Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Clear Heels

Photo courtesy of LadyLee

G and I have a running joke about clear heels that stems from a bit by Chris Rock that can be seen here (disclaimer: clip contains adult content and I do not support nor endorse Mr. Rock's comedy, but man, he can be one funny SOB).

Any time I see someone wearing them, (if you have them on right now, STOP READING HERE) I can't help but chuckle to myself and think of my goofy (but darling) husband trying to do his best Chris Rock impersonation ("Guuurl, you disgusting!"). Then I find myself trying to figure out why in the world the Clear Heel Offender has decided on this particular option for their fashion footwear of the day.

While checking in on one of my daily reads, Scented Glossy Magazines, I discovered a post about another clear accessory that should not be worn unless expressly mandated by a store manager or prison marshall.

With this as my general stance against plastic, see-through-accessories, you can imagine my surprise/shock/confusion when I come across something like this (which has already happened a few times this Spring)...

Stuart Weitzman "Seeall" - $285

Or this...

Dolce Vita Patent Open Toe Pump - $135

Apparently clear heels are on their way up from trying to pay their way through medical school.

They are now trying to get in with the fashionably chic (think wide leg denim trousers and cashmere halter tops). Sooner or later, they will be found sipping mojitos poolside in the Hamptons. When this happens, Clear Heels, call me up and we'll go out for congratulatory drinks (your treat, I KNOW you're loaded with cash)... but until then - Gurrrrl, you disgusting.


Robin said...


Anonymous said...

hahahahahahaha yes.

Regardez Moi said...

OMG - I am SO with you. Pardon all the caps, just tryin' to get my point across here. I was in Off the Rack and there were all of these Stuart Weitzman shoes like the ones pictured in your blog? Is it just me, or should those shoes only be in Payless? I hate them! And I can just picture the band of sweat on my feet underneath the plastic. I don't think anyone will ever get me in clear heels. You can hold me to that.

Kelly said...

i'd love the link to Shelfari! you can email it to me at DesignCrushing@gmail.com.

thanks so much!

Jennifer said...

You have to see this:


It explains everything.

Jessie said...

Jennifer. I wish you could have seen what happened in my little world when that link loaded on my screen...

"Ohhhhhhhhhhh, SHUT. UP." , said I.

"Whatcha lookin' at?... OOO those are CUUUTE!" says co-worker (seriously.) who creepily appeared to be standing behind me.

Me: "Ya, definitely. You should get them."