Thursday, January 07, 2010

DSS...

DSS = Drunken Sale Shopping

or Department of Social Security = where I'll be headed next if I don't return one pair of these boots.


Insanely high clompy Alaias (resisting the obligatory quote from Clueless) which are comfortable when seated but need intensive training to learn how to walk in (like, as in, my walk = Bambi), make my legs look eighteen yards long and are probably the only Alaia boots I'll ever be able to afford.


Much more wearable See by Chloe ankle boots that I liked at the beginning of the season and will probably wear loads in my real life, rather than my imaginary Alaia wearing life.

Which pair should I keep? (Bonus points for quoting the Clueless line)

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it the quote about been very choosy about shoes, even if they are worn on your feet, opposing being even choosier about men...
I would keep the Chloe ankle boots, they are lovely.
Happy new year!

Mia's sister

Anna said...

'But this is an Alaia'
'A what-a'
'Like a TOTALLY important designer'

(or something along those lines)

I like the See by Chloe ones...beautiful AND practical.

I speak from experience...I saved up for most of my life to buy a backless Alaia dress. Amazing in principle...embarassing in reality....people kept rushing towards me to save my modesty as they thought my dress was falling off. I wore it to my first graduation...major sartorial faux pas!

Rose said...

This is an Alaia! but I prefer the Chloe's

Sam said...

"And I will totally shoot you in the head!"

Keep the See by Chloe boots. They are gorgeous.

If Jane said...

...i am whispering "jes...chr.." now..

they are both pretty fabulous!!
oh claire...both are great...now really just keep the ones that you will wear..as in what you can walk in...

(i didn't see 'clueless'...)

ruth-anne said...

which one's do you love more? there is the little thing about being able to walk though. a hard decision!

tell us what you do..

Juliet said...

It'd be much easier to say when worn, but we really can't deside this for you.

juliet xxx

Kate said...

Am I the only one to root for the Alaias? So be it. The See by Chloe boots are very beautiful but ... these are Alaias ... lovely, insane, impratical ... you'll wear them not half as often as you would wear the See by Chloe but I would say keep the Alaias. Just because.

angie said...

wew, they're cute.. but as for me Alaias has nicer looks, with those lace, hmm..

Bombay Beauty said...

Ooops... you didn't buy those at at Selfridges did you? bb

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

BB - might have. Blaming YOU entirely.

mieletcannelle said...

mayhap you should just sell me the SEE boots. xo darling, keep them both!

Sneaky Magpie said...

Oh, keep the See by Chloe even though the Alaias are so fabulous it hurts.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to be the voice of dissent, but the studs make the Chloe boots a trendy-not-timeless shoe, whereas lace-up booties with a heel can take you way beyond 2010. Also, you can probably find another pair of shoes just like the Chloe boots at, say, Top Shop or Urban Outfitters. They don't look as special as the Alaias!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Ever since I saw a fabulous exhibition of his clothes , I've loved Alaia . But , at 62 and working with pre-schoolers , I can't see myself ever getting round to buying any , let alone wearing them .
You can do it for us all !

Apocalypstick said...

I think you are already in love with the See by Chloe. But I love the Alaias. I have some booties in a similar style (certainly not this fabulous) and I wear them constantly, with everything, and will for years.

Emily said...

Alaias of course, they are sooo beautiful. But then again I adore everything Alaia...

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

Oh, oh, balancing out now...

The Clueless quote is, more precisely:

Robber - "Get down on the ground."
Cher - "Oh, no. You don't understand, this (dress) is an Alaia."
Robber - "An a-what-a?"
Cher - "It's like a totally important designer."
Robber - "And I will totally shoot you in the head. Get down!"

(Silly film, best part in it.)

Kate said...

Maybe this could help to convince you to keep the Alaias:

http://www.chicandgeek.com/mode/operation-talons/

respectively:
http://www.talonsacademy.fr/TalonsAcademy/agenda.html

Bexy said...

keep both. eat next month!

Emily said...

Thanks, I think your blog is lovely too. Tip: vacuum in the Alaias, that usually works for me. Stairs are too early, think little, fashionable babysteps. ;)

la femme said...

The ALAIAS!

I seriously considered spending my month's pay on a pair of Alaia lace ups at Barneys this fall. But I didn't. And I still fantasize about them.

These ones are beautiful.

Imaginary walking versus real world walking is always a difficult choice. The SbCs are very pretty though.

emilypanda said...

from what you wrote in your post, it sounds like you want the chloes.

but if i could put my two cents in, the alaias are much more classic.. less trendy (studs are going to be over soon..) and even if difficult to walk in first, they are soo beautiful!