Rosemary Mac Cabe

Hemlines, heels and haute couture – your daily dose

Ugly shoes, beautiful feet

I had a conversation with a friend today about the shoes I bought yesterday, and she expressed some concern at their sheer heft. “They make yer one look weird, like a miniature person,” she said. When I showed her what was …

Sat, Jan 9, 2010, 00:00

   

I had a conversation with a friend today about the shoes I bought yesterday, and she expressed some concern at their sheer heft. “They make yer one look weird, like a miniature person,” she said. When I showed her what was next on my wish list, she was less diplomatic.

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Stella McCartney‘s A/W 2009 collection. A part of me wants to hate Stella, for being privileged and successful (“as a result” being therefore implied), but when new collections come out, hers is always one I love. So my desire to “hate on” poor Stella is misguided, and I must concede that she has a good eye for the auld clothes, so she has.

But my mate doesn’t love the shoes above. I do. Why? They remind me of Rumi, so they do, and all the other very tall, very thin stylish bloggers who wear enormous clogs that serve only to emphasise how tall and skinny they are. I also love that they’re red, a shoe obsession I inherited from my mother.

Now it’s the weekend so. . . I may still blog. Let’s face it, I’m not going anywhere and, chances are, neither are you, if the weather forecast is anything to go by. In the meantime, check out Weardrobe‘s top 100, which is slickly produced but serves only to suggest that only thin girls are stylish. Sigh.