Do you like this green chilli dress? I love my clothing with a good dose of humour, so went I visited Fashiondacci last week to see what Kurt had in store, this dress jumped off the rack and said, ‘shoot me!’
Dolce & Gabbana recently did a red chilli dress that we’ve seen on the likes of Pixie Geldof and Paloma Faith and I can only imagine that this is what inspired the dress that I’m wearing.
As it is ‘Shoes on Tues‘ I thought I’d reference some of what you had to say last week when I asked why do we love shoes so much.
“Perhaps it is as Toni Collette’s character in In Her Shoes says: “Clothes never look any good… food just makes me fatter… shoes always fit.”
I admit it… I am a shoe-a-holic. Pointed, patterned, tasseled, embellished, satin, suede, patent, strappy, pump, bright, nude, you name it, I will most likely have it. Why? Because shoes make me feel joyful, both from an aesthetic point of view, but also in how they are worn. I walk differently in heels. I feel confident, purposeful, finished…and I love that moment when you stop on the street with another shoe lover to say, ‘Nice shoes!‘”
Wild Tea Party.
So perhaps it’s a physical thing for us shoe lovers? I do see a lot of women stooping or hunching when they walk in certain heels, rather than it pushing your pelvis forward like some sort of catwalk gazelle. And that’s never attractive. But what resonated more with me was that it is the ‘finished’ aspect of the outfit. I wear a lot of ballet flats so it’s not specifically about heels for me, it’s about how the outfit looks from my head to my toes. I own embellished chapals, pony hair ballet flats, snake skin heels and suede boots- the whole gamut of options so that my outfit can always be finished (in my own eyes of course), to perfection.
My quest for why we love shoes continues, what do you think?
What I’m wearing:
Necklace: Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong
Bag: It’s a vintage, snakeskin number that belonged to my Great Aunt Joan who was a ballroom dancer. True story.
Belt: Kookai, from an op-shop