Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The Slippery Slope: Are Wedge Heels Over? THE GREAT WEDGE DEBATE
This past week I had a spring-summer wardrobe session with the EXTRAORDINARY stylist Heather Kenny.
Thankfully she was able to pluck from my piles of clothes n' stuff a solid collection of supercute outfits. She kept some things, she suggested I part with some things. And then there were those things that just defied her ability to categorize, I guess. She'd just look at the item, look at me and chuckle a bit. The biggest shock was not that she hated my stripper-esque lucite heels or my vintage full-length skirt with multicolor macrame inserts (come on, who doesn't love yarn?).
No, the biggest shock was the news that -- and don't hate the messenger here -- WEDGES ARE OVER. OK, not all wedges. "Modified" wedges are OK, i.e. anything with a triangular or rounded divot out of the general wedge area. But the true wedge? Over.
She let me keep my cork wedges because cork is in, but everything else hit the Goodwill Bin, per her recommendation. When I protested, she eyed my tiny pile of wedges with pity and said, in a tentative voice, "Well, maybe they'll come back ..." Enough said.
Somewhere, there's a homeless woman teetering down Division St. on my Michael Kors platform kicks.
SO, What do you y'all think? Is it times up on the wedges?