Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A matching set

Remember that clutch? Turns out there are shoes that go with. Why get the classic, attractive Tod's driving shoes when you could upgrade, more than doubling the price to get them in a pointless material and get-sick-of-it-in-no-time color?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whereas the NYT might find it amusing/ludicrous to interview idle women shopping for expensive shoes at Bergdorf's, the intent here is altogether different. Ms. Herman has nothing to offer but her own expensive haircut and apparent ability to read ad copy aloud. She thinks she's attractive, the NYT agrees. There doesn't seem to be any more to it, unless the videos are intended as editorial balance, a pause to admire the 1% before critiquing Romney's houses.

e. h.

Miss Self-Important said...

Back to the topic of clutches, here is a blog for you: http://www.extrapetite.com. She is short, she explains how to alter stuff for other short people like us, her sense of style is nice for the work-appropriate but a little pedestrian for the nonemployed, and best of all, she is a great exemplar of the uses and advantages of clutches.

PG said...

The classic, attractive driving shoes look kind of boring and mannish to me. I wouldn't pay for the purple Tod's ones, but I might pick up the knockoff at TJ Maxx.

Phoebe said...

EH,

I think it's just a thinly-veiled ad for Bergdorf's. The only thing that struck me about the woman in the videos is that her makeup is amazing. I now know what "highlighter" makeup is supposed to do, not that I'd be able to replicate it.

MSI,

That looks like some fine procrastination. But is there a specific post re: the advantages of the clutch? Are the supposed to be especially advantageous for those of us who are extra petite? (At two inches under the average height for an American woman, I consider myself just average petite.)

PG,

Not mannish! (Well, not in a bad way.) Not boring! It's how you style them. This is how I'd do it. You shoot for classic, equestrian, "heritage," and maybe toss on a silk scarf if femininity's the real concern. While I don't own any Tod's, I do have and frequently wear these, and that's the general idea.

Phoebe said...

MSI, PG,

That NYT Style blog sure is committed to urging its readers to pay up for expensive purple accessories.

Miss Self-Important said...

Yes, this person is under 5 ft (and a 00P), which I consider midget-ude, although I am only 5'2. I think this is a classic example of deluded self-defensiveness. But the basic ideas are still the same - how to alter clothes with too-big armholes and blazers w/ too-baggy sleeves. These are ongoing problems in my less petite life too, especially finding correctly-sized blazers off the rack. There is no prose defense of clutches, no. Just many photos of her carrying clutches and looking great. It's like a visual defense.

PG said...

Phoebe,

Re: the classic driving shoes and how to style... maybe. I didn't see any of the women in the pinterest wearing loafers like that. I see what you mean by heritage, but when I try to visualize that, the loafers only show up on the Ann Romney-aged equestrians.

Re: the purple currency case, the only person I know who carries something like that (a container just for money) is my grandmother, who doesn't have a driver's license or credit cards. That's fuschia, isn't it? I thought fuschia was supposed to be a kind of joke color. Can't endorse that one even if it were a tenth of the price.

Phoebe said...

MSI,

Blazers? Is this for grad school, or have you moved up in the world? (I have one blazer, something my mother got sick of, a used-prior-to-her-owning-it, I think, Agnes B. navy one that was made for a tiny French person, so the rare occasions this comes up, I'm set.)

PG,

The Pinterest page I link to is inspiration for a particular fashion personality I've come up with, not a lineup of full outfits. But if you want specific, imagine the driving shoes with a pair of narrow-cut white jeans, a navy or dark green quilted jacket, and a dainty silk scarf.

Miss Self-Important said...

Blazers look good w/ jeans and dresses too! Not just for being a lawyer.