Thursday, October 21, 2010
When I was writing my post about Madonna’s ’80s lace-up booties, I had to do a lot of digging because every scrap of Madonna shoe information seemed to be about her pink Fluevogs in Truth or Dare. Despite all those references, I couldn’t find a photo. Then came Lady Miss Kier to the rescue! The Deee-Lite singer wore the same “Munster” shoe on the cover of World Clique.
Much to my deee-lite, Fluevog has reissued the Munsters.To my deee-spair, they only come in full sizes and I’m a 6.5. I’ve emailed the Fluevog people for suggestions. Maybe a size 6 or a size 7 will work. If so, I WILL have these shoes. Then I can pretend I’m Lady Miss Kier. I love her. First of all, the name! Lady Miss! I want to be called Lady Miss WendyB. Second, I have coveted Kier’s space-age ’60s look from Groove is in the Heart since the video came out in 1990. The hair, the makeup, the clothes, the shoes, the jewelry … the face. I want it all.
If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d seriously consider wishing to look like Lady Miss Kier in that video (right after I wished for world peace and a cure for cancer, of course).
If I could finagle a fourth wish, I’d get the Alexander McQueen boots on the cover of the Fall 2010 Bergdorf Goodman catalog.
These are a work of art. Unfortunately, they cost $3,995 which is expensive for boots … but, come to think of it, not too bad for art. A Picasso painting sold at a record auction price of $106.5 million this year and you can’t even wear it! Sheesh! If I’m going to spend $106.5 million on something, I want to be able to wear it out of the house so bitches can be jealous. The boots are starting to seem less and less expensive. WHERE IS THAT GENIE?!
Now that I put the McQueen price in perspective, I’m experiencing a surge in non-buyer’s remorse for missing out on Ferragamo’s reissue of its iconic rainbow wedge.
The shoe was created in 1938 for Julie Garland and was reproduced in a limited quantity this year. I’ve always drooled over this shoe in books, but I thought I shouldn’t spend $2,500 on a pair of shoes. But … but … this isn’t just a shoe. It’s art! And it was $106,497,500 less than a Picasso. I missed out on a total bargain.
UPDATED TO ADD: Gorgeous blogger Punk Glam Queen tracked down the thigh-high version of this boot. Behold!
Punk Glam Queen’s blog is Idee Fixe. Check her out.
UPDATED AGAIN TO ADD: Marian Kihogo posted even more spectacular McQueen boots. The black ones look too plain now.