Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Off-topic: This is why I had to speak out.

(Yes, I'm talking about shoes again.)


First they take a kitten heel and put it on a wedge sandal, and you think...that's awful, but it just seems like an isolated fashion aberration so I'm not going to do anything about it.

But THEN DONNA KARAN just goes and puts a TEVA-STYLE SANDAL on a WEDGE SANDAL? And suddenly everyone who didn't speak out about the sick mating of the kitten heel with the wedge sandal shares responsibility.

OK, once again I am reverting to super stevedore language so close your eyes and plug your ears if you're delicate:

Sweet fancy Moses, what the fuck is that catastrophe of a shoe, Donna Karan?


What did the wedge sandal DO to these people that they want to punish it so? I know Diane von Furstenberg disparaging calls them "prosthetic-looking," but honestly, I've never heard anyone else say one bad word about the wedge.

It's fun, it's kicky. Sure, it's a little ankle-twisty, but whatever: avoid uneven surfaces and never ever for a minute stop paying attention to what you're doing and you'll be fine.

So why? WHY? Why must you mangle a perfectly adorable summertime shoe this way?

(Photo from Vogue this month, shot by Steven Meisel)


kangsta said...

that shoe looks like an emergency backboard. I'm trained and legally allowed to attach someone to one, and I have done so in the past so I have a keen knowlege of these things. The funny/not so funny if it's you thing is, on a heel that high one could totally fall and bust their ass, back, or neck and end up on backboard.

Ill-Suit said...

It's like the circle of life!