Whoah….spooky mcspooky or what? (RIP YSL)Posted: June 2, 2008
I went to see Sex and the City with some of the gals tonight (may I just say ‘woof woof gurgle gurgle’ as ever to Chris Noth and ‘bleurghhhhh, why the hell do you look so happy about that goddamn awful Vuitton handbag’ to Jennifer Hudson) and decided to finish off my flared jeans and Zandra Rhodes top ensemble with some burgundy snakeskin YSL platform shoes. It was their debut on my tootsies, although they’re original Seventies, and it’s rather spooky to return home to the incredibly sad news that the man himself had just passed away.
Ok, so I can’t say I was ever the greatest fan of Monsieur Saint Laurent but aside from a few reservations about the originality of his designs, he did create some stonkingly beautiful garments in his time, both at Dior and under his own name. Post mid-70s it was all a bit dull-chic-french-blah-blah for me, but early Seventies…….whoah mama, give me some Rive Gauche now! I also think the shoes from that period are utterly divine. Perhaps tomorrow I shall photograph the aforementioned snakeskin beauties and the black and red patent peeptoes I love ever so slightly more. Not that I’m picking favourites with my shoes…..(just in case they ever read my blog and decide to take revenge)…
Anyhoo, rest in peace YSL (I typoed ‘peach’ for ‘peace’ there…..resting in peaches does sound like a nice idea though). And big fashionista kisses and thanks for the shoes. They rock.
Right: Silver lurex Rive Gauche blouse available over at Vintage-a-Peel