Sunday, January 18, 2009

Emerson on Givenchy; or, Full of _____ Beans?

**UPDATED: Here are the jellies, from Saks' website (which is, in fact, probably where I saw them in the first place):



My conscience, aka Ralph Waldo Emerson, was whispering in my ear this morning. It was a postmodern excerpt from his more primly worded “Self Reliance,” but its meaning was the same.

“Hey slowpoke,” he said, “Make sure you post your ideas on your blog as soon as you get them, or someone else is going to do it and you’ll pull out your hair reading your ideas under a different byline.”

So true, Ralph.

Here’s the sad story: A couple of days ago, while perusing Barneys’ website, I stopped at the Givenchy section and saved a couple of images of high-heel shoes (see post from last week). I had noticed a new pair of Givenchy jelly sandals (not the gladiators), that were lace-up, and had, thought I, a cunning shape—kind of a postmodern flapper line.

But I was looking for heels, not sandals, so I didn’t save the image.

Then, this morning, the NYT ran a Barneys ad with the jelly sandals and I berated myself for not posting about them last week, with the other Givenchy shoes. Off I went to find the image chez Barneys, only to learn that it had been removed from the Website.

I suspect that the NYT ad resulted in a sold-out shoe?

So there I have it. I had wanted to write a piece of about jellies and nostalgia (didn’t you have a pair of jellies when you were eleven?), but instead am glumly writing about missing my chance for a good photo and having to scan the darn NYT. And you know that I like a good photo on these pages!

Anyway, here’s a peek at Givenchy’s jellies, via the NYT ad. I like them, and would happily get a pair to wear with ankle-length skinny spring trousers.

Would you revisit your youth and buy some designer jellies?

9 comments:

K.Line said...

This has so happened to me! And, no, I don't think I'll revisit the jellies. Not that those aren't very nice...

hmstrjam said...

I know the feeling! I had posted the photo of the plane crash in the hudson (that had been on flickr) then took it down, then put it back up- and then down again! -- debating that it was too news related for my blog.. then i saw it on the bbc news the next night as the best photo taken and how it was the first to be shown of the crash yadda yadda so when i went to put it back up it was gone! Maybe someone had bought the rights to it?? The guy that had taken it was even on the news! so I was bummed! You've have to jump on intuition!

I would definitely not revisit jellies- memories of sticky feet, sand and sweat...

Imelda Matt - The Despotic Queen of Shoes said...

I can't say that I've ever worn jellies but the idea of wearing plastic shoes makes me shudder.

Btw - Happy New Year Miss C.

WendyB said...

Believe it or not, I'm sure I've never had a pair of jellies. My mother probably thought they were bad for me or something.

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

I had jellies, but they weren't comfortable. I imagine they're still uncomfortable. I'd buy them in a leather version.

Sal said...

Do Melissa brand plastic shoes count? Because if they do, a pair are on their way to me from Brazil, and therefore, yes. I'd relive the days of jellies quite happily.

La Belette Rouge said...

I did have jellies in yellow, pink and white. I will not do them again. I remember foot sweat, blisters and discomfort.

enc said...

I never went for them—for me, that is. I always thought they were interesting, on other people. This style is fascinating, but again, I will skip it.

Savvy Mode SG said...

I am not for jelly shoes in general but i am thinking about a pair of black and white pvc chanel sandals with camellia flower for $345... ouch! a lot of gals rave about this pair.