more "gorgeous" and a little less "sweatpants and flipflops" ... thank you very much!

Seraph + Splendor said...

…practicality is SO overrated, especially when it comes to shoes. Leather and silk – you are after our own hearts…hmmm…
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