14.12.06

ambrosial aubergine

When mini robot posted about a pair of Scorah Pattullo booties last month, I appreciated her passion but didn't think I would lust after them in quite the same way (despite being a Hopeless Addict of boots in all shapes and sizes). At the time I chalked it up to the printed glitter stars. Stellar though they undoubtedy are, zippy patterns don't usually do it for me (and anyone going for glitter had better strut it with a confidence comparable to Ziggy Stardust). However, look what happens when you add a wash of purple...



Suddenly La Femme Ziggy is transformed into a vision of deepest, most opulent plum. Starry shoes like these are the only embellishment necessary for such a violaceous ensemble, and momentarily (as often happens in fashion fantasies), ₤300 doesn't seem an exorbitant amount for the kind of booties Cinderella might wear to a rave. This is a transient delusion though. I suppose that is why purple is known as a royal hue and us plebs are forced to stick with less grandiose shades...

6 comments:

Bombay Beauty said...

Purple is indeed the royal color. But the real royalty here are the legs: the kind of legs you have to be born with, the kind, sadly, you can't acquire even after hours each week on the stairmaster. BB

Miya said...

i've steadfastly loved purple since i was six; we have had a great relationship. i knew you could be a believer.

Miya said...

oooh, and they're ₤150 now...

Anonymous said...

a. dream. period.

j said...

Violaceous...aubergine...purple...what is it about purple shoes that (for me) packs so much sensual and sexual pop? Way more than black which is problably a more sensual color for most every other item of clothing. Is it because it is the color of the violaceous token left by a nip from la Femme which also matches the Scorah Pattullo booties?

"Sometimes I'm just playful, j, aren't you?"

But purple shoes are dangerous for men. Mick Jagger's sartorial tip for men is "never wear colorful shoes". I have a pair of Puma H Streets in "pungent purple" that fit like dance slippers. Mick may not get satisfaction from them, but for me they rock.

"Yes, la Femme, sometimes I'm playful too."

eurobrat said...

bb: So true. Oh, to have "legs for days"...

miya: :D I can tell I would like you in person.

little miss sunshine: oui!

j: Hmmm. I usually don't bite.