I bought these Bass platforms yesterday. My friend saw me eyeing them at the SPCA Rummage and declared, “They’re heinous. You love them, don’t you?” And how!
Aside from the fact that they are very now (Prada S/S ’11, anyone?), I love that they easily add two inches to my height. They look like a pair of Doc Martens challenged them to an ugly contest and they won.
This whole outfit is a great exemplar of the unisex dressing mentality – here I am not wearing a single women’s item of clothing, but the overall effect is trés androgynous, no? To drive home the point, I fortuitously stumbled across a Vogue piece from five years ago about “finding your shape.” Apparently, I (and Marie-Amelie Sauve) am an exclamation point. The text describes the shape as, “long, tight pants – punctuated with weighty shoes or sharp shoulders.” And what a surprise! My shape here is exactly that – long, tight pants punctuated by weighty shoes. So, now I get to style for Balenciaga, right?