Sunday, February 15, 2009

Watching Shoe Porn..

..is an excellent way to spend a Sunday morning. It leaves you full of delicious visions of orgasmic silk ballerina flats (transferred epithet, ya -- shoe is satin and I am orgasming) and deLIGHTfully vertiginous patent mary-janes, and you float through the next hour or so in a pleasant haze composed of the million shades of purple that only exist in celebrity shoemakers' minds.

Then you switch off your computer, wear your dusty Nike floaters with ankle socks (what? my toes get cold.) and go downstairs to eat your puri-bhaji.

I have no intention of owning any of these things, these Blahniks or Choos or Loubous or Ferragamos. I love my floaters most of all the shoes I've ever owned; yet, you know, I believe that to obtain a sense of perspective, it is necessary to know that perfection exists at a height of four and a half inches from the ground. It has a delicious little moue nose and wears plum silk.

And today, it retails on eBay for $10.50.

I don't have $10.50.

Today is not a good day after all. I better go back to sleep.

7 comments:

Mudra said...

Ah, come on. Osho chappals, floaters and kolhapuris all the way.

To wear the Choos etc, youd need something to wear with them. Dunno about you, but I don't own anything that'd even remotely fit that description. :D

the saint said...

been to zappos?

Divya said...

did i show you what all i bought when i went on my trip? come on over and thou shalt drool :D

indiegurl said...

@mudra - arre when did i say i wanted to own these things... i merely admire from afar. oshos, floaters, jootis all the way! (i have big feet. kolhapuris make me look like im wearing scuba diver flippers :( )

@the saint - never until (jai ho..) google (..baba ki!) told me what zappos is just now :)

@divya - yeah you did. All that is worth thieving in your room is arranged in neat rows under your bed :D

Divya said...

Oh nay... Thou art mine neighbour... I art(?) scared!

Hah im waiting for you to carry out my challenge ok... red all the way i say!

adaywithoutaparacetamol said...

Isn't it Louboutin, as in Christian Loboutin?

indiegurl said...

@divya - pessimism is advisable re challenge.

@adaywithoutparacetamol - they are indeed by Christian Louboutin; they're just affectionately called Loubous (plural). :)