Friday, 28 March 2014

Heel Porn



Gianvito Rossi - electrify!

Have you fallen in love recently? 
 
I have. They cost XXXeuro !!

I swear I’m trying my best to move on to the next guy. I mean pair of heels. 

This is what I CANNOT STAND ABOUT LIVING IN ITALY. And what’s worse is when an expert internet shopper friend (grazie mille Susi!) joins you for an afternoon of dedicated heel browsing. I surrender! So much more alluring than a dating site. Oh, geez, a thousand times over.

Since when did shopping become so sinful? At first it was just a crazy afternoon thang, or being tossed about between sale seasons, or a guilty shopping bag under your coat when you crept in the door after dark. And the new heels worn only after a couple of weeks so as not to arouse suspicion. 

What? These old things? Had them for years..

But these days internet shopping is hardcore. It’s two steps away from porn. You should have heard the ooohhhs and aaaahhhhs from the kitchen table the other afternoon. The photos favourited and whatsapped. The number of times we came back to our dirty favourites. And how we pored and pored. And pored. Left side view, from the back, oh the lovely shot from the front dyou like these ones??

I swear. Is this what guys do over big boobs and wild positions?

And it truly does feel so sinful. As you go deeper and deeper down the page it is a descent into fiery, credit-card melting depths. To get this far you have to toss your soul out the window or better, sell her to the shoe devil that has overtaken your mind... Jimmy Choo, Dior, YSL, Charlotte Olympia.. Oh the shiver! And these thrills are not cheap I tell you.

And of course the WORST thing you can do is internet shop when there’s a bottle of vodka in the freezer. Right? When you have a couple of hours to kill before a dinner party and the time is just-right. Don’t go there ladies. Don’t open that bottle. Don’t get out those shot glasses.

It will hurt.

Ahh but sinning feels so good, doesn’t it? The shock of the new. The burst of the new season. The touch of new, groomed leather against your skin.

Okay. Deep breath. A bit of yoga or saintly mediation? Nahhh… I promise I didn’t buy a pair. Yet. 

It’s, err, not as if my, um, shoe cupboard is empty.

14 comments:

  1. I recall almost falling into the shoe fetish pit after spending too long in St Tropez watching the shoes prance past me - I'd never had a thing for shoes before that time. Later I was in Monaco and was contemplating E300 on a pair of turquoise shoes and stopped myself and bought a new laptop instead! I doubt I would have a house today if I'd gone down that ever tempting road!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mmmm I admire you Ingrid!! I've been hobbling down that road for years..

      Delete
  2. I admire you more!!! Looking forward to some girl time!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I gave up on heels years ago. I have a huge collection of jeweled flat sandals. I can't resist them. Giuseppe Zanotti has done very well with me.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think my daughter is waiting for me to give up my heels but I can't!! Zanotti's sandals are divine.

      Delete
  4. I still love heals but now it is flats for me, sadly. I can relate to so much of your story and I laugh about, what these old things, had them for years. How fun, a few vinos, special girlfriends and porn heels. Lyn

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes we had a great time. I am still yearning for the sandal hit though!

      Delete
  5. Those shoes, those beautiful, evil shoes. I would be the only one in town and possibly in the whole state rocking a pair of stilettos, if I ever did. Sadly it's more of a galoshes look around here.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well I'm my neighbourhood the shoe scene is rather soft too.. But a girl can create an occasion. I can remember rocking up to the car park to collect a skiing child, wearing a pair of mean stiletto boots because I'd done an all-nighter. The mammas were gobsmacked!

      Delete
  6. Your post has me laughing Catherine. You'd better snap these up before Matera in Septmebr. They look absolutely PERFECT for hiking up the steep cobblestoned streets after a few glasses of wine. : )

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha ! But can't I walk barefoot and sling my heels on my wrists and make a wobbly restaurant entrance afterwards? you know I tried them on in Milan they were divine!

      Delete
    2. Use Smartgroschen app for cheap calls, chatting with clips,pictures and your current location positin on the map.Also get 0.5 euro at start.

      Delete