Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Not goth-proof

Too often when I go out, I have to make wardrobe concessions due to logistical reasons. On the weekend, this meant wearing an outfit that would take into consideration dressing for all of the following elements in one night: picnicking in the park, bicycling in the dark, a get-together at a friends' studio, and dancing at... goth night. My shoes of course had to be comfortable, and since I was wearing a Primark mini, and killer - or at least, cute - quality shoes were key to make the outfit chic and keep me on my feet. For their versatility, trademark comfort, adorable rounded toe, and generous heel (all the better to run about, jump, and dance in!), I broke out my pale hued pumps from Chie Mihara. For fear of injuring these lovely gems, I've only worn them on two occasions, but I finally decided that since they are THE MOST COMFORTABLE heel EVER, it was time to integrate them into my activity-filled schedule. "Why be so precious with the clothes we love?" Right? Well, here's why...
If you have a pair of Chie's, you can understand that their pliable and supple leather reigns supreme in comfort. I danced the night away without a care in the world... that is, until the DJ played Bauhaus goth anthem, Bela Lugosi's Dead, and dancefloor mayhem exploded - - - panic really struck when an enthusiastic goth (I know, hard to believe) trampled on my foot by accident while dancing in his viciously spiked red boots. I got gothed! Needless to say, one of my beloved Chie's is hurt - their is a tear in the leather on the heel that's been crumpled like a used Kleenex. To boot - there's even the residue of vampire blood (okay, like PVC or something) on the heel. Who's to blame; Chie Mihara for making an expensive shoe whose leather couldn't withstand the wrath of a prancing goth? or, me for thinking these pumps could go out for a night on the town without getting brutalized? I remain, Shoeless and pondering.

9 comments:

Ailsa said...

I want those Chie shoes.

molly said...

verrry cute

Tru said...

oh I'm sry dear that's horrible...I hate it when clothing gets ruined...other ppl don't get what the big deal is but from someone who loves fashion it seems like a crisis...pehaps you can take them to a shoe fixer or cobbler or w/e and have them fixed

ambika said...

I seriously *lust* after those Chie shoes. Anyone in spiked heels would have been in mortal danger coming near me.

-S said...

haha, but nothing is more depressing than a ruined pair of your favourite shoes. i have just recently worn out the bottoms of my gorgeous purple silk flats. terrible, and tearful.

Mash said...

those shoes seems more than comfortable maybe like a bedroom slipper .It's a big disaster when I broke something i love so much so i can understand how you feel now that your pair is ruined

Dilemma said...

Those shoes are amazing. I'm so sorry they got ruined!! Goths will do that every time.

rollergirl said...

Oh honey, you should NEVER have worn those to a club. That is what Converse are for, non?
PS I *heart* Chie Mihara too!

sulu-design said...

I was drooling over these very shoes last weekend. So sorry to hear what happened to them. I was, however, quite happy to be reminded of "Bela Lugosi's Dead." When was the last time I listened to that?!? You've been great recently for helping me recall fond memories.