Every New Year some macabre bastard does a roll call of all of those and such of those who have died in the preceding calendar year.
It reminds me a bit of watching holiday movies at home as a child such as the Great Escape. I’d be wondering whether or not Steve McQueen made it over the barbed wire fence and to safety when my dad would say: “He’s dead. In real life. Don’t worry about it”. For a while I become obsessed with trying to find out whether famous actors were alive or dead.
My son has started showing an interest in really old war movies – “A Bridge Too Far” being his current favourite. “Who’s still alive in this movie?” he asked. We watched Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and he said “Mummy that’s Doc in Cars!” when he heard Paul Newman’s voice “he’s not dead is he?” Fraid so my darling, I miss him too.
As usual I tried parental sleight of hand by showing him stuff on the Internet. I used to flash photos of VW Kombi vans at the seven year old to cheer him up/stop him whacking his sister on the head with blunt instruments. These days I can distract him with other stuff like go faster stripes on Prada’s Spring/Summer 2012 Shoe Collection.
My personal favourite were the red snake print steel heeled stilettos with the Cadillac inspired tail lights. No one would lose you on the way back from the pub in these.
The Noisy Boy had a personal favourite “Mummy you should buy these, they would look very nice on your with dresses” he said smiling and pointing.
What’s not to like? Steel heels and go faster stripes.
You can sort of imagine Cha Cha from “Grease” throwing her head back and thrusting her impressive bosom forwards wearing a pair of these heels.
I have a bunch of steel heeled stilettos that Annette Charles (who died last year age 63 from aggressive cancer) would probably have loved to kick Sandy off the dance floor with.
Here are a couple of representative examples:
Who is your bad girl shoes/style inspiration?
Shoe Saves 68 and 69 of 105 – Sachi and Faith Steel Heeled Stilettos
Number of Days Left in Which to Save Shoes: 37
Number of Shoes Left to Save: 36